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Diversity in the classroom matters for all students

Diversity in the classroom matters for all students

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

March 12, 2020

Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to live in an area that takes pride in the amount of diversity there is. My peers and people all around me come from different backgrounds and cultures. I have connected with people whom I wouldn't have if I didn't live in an environment that encourages...

African American history should count as a social studies credit

African American history should count as a social studies credit

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

March 11, 2020

In the Montgomery County Public Schools system, all students are required to take a history class as a credit to graduate. But African American history or Latin history are only offered as electives which means they don't count as a credit. While offering these classes is a good thing, the lack of a hist...

Sexual assault has much broader definition than many women realize

Sexual assault has much broader definition than many women realize

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Harvey Weinstein's recent trial and conviction is changing the conversation about how society interprets and defines sexual assault and rape. This change is vital—especially for girls who may not even realize that their experience could be defined as assault. As Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse points out, rape has often been portrayed in books, television, and movies as a stranger ...

Black history is American history, not just a month of the year

Black history is American history, not just a month of the year

Grace Edwards, News Managing Editor

February 28, 2020

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”  Two scores, one decade, and seven years ago, a renowned American gave an eminent speech that would one day be celebrated as a...

Arthur Siqueira argues why he should have access to The Current’s Twitter account

Arthur Siqueira argues why he should have access to The Current’s Twitter account

Arthur Siqueira, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

I, Arthur Siqueira, am the most tech-savvy and hard-working person on The Current newspaper staff. After two years on staff and taking varied positions (two positions that I barely fulfill), I still don’t have access to The Current's Twitter, but that should all change. 1) I am the second funniest person on the s...

Ten ways to stay environmentally friendly

Ten ways to stay environmentally friendly

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

February 26, 2020

Over the years, there has been a rising concern about the dangers of climate change. From the Australian bush fires to rising temperatures in the Arctic, it is important that we become more environmentally aware. Here are ten ways you can be more environmentally friendly. 1) Throw out those plastic str...

First-generation college students work hard to achieve their dreams

First-generation college students work hard to achieve their dreams

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

February 20, 2020

For as long as I can remember, school has always been something I was good at. I excelled in my grades, I worked hard, and I constantly focused on planning out my future after high school. I thought I had it all mapped out and I thought I understood exactly what I was up against. But what I failed to...

Microaggressions are becoming more than ‘micro’

Microaggressions are becoming more than ‘micro’

Grace Edwards, News Managing Editor

February 19, 2020

As Montgomery County Public School officials embark on a new initiative to combat discrimination, racial hate, and bias, I want to lend my voice to share my story and address what I believe is the root cause of this hate: the encouragement of microaggressions. Microaggressions are defined as statements...

Six tips to learn languages faster

Six tips to learn languages faster

Azi Parker, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

As a huge language enthusiast, I find myself frustrated with how most language classes/courses approach learning a language. If someone does not have the possibility to join a language course or despises the stagnation they might experience in the early phase of learning a foreign language, they still...

Why Watkins Mill is the best-kept secret of the ‘W schools’

Why Watkins Mill is the best-kept secret of the ‘W schools’

Katelyn Burley and Grace Edwards

February 12, 2020

There are 27 high schools in Montgomery County, but there is only one that we want to attend. These are our top five favorite things about Watkins Mill High School. Because who’s to say we aren’t the kings of the MoCo throne?  The IB Program The IB program is more demanding than most high school cours...

Baby Nut was the worst part of the Super Bowl and should not exist

Baby Nut was the worst part of the Super Bowl and should not exist

Caleb Vargas, The Real Slim Shady

February 7, 2020

There is no going back now. This is the reality we live in and there is nothing you can do about it. "I am become Death, destroyer of worlds," whispered the marketing executive who created this monstrosity before submitting the commercial set to air during the Super Bowl. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     Mr. ...

Trump’s Super Bowl ad attempts to pander to black voters—don’t let it

Trump’s Super Bowl ad attempts to pander to black voters—don’t let it

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

February 6, 2020

President Donald Trump turned a new leaf and is reuniting families. How amazing is that? Says no one. Trump's new campaign plan to attract black voters is absolutely ridiculous and the ad that aired during the Super Bowl was a gimmick.  The ad consisted of 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, ...

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