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QAnon supporter Majorie Taylor Greene stripped of Congressional committee roles
Joaquin Moreno, staff writer • March 1, 2021

The name Marjorie Taylor Greene is immediately and undoubtedly recognizable in Washington politics nowadays. Definitely not for the right reasons,...

President Joe Biden signs "Executive Order on Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act" at the White House on Jan. 28.
Biden implements executive orders to counter Trump’s policy, meets with mild controversy
Elliot Wang, news editor • March 1, 2021

Since his election in 2021, President Joe Biden has signed  an enormous number of executive orders, memorandums, actions and notices, 20 of...

Attacks and a riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 arose after false allegations that the 2020 election was fraudulent.
Presidential election Leads to intense turmoil, results in Capitol riot
Simon Kidane, news editor • February 28, 2021

After the election of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, ex-president Trump’s supporters rioted and engaged in an armed attack...

Coronavirus vaccines roll out in Montgomery County and all around the country with the new executive administration but with further progress to be made.
Disappointment strikes as county Coronavirus vaccines roll out slowly
Maya Seiler, staff writer • February 28, 2021

After a year since the pandemic began rampaging the nation and half a million lives have perished because of it, the race against the clock to...

Tik Tok creator Jeremy Scheck puts on his apron and prepares to film.
Food creators including Jeremy Scheck take over Tik Tok
Danielle Land, staff writer • March 1, 2021

When quarantine started, teenagers and adults turned to Tik Tok for their source of entertainment and recipes. College student Jeremy Scheck...

A perfect example of a snow day in New York City: Watching the snow fall from the sky while everyone is managing staying warm.
Traditions to take part in during winter wonderland
Danielle Berman, profiles editor • February 28, 2021

You check the night before, throw a couple of ice cubes down your toilet, wear your pajamas inside out and backward and sleep on the other side...

Olivia Rodrigo sings with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series costar Joshua Basset at the 2019 D23 Expo.
"Drivers License” stays atop Billboard Hot 100; drama lingers
Sarah Nanos, staff writer • February 27, 2021

Getting your driver's license is normally an exciting event in teenagers’ lives, signalling a transition into adulthood and more freedoms....

Fans traditionally prepare huge spreads before the Super Bowl.
How fans enjoyed the Superbowl
Jake Hoffman, staff writer • February 25, 2021

Traditionally Americans celebrate the Super Bowl with family and friends. This year has been different due Covid-19 and big groups can’t be...

One thing students will miss about snow days is hanging out with friends, sledding and having fun in the snow.
Students, staff agree that online learning may mark the end of snow days
Jake Dolan, features editor • February 25, 2021

As we continue to experience the heavy snows of the winter, one can’t help but notice one thing missing: snow days. This school year, due to...

Senior Sebastian Maldonado-Arango checks his quarter grades on the Synergy Website.
Students, teachers reveal mixed opinions about Synergy
Jason Asvestopoulos, staff writer • February 27, 2021

This year, the Board of Education transferred from MyMCPS Portal to a new grading system called Synergy. While receiving initial backlash, as...

Take time to explore your anger; only then will you be able to calm yourself.
Sarah-ious discussions: When we’re provoked
Sarah Firdaus, managing editor • February 28, 2021

What’s it called when suddenly all rational thought escapes your brain? When your heart races, jaw clenches, smile fades? What is it, the sudden...

Common Sense Podcast Episode 6
Common Sense Podcast Episode 6
Eric Yeh, podcast editor • February 6, 2021

For the sixth episode: Welcome to the Common Sense Podcast, episode 6. I am your host Eric Yeh. Episode six is split into three videos starting...

Common Sense Podcast Episode 5
Common Sense Podcast Episode 5
Eric Yeh, podcast editor • January 23, 2021

For the fifth episode: Welcome to the Common Sense Podcast, episode 5. I am your host Eric Yeh. Episode five is split into three videos that...

Sophomore Emma Song watches the last episode of the Netflix Original series, Bridgerton, at home on Jan. 12.
Bridgerton is exuberant, shallow period drama
Emma Song, staff writer • March 1, 2021

Based on the book series by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton follows the Bridgerton family as they experience romantic relationships and marriage proposals...

Which Wootton elective should you take?
Which Wootton elective should you take?
Young-A Kim, online editor-in-chief • February 23, 2021

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

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