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“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…

New Year, New You: Setting realistic New Year goals

Every New Year, people decide to resolve an undesired trait or behavior by making a specific New Year’s resolution. These resolutions mostly involve everyday life, personality traits and daily activities.…

Increased minimum wage will hurt businesses, but help students

According to The Washington Post, the current minimum wage in Montgomery County, $10.75 an hour, exceeds most states by $3.50. On January 17, the Montgomery County Council approved a bill…

Deciding the right classes to take

As second semester rolls along, students are scrambling to open their textbooks and study guides in order to prepare for upcoming SAT’s, subject tests, AP’s, and end of the year…

A student’s perspective on the role of parents

Regardless of how independent teenagers think they are, parents play a large role in shaping their lives. As kids grow older and shape their individual identities, parents attempt to impart…