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A guide to the upcoming AP exams

AP deadlines are arriving, or have already passed, for some schools which also means that it’s the season of exam studying. While many people focus on studying for the SATs…

Taking the SMOB seriously

Every year, students across the county take part in the democratic process of electing our Student Member of the Board (SMOB). Our SMOB is a highly-qualified elected leader who holds…

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 including China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.  Each country has unique traditions to…

The limits of our current sexual education

In modern-day America, discussion of sex is simultaneously ubiquitous and avoided. We see that sex sells in Hollywood and popular literature, yet at the same time, the media heavily censors…

“Every 15 minutes” videos are valuable in teaching Driver’s Ed

“Every 15 minutes” videos are valuable in teaching Driver’s Ed

I still shudder when I think about Driver’s Education: the early-morning alarm clock every Sunday, the painfully slow three hours stuck in a classroom (over the weekend!), and the numbingly…

How to make your summer worthwhile

Although it is only February, it is already time to start thinking about summer! As a student, summer is the time not only to relax and enjoy a break from…

Snow days: Why we need them

Throughout the winter season, the ground is often blanketed in white and children can be seen laughing and playing outside; however, with the serenity and beauty of snow comes the…

Have “semester exams” truly disappeared?

While students and staff alike debate over the benefits and drawbacks of MCPS’s new grading system, one universally popular aspect of the change was the elimination of final exams. As…