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…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Evolution of senior pranks

Senior year is filled with laughter and mischief, so what better way to celebrate graduation than with a prank? The tradition of senior pranks has been around as long as high school has, and although this school isn’t famous for being wild pranksters, our seniors (and teachers) have pulled some good pranks over the years.…