Thanksgiving More like Thanks for nothing

Rebecca Toro, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving is a day when families gather at the dinner table to have a ginormous dinner, celebrate and give thanks for what they have, but do people really understand the true meaning of Thanksgiving? Are people really celebrating...

Homework, the Ultimate Student Stressor

Denee Hemmings, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Parents who are reflective and awake wonder why their kids never want to go to school. If they really looked closely, they would see the truth: Kids are too stressed! Parents complain after a long day that all they all they...

Love Has No Gender

Tina Daramy, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Imagine falling in love, not just with anyone… but with someone you never thought you could fall in love with. You want to spend the rest of your life with this person, so you decide to get married. Now imagine being told no....


Rebecca Martins, Staff Write

November 14, 2013

When the last bell of the day rings, everyone excitedly exits the building, eager to begin the second half, the relaxing half, of their day. Ah, that life could be so simple. The truth is we cannot go home and relax; we...

Mother Nature’s Warning

Phoebe Iloanya, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

“Ice caps are melting!” “Penguins are losing their habitat!” The earth’s climate is warming at an alarming rate and something needs to be done about it. All too often we hear yet another news story about raging...

How Much is Too Much?

Godsee Joy, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

You plop down on your bed, exhausted from practice and scan your homework. In AP Bio, you have a lab write-up. In AP World, you have to read six pages and do Cornell notes. In AP Lang; you have yet another essay to write. On top...

Homework or Home Not

Davina.Anyanwu, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

“Homework is pointless.”  These three beautiful words written by Metro Newspaper reporter Cassandra Garrison, who echoes the cries from a significant number of teens. Think about it, a young girl sits at her desk, reviewing...

School starting later? Yay or Nay?

Cynthia Larios, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

When you’re in first period, do you wish you were still in bed all cuddled up? Do you wonder why it’s still dark outside and you have to go to school, when instead you could be sleeping until it at least gets light out? MCPS...

Republicans Shut Down Washington

Dagmawi Teferi, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

            For the first time since 1995 and the 18th time in the history of this nation, the federal government in the United States shut down. The federal government officially shut down at midnight on October 1st. ...

Express Yourself: Spoken Word

Shanille Allo, Columnist

October 21, 2013

"16 Bars to Kendrick Lamar." "I Know You Didn’t Mean to Kill Him." "Doing it Wrong." "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus."  What do all of these beautifully eclectic titles have in common?  Each is the title of a story told...

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