Common Sense

A large crowd gathers in front of the Supreme Court the night of Sep. 19 for a candle-lit vigil in honor of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Student-lead advocacy groups urge Senate against Supreme Court nomination before next year
Nico DePalma, commons editor • October 20, 2020

After the passing of renowned Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sep. 8, the Senate has (despite contradictory precedent) begun to...

Students offer mixed feelings about the school
Fifth period homeroom focuses on student well-being
Jason Asvestopoulos, Staff writer • October 12, 2020

This year the administration, led by Principal Kim Boldon and Assistant Principals Nick Hitchens and Christy Rice, scheduled fifth period homeroom...

A COVID-19 Outbreak Map of the USA, per 100,000 residents for each county.
Income inequality worsens due to COVID-19 pandemic
Elliot Wang, news editor • October 5, 2020

It is no secret that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the United States. One of the most important impacts this...

Shortened AP Exams yield contrasting opinions
Shortened AP Exams yield contrasting opinions
Simon Kidane, news editor • September 30, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, AP students all across the country were suddenly restricted to taking their 2020 AP classes and exams online, resulting...

Professional ice hockey winger Alex Ovechkin skating during an ice hockey match.
Questions loom over when DC sports return to normal
Joaquin Moreno, Staff writer • October 3, 2020

With several companies in the process of developing a COVID-19 vaccine, an important question arises: When will sports fans return to a pre-COVID...

Junior Nate Jacobs works out in his basement on Sept. 10 to prepare for the football season.
Athletes adapt to new way of life
James Walsh, Sports editor • October 1, 2020

With everyone in quarantine due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it has been hard for everyone to keep up their usual activities and habits. People...

Junior Bradley Luts hopes to get back on the field with his team for the upcoming spring season.
Coronavirus impacts on high school sports
Ethan Stoller, Staff writer • September 29, 2020

Schools around the country were shut down due to COVID-19, and ever since counties everywhere have been attempting to bring back the Spring 2021...

Junior Brady Weiss gets ready for the pitch in a tournament on August 29th.
Summer sports prevail through Covid
Rob Carpenter, Sports editor • September 28, 2020

Although school athletics were cancelled several weeks into the spring, students were able to play for their club teams over the summer. Junior...

Social Media: Constructive or Destructive?
Social Media: Constructive or Destructive?
Kirby Child, editor-in-chief • October 20, 2020

Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram began as platforms to communicate with those you might not be in close physical proximity to....

Junior Joshua M. Freedman enjoys watching an early premiere of the new film "Greenland" at his house on Sept. 16.
Freedman’s Film Forum: “Greenland”
Joshua M. Freedman, news editor • October 20, 2020

The major motion picture “Greenland” is what audience members get when the producers of “John Wick,” “The Town” and “Clash of the...

The field hockey team participates in their final Zoom for the season.
Students, coaches have mixed reviews about virtual sports
Quinn Lugenbeel, managing editor • October 21, 2020

Unable to have normal sports practices and games, fall sports were the first to participate in a virtual sports season. With practices over Zoom...

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