Proponents of Lowering the Voting Age in D.C. Garner Strength and Support

by Nathan Lampshire ‘19 Spurred by the mass school shootings that have occurred throughout the past year, many young people have voiced their opinions and pressured lawmakers on legislation regarding gun rights. Teenagers across the country have orchestrated protests and marches that have not gone unnoticed by officials on Capitol Hill. The power in the rising voice of the youngest … Read More

Nov. 6 Elections Set To Be Most Important in Decades

by Nick Hermosilla ‘19 2018’ s midterm elections on November 6 are being billed as the most important in decades, or perhaps ever. Both parties have much to gain with this election, especially Democrats. If the Democrats gain control of the House and Senate, impeachment for President Trump will become a likely option. Many Democrats, and some Republicans, have been … Read More

Race for County Executive Might Offer Surprises

by Jack DeGonia ‘19  The contest for county executive in Montgomery County is usually decided by the democratic primary, but this year it’s different.  Democratic County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running against Republican candidate Robin Ficker and the independent candidate Nancy Floreen.    Elrich has the endorsement of the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), the influential teachers union,as well as … Read More

The EU Approves the ‘Meme ban’

by Christianna Tran ’20  The European Parliament Union (EU) on September 12 approved controversial copyright reforms that were previously rejected early in July;  however, with an updated version, the EU voted in favor for the new changes. The reforms are expected to pass the final vote held in January that will determine if these copyright guidelines will be put into … Read More

Generation Z Flex’s Political Muscle

by Brynn Smith ’19  With all the political upheaval characterizing the Trump Administration, it is no surprise the youngest generation is getting involved. Teenagers all across the country are marching to advocate for a  change in gun laws or actively working to improve local communities. Generation Z (Americans born from the mid-1990s to early 2000s) are taking the country’s political … Read More