Rangers Opener Surrounded with Politics

by Colin Horan ‘21 On April 5, the Texas Rangers met the Toronto Blue Jays in an opening day matchup that boasted 40,000 fans, making the game the first full-capacity professional sporting event in over a year. Along with the game came a healthy dose of politics and controversy. Texas Governor Greg Abbott refused to throw out the game’s ceremonial … Read More

How To Stop Mass Shootings

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 Mass Shootings are something Americans have become all too familiar with and the cause is quite clear. The United States is home to 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but Americans own 42 percent of the world’s guns. From 1996 to 2012, the U.S. was responsible for 31 percent of global mass shootings. In 2017, a … Read More

Start Listening

by Anna Haas ‘23 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be releasing its once-a-decade report on the normal climate temperature on May 4th. It will be announced that there is going to be a new, even higher baseline temperature. From 1981-2010, the baseline temperature was 52.8 degrees Fahrenheit. From 1991-2020 the baseline temperature bumped up to 53.3 degrees Fahrenheit. … Read More

Reopen Schools Next Fall

by Tori Newby ‘22 Beginning in March 2020, MCPS shifted to a virtual learning style to accommodate the health and safety of the community amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, schools have remained online, with a select number of students choosing to return to the buildings last month and even more students planning to return later this spring. Many students … Read More

France’s Rise in Islamophobia

by Riley Sandoval ‘22 France’s senate has voted to approve an amendment that would ban women under the age of 18 to wear a hijab, and a second amendment that would prohibit muslim mothers from attending school field trips. The two amendments still need to pass through the National Assembly before becoming the law. While the amendments are careful not … Read More

Reduce, Reuse, and Re-Think

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 In 2018 the United States produced 300 million tons of waste and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) only 69 million tons of that waste was effectively recycled. A 2020 report done by The Recycling Project (TRP) found that only half of Americans have access to curbside recycling, and many that do, do not fully … Read More

It’s Time for Parole Reform

by Lauren Hill ’22 Recently, former Governor of Maryland Parris Glendening published an article in The Washington Post supporting parole reform in the state. Maryland is one of three states where approval from the Governor is necessary to grant parole to inmates. During his term in 1995 Glendening famously declared that, “life means life.” However, he now says he was … Read More

A Call for Curriculum Changes

by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21 Across the country,  high school students, teachers, and alumni are petitioning their local governments to make changes to the school curriculum. Petitioners contest that the current curriculum puts a heavy emphasis on the Eurocentric perspective, and fails to properly represent the diverse population of students. Changes petitioned for include introducing more ethnic studies programs, studying the … Read More

SAT’s Going Out of Season

by Rachel Klein ‘22 Over the past few weeks, many colleges and universities have announced that they are going to be test-optional for the graduating Class of 2022, meaning prospective students get to choose whether or not they want to submit their SAT and/or ACT scores. For many high schoolers, taking the SAT or ACT is one of the most … Read More

Hasbro’s Toy Rebrand: Inclusion Matters

by Nia Peake ‘23 Hasbro, a toy company home to many popular children’s toys, has announced the rebrand of Mr. Potato Head. The “Mr.” will be dropped from the classic toy and will now just be called Potato Head to promote inclusivity for kids with different family structures. After the announcement of the toy rebrand, there was some confusion on … Read More