Community dedicates bridge to former principal

“Doran is the bridge between Wootton high school and the Wootton community.” These words spoken by class of 2015 alumnus Jon Glaser have been true for years, but on June 1, this statement became true in a literal sense as dozens of students, parents, teachers and alumni gathered at Greenplace Terrace to dedicate the Michael…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Paper plates- ultimate tribute

Awards. They come in all shapes and sizes — trophies, medals, plaques and ribbons — and they serve as pieces of material evidence for achievement and success. For the handful of prodigies among our student body, their walls are covered with a plethora of these awards, each one a tribute to a certain accomplishment. But…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Will RQA’s return?

MCPS made a decision during the fall of the 2015-2016 school year to get rid of final exams for the current school year. The Board of Education replaced final exams with Required Quarterly Assessments (more commonly known as RQAs). These RQAs are taken every quarter instead of at the end of the semester like final…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Inside the life of a student intern

Throughout the school year, students work tirelessly to achieve in school and prepare themselves for a more prosperous future- in most cases college. Whereas summer is often synonymous with relaxation and time off from work, some students opt to spend the summer months interning with elite companies. Not exactly the epitome of relaxation, but interning…

Prevent brain drain over summer break

Lazy Saturdays spent lounging at the pool, Sunday brunch with friends, and mindlessly watching the latest BuzzFeed videos all seem to point with neon signs to a specific time of the year: summer. Often times it’s easy to get carried away in summer fun only to find that when the next school year rolls around…

Class of 2017 goes out strong

It was the first day of the rest of their lives. It was the culmination of 13 years of schooling and many more long nights of studying. It was the springboard into their promising future. It was high school graduation. The festivities on May 31 started when the staff entered the hall to the band…

Budget proposal leaves questions about education plans

A little over three months have passed since President Donald Trump was sworn into office leaving people concerned after some of the questionable decisions he has made so far. From the travel ban, which prevented six country’s (Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya) citizens from being able to enter the U.S. to the $100…