PE Staff Strives to Motivate Through Virtual Learning

by Jackson Hongtong ‘21 As the new school year with virtual learning continues, teachers have to engage their students in ways they never have before, making people wonder how some subjects will be taught considering they can not be in the physical classroom. One of those subjects that raises these curiosities is physical education (PE), and how those teachers can … Read More

On Sports: New Professional Softball League Is Like No Other

by Emily Siansky ‘22 For the past 16 years, the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) has been the only outlet for professional softball players to play competitively. Earlier this year, it was announced that there would be a new pro league, Athletes Unlimited (AU). AU is not a typical league, though. There are no set teams, so a new draft happens … Read More

NFL Hopes to Tackle Covid-19 in Upcoming Season

by Colin Horan ’21 On September 10, the National Football League kicked off its 101st season, with the 34-20 win by the reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs over the Houston Texans, and the first one played in a worldwide pandemic. The NFL is the last of America’s major four sports to return, but was the only one to not have … Read More

Topgolf Offers Fun and Safe Place for Friends and Families

by Marissa Harris ‘22 As an athlete, one of the most disappointing things of the pandemic has been the limitation on sports. With all school sports virtual in MCPS, many students are having trouble finding safe physical activities. However, Topgolf, located off of I-270 in Germantown is a great option for people of all ages.  Topgolf has made sure that … Read More

On Sports: Struggling Nationals Should Turn Focus to 2021

by Graham Skinker ‘21 The Washington Nationals have struggled mightily throughout the 2020 season coming off their World Series Championship in 2019. Currently in last place in the NL East with a record of 17-28, the Nationals playoff hopes are all but gone. This, however, shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone as teams often have a difficult time managing … Read More

Predictions For the Most Unique NFL Season

by Aaron Jaffe ’21 It doesn’t quite feel like football is here, and maybe that’s because of the whole global pandemic things or no preseason games, either or. However, FOOTBALL IS HERE! The year 2020 started with a great Super Bowl in which the Kansas City Chiefs took down the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in an epic fourth-quarter comeback. One … Read More

MCPS Offers Virtual Sports Seasons for Fall and Winter Sports

by Ryan Duvall ’21 As we kick off the 2020-2021 school year it all feels a lot different. Students and teachers must complete classes virtually and MCPS has postponed the fall and winter sports seasons, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, MCPS has given athletes an alternative for the fall, offering virtual athletics, for all students to sign up, with … Read More

On Sports: Cancel College Football, Keep Student Athletes Safe

by Jimmy Yates ’21 College Football, the biggest entertainment attraction for universities across the nation, is facing the same conflict many sports faced earlier in the year. It doesn’t matter how much money will be lost or fans disappointed, it’s time to postpone the fall season. High school sports in many states have already been cancelled or postponed for the … Read More

On Sports: Lack of Punishment for DeSean Jackson Should Outrage You

by Matt Rosenthal ’22 DeSean Jackson, the former Pro-Bowl wide receiver and Philadelphia Eagles legend, has been in the headlines recently for using a quote that Jackson incorrectly believes was stated by  Adolf Hitler. While this alone is despicable, the reaction to Jackson’s comments has been unbelievably muted and nearly non-existent. Only a handful of his peers have denounced his … Read More