Congressional Members Who Cast Doubt on Election Results Should Resign

by Solaiman Hassanin ‘23 Wednesday, January 6th, was a shocking experience for many Americans. A mob, formed in support of the sitting U.S. President, took to the halls of the Capitol building, on the day when America’s democracy was to be celebrated as Congress certified a new President for the Nation. Many rightfully turned their attention to removing President Trump, … Read More

It’s Been a Long Four Years

by Tori Newby ‘22 I was twelve years old when Donald Trump was elected president. Election night, I, along with many others, thought Hillary Clinton would be the winner, but my heart sank when I found out the news the next morning. At school, almost everyone (students and teachers alike) were somber, walking through the hallways with their heads held … Read More

Full Length AP Exams May Prove Difficult For Students

by Graham Skinker ‘21 College Board recently announced that they will be administering full length AP exams for the 2020-2021 school year. This announcement comes as a surprise to many considering College Board offered abbreviated AP exams to students for the 2019-20 school year, a year in which students had the full in-person learning experience for over 3/4 of the … Read More

Trump Has Corrupted the Power to Pardon

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 With all that has been in the news, it is easy to fall behind or forget about the countless mistakes made by our outgoing president. President Trump is exploiting the presidential pardons to display he still holds power as a lame duck president. He is also using pardons to leverage his allies and associates to prevent … Read More

The Fix: Saving Indian . . . And American Farmers

by Apurva Mahajan ‘22 Over the past 50 years, the small, family-owned farm has been edging towards extinction in the United States. Farmers no longer bring crops and products to market on their own and instead sell to massive agro-industrial corporations that dominate every level of the process. In addition to having dire environmental effects, the takeover of American agriculture … Read More

What’s Trending in December?

by Selene Ashewood ‘22 Despite a lot of hardships, small businesses got pushed to the forefront this holiday season, specifically the database of sellers on Etsy. While they couldn’t surpass Amazon, heartfelt advertising and a recognized work ethic boomed with share prices recently reaching up to $195.67. The company put out a few holiday commercials with high production value and … Read More

Grading System Changes Introduced for the Better

by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21 Following a challenging first virtual marking period for many students, MCPS has introduced new policies to the grading system. No significant adjustments were made to the grading system during the first quarter to give students flexibility in the new learning environment, and a significant decline in performance was observed.  “Failure rate in math and English jumped … Read More

The Motivation Behind Outrageous Celebrity Baby Names

by Reade Fenner ‘22 When brainstorming baby names, people typically begin with family names, or the names of their favorite movie characters, perhaps. Some parents may consider a “classic” name or stray further from normal names and go with something more unique, yet tasteful. However, as millennial celebrities arrive at the age where they are having children, baby-naming has gone … Read More

The Arguments For and Against MCPS Returning to In-Person Instruction

by Several Warrior Staff After almost nine months of virtual learning in MCPS, an end could be in sight. The Board of Education tentatively approved a plan in which a limited number of MCPS students (special education and Career Technology Education programs) could return to in-person schools on January 12, with larger groups phasing in beginning February 1 in the … Read More

TikTok Is Ruining Music

by Jackson Hongtong ‘21 Along with the comedic and story-telling sides of TikTok, the culture of creating and participating in dances to both popular and not so popular music is a main part of the app’s success. Dance trends start on the app and become noticed and later performed by popular influencers on TikTok, growing not only the dance but … Read More