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New Zealand makes sweeping stride in gun control; it’s time for America to do the same

New Zealand makes sweeping stride in gun control; it’s time for America to do the same

Jade Pinkowitz, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Editorials, Showcase

On Friday, March 15, tragedy struck New Zealand in the form of a mass shooting, where 50 Muslims lost their lives at mosques. Six days later, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles. Six days later. New Zeala...

When should you get your prom dress?

When should you get your prom dress?

Nadaja Burnett-Pierre

March 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Prom season is almost upon us, which means a lot of empty stores and, as any high school girl can tell you, is a pretty big deal. Dressing formal and hanging out with your friends sounds fun, but the pressure to look amazing can be stressful. Like many people, I thought I would get my dress early...

Girl Scout Cookie guide — the best, the worst and the randomly expensive

Girl Scout Cookie guide — the best, the worst and the randomly expensive

Jade Pinkowitz, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I've been a Girl Scout since I was five years old. One of the biggest arguments I've heard is the big cookie debate. I'm here to settle this once and for all. Which Girl Scout Cookies are the best and which Girl Scout Cookies are the worst... not that they aren't good... just not as good as the others. Tagalongs...

Animated films deserve same respect as live action

Animated films deserve same respect as live action

Charisse Warfield, Opinion Managing Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse was the latest trend in animation movies. It earned a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and won an Oscar for best animated feature, among many other awards. So the question stands: Should animation films be on the same tier as live action? The answer is yes. In...

Is life without cable television really living?

Is life without cable television really living?

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you’re an early 2000s kid, you likely grew up with TV shows like Hannah Montana or Danny Phantom. I have never watched a single episode of these shows. If you’ve just figured it out, yes, I grew up without cable television for the first 11 years of my life. My parents decided to not get...

Why journalism is the perfect elective (no, Confino didn’t make me write this)

Why journalism is the perfect elective (no, Confino didn’t make me write this)

Charisse Warfield, Opinion Managing Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

As a school, the first priority should be to encourage students to grow and learn about their strengths and weaknesses and to give them the want and will to express themselves in their learning. A class like journalism is perfect for this. Not only are students writing and making up their own work,...

MCPS plan to reevaluate school names must address ‘history of racism’

MCPS plan to reevaluate school names must address ‘history of racism’

Jubilee Robinson, Jade Pinkowitz, and Aisha Sowe

March 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Editorials, Showcase

Almost a year after The Current's investigation regarding Montgomery County high schools named after slave owners was published, the Board of Education announced its plans to reevaluate the names of all MCPS schools. Following the evidence that Col. E. Brooke Lee implemented racist policies concer...

Student survives serious case of early-onset senioritis

Student survives serious case of early-onset senioritis

Janice Asabere, Opinion Managing Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with a life-changing disease. I knew something was wrong before the diagnosis, but WebMD didn't put all of the symptoms together for me. I was lethargic, tired, unmotivated, and generally listless. Getting out of bed was difficult most days. My grades began to suffer. ...

Choosing the right college with the AMAZING Jamie Carmichael

Choosing the right college with the AMAZING Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael, Associate Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The toughest thing to do as a high schooler is make the single most important decision of one's adolescent years, choosing a college. But, with these few tips, it will make the thought process easier. Although most people say that senior year is the easiest year, they lied. It is no doubt the hardest...

What it’s like attending school in another country

What it’s like attending school in another country

Soreya Djemene

February 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Showcase

If you think school here is “hard,” I really envy you. As far as I’m concerned, schools in America are the Disneyland of all education. Compared to what I’ve experienced at schools outside the country, we have it pretty good here. As you can probably tell by now, I’ve been schooled in a forei...

Why deleting social media is not such a bad idea

Why deleting social media is not such a bad idea

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

February 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

How many hours does the average person spend on his or her phone per day? The answer is too many. The average person spends about four hours a day on their phone and that number is only increasing. It is evident that we are extremely reliant on our phones and the consequences are hiding in plai...

How to get someone to fall in love with you–just in time for Valentine’s Day

How to get someone to fall in love with you–just in time for Valentine’s Day

Bianca Johnson, Associate Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Love, what a splendid thing, all you need is love--so they say. But how exactly do you get someone to fall in love with you? Love is no different from other psychological emotions that you might experience on a day-to-day basis, like stress, anxiety… or fear. However, what makes love so captivati...