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School holds event regarding racism against Asian Americans
School holds event regarding racism against Asian Americans
Julia Lvovsky, staff writer • April 15, 2021

The newly formed Race and Equity Committee is hosting a Racism Against Asian Americans Panel, welcome to all students, faculty and community. The...

The AP Central website, run by the College Board, is the place to get updates on AP exam administration as exam day get closer.
AP exams will look different this year
Joaquin Moreno, staff writer • April 1, 2021

Adapting to the current situation of the pandemic, The College Board has released new guidelines for Advanced Placement (AP) test taking coming...

On Beyond Zebra was illustrated in 1955 by Theodor Geisel and is one of several of his published works that contain racist images.
Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be printed due to racist illustrations
Christina Liu, editor-in-chief • March 31, 2021

On Mar. 2, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that they will no longer be publishing six Dr. Seuss books -- If I Ran the Zoo, And to Think That...

MCPS graduation rate trends for each student group from the class of 2017 to this year.
MCPS four-year graduation rate increases; Wootton takes place as second highest in county
Elliot Wang, news editor • March 30, 2021

Despite the challenges faced by students and staff members alike in the COVID-19 pandemic, MCPS’ four-year graduation rate has increased significantly...

Yet another form of High School Musical comes to fans.
High School Musical: The Musical
Shreyas Jindal, staff writer • April 15, 2021

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is a show about a high school drama club that is producing the school’s first-ever play...

Senior Erin Chang goes on a run to prepare for her first half-marathon.
Running for beginners
Leah Starr, managing editor • April 15, 2021

I started running around a year ago, and have not looked back since. As someone who did high school track and hated almost every second of it,...

A peer pressure prevention awareness poster
Understanding peer pressure, misconceptions
Isaac Muffett, staff writer • April 7, 2021

In conversations surrounding teens and their behaviors, peer pressure is one of the most misunderstood concepts. Adults have a few common misconceptions...

Sophomores Ruth Dai and Angela Gu enjoy a picnic in Dai
Picnicking, the best way to escape
Emma Song, staff writer • April 2, 2021

Now that the weather is getting warmer, everyone is itching to get out and enjoy the sun. A fun and relaxing way to spend time with family, friends...

The yellow "Rookie Driver" sticker  tells people on the road to be patient with new drivers
Students are learning to drive despite Covid-19
Owen Lomotan, staff writer • April 1, 2021

Learning to drive is one of the most important life skills we take into adulthood. Driving shows we aren’t kids anymore, and that we have matured...

A mass shooting in Orange County, CA, took the lives of four people, including a nine-year-old.
How many more? Gun violence in America
Ethan Lenkin, staff writer • April 15, 2021

Las Vegas. El Paso. Sandy Hook. Parkland. Dayton. San Bernardino. Orlando. Aurora Springs. The Tree of Life Synagogue. In the last month alone,...

I took this photo outside last week when I was supposed to be in class.
Sarah-ious discussions: Continue
Sarah Firdaus, managing editor • March 26, 2021

Somedays, I don’t feel like doing anything. It’s not because of emotional stress or fatigue; rather, life just seems worthless for a few...

Though there are many to choose from, not all fruits are created equal.
Riley Rates: Fruit
March 24, 2021
Patriot Chat Episode 10
Patriot Chat Episode 10
Eric Yeh, podcast editor • March 25, 2021

Welcome to episode 10 of Patriot Chat. I’m your host Eric Yeh. Episode ten has three segments. They are The Discussion, Checking-In, and The...

Patriot Chat Episode 9: Wootton Reopening Guidelines
Patriot Chat Episode 9: Wootton Reopening Guidelines
Eric Yeh, podcast editor • March 18, 2021

Welcome to episode 9 of Patriot Chat. I’m your host Eric Yeh. In this episode Principal Boldon, Mr. Pucciarelli, and I will be showing you...

Billie Eilish performs.
Billie Eilish releases personal documentary
Nicole Jezek, staff writer • April 2, 2021

Billie Eilish is a rising pop star who has connected with our generation with her unique music style. She recently released a documentary called...

Which Wootton elective should you take?
Which Wootton elective should you take?
Young-A Kim, online editor-in-chief • February 24, 2021

Take this fun quiz to determine which Wootton elective would be best for you!

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