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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…

The High School Senior’s Guide to Achieving Happiness in the Weeks Between November First and Mid-Winter

“C’mon, just press submit!” my mom exclaimed. We were sitting together with my laptop between us, staring at the Common Application page for my first-choice college. In an attempt to…

Why Prepare for the AP?

In spring, while high school students are enjoying sports outside under the sunshine, a daunting season begins within the school’s walls. Every year, there are two AP weeks in May. Is…