Common Sense

Chick-Fil-A Foundation stops funding anti-LGBTQ organizations

Sarah Firdaus, News Editor

December 19, 2019

One of the largest American fast food chains, the Chick-Fil-A foundation, which has been known for supporting anti-LGBTQ groups, will no longer be donating to two such organizations: the Salvation Army and the Fellowship o...

Consumers receive Black Friday benefits online

Jenna Lind, Sports Editor

December 19, 2019

Black Friday is a much anticipated event of the year, due to prices being lower than usual and it being a fun time with friends or family. However, it has recently become more of an online experience rather than in-store ...

This Day in History: Mexican- American border changes due to explosion

Marisa Silverman, Managing Editor

December 18, 2019

It’s no secret that the Mexican-American border is the origin point of much controversy in American politics today--- in recent years, it’s been difficult to watch the news without hearing talk of immigration, or the prop...

The perfect fall activity: attending farmers’ market in Kentlands

Dylan Cohen, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Everyone remembers their parents telling them to eat their fruits and veggies when they were little, but how often did you actually get to eat the healthiest food that was fresh from a garden? The Kentlands farmers’ mar...

New high school plans discussed by MCPS staff

Athena Hsueh, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

With recent talk of new boundaries being drawn and schools being built in the upcoming years, students and parents are worried about where they fall within these boundaries. The MCPS Board of Education proposed that, in...

New cultural club enlightens students regarding Christian faith

Caroline Zhou, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Christian Club features a popular religion shared among the members of the club and strives to inform others about their religion. The club welcomes anyone no matter what religion they believe in. The club’s president...

ACT policies change September 2020: section retesting, superscoring, online testing

Sarah Firdaus, News Editor

December 4, 2019

Sixty-six years after the first time it was administered, the ACT has changed its policy to offer students the chance to retake specific sections of the test. The new policy gives students the opportunity to use their highest...

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