Politicians Must Step Up To Improve School Safety

by Declan Rooney ‘25 On December 14, 2012 a young man pulled into the parking lot of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. He stepped out of his car and broke a window to enter the school, where he killed 20 first graders and kindergarteners as well as 6 staff members including the principal. Shortly after, the shooter took his … Read More

Rogan’s Scandal Is Just the Tip of the Podcast Misinformation Iceberg

by Reade Fenner ‘22 Joe Rogan, host of popular Spotify podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” recently has come under scrutiny for spreading Covid-19 misinformation. Last April, Rogan promoted the use of Ivermectin, an anti-parasite medication discredited for aiding Covid-19 symptoms by doctors throughout the world. More recently, Rogan welcomed anti-vaccine conspiracist Robert Malone onto an episode in January. Malone, whose … Read More

Nuclear War Is Too High a Cost

by Jena Le ‘23 President Joe Biden has condemned Russia for their attacks on Ukraine, yet has refused to send U.S. troops to aid Ukraine in its time of crisis to fight against Russian soldiers. He has maintained this stance by further clarifying, “We have no intention of fighting Russia.” Many Americans are confused at his decision as America has … Read More

I Hate Me, I Love Me

by Naomi Bang ‘23 “I hate myself.” How many times does that joke slip out of my mouth for a little, stupid mistake? But a year ago, I started to really mean it. The only thing I could see in the mirror each day was one big mistake. Slowly but surely, I am learning to see my value and recognize … Read More

Black Minds Matter

by Timaya Pulliam ‘23 The theme for Black History Month 2022 is black health and wellness. This comes at a time when it is important to recognize mental health causes and effects in black people. Black American adults are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than white adults, according to Ruth White, an associate clinical professor of … Read More

Dear UMD Admissions: Get It Together

by Hailey Sepulvado ‘22 University of Maryland at College Park (UMD) admissions sent out decision letters on January 28, 2021, meaning many people are happy and others not so much. UMD has become increasingly difficult to be admitted for in-state students over the years, which has made many people mad and confused. Why is it so difficult for Maryland students … Read More

Ghost Flights in EU Cause Economic and Environmental Harm

by Riley Sandoval ‘22 Airlines have been flying near-empty planes called “ghost flights” to maintain take-off and landing spots in European Union (EU) airports. The EU has a use-it-or-lose-it law, requiring airlines to use their landing spots, or forfeit them. While the demand for flights is low due to the coronavirus pandemic, especially with the Omicron variant, ghost flights are … Read More

Super Bowl Dancers Deserve Fair Pay

by Nia Peake ‘23 Every year, millions of eager football fans tune into the Super Bowl accompanied by the Pepsi halftime show, which has become its own attraction after 56 years of show-stopping performances. Marrying America’s beloved sport with pop culture has been great publicity for not only the artist but for the up-and-coming dancers who arguably make the show. … Read More

New Hall Pass Policy Is Ineffective

by Emory Gun ‘22 Recently, the Sherwood administration implemented a new hall pass policy that entails a uniform paper pass signed and dated by teachers for each student that leaves the classroom. This new system is ineffective, causes unnecessary pauses in classes, and is wasteful. It seems that this strict new policy is a response to an increasing number of … Read More