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SMOB candidates were finalized on Feb. 14 as Sam Ross, a junior at Montgomery Blair, and Praneel Suvarna, a junior at Clarksburg. SMOB elections will take place on Apr. 17.
SMOB nominees finalized
Ellie Mollica, online editor in chief • February 28, 2024
MCPS superintendent steps down
MCPS superintendent steps down
Lea Weinstein, sports editor, race & equity editor • February 23, 2024
Juniors Emma Li and Sebastian Thomas study for their AP AB Calculus test together during Wellness Wednesday on Feb. 14. Due to rising class sizes, students rely on each other for help more than the teacher since the teacher has less time to give personalized feedback for each student.
Extreme class sizes disrupt learning, planning
Diya Khetan, staff writer • February 21, 2024
Le Macaron employee Ally Selby takes customer orders at the register on Feb. 3. Le Macaron recently opened at Rio in January, offering a variety of sweet pastries and drinks. [Rios] got a great atmosphere, lots of people, and we really enjoy the community that we’re in, employee Sebastian Contreras said.
Macarons, pretzels, rock climbing: latest additions to Rio
Pragna Pothakamuri, staff writer • February 18, 2024
Kate Hawley (third from left) and her teammates celebrate a victory during their 6v6 tournament at training. Hawley has acclimated to her new school, the University of Maryland, with ease since starting classes on Jan. 24.
Common Sense alum Kate Hawley kicks off college soccer career
Maria Sofronas, editor in chief • February 20, 2024
Senior Anish Yarra prepares for his event to begin at the Stands at Last Chance 757 meet in Virginia Beach on Jan. 27 .
Anish Yarra commits to run college track and field at University of Chicago
Cyrus Kaz, staff writer • February 17, 2024
Junior Aanya Kapoor performs with Poms at POTH on Dec. 6.
From Prog to Poms, Aanya Kapoor does it all
Diya Khetan, staff writer • December 22, 2023
Hazel Della wins a Taekwondo championship.
Fighting star aims for Olympics
Annabelle Mosman, staff writer • December 22, 2023
Sophomore Nathaniel Gopstein does work for his computer science class while in his connections class. “I have extended time on assignments because it allows me to focus more and do the assignments to the best of my ability,” Gopstein said.
504 Plans: Do teachers do enough to accommodate students?
Tyler Mollica, staff writer • February 23, 2024
Junior Eva Veizis runs a cross-country home meet versus Walter Johnson on Sep. 20. Vaizis is a top 10 runner for the girls and is finishing her last lap on one of the first races of the season. “I enjoy running because it helps relieve me from stress,” Vaizis said.
Is running worth it?
February 21, 2024
Sophomore Megan Lomotan watches Dunkin Donuts The DunKings Super Bowl commercial during extra class time in AP Gov.
Super Bowl ads that stole the show
Hayley Gottesman, news editor • February 15, 2024
Senior Maya Halpern and social studies teacher Jennifer Bauer switch shoes as they experience each others day in the life. It was an eye-opening experience, and it was amazing to see how much she cares for her students, Halpern said.
Eyes wide open: teachers care more than I ever expected
Maya Halpern, back page editor • February 29, 2024
Senior Maya Halpern and social studies teacher Jennifer Bauer switch shoes as they experience each others day in the life. It was an eye-opening experience, and it was amazing to see how much she cares for her students, Halpern said.
My day as a student
February 28, 2024
Sophomore Justin Heller reads the College Board website on digital AP exams. Heller took AP Computer Science his freshman year and the exam was digital. This year he is taking AP Government and Politics and the exam is on paper. “I think that digital exams are a lot easier and less work,” Heller said.
Embracing digital AP exams
February 22, 2024
Sophomore Liv Resnick reacts to the Best Picture selections on Oscars nominations morning, Jan. 23. Results will be announced on Mar. 10.
The moviegoing experience: Comedy makes a comeback
Ahmed Ibrahim, staff writer • February 15, 2024
Freshly baked heart-shaped pizzas, topped with parmesan and basil are a fun and easy recipe to try.
Culinary Quest: Mini heart pizzas, surprisingly easy
Heerah Jayakumar, features editor, race & equity editor • February 15, 2024
Senior Lunah Schleret checks her housing portal for the University of California, San Diego. Im going to be in another state, and its honestly terrifying, Schleret said.
The World is Ending: Moving Up and Out
Catie Russ, profiles editor emeritus • May 26, 2023
Reviews such as Apna Pizza (top left), Raising Canes (top right), Wingstop chicken sandwich (bottom left) and the One Chip Challenge were some of the articles that left a lasting impression on me.
The monthly munch: A year in review
Chris Castelli, sports editor emeritus • May 25, 2023
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