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  • Whitman Idol is being held on April 25. Auditions are March 23 and 24 after school in the Music Hall.

  • The media center is looking for poetry submissions during April. Stop by the media center for more info.

Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

By Emma Sorkin
March 25
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

47,000. That’s how many people died of opioid overdoses in 2014—the most deaths of any year on record, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

By Sam Shiffman
March 16
Filed under Opinion

This year, both the JV and varsity girls basketball team have dominated opposing teams with these scores. Combined, they’ve won 21 games by more than 30 points, 27 by more than 20 and the JV team has not had one game decided by less than 10 points.

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Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

By Carmen Molina
March 12
Filed under Opinion

Despite every middle school’s valiant efforts, cramming hundreds of pubescent kids into a building is an uncomfortable experience for everyone involved. Yet the most uncomfortable issue that emerges with the onset of puberty, is also the one least discussed: sexual harassment.

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Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

By Camille Caldera
March 1
Filed under Opinion

The White House Budget Office has proposed eliminating a number of domestic arts and humanities programs, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

By Abby Snyder
February 19
Filed under Opinion

A few months ago on a Sunday in downtown Bethesda, a little boy in a Kirk Cousins jersey told his friend all about the Redskins quarterback, and how he wanted to grow up to be “just like him.”

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Students deserve mental health screenings

Students deserve mental health screenings

By Editorial Board
February 9
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In first and eighth grade, students undergo mandatory hearing and vision screenings; public schools often take action to ensure students’ physical health. Mental health, however, is rarely addressed.

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Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

By Elisa McCartin and Natachi Onwuamaegbu
January 31
Filed under Opinion

Tampons or food. Every month, some women in Ohio’s 35th district are forced to make the choice between feeding their families or taking care of themselves because of unfair taxes applied to feminine products.

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Secretary of Education, not business

Secretary of Education, not business

By Emma Sorkin
December 17
Filed under Opinion

In Bethesda it can be easy to take school’s abundance of resources and funding for granted. But with President-elect Trump’s current appointee for Secretary of Education, all public schools need to consider the possible consequences. Read More »...

MCPS: adopt teacher union’s start time plan

MCPS: adopt teacher union’s start time plan

By Tiger Bjornlund
December 2
Filed under Opinion

Nearly half of all adolescents in the U.S. get inadequate sleep, according to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation. Two factors contribute to this problem: teenagers stay up too late and their schools start too early. Read More »...

It’s time to immerse more students into language classes

It’s time to immerse more students into language classes

By Tiger Bjornlund
November 16
Filed under Opinion

More than 27,000 MCPS students take a foreign language in high school; however, only about 1,500 reach the AP level in languages and become fluent without attending a supplementary program. The best way to fix this fluency deficit is to implement immersion programs. Read More »...

Give schools power over heating and cooling systems

Give schools power over heating and cooling systems

By Elisa McCartin
October 25
Filed under Opinion

Last week, the high outside was 80 degrees. Yet, heat for all MCPS schools still turned on last Friday, according to the MCPS Department of Facilities Management. Read More »...

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