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The long neglected importance of reading

Reading has always been a crucial part of our education; ever since we were young, we were always encouraged by our teachers to read extensively during our free time.  The…

What to look for in a good teacher

Teachers are essential to our education. They educate us on a wide variety of topics, including historical events, the quadratic formula, writing persuasive essays, etc. However, regardless of what they…

Why you shouldn’t skip pep rallies

The stands are packed with students, lost in a sea of school colors, streamers, signs, and horns. The incredibly deafening noise bounces off the walls and echoes throughout the building…

The possibility of online SSL forms in the future

With new technology constantly being added to our daily school lives, online SSL forms are an interesting new feature that has become available to students. A simple website, simpleserve.co, allows…

A Different Way to Protest

On Tuesday, November 15, I found myself surrounded by a sea of empty desk chairs in my 5th period English class. About half of my classmates had left school around…

Weighing the benefits of the new grading system

As the new school year rolls along, it brings a drastic change in the grading system. Starting this year, Montgomery County has changed to a much more lenient method for…

Benefits of homework free weekends for high school seniors

To help with their college applications, seniors will often receive a homework exempt weekend sometime in the beginning of the school year. During this weekend, teachers are advised not to…

Should integration of diverse populations be a priority in magnet programs?

Across the county, magnet programs, such as the Math, Science, and Computer Science program at Montgomery Blair or the IB program at Richard Montgomery, offer students an opportunity at an…