Common Sense

Common Sense Responds: Montgomery County schools respond to BLM movement

Maya Erd, Managing Editor

June 9, 2020

Due to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of the police force, the Black Lives Matter movement gained attention and Montgomery County high schools are responding accordingly.  ...

Common Sense Reponds: It’s on all of us to learn about racism and leaders who have fought against it

Leah Starr, Managing Editor

June 8, 2020

As American citizens, members of the Wootton community and humans, it is our responsibility to remain informed about our own history. Some of us may just be beginning to learn about the effects of racism through the news...

Common Sense Responds: Students take to social media to show support

Quinn Lugenbeel, Managing Editor

June 8, 2020

When a student opens Instagram, they find that their feed has drastically changed in the past few weeks. Instead of seeing the usual pictures of their friends smiling, they find videos of police brutality and calls for change...

Common Sense Responds: How to stay safe at protests

Jamie Stern, Managing Editor

June 7, 2020

As the murder of George Floyd has sparked protest nationwide, Montgomery County citizens joined in on the fight for the Black Lives Matter movement. The first protest in the area took place on Monday, June 1 on the RIO ...

Common Sense Responds: Posting a black square isn’t enough

Sarah Firdaus, Managing Editor

June 7, 2020

Last week, I was aimlessly swiping through Instagram when I was warned by the app of content I’d rather avoid. I was halted by troublesome words - “Sensitive content. This photo may contain graphic or violent content.” Uns...

Common Sense Responds: Trump shows true colors in response to murder of George Floyd

Jenna Lind, Managing Editor

June 7, 2020

In a time of need, Trump hid. In a time of guidance, Trump was in the White House with the lights off. In a time when leadership was needed, Trump gave no reassurance or advice to Americans. When Trump eventually s...

Common Sense Responds: One action people can take to support our Black friends

Miller Romm, Editor-In-Chief

June 6, 2020

During this difficult time, some people seem to be pointing blame and stirring negativity instead of uniting Americans. Checking in with our Black friends can be one positive action that they need during this confusing ti...

Common Sense Responds: The truth behind violent protests

Betty Berhane, Managing Editor

June 6, 2020

As of Saturday, June 6, all 50 U.S. states and 18 countries have participated in a series of Black Lives Matter protests, making this the largest civil rights movement in history even amidst the current global pandemic. All o...

Common Sense Responds: The Editorial Board’s official response to the Black Lives Matter movement

June 6, 2020

Common Sense Editorial As the official news source for the Wootton community, we want to address what is going on in our country right now. The tragic murder of George Floyd and the deaths of numerous other Black Americans hav...

Theatre provides immediate, college, lifetime benefits

March 13, 2020

Letter to the Editor, First, I would like to say thank you for including so much arts coverage in the newspaper--both of Wootton artists and larger cultural events. However, I am writing to you now because March is Theatre i...

Teachers need not know when students need to go

Sean White, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

You raise your hand in the middle of a lecture, a flicker of urgency in your eyes. The teacher asks a poignant question about whatever subject and calls on you expectantly, only for you to mumble, “uh…can I go to the b...

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