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German Exchange student recaps year abroad, prepares for trip home

German Exchange student recaps year abroad, prepares for trip home

Louisa Boockhoff
June 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Leaving home, to go home. The end of June I will leave my new, American home to go back to my German home. On one hand, I am really excited to go back to the home where I grew up because I miss my family and friends a lot. But on the other hand, I will miss my new family and friends, I really don...

Life without seniors

ExLee Dawson
June 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

With the seniors last day being Friday, May 26 there is an absence in the school that feels kind of weird. It’s probably because I’m a junior and interacted with the seniors a lot more than other years. But there is just something about this absence that I can’t explain. I’ve been getting...

Senior Reflection: Anna Liu

Anna Liu
May 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Wow. Senior year. It’s finally here. It’s funny to think that just a couple of years ago, I was eager to get out of middle school. Now, I kind of don’t want to leave. In a couple months, I’m going to be moving into a dorm and starting college. Time flies by fast. I didn’t start high sc...

The truth behind 13 Reasons Why

The truth behind 13 Reasons Why

Jubilee Robinson
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

CONTENT WARNING, talk of sexual abuse, mental illness, and suicide. WARNING, SPOILERS AHEAD but honestly, who hasn’t seen this show already. Recently Jennifer Baker, principal of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD sent a letter out to parents warning them of the graphic images and mature...

Journalism dungeon: part two

Journalism dungeon: part two

June 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Room Z-6703. Before you stands a tall trapezoidal door that tapers towards the top. It’s deep wood grain and light grey color gives it a Tim Burton-esque feel. Thunder crackles lightly in the background followed by lightning a few seconds later. The handles to the door are large iron rings, at least ...

Senior Reflection: Josie

Josephine Moore
May 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Hey guys! I know you all have been missing my articles this quarter… or this year. Maybe my writing has been a little scarce this year. In my defense, this is third period and I have Sampselle fourth so I may have taken time from this class to do Samp's homework that I should have finished at home....

Senior reflection: Steeven Tabuada

Senior reflection: Steeven Tabuada

Steeven Tabuada
May 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It is amazing how fast and slow time can pass by. The first three years of high school felt more like thirty, but now, as I get ready to graduate in June, it feels like the first day of school was yesterday. Looking back on it all, I can see how much I have changed (mostly for the better) in th...

The problem with our generation-and how to fix it

The problem with our generation-and how to fix it

Taylor Dawson
June 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Cell phones, laptops, television, iPod's... you name it. Those are the main devices used in today’s world. This generation has a huge problem with the use of electronics. Everywhere I go all I see are people enjoying the company of their phone, not to mention their family right by their side. Soci...

German exchange student shares Watkins Mill experience

German exchange student shares Watkins Mill experience

Louisa Boockhoff
May 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

An exchange year is not a year in your life, it’s a life in a year. It is starting a new life with a new family and friends in new home, in a different country. That explains being an exchange student. That explains how my life changed when my exchange year started. I am a foreign exchange st...

Movies that are based on books

Movies that are based on books

Aisha Sowe
June 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

There are many books that were turned into movies like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, and Divergent. But there are some movies that you didn’t know were books. Here's a few of them: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, 2016 PG-13 Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a movie bas...

The journalism dungeon: part one

The journalism dungeon: part one

Brennan Guilds
June 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Freshman Year: You’re young, innocent… ignorant. One day your English teacher Ms. Confino approaches you after class and compliments your English writing skills. She tries to persuade you to sign up for journalism your sophomore year and tells you how amazing it will look on your transcript. She sa...

Why MCPS should change the new finals policy

Erick Fonseca, Yesenia Albright, and Beatriz Delgado
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Editorials, Showcase

Montgomery County Public Schools have replaced exams with Required Quarterly Assessments (RQA). This replacement is not helping students prepare for college, but instead withholding kids for later on in life. Montgomery County Public Schools should bring back exams and take away the RQAs. Final e...

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