The Current

Why Montgomery County’s protection of natural hairstyles matters

Why Montgomery County’s protection of natural hairstyles matters

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

December 2, 2019

My hair is my crown. I cherish my curls, and my strength lies within the naps that are so often referred to in a negative connotation. For years, black women’s hair was seen as unprofessional, un-kept, distracting, and ugly. It's hard to believe that a person's hair could keep them from getting...

Types of relatives you will see this Thankgiving

Types of relatives you will see this Thankgiving

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving break is approaching fast, and if you have a crazy family, which most people do, you're in need of a serious survival guide. Here's a list of the relatives you will have to deal with this year during the holidays. The host/hostess This relative loves giant get-togethers and family events. The...

Senior offers perfect clapbacks for awkward Thanksgiving questions

Senior offers perfect clapbacks for awkward Thanksgiving questions

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

November 26, 2019

It’s that time of the year again where the entire family gets together, and if you have a crazy family like I do, sometimes Thanksgiving can be a drag. Whether it’s your crazy aunt who argues with everyone or the drunk uncle who can’t hold his own, if your family is anything like mine, you ha...

Why TI’s ‘virginity check’ is a privacy violation

Why TI’s ‘virginity check’ is a privacy violation

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Rapper T.I. publicly and proudly admitted on the podcast Ladies Like Us that he accompanies his daughter to the gynecologist every year to ensure that her hymen is intact in an attempt to ensure she is still a virgin. First of all, in what world is it acceptable for a father to disregard his daughter'...

Elrich makes correct decision in banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag

Elrich makes correct decision in banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag

Kayla Holt and Amelia Burton

November 12, 2019

The "Thin Blue Line" flag was gifted by a local resident and his son to a Germantown police station in Montgomery County but has sparked controversy across the state. Governor Larry Hogan took a picture with the flag after Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich stated that the flag will not be hung in ...

Little brother’s spooky nighttime habits make senior nervous

Little brother’s spooky nighttime habits make senior nervous

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and felt like someone was watching you? I have. My brother is... strange, to say the least. But before I give you details about his creepy habits, you should know two things. 1) My bedroom is directly across the hall from his and, 2) The access...

Comparing impeachment to lynching is a gross misrepresentation of a painful aspect of history

Comparing impeachment to lynching is a gross misrepresentation of a painful aspect of history

Kayla Holt, Feature Editor

October 30, 2019

A lynching is defined as the unlawful murder of someone for an alleged crime without a trial. President Donald Trump used this word to describe the preliminary hearing to determine if there should be an impeachment trial for his actions. I wish I could say I didn't see this coming, but this is...

Paranormal activity seeks out spooky junior, who sees all

Paranormal activity seeks out spooky junior, who sees all

Kayla Holt, Features Editor

October 29, 2019

I'm not crazy. I just occasionally see and hear things that don't exist. Before someone calls the psych ward, let me explain how this works. I see faces in nearly everything I look at and I hear voices all the time, especially in my sleep. At first I thought they were just nightmares or dreams, but...

Who gets to decide I’m too old to trick or treat?

Who gets to decide I’m too old to trick or treat?

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

October 24, 2019

Trick or Treat, give me something good to eat! But if you’re older than eight, please stay home? “You’re too old to trick or treat.” Yet we’re too young to be involved in politics? When we actually want to be involved in things that are deemed “adult business,” then we’re too young. And w...

How to thrive during the school year based on your grade level

How to thrive during the school year based on your grade level

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2019

In nine months, I will be done with high school forever. While that may sound like a long time, trust me, it's not. High school goes by much faster than you realize. So here are some tips to make the most of the time you have here. Freshmen: Freshman year is crucial. You'll worry less about colleges...

Active shooters are traumatizing kids, drills are not

Active shooters are traumatizing kids, drills are not

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

October 1, 2019

Recently, articles have popped up pushing the idea that "active shooter drills are traumatizing" and calling for schools to ban them. As a high school senior, this directly affects me. These articles aren’t directed toward the actual students this is going to affect, they’re directed towards th...

Everyone learns differently: there’s no shame in community college

Everyone learns differently: there’s no shame in community college

Amelia Burton, Opinion Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

What college do you want to attend? Have you finished your college essay? Are your SAT scores good enough? Seniors are constantly bombarded with numerous questions that are supposed to help us get into college.  But why aren’t we asking questions like, “Are you okay?” “Have you eaten to...