NFL changes protocol over standing for national anthem

Standing for the national anthem before games and athletic events is a widespread American tradition that shows support for the country and it’s military. Nearly two years ago Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.…

School lunches fill students with disappointment

From movies to TV shows, school lunches are always depicted as gross slabs of mystery meat that are far from appetizing. Does the stereotype have any basis of reality? Going down to the school cafeteria at the start of lunch, long winding lines come from the two lunch stations. Hungry eaters must weigh whether lunches…

Are summer jobs a beneficial experience?

Problem: everyone at school is wearing those new trendy shoes, but you know your parents won’t buy them for you. Solution: get a job. Getting a job over the summer months is the perfect way to make money without the overwhelming workload of school and a job. Summer employment is ideal because according to childtrends.org,…

Is health class better in summer or in school?

School: Summer time should be spent relaxing, focusing on anything other than school work. Students have the opportunity to take health class during a semester of the school year or during a few weeks of the summer. It is a better idea to take health during the school year to maximize the time students have…

English curriculum needs diversity

It is not uncommon to go a full school year here while reading only books by white men in English classes. With the reality being that this is the majority, or perhaps totality, of all reading that most students do, this is unacceptable. Common Sense surveyed English teachers here to find out which books they…

ONLINE ONLY: Student Ethics Board needed to combat dishonesty

How many times have you heard this coming out of students’ mouths: “Don’t worry, I’ll send you the test questions.” “Can I take a picture of that homework?” “Hey, cise me the answers.” Or, on the teachers’ side: “I find it a little suspicious that the Period 8 class did so much better than Period…

ONLINE ONLY: SMOB candidates’ similarities, differences

It is now April, which brings with it SGA elections, class president elections, but more importantly, SMOB elections. This year, the two SMOB candidates are juniors Ananya Tadikonda and Nimah Nayel. They both attend Richard Montgomery and both have experience in a leadership position. Tadikonda is the current Montgomery County Regional SGA (MCR) vice president,…