Positive News to Make You Smile (Part 3)

by Julia Robins ’20 Every newspaper, magazine, and television newscast shows the same stressful and depressing stories of coronavirus, war, pollution, inequality, and divisive politics. Where are the uplifting stories? This constant negativity is harmful to one’s mental health. According to the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, television newscasts increase depression by 38 percent, and according to the Preventive … Read More

A Look at History- The Importance of Effective Quarantine

by Julia Robins ’20 Despite the shutdown of schools and restaurants, the coronavirus is only spreading further exponentially. Looking at Maryland alone, as of March 18, there are a total of 85 cases in Maryland- on Monday there were only 37. This exponential rise in cases is typical historically with a pandemic. The only proven way for pandemics to end … Read More

Coronavirus in Montgomery County

by Ella Casey ’22 After three confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared in Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency on March 5. Schools throughout the state immediately began consulting health officials on the question of student safety and, by extension, the necessity of any school closures.  Now with a total of nine confirmed cases as … Read More

Affirmative Action and Asian American College Applicants

by Jay Joseph ‘22 A number of polls and surveys taken regarding affirmative action demonstrate that the American public is largely divided on the topic of such programs in college admissions. Both sides of the issue have strong feelings for their viewpoints. However, the legal arguments regarding affirmative action are incredibly complex and leave a lot of room for confusion. … Read More

California University Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT

by Jenna Timmons ’21 Students, educators and advocates — with Kawika Smith as the lead Plaintiff — are suing the University of California over its use of the SAT and ACT in college admissions decisions. The lawsuit argues that using the tests for college admission purposes violates the state’s anti-discrimination statute because the tests put applicants of color from low-income … Read More

In Case You Missed It: China Struggling to Control Coronavirus Outbreak

by Martholdy Pierre-Canel ‘21 Restricting Entry into the United States (January 31) The Trump administration states that they will suspend entry into the United States by anyone who had traveled to China in the last 14 days, excluding the immediate family members of American citizens or permanent residents. Chinese doctor that warned people of the Coronavirus dies from that exact … Read More

Tech World: 2021 Cadillac Escalade, More Proof That Driverless Cars Are Coming

by John Pagnussati ’21 General Motors, the current owner of the Cadillac car manufacturer, has debuted an improved Escalade that was also announced to be hands-free driving. The updated model of the Escalade is expected to be released in 2021 and recent Escalade models have been the best selling full-size luxury SUVfor the last 20 years. The Escalade will have … Read More

Twitter Disallows Political Ads Ahead of 2020 Elections

by Eve Schlegel ‘20 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that Twitter will ban all political advertisements on its platform. In a Twitter post on his own page, he said he believed that the reach of political messages “should be earned, not bought.” Dorsey believes the spreading of misinformation makes putting out political ads impossible to regulate, and worries that … Read More

Becoming More Eco-Friendly: A Teen’s Guide

Recently people find themselves on Twitter and Instagram strolling through endless reposts of pictures or videos that show the effects on climate change or some form of environmental destruction. Instead of staring at these pictures and forgetting them an hour later, we need to acknowledge the fact that we can do something about it. As more and more teenagers vocally … Read More

Twitter Disallows Political Ads Ahead of 2020 Elections

by Eve Schlegel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that Twitter will ban all political advertisements on its platform. In a Twitter post on his own page, he said he believed that the reach of political messages “should be earned, not bought.” Dorsey believes the spreading of misinformation makes putting out political ads impossible to regulate, and worries that it … Read More