A Plethora of Languages Encourages Bilinguality

by Chris Jou ‘12 Throughout America, people come from many cultures and have different customs and languages. The majority of people living in America speak English, which raises the question whether English should be the official language of the United States.   As students move forward in life, a tremendous blend of languages serenades them and reflects the impressive diversity … Read More

The Truly American Language

by Arjun Singh ‘12 Throughout America, people come from many cultures and have different customs and languages. The majority of people living in America speak English, which raises the question whether English should be the official language of the United States.   There are 337 different spoken languages in the United States. Even with so many individual languages, however, approximately … Read More

Obesity Weighs Down the Country

by Rebecca Stussman ‘12 Obesity is not healthy. According to WebMD, someone who is 40 percent overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely than a person of average weight. Obesity is the second most prevalent cause of cancer, lesser only to smoking. Obese people can be accomplished and skilled, productive and sexy, popular and loved. They can be doctors, … Read More

Edline.net: Heart of the Annoyed Community

 by Melissa Fajardo ‘13 I have a love-hate relationship with Edline. I love the ability of having 24/7 access to my grades but the downfall is that my parents have this access as well. Edline’s intention is to improve communication between parents, students and teachers via an all-in-one website solution. Then why do I take this convenience as one of … Read More

You May Notice Some Changes

 The journalism industry has changed. The past decade has seen countless publications go under and many esteemed publications have taken major blows. Maryland senator Benjamin Cardin even introduced legislation in May 2009 to allow newspapers to operate under non-profit status in a bid to save more publications from going out of print. The industry is, without a doubt, reeling, and … Read More

My Family in a Nutshell

by Jenni Kenel ’14 Everyone may think that their family is nuts, but they have no idea. Over Thanksgiving break, my family decided to go to Williamsburg. Yes, we went all the way out to Williamsburg to go to Busch Gardens, an amusement park, for Thanksgiving. We’re an unusual bunch. On the way there, my brother, 18, started singing “Last … Read More

The Black Friday Rush

by Joy Zhang ’14 Black Friday shopping is an exciting part of the year that I always look forward to. I’m actually more enthusiastic about waking up at dawn and standing in 30 degree weather rather than spending quality time with my family at a turkey dinner. I happen to find great entertainment from watching grouchy middle-aged men fight over … Read More

Republican Candidates as a Delightful Buffet Lunch

by Rebecca Stussman ’12 If the top republican candidates were a buffet, Mitt Romney would be the mystery vegetables, Herman Cain the spicy wings, Rick Perry champagne. Ron Paul would be the BBQ dipping sauce, Newt Gingrich the military-style hardy meats. And Bachmann would be the creepy lady who stands judgmentally behind the spread and makes you feel piggish for … Read More

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Pushed out the Way

by Maya Lennon ’14 After almost two months of protesting, the protesters  in New York City’s Zuccotti Park  were all cleared out. They were cleared out for safety concerns and sanitary reasons.  They keep themselves alive through the Internet, and they’re only allowed to be there during the daytime. They’re restricted from sleeping there at night to prevent them from … Read More

All Men are Created Equal

by Holly Cuozzo ’12 As Mark Freidrich approached a stage in front of hundreds of other disabled campers, the room roared with applause. A similar group of campers has come to this camp for many years, and Mark is one of the more well-known people. They are all part of Young Life Capernaum, a Christian youth group for disabled persons, … Read More