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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 to a magnet program of their choice. Though this program’s traditional purpose has been to find the most academically talented students of each grade, it has recently been undergoing some…

Delaying School after Labor Day

Although it seems like we have been at school for a long time, it has only been a month since school started this year. Unlike past years, school started after labor day, pushing back the school year by about a week from August 28 to September 5. Furthermore,…

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. But what exactly forms this feeling? Apparently, the “gut feeling” is the intuitive knowledge that you would thrive at that college. You step on campus and your heart sings; you…

Senioritis : Maybe it’s not so bad after all?

With the seniors gone for summer vacation, the “senioritis” often associated with second semester seniors has finally come…

Stuck finding the right college? Tips from a rising senior

As the end of the year approaches, juniors are beginning to start their college applications and seniors are…

Chinese New Year: Why don’t we have it off?

Chinese New Year: Why don’t we have it off?

Every February, Lunar New Year is celebrated by one fifth of the world’s populations in many Asian countries…

The importance behind A Day Without Women

March 8, 2017 was International Women’s Day, a global event celebrating the achievements of women and bringing to…

ACT vs. SAT

Every year, juniors are faced with the choice of taking the ACT or SAT. The decision is difficult…

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