The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

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The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

MAINSTREAM

The Student Newspaper of Paint Branch High School

MAINSTREAM

Students at PB and throughout Montgomery County now face a slightly more stringent grading policy.
MCPS Updates Grading Policy
Abigail Alem, News/Opinions Editor • April 17, 2024

Forgot to turn in your project? Failed your test? Disregarded an assignment?...

NJROTC during their annual inspection.
NJROTC Completes Annual Inspection
Sumer Elsalawi, Features Editor • April 17, 2024

Each year the United States Navy inspects Navy JROTC programs. According to...

The softball team celebrates after beating rival Springbrook earlier this season.
This Week in PB Athletics
Zachary Kamba, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024

During the week, many students find time to attend sports events here at...

Wizards, Pistons Setting Records for Futility
Omar Akbari, Staff Writer • March 18, 2024

The Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons are, by far, the worst teams in the...

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Media as Escapism: Reward or Roadblock?
Elizabeth Hernandez-Bustamante, Staff Writer • April 19, 2024

What do music, movies, video games, TV shows, and social media have in common? While there may be many answers to this question, one thing that all of these outlets have in common...

A Review of Five Nights At Freddys
A Review of Five Nights At Freddy's
Lillian Shea, 12th Grade Student • April 15, 2024
The Pit Orchestra is an essential part of any musical performance put on by Perspectives.
Amélie Fills the Stage With Joy
Sage S, Editor-in-Chief • March 22, 2024
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The Panther Paw is open to staff and students at PB and draws a large crowd each time it is open.
Panther Paw: More Than Just a Restaurant
Sumer Elsalawi, Features Editor • April 19, 2024

On a typical school day, what do you like to eat for lunch? Do you prefer packing...

Cliffs of Moher - My favorite natural site were probably be the Cliffs of Moher. They were visually breathtaking, especially as we arrived at sunset.
A Visual Trip Through Ireland and Northern Ireland
Sage Suddleson, Editor-in-Chief • April 19, 2024

In 2020, my twin brother and I were supposed to have our Jewish coming-of-age...

NBA Mid-Season Report
Naher Ghebru January 31, 2024

Join me today while I talk about the NBA and which players, teams, and coaches...

Pros and Cons of Social Media Podcast
Omar Akbari and Bereket Debebe January 25, 2024

Join us as we talk about the positives (Pros) and negatives (Cons) that we associate...

Meet the Staff
Efratha Tewodros
Staff Writer

When asked to describe what it is like to attend Paint Branch, ninth-grader Efratha Tewodros states “big and crowded.” She adds that it is also busy and everyone rushes. As a student who is fresh out...

Betel Mekonnen
Staff Writer

Most students dread the thought of school beginning. The endless homework, the back-to-back tests, the late night studying. However, for Paint Branch junior Betel Mekonnen, being back in school is the...

Bereket Debebe
Staff Writer

If you speak a language other than English, then you know how important it is to one's identity. For Paint Branch senior Bereket Debebe that begins with the language of Amharic, which he has been speaking...

Ryan Bobb
Sports Editor

Everyone has their ambitions and aspirations but are they willing to do the work for it? For Paint Branch tenth-grader Ryan Bobb, hard work is no obstacle. One of the big goals for Ryan this year is once...

Damion Tatum
Damion Tatum
Staff Writer

A big part of Paint Branch High School is football games. We sit in the stadiums eagerly waiting for our team to score as we cheer them on to victory. One part of that culture is the game performances,...

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