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Senior reflection: Salekri Sayeh

Senior reflection: Salekri Sayeh

Salekri Sayeh

May 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In my four years here, I haven’t looked forward to a class the way I looked forward to journalism. It is a group of students and a teacher that I will forever remember and truly miss as I continue on in my journey of life. I joined journalism my sophomore year because Mrs. Confino encouraged me...

NBA salaries not always linked to talent, as Cleveland Cavaliers prove

NBA salaries not always linked to talent, as Cleveland Cavaliers prove

Hezekiah Likekele

May 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase

When you see basketball players, you may often think, “Dang, how much money does one guy need?” Some players are making $22 to come off the bench. Some other 20-year-old is getting paid like $6 million just to be young and hopefully good, while some 36-year-old is getting paid $500,000 just t...

Farewell Sampselle: ancient English teacher retiring after multi-millennia career

Farewell Sampselle: ancient English teacher retiring after multi-millennia career

Hezekiah Likekele

May 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The man. The myth. The legend. He is David Sampselle. Time Magazine voted him the World’s Oldest Man, holding the record for a strong 38,243,999 years in a row. As he decides to bring his teaching chapter to an end this year, let’s shortly summarize Sampselle’s most infamous teaching moments. The...

Junior recounts brush with demon who lives in her room

Junior recounts brush with demon who lives in her room

Charisse Warfield

May 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Listen, I know what you are about to say, “Oh demons aren't real, they are just your imagination.” I’m here to tell you that YOU’RE WRONG.  One lives in my house. I have living proof of their existence, and that proof resides in my own home. I have learned the hard way that they don't ...

Janice’s tips for improving grades aren’t a scam, they actually work

Janice’s tips for improving grades aren’t a scam, they actually work

Janice Asabere, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If you’re reading this, then hopefully it’s not too late for you to succeed. I have had my fair share of bad grades. I’ve seen it all, cried it all so I’m here to guide you. If you didn’t apply yourself this whole quarter and did bad on every single assignment then don’t bother reading thi...

MCPS takes huge step towards more inclusive education, names new elementary school after openly gay person

MCPS takes huge step towards more inclusive education, names new elementary school after openly gay person

Jubilee Robinson, Opinion Managing Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Editorials

Montgomery County Public Schools has decided to name the new Rockville elementary school after Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civil rights activist who was widely erased from history because of his identity. Queer representation is a huge factor in making sure our LGBTQ+ students feel comfortable expressing...

College visits provide helpful insight into selecting a school

College visits provide helpful insight into selecting a school

Aisha Sowe

May 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the weekend of April 6, I decided to take the opportunity to go and visit two colleges in Virginia: Hampton University and Norfolk State University. Both colleges were a great experience and I learned a lot from them. The first college I went to was Hampton University. Hampton had their annu...

Lucas would have written his column sooner, but senioritis set in

Lucas would have written his column sooner, but senioritis set in

Lucas Richards

May 9, 2018


Filed under Columns

Have you ever waited until the last minute to finish an assignment so you can boost your grade up miraculously, but the teacher questions you for slacking all quarter? That’s me right now trying to go from a D to an A. “Why haven’t you been doing your assignments?” or “You been on your p...

Dress code: is there one? And if so, where?

Dress code: is there one? And if so, where?

Jubilee Robinson, Opinion Managing Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

"Cover up," security told me last week when it was 80 degrees outside. I looked down.  Yes, I was wearing a crop top, but it was significantly less cropped than others I had seen in the halls that day. "You're not allowed to show more than an inch of stomach," he clarified. This was the first...

The Salaend: Sal reflects on four years of high school sports, former goon status

The Salaend: Sal reflects on four years of high school sports, former goon status

Salekri Sayeh

May 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Year four, the final year. My final year. The four years are up and it's time. I have experienced so many amazing things in these years, but nothing came close to the joy that the wonderful world of high school sports gave me. Coming into high school, there was nothing I was more excited for than to be ...

‘March for Our Lives’ inspires hope for a safer future

‘March for Our Lives’ inspires hope for a safer future

Jade Pinkowitz

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Editorials

“Enough is Enough.” “Never Again.” These two sayings were chanted throughout Washington, D.C. as I stood with 800,000 other people in solidarity against gun violence on March 24. I stood shoulder to shoulder in a crowd of people who supported stricter gun regulations. The energy was unimaginable. I w...

Seasonal arcs may be painful to wait for, but they’re better than filler

Seasonal arcs may be painful to wait for, but they’re better than filler

ExLee Dawson

May 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A question that many don’t consider when thinking about their favorite shows, whether they're anime, cartoons, or live action, is, "Should the show have filler or should the show be broken up into different seasons?" Filler is the act of filling in blank periods in different stories. For example ...

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