Holiday season calls for time of giving

Whether it be the twinkling lights throughout town or the festive spirit blossoming, the holidays bring out the charitable side of people. This holiday season there are charities collecting donations to help those in need. Doctors Without Borders, USA Doctors Without Borders (DWB) is a group of doctors that since 1971 has travelled the world…

Homework Club continues to prosper

Freshman Brandon Powell used to go to the library or straight home after school, but now he goes to Homework Club. “[I go] to get some help on work that I don’t understand,” Powell said, as he stood up to get a Chromebook in Room 282 after school. At Homework Club, he gets help with…

Winter Lights turn park into winter wonderland

The holiday season as a time for food, gifts and family are typically the most popular thoughts but there’s another aspect of the holidays that is too prevalent in our society to ignore: winter lights. These luminescent displays of color and brightness are a staple of the holiday time and should be appreciated more than…

News Briefs: Dec 20

Teen found dead in wooded area – A senior from Whitman was found dead in the woods by Bethesda on Dec. 9. According to WTOP, the teens name is Navid Nicholas Sepehri and was 17 years old. Police responded to a underage party and when they arrived, the police saw a group of teenage boys…

Mental health issue plagues MCPS

Mental health: As students, it may feel as if we hear those words every day. Balancing school work, extracurriculars, family obligations, staying active, having a social life and maintaining your mental health are a strain. The concept is hard to define and often carries a negative connotation. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health,…

New plan will have humanities students receive AP credit

To take the Humanities and Arts signature program one of the main requirements of the program is junior and senior seminar. These two classes are the second semester of junior year, and the first semester of senior year. In these two classes, students learn how to do college-level research, and then they write an 18-20…