Common Sense

Local municipalities lower the voting age to 16.
How old is old enough to vote?
Josh Erd, staff writer • March 23, 2023
The proposed student leadership setup that was presented on Feb. 16 during lunch.
Administration proposes new student leadership structure, causing mixed reactions from students
Elizabeth Mehler and Ellie Mollica, senior commons editor • March 23, 2023
Barrons test prep publishes their first online AP Precalculus exam study guide.
CollegeBoard offers new AP class next year: AP Precalculus
Naina Giare, news editor • March 21, 2023
Junior Allison Goldring steps outside of her home to capture an image of the snow in her backyard on her day off of school last school year in January 2022.
Virtual learning challenges on snow days
Sydney Chaikin, staff writer • March 2, 2023
Sophomore Sophie Liu challenges her opponent over Presidents Day weekend at the Cadet Womens Saber in Junior Olympics in Denver, Colorado. Liu said fencing, has brought me so many amazing opportunities and taught me so much about being strong and perseverance.
Fencer Sophie Liu gets first in Junior Olympics
Inayat Thukral, staff writer • March 20, 2023
Junior Samantha Lau smiles before a performance on Sept. 30.  This was before we performed at a football game with a routine I helped choreograph. It was a rainy night so there were not many people there, but I still had fun, Lau said.
Hardworking and talented, Samantha Lau balances clubs, sports, academics
Niki Naderi, staff writer • March 2, 2023
Junior Gurnoor Sohdi takes pictures during Senior Night for boys basketball on Feb. 13.  Sohdi set her schedule to take pictures during each game, boys and girls, working around the court through all the chaos of the game. “Taking photos has been a challenge. It’s gotten much better with practice. People say practice makes perfect so its been a learning experience for me,” Sohdi said.
Gurnoor Sodhi brings sports to life one photo at a time
Inayat Thukral, staff writer • February 21, 2023
Mitchell Golub on the ice during a Patriots hockey game.
Hockey and roller coasters: Mitchell Golub follows family traditions
Richard McDaniel, staff writer • January 24, 2023
Sweetgreen sells healthy bowls at multiple locations in Montgomery County. This order contains quinoa, lettuce, sweet potato, mushrooms, tomatoes and chickpeas.
New Sweetgreen opening in Gaithersburg
Natalie Kiene, staff writer • March 1, 2023
A new Shake Shack is being built in the Kentlands. The expected time of opening is the first half of 2023. The building is going to be 4,700 square feet.
Shake Shack shimmies into Kentlands
Alex Grainger, staff writer • March 23, 2023
Senior Stacy Sun texts on her computer while class is in session.
Senioritis spreads rapidly through school
Sean Snyder, staff writer • March 21, 2023
Bageltowne vs. Bethesda Bagels: A clash of bagel titans
Chris Castelli, sports editor • February 25, 2023
Rescuers work to save trapped worshipers and recover dead victims inside the mosque after the bomb caused a whole wall to collapse. Citizens observe the damage from behind police tape.
The World Is Ending: No space for anti-Muslim hate
Catie Russ, profiles editor • February 23, 2023
Brazil’s new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (left) campaigns in Porto Alegre with his wife Janja Lula da Silva (right) and Vice President-elect Geraldo Alckim (middle) on the platform of saving the Amazon Rainforest.
The World Is Ending: Amazon Rainforest, dying?
Catie Russ, profiles editor • January 19, 2023
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