Common Sense

The girls varsity soccer team wraps up a late night practice. Athletes are not required to wear masks outdoors.
County mandates full COVID vaccination for spring, winter athletes by Nov. 15
Ellie Cowen, editor-in-chief • October 15, 2021
Mental health days are equally as important as sick days.
Students now able to take mental health days as excused absences
Julia Lvovsky, opinion editor • October 14, 2021
At the club expo in the main gym on Sept. 14, students fill out the sign up sheet for the Biology Club.
New, returning students attend annual club expo in-person
Sasha Sampaio, staff writer • September 25, 2021
Among the new additions to the return to school are mask mandates, including for junior Luis Falcon. Masks are required inside school buildings (except for lunch), though they are optional in outdoor settings.
New school year bound to bring changes
Joaquin Moreno, staff writer • September 24, 2021
New cheerleading coach Evva Starr coaches with assistant coaches Jamie Graham and Janet Pitt at the football game against Clarksburg on Sept. 17.
Cheerleading, poms both have new coaches
Jolie Graham, staff writer • September 21, 2021
Sonia Vees Cupcakes has interesting flavors including vanilla chip raspberry and drizzle.
Sonia Vee: baking wizard
Rae Weinstein, opinion editor • May 25, 2021
The NFL draft begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.
With NFL Draft fast approaching, here’s everything you need to know
Jake Hoffman, staff writer • April 27, 2021
Coach Casey Fletcher converses with the team before practice.
Field hockey team welcomes new coach
Mandy Schoen, staff writer • March 27, 2021
Junior Alex Neguisse cant help falling asleep in his second period class, AP Psychology.
Sleep habits of pandemic teens suggest benefits of later start times
Peter Stanton-Shepherd, staff writer • September 25, 2021
Common Sense editors and seniors Maya Seiler, Ellie Cowen and Nico DePalma mask up in compliance of MCPS policy.
Masks at school is good idea
September 25, 2021
Players compete in games and participate in other quests in the new game city.
Next gen NBA 2K is the better game
Jake Konigsberg, staff writer • October 15, 2021
Jojo Siwa and Jenna Johnson are the first same sex couple on Dancing with the Stars; Ariana Grande joins Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton as a coach on The Voice.
Shows come back in person with history-breaking additions
Olivia Smith, features editor • October 16, 2021
Senior Luke Jordan sits down to enjoy a delicious bowl of Reeses Puffs.
A Lukewarm Perspective: Cereal
Luke Jordan, online editor-in-chief • October 15, 2021
The White Witch, Artful Dodger, Dorian Gray and Mr. Darcey join Anna in her book nook to review H. G. Parrys book.
Anna’s Book Nook: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry
Anna Keneally, editor-in-chief • October 14, 2021
Students gather in the Commons for a game of tug-of-war Oct. 12, just one of the games SGA has hosted to bolster spirit before the homecoming dance.
What’s Underway in SGA: Homecoming and beyond
Nico DePalma, editor-in-chief • October 14, 2021
C2 Education in Fallsgrove is a popular SAT/ACT/AP Prep and tutoring facility.
College application, admission process favors wealthier people, sustaining systemic oppression
Ellie Reiter, race and equity editor • September 27, 2021
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