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Thousands of protestors gather by the reflecting pool at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to hear speakers and to march during the fight against police brutality and systemic injustice against black people on Aug. 28. Photo by Nicolas DePalma.
Thousands attend second March on Washington amid resurgence of civil rights movement
Nico DePalma, Commons Editor • September 21, 2020

The recent (and not so recent) deaths of black people from hate crimes and police violence, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake,...

Coronavirus preventing, interfering with international travel, communication
Simon Kidane, Staff Writer • March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus, a disease outbreak that has found its way around the world over the past month, has risen to a global death toll of over...

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Coronavirus takes toll on American life
Nicolas Depalma, Staff Writer • March 13, 2020

The coronavirus is sweeping the globe, though at a slower rate than the rumors and talk that surround it. The coronavirus is a term seemingly...

Be T.R.U.E. 5 kilometer race honors Samuel Williams
Be T.R.U.E. 5 kilometer race honors Samuel Williams
Ryan Mcgraw, Staff Writer • March 13, 2020

As the temperature rises so does the excitement as we approach the Be T.R.U.E. 5K run/walk and Wellness Day event on March 21. Samuel...

Squad finish season strong on senior night leading into first playoff game
Squad finish season strong on senior night leading into first playoff game
March 6, 2020

Samir Patakarsports editor The Patriots have finished this regular season at 10-10, improving greatly from last year’s record of 1-19. After...

XFL has strong viewership and positive reviews after debut
Justin Miller, Staff Writer • March 6, 2020

The XFL is a football league, like the National Football League (NFL), but a lot more crazy. The CEO of the most famous wrestling organization...

Patriots advance to state finals after dominant performance during regionals
Patriots advance to state finals after dominant performance during regionals
James Walsh, Staff Writer • March 6, 2020

The swim and dive team had an outstanding season. The program has close to 80 members, but they kept a close knit team. In the regular season,...

Wrestling looks to surprise with deep run in playoffs
Wrestling looks to surprise with deep run in playoffs
Conor Walsh, Managing Editor • March 6, 2020

The wrestling team finished the regular season with a record of 4-10. They also played in a couple tournaments and all of these matches...

Common Sense Responds: Montgomery County schools respond to BLM movement
Maya Erd, Managing Editor • June 9, 2020

Due to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of the police force, the Black Lives Matter movement...

Junior Joshua M. Freedman enjoys watching an early premiere of the new film All In: The Fight for Democracy at his house on Sept. 9.
Freedman’s Film Forum: "All In: The Fight for Democracy"
Joshua M. Freedman, News Editor • September 16, 2020

All In: The Fight for Democracy, which is officially released to the public on Sept. 18 through Amazon Prime Video, is a captivating film that...

Camryn Eats: Pizza
March 5, 2020
Tenet is rated PG-13. It was released on Sept. 3, and has a 7.9/10 on IMDb.
“Tenet” mesmerizes with complex storyline
Carter Jones, Sports Editor • September 21, 2020

(Spoilers ahead) “Tenet” is yet another Christopher Nolan masterpiece that is sure to become a classic. The film stars John David Washington...

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The Student News Site of Thomas S. Wootton High School