A Pointless Return

by Jack Miller ‘21 MCPS recently announced their plans for the return to in-person learning which is to occur in multiple phases spaced out between the months of March and April. The recovery plan details the adjustments which will be put in place to meet safety guidelines and the order in which varying groups of students will return. The plan … Read More

MCPS Must Prioritize Vaccinations

by Tori Newby ’22 In December 2020, the coronavirus vaccination process began in the United States. Healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents were the first to receive their doses in Maryland, followed by those 75 and older and educators. Currently, Maryland is onto phase 1C, which includes adults 65 and older as well as a larger group of … Read More

Grow Up, You’re Better Than This

by Joseph Oscilowski ‘22 Older generations love to preach about how negative and toxic social media is on our youth, and how people are capable of using it for wrong. In all honesty, it’s time that we acknowledge that they’re not entirely wrong. Groups have started to form, mainly on Instagram, with the sole purpose of spreading gossip. These gossip accounts … Read More

Trump Tells Terrorists He Loves Them

by Hailey Sepulvado ‘22 Wednesday, January 6, 2021, will go down as one of the darkest days in U.S. history and Donald Trump will follow suit in being someday judged as the worst president in American history. Trump’s role in this day should have been to condemn the actions of the rioters who stormed the Capitol to the fullest extent, … Read More

Her Name Is ‘Dr. Biden’

by Aidan Trump ‘21 Joseph Epstein, an essayist, recently penned an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, bashing incoming First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, for using the “Dr.” title. Epstein explained how her use of the prefix “feels fraudulent” and “a touch comic.” “A wise man once said no one should call himself ‘Dr. unless he has delivered a … Read More

End Covid With Vaccination

by Ella Casey ‘21 As the first official COVID-19 vaccine gets approved in the U.S., hope begins to blossom across the nation–hope that this catastrophic pandemic has neared an end. But this may not happen as soon as we hoped. The cause: a divided nation. Since the early days of the pandemic, Americans have heavily disputed nearly every aspect of … Read More

Stop Invalidating Domestic Abuse Victims

by Hannah Lee ’21 Singer song-writer FKA Twigs (Tahliah Barnett) recently opened up about her alleged abusive relationship with her ex boyfriend Shia LaBeouf, most known for his role in the Transformers franchise. The singer is moving forward with a lawsuit against LaBeouf on the grounds of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Although currently it is legally still an accusation, … Read More

Elliot Page’s Coming Out is a Step in Right Direction

by Jenna Bloom ‘21 Recently, actor Elliot Page has announced that he is transgender and would like to be addressed with he/they pronouns. This announcement flooded social media, with many messages of support and praise — his Instagram post racking up 3.2 million likes and 148,000 comments. News sources were all quick to speak on the topic, and Wikipedia and … Read More

Why Are Teens in Movies So Unrealistic?

by Reade Fenner ‘22 Sitting down to watch a movie or TV show about high school, I can’t help wondering why the adult writers have no grasp on how real contemporary teenagers act. Sometimes I’ll suddenly hear a spoken “OMG!” or “That’s lit!” from a supposedly “normal” high schooler. Or perhaps I’ll see teens congregating in competitive cliques that incessantly … Read More

‘Die Hard’ is the Ultimate Christmas Movie

by Peyton Blumenfeld ‘22 It’s that time of year again to watch all your favorite holiday classics, and what better way to enjoy them than by discussing the great holiday debate amongst movie watchers: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas Movie? The billed “action-thriller” has sparked arguments over the last decade on whether or not it should be considered a holiday … Read More