Common Sense

The JoJo Experience: The Godnicks say hello to the new year

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

January 30, 2020

As the new decade begins, peoples’ minds are actively anticipating upcoming events, for instance, presidential elections, NASA’s plan to land on Mars, the Summer Olympics, Brexit and more. This is also a year of first...

Summer programs prepare students for future

Demi Ellenbogen, Managing Editor

January 29, 2020

As students near the start of second semester there is only one thing on their minds - summer. No more homework, early mornings, or stress. While summer is a great time to just kick back and relax, most people can agre...

Printscreen: The Rhythm Section unexpectedly graces readers with its engaging thriller

Mollika Singh, Senior Graphics Editor

January 3, 2020

While, based on the title, I was initially prepared for a ragtag group of adults figuring out how to play drums, instead I was graced with a rather engrossing thriller that is difficult to put down. In The Rhythm Section b...

Students learn to give back, providing for less fortunate families during holiday season

Jordan Rubin, Managing Editor

January 2, 2020

The holidays are a perfect time for students to give back to those who are less fortunate. Students who give back learn that the holidays are not just about receiving but also about giving. A common way to give back duri...

Students reminisce on favorite activities of 2019

Nesya Weinsweig, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

“Three, two, one… Happy New Year’s!” Couples kiss, the ball drops and crowds cheer all around the world as the clock hits 12 on Jan. 1. As 2019 comes to an end, a new decade starts and we all reflect on the most memo...

The JoJo Experience: Christmas with the Godnicks

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

January 2, 2020

Many of you are probably thinking, “I cannot wait one more second until winter break." This two week period of grace not only helps everyone take another breather from the increasing intensity of the school year after...

Recent grads reflect on final exam policy

Maya Erd, Features Editor

January 2, 2020

The posters are everywhere; “Seven keys to college readiness.” One thing not included in this infographic is final exam scores, because final exams were phased out by the county. However, colleges are based by semester ...

Blood Drive presents opportunity to save lives

Beatriz Kim, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Inova hospital hosted a blood drive for students on Dec. 4 during the school day as an opportunity for students to donate whole blood, double red cells, platelets, and plasma. Donation services are available to students who are 16...

Holiday traditions excite: Season of lights celebrated with gifts, joy, spirit

Emma Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Christmas has more meaning behind it than just opening gifts under the Christmas tree. The purpose is to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ as a religious and cultural celebration, with around 2 billion people celebrating...

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