Common Sense

A graphic of the Wootton HS Pass System outlines the rules and regulations for the new structure.
Newly instated hall pass system causes uproar among students
Alex Balian, staff writer • September 26, 2022
Junior Erin McGinness uses her advisory period to catch up on Instagram after not using her phone throughout the morning.
PMD policy brings new rules for phones
Ellie Mollica, opinions editor • September 24, 2022
A graph from the Montgomery County archives shows that Montgomery county (blue) surpassed the state and national average for suicides in the 15 - 24 age category in 2018.
Is Montgomery County handling the mental health crisis?
Sophia Fritsch, news editor • June 2, 2022
The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the Met Gala fundraiser.
Met Gala brings new looks to be remembered
Maria Daraselia, news editor • May 31, 2022
Senior Karen Potts competes in Las Vegas in the American Ninja Warrior finals this summer.
Karen Potts continues American Ninja Warrior ascent
Sophia Fritsch, staff writer • September 24, 2022
Principal Doug Nelson dances with the HLSU (Hispanic-Latino Student Union) at the homecoming pep rally.
Principal Nelson speaks on new school policies, mental health
Claire Lenkin, arts editor • September 24, 2022
In Jehan Silvas eighth period Honors English 10 class on May 31, he grades synthesis essays while conversing with students.
Jehan Silva: teaching the most important subject
Shravan Kannepalli, staff writer • June 2, 2022
Senior Dylan Safai and junior Julia Lvovsky shake hands after they finish their interview.
A look back with class of 2022 President Dylan Safai
Julia Lvovsky, EIC • June 1, 2022
Seniors Haven Golliday and Addy Ziafat walk back to class with new hall passes.
Principal Nelson dives in to new policies; students have mixed opinions
Isaac Muffett, opinions editor • September 25, 2022
In with the old, out with the new? Masks became expected and are now being phased out. For science and for our society, this is not the right choice to a better future.
Masks remain important
September 23, 2022
The exterior of the newly opened DonutChew welcomes customers.
Is DonutChew the newest hotspot at Rio?
Maria Daraselia, staff writer • September 23, 2022
Photo used with permission from Blanton Studios
Alumn, rapper, actor Utkarsh Ambudkar succeeds across industries
Naina Giare, news editor • September 23, 2022
A young Queen Elizabeth II plants a tree while on a diplomatic world tour. Her husband, Prince Phillip, watches.
The World is Ending: Queen Elizabeth, dead?
Catie Russ, profiles editor • September 24, 2022
Photo courtesy of Rae Weinstein
Senior Advice: A freshman’s guide to football games
Rae Weinstein, editor-in-chief • September 22, 2022
Senior Abraham Labban enjoys his first taste of the new Wingstop chicken sandwich.
Wingstop’s new chicken sandwich: hit or miss?
Chris Castelli, sports editor • September 22, 2022
The true crime documentary, Bad Vegan, airs on Netflix.
New true crime documentaries take Netflix stage
Emma Song, managing editor • June 2, 2022
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