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Senior exposes secret behind IB classes

Senior exposes secret behind IB classes

Charisse Warfield, Opinion Managing Editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever wondered what makes International Baccalaureate classes so special? Well, I am here to tell you. As you sign up for these rigorous courses, you probably think to yourself, “Is it worth it?” or perhaps, “Why does it cost so much money?” Well you see, IB is run by very powe...

Senior’s love of animals is tested when pet goat gets loose

Senior’s love of animals is tested when pet goat gets loose

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Ever since I was young, I always loved animals. I enjoyed being around them at the fairgrounds where I could pet and even feed them. Although I had a strong love for them, I never really took care of one. One day when I was nine years old, my parents told us that we were going to see my cousins in ...

Girls need love too: sports edition

Girls need love too: sports edition

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Okay, but on a real note, when have you ever been to a high school girl's game? The most overlooked extracurricular activities are usually associated with girls. There were approximately 30 people at the last Watkins Mill High School girls' soccer home game. Thirty people. That’s beyond embarrassing....

Lactose intolerance is ruining the sanctity of animal consumption and brainwashing your children

Lactose intolerance is ruining the sanctity of animal consumption and brainwashing your children

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The lactose intolerance epidemic is one that this country has been enduring for centuries. This group claims that their bodies are special and somehow lack the evolutionary trait of processing animal milk. Scientists widely agree that lactose intolerance is a conscious choice made by these individuals...

Santa who? Senior recounts her less-than-merry Christmases

Santa who? Senior recounts her less-than-merry Christmases

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Having a broken home doesn’t hit you until this time of the year. The holidays are family-oriented. Only seeing half of that can be depressing. My parents got divorced when I was in the second grade. I was seven years old. After that, the whole dynamic of my family changed. I was continuously confu...

Top 15 things to do with friends during winter break

Top 15 things to do with friends during winter break

Lauren Flandrau, Taylor Dawson, and Annie Riley

December 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It's that time of year where the temperature drops and snow starts to fall. All we want to do is stay inside, curl up with fuzzy blankets, and binge Netflix in bed. But changing things up a bit can be good for the soul, we're here to help. Winter is always full of surprises and fun experiences, so why not...

No boys allowed: senior reveals real reason why girls go to bathroom in pairs

No boys allowed: senior reveals real reason why girls go to bathroom in pairs

Taylor Dawson

January 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This is a column all about makeup and shoes. Are the boys gone??? Good, now we can continue. Every girl knows it’s physically impossible to go to a public bathroom alone. This is why the buddy system comes in handy. It’s always nice to have someone help you fight off the unwanted whist...

O’Shea Players bring ghosts, holiday cheer in performance of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

O’Shea Players bring ghosts, holiday cheer in performance of Dickens’ Christmas Carol

Jade Pinkowitz

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The O'Shea Players will perform their winter play of A Christmas Carol beginning this weekend. This sparkling production is a great way to kickstart the holiday spirit. Junior Taylor Leonard plays the lead, Elizabeth Scrooge, in this non-gender-specific version of the classic tale. Leonard portray...

Trump’s administration tries to define gender, dehumanizing millions

Trump’s administration tries to define gender, dehumanizing millions

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

President Donald Trump’s administration released a memo last month stating that they plan to change how states view gender in the federal civil rights law (Title IX), defining gender as determined by genitals, male or female, and unchangeable. Title IX protects students from discrimination because of their s...

How to succeed in high school, get into college

How to succeed in high school, get into college

Janice Asabere

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If you want to be successful and make six figures a year, then you're probably stressing about what you're going to do at college, or eventually, you're going to stress. Now, I’m not enrolled in college yet, so I’m right there struggling with y'all. But I do have a few tips and tricks that’ll s...

Music transcends language, helps listeners understand culture

Music transcends language, helps listeners understand culture

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It’s no surprise that we all love to listen to music, because who doesn't? From pop music to rap, we all have our preferences. But what about music that’s not in your native language? The language barrier is the main reason why people avoid listening to foreign music. It seems like a lot of pe...

Journalism should count as MCPS technology credit

Journalism should count as MCPS technology credit

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Editorials, Showcase

Students who want to study journalism want credit for taking a class that gives them experience in the field. However, Montgomery County Public Schools does not consider journalism eligible for a technology credit. In introductory journalism, students are given the option to apply their positions pri...