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The faults in the American public school system

Jokes and complaints about the quality of the American public school system have been circulating for years from a multitude of places: media, pop culture, and even in our schools themselves. The poor quality of the education system has become so well-known that it is an American stereotype…

A take on the ethics behind physician-assisted suicide

Life. Liberty. The Pursuit of Happiness. These three unalienable rights, espoused by our forefathers and guaranteed to us by the Constitution, comprise the very foundation of our nation. These are freedoms that all citizens should be guaranteed, but patients undergoing unimaginable pain and life-threatening illnesses have been denied…

The importance of winter break

As December approaches, so does the holiday season, and with that comes winter break. Winter break this year lasts from December 23 to January 1, with students returning to school on January 2. Winter break is the time for students to relax and unwind from the constant pressure…

Why you should take SAT Subject Tests

Every year, students take a plethora of tests in preparation for college. Whether it be the SAT or…

The value of a STEM education in MCPS

To graduate high school in Montgomery County, high school students have to fulfill several graduation requirements, such as…

Balancing diversity and rigor requirements in magnet programs

Every year, hundreds of middle and high school students around MCPS receive a life-changing letter: they got accepted…

Delaying School after Labor Day

Although it seems like we have been at school for a long time, it has only been a…

Why merely visiting campuses is not enough

“Go with your gut feeling.” Throughout my college search, I have received this piece of advice countless times.…

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