Should teachers give students grade bumps?

Yes- Max Jordan, Editor-in-Chief Believe it or not, teachers were kids once too. They experienced high school just like the students they teach. They know more than anyone how tough high school can be, and how sometimes students just can’t seem to catch a break. Students work the whole quarter just for the end result,…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Paper plates- ultimate tribute

Awards. They come in all shapes and sizes — trophies, medals, plaques and ribbons — and they serve as pieces of material evidence for achievement and success. For the handful of prodigies among our student body, their walls are covered with a plethora of these awards, each one a tribute to a certain accomplishment. But…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Will RQA’s return?

MCPS made a decision during the fall of the 2015-2016 school year to get rid of final exams for the current school year. The Board of Education replaced final exams with Required Quarterly Assessments (more commonly known as RQAs). These RQAs are taken every quarter instead of at the end of the semester like final…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Inside the life of a student intern

Throughout the school year, students work tirelessly to achieve in school and prepare themselves for a more prosperous future- in most cases college. Whereas summer is often synonymous with relaxation and time off from work, some students opt to spend the summer months interning with elite companies. Not exactly the epitome of relaxation, but interning…

Juniors engage in tie dye extravaganza

Every year after the seniors leave, the junior girls wake up early and wear their tie-dye shirts to school and take pictures in the parking lot. It is their way of welcoming the idea of becoming seniors. This year’s juniors formed a Facebook group with 222 girls, all given the option to order a T-shirt…