The Hypocrisy of Texas

by Sydney Wiser ‘23 Last week, the Texas legislature passed the strictest abortion law in the country, which bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The law limits bodily autonomy and is in direct violation of the 1972 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which protects the right to have an abortion under the fourteenth amendment’s due process clause. … Read More

Confederate Heroes Do Not Exist

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 In the United States there are 175 public schools named after Confederate leaders, soldiers, and supporters. Most of the Confederate-named schools are concentrated in seven states—Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. In Alabama and South Carolina, laws have been made to restrict the renaming of public schools named for Confederate leaders. The push … Read More

Saving Women’s Sports?

by Sydney Wiser ‘23 Over the past six months, 30 states have introduced legislation to restrict transgender athletes, particularly transgender women, from competing in sports. In defense of this legislation, lawmakers have claimed that they’re “saving women’s sports” from the “unfair” physiological advantages transgender women might have. This notion, while also feeding into the transphobic idea that trans women are … Read More

Let Celebrities Breathe

by Joseph Oscilowski ’22 The news has been exploding recently with big topics such as the Israel-Palestine conflict. With controversial topics such as this, we see a lot of social media activism; posting about and advocating for one’s beliefs via their social media platform. Celebrities are often unfairly criticized for not participating in said activism as they’re seen as role … Read More

Hogan For Senate

by Dylan Sondike ‘24 With Governor Hogan of Maryland’s two term limit up next year, there has been much speculation if he could attempt to oppose Senator Chris Van Hollen in the 2022 midterm election. In his 7 years as Governor of Maryland, he has done one of the best jobs, not only compared to former Governors of Maryland, but … Read More

Remind Is Superior to e-mail

by Tori Martinez ‘23 In the online learning environment e-mails play a large role in student-teacher communication, however, e-mails can sometimes be hard to navigate. The Remind app offers a time-efficient and convenient way for students and teachers to communicate concisely, and therefore is preferable to e-mail.  When teachers have more than one e-mail address, it can be confusing and … Read More

Let’s Do More Than Repost

by Aidan Trump ‘21 It seems that each time I open Instagram I’m presented with a seemingly infinite number of my peer’s Instagram stories presenting the same visually appealing pictures memorializing the victims of sexual assault, police brutality, gun violence, and hate crimes. I’d be lying if I were to say that I’d never reposted these types of posts. It’s … Read More

LEOBR Was Rightfully Repealed

by Nicholas Schade ‘23 On Saturday, Maryland lawmakers passed the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021, a package of five bills aimed at reforming the state’s police. One of such bills repealed Maryland’s Law Enforcement Bill of Rights (LEOBR), a law that puts misconduct investigations mostly in the hands of the police and grants the officers being investigated various protections. … Read More

The Unbalanced Work-Life Balance

by Jay Joseph ‘22 The digital age brought the workplace home, first through phone calls, then through emails, and finally through instant messaging. Workers and students alike found themselves increasing the time spent at work to gain accomplishments they could pride themselves in. As the workplace moved online during the pandemic, the boundaries between work and life became even more … Read More

Benefits of Virtual AP Exams

by Reade Fenner ‘22 MCPS announced on March 25 that all AP final exams for this school year will be virtual. There are certain exceptions, however, for world language and music theory courses that must be administered in person, as well as for other certain classes, such as AP Calculus, that are ideally completed on paper. Although the idea of … Read More