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Online Exclusive: English department looks to diversifying their curriculum

Elliot Wang, News Editor

March 12, 2020

Given the ubiquitous nature of literature and its importance throughout a majority of cultures worldwide, some have begun to question the diversity of the texts that are assigned to high school English classes. This is du...

Online Exclusive: Accommodations allow students to finish assignments with full potential

Emma Hoffman, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

It's the day of a big math test, you barely finish in time before the bell rings. You look over at the person next to you, who gets to stay and work for more time. This may feel unfair to you that someone is allowed more tim...

Junior State of America Club provides chance for worldwide debate

Beatriz Kim, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Junior State of America, also known as JSA, is a world-wide club for high school students to experience political debates, the passing of bills, caucuses, and overall interaction with different students with the same pass...

MCPS develops first elective class on LGBTQ+ history

Arya Ramachandran, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools is spreading awareness with the development of the district’s first comprehensive elective class on LGBTQ+ history. It will be piloted in spring 2021 after being planned. The pilot c...

This Day in History: Department of Education created

Marisa Silverman, Managing Editor

March 2, 2020

On this day in 1867, under President Andrew Johnson, the Department of Education (E.D.) was created. The country was just two years out of the devastating Civil War, and Johnson created the agency to “collect informatio...

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