Should teachers give students grade bumps?

Yes- Max Jordan, Editor-in-Chief Believe it or not, teachers were kids once too. They experienced high school just like the students they teach. They know more than anyone how tough high school can be, and how sometimes students just can’t seem to catch a break. Students work the whole quarter just for the end result,…

School to hold Doran memorial golf tournament

Mark your calendars for this upcoming fall, the first Dr. Michael Doran Memorial Golf Tournament is taking place to honor the memory of the former beloved principal. The tournament is being hosted by the athletics department and Booster Club on Oct. 14, at 9 A.M. at the Blue Mash Golf Course in Olney. All proceeds…

Summer math, reading: pointless waste of time

Every summer, students seem to be free from school for two months. However, during these two months, students are assigned a summer reading book and often a math packet as well. Summer reading is a waste of time because if students choose to read in the summer, they would much rather read a book of…

PARCC, HSA testing should be students’ option

Every year during the month of May there is that one week of the year designated for PARCC and HSA testing. It is now the biggest testing week after MCPS got rid of exams. This week is usually the week where most students get to sleep in until the afternoon. Other than giving students sleep,…

RQA’s should not stay; Exams should make return

The debut year of RQA (Required Quarterly Assessments) has come and gone, and after the first year there is speculation that the old exam and grading system will return. RQAs have changed the grading policy, no longer requiring students to take an end of semester exam that determines their semester grade. The RQA was put…

Powderpuff receives lowest record participation ever

Powderpuff is the one special day of the year where some of the most talented, athletic girls in school come together to go head to head against other grades in two-hand touch football. Coached by some of the best and brightest members of the football team, each team has a good chance of winning the…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Are school start times too late?

Throughout this school’s past two years, students have had to go through multiple changes. Exams have now become what we call RQA, so the school time was pushed, 20 minutes. The main question remains; should school times start even later? Administration staff also has an opinion on the change of school times, because it affects…