Get Off of Your Phones!

by Jenna Bloom ‘21 We live in a world where everything is easily accessible to us. We scroll for hours on apps that show us a new picture or video every couple of seconds, and everything is fast-moving and quickly rewarded to us. Daily news comes to us in a couple of words, and all of our friends are just … Read More

Teachers, Learn Names

by Tori Newby ‘22 “There are 30 of you, and only one of me,” many teachers say the first day of school, implying that it will take them a little while to learn names. That makes sense. Sure, there are always a few teachers who will know everyone’s name by the second day. But for most, it takes about a … Read More

I Miss Olney

by Christianna Tran ‘20 With each passing year it seems Olney is becoming less and less familiar. With businesses constantly leaving, the Olney that stands today is not the town that I have come to love. I, who will be going off to college next fall, am afraid that when I come back to the town I grew up in, … Read More

Golden Global Issues

by Lexi Kimmel ‘21 On January 5, 2020 the 77th annual Golden Globes celebrity awards show aired. This year’s show served as a platform for many up and coming actors/actresses to debut, but it also served as a platform for issue awareness. Despite discouragement from the host Ricky Gervais to mention politics, many stars such as Joaquin Phoenix, Patricia Arquette, … Read More

Sexual Assault On Live Television 

by Ayana Antoine ’20 Live television is full of all types of surprises, but on December 7 a female reporter got the shock of her life with thousands watching. Alex Bozarjian had an unfortunate encounter when a man later identified as Thomas Callaway slaps her butt during a live television broadcast of the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run in Savannah, Georgia. … Read More

Is Black Friday Really Worth It?

by Ella Casey ‘21 When are the biggest sales of the year? Black Friday, of course–or so one would think. If this is the case, then why does it seem like things on Black Friday and Cyber Monday are often still so expensive? It’s no secret that good quality items are commonly overpriced–on average a shirt is at least $30-40. … Read More

School Should Start Before Labor Day

by Reade Fenner ‘22 The MCPS Board of Education is currently drafting and discussing the 2020-2021 calendar, with the school start date being a prominent issue. An executive order passed by Gov. Larry Hogan stating that schools in Maryland must begin after Labor Day has now been annulled by new legislation. MCPS is considering returning to an earlier start date, … Read More

We Need To Stop the Hate Trend

by Jenna Bloom ‘21 Recently, there has been a stereotype circulating around the internet about VSCO girls. According to, a VSCO girl is “a term, generally used as an insult, for a young, usually white woman who wears scrunchies and Birkenstock sandals, drinking out of Hydro Flask reusable water canisters, saying sksksk and I oop, and generally seeking attention … Read More

Are They Really Influencers?

by Hannah Lee ‘21 As our society evolves to rely more on technology, social media has in some ways become more of a business platform than a creative outlet. Instagram models, YouTubers, etc. can post one picture and get paid a significant amount of money. While I have no problems with people easily earning money, I do feel like it … Read More

Speed Cameras Prove Ineffective

by Tori Newby ‘22 Olney residents likely have mixed feelings about the speed cameras that seem to permanently reside on Route 108. While the rush-hour drivers despise them, pedestrians and bikers can see them as a way to keep the roads safe. County-wide, Montgomery County made over $20 million in speeding ticket revenue in 2015. However, the Olney cameras catch … Read More