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Let them kneel: on respecting the free speech of athletes

Let them kneel: on respecting the free speech of athletes

By Camille Caldera

September 13, 2016


Filed under Blogs

“We just wanted to make a statement that America is not what you think it is,” Markel Grant told the Washington Post. Amidst a recent wave of protesting athletes at the professional and collegiate level, Markel Grant stands out: he is the junior quarterback of the Watkins Mill High School football...

Starry Night Selfies

Starry Night Selfies

By Emma Sorkin

June 6, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The MoMA in NYC is a captivating place, not only due to its innovative and beautiful exhibits, but also because of the chaotic and bustling crowds surrounding the artwork, madly snapping selfies. Read More »...

Media in the 2016 Presidential Race: Ratings vs Substance?

By Hayley Segall

May 27, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For centuries, the media has been a medium to spread information and mobilize the public. As technology revolutionizes communication, making information more rapidly available and in demand, the nature of media-political relations has seen a drastic shift, particularly in the 2016 presidential race....

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

By Jennah Haque

May 26, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A few months ago, my math teacher told our class about how “incredible” her son was. Having met Corbin, I know that he’s indeed a genuine legend (he’s an adorable dancer with class and sass). But coming from his mom, it just seemed biased. Read More »...

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

By Elisa McCartin

May 3, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Buildings up to 110 feet, packed residential units and flooded classrooms. This is what Montgomery County residents will face with the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Westbard Shopping Center. The vote on the Westbard plan has been delayed and revised for months, but the final vote...

Yes, I’m a junior; no, I don’t want to talk about college

Yes, I’m a junior; no, I don’t want to talk about college

By Jennah Haque

March 20, 2016


Filed under Blogs

Going into freshman year, my biggest concerns included finding the WAUD and picking out the perfect color-coordinated folders. Read More »...

Why you should vote

By Jason Grill

March 10, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

November 8th, 1998. Anybody born before that date is eligible to (and should) vote in both the primary and general presidential elections. Voting isn’t just a right guaranteed by the constitution, but it’s also citizens’ responsibility to ensure an effective, representative government. Read More »...

New Barbies are too little, too late

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu

March 2, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For my fifth birthday, I received a four-foot-tall Barbie doll house. It was a bright pink wooden eyesore that housed over 50 dolls. I had princess Barbies, pilot Barbies and even astronaut Barbies. They had different costumes, play houses and accessories, but they all had one thing in common: they were...

Keep the streak

By Grace O'Leary

February 23, 2016


Filed under Blogs

As if smartphones weren't addicting enough already, Snapchat has created one more reason to use them. The magnetism between students and their phones has grown stronger as the fad of snapchat streaks has taken over.  Read More »...

Why are we so afraid to speak our minds?

Why are we so afraid to speak our minds?

By Naomi Ravick

February 22, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Glossophobia–the fear of public speaking–is the 13th most common fear in the world. For students, getting in front of a class to speak one’s thoughts can often be somewhat scary. Read More »...

I stand with Beyoncé, and you should too

By Jennah Haque

February 15, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Queen Bey has always had a special place in our hearts and on our playlists. With 20 Grammys and a net worth of $450 million, the iconic pop star will go down in history as one of the best artists of our generation. Read More »...

Vikes take the plunge at Cool School Challenge

By Sophia Knappertz

February 11, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Full of high spirits and high anxiety, 24 Viking Plungers headed to Sandy Point State Park to drink some hot chocolate and dive into 40-degree water. Read More »...

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