Common Sense

This Day In History: Woman named chancellor of Germany

Marisa Silverman, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

While today may live in infamy for being the day when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, it may be rather difficult to relate that to today. A more relatable piece of history is that on today’s date in 200...

Climate change not only affects present, but future generations to come

Anna Keneally, Commons Editor

November 13, 2019

With winter approaching and cold weather coming in, it is hard for some to remember that the Earth’s temperature is increasing at the rate of .07 degrees Celsius a year. So what is Climate Change? And if it is really hap...

Patriot balloon factory fundraising activity returns to school

Athena Hsueh, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The Patriot Balloon Factory will be returning this month with a variety of new balloons to sell instead of focusing only on birthday balloons. They are planning to add more smiley face and congratulations balloons. Last yea...

Student athletes relax at lunch with game of Spikeball

James Walsh, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The Spikeball Club had its third weekly meeting of the year on Oct. 18 at lunch, run by president and senior William Karis and members of the board. Members are spreading awareness of the sport, and their goal is to let stu...

The News in Brief

Vishakha Choudhary, Commons Editor

November 12, 2019

Montgomery County proposes new bus ride Montgomery County’s proposed Corridors City Transitway has hit a problem. The CCT is a proposed 15-mile rapid bus ride that would extend from the Shady Grove Metro Station to Cl...

This Day In History: Ghandi arrested during march

Marisa Silverman, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

On this day in 1913, Gandhi was arrested in India while leading miners in a march to protest a tax on former indentured workers. After being released on bail, he returned to the march and was arrested for a second time. The i...

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