Common Sense

TikTok is worth a shot

Rae Weinstein, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Formerly known as Musical.ly, Tik Tok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world, with over 1.5 billion users according to Oberlo. With so many people using it, is the app worth using? According...

31 total AP courses: Which are worth taking?

Daniel Sofer, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

With colleges becoming more and more competitive, students are wondering how many and which Advanced Placement classes to take throughout their high school careers in order to have the best chance of attending their dream ...

Summer health rivals in-school health

February 21, 2020

Summer health, Students going into their sophomore year are caught on one of the biggest conundrums this school has to offer: whether to take health over the summer or to take it during the school year. It is hard for st...

Online Exclusive: Ice cream can be enjoyed in all temperatures

February 12, 2020

Jake Hoffmanstaff writer People may say that you should eat ice cream year round but others say that eating ice cream should be something people only do on a hot summer day. Those people couldn’t be more wrong. People...

Online Exclusive: Second semester teachers bring excitement

Sammantha Lim, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2020

When the bell rings after homeroom, you rush to look through your schedule list, trying to figure out the fastest way to get to class without being late from oncoming traffic. You become nervous as you near your classroom, w...

Online Exclusive: Benefits of taking a foreign language throughout high school

Hannah Rah, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Imagine you’re on a trip to Spain; you land in Barcelona and decide to go to a restaurant where the locals only speak Spanish. You want to place your order, and you realize your four years of taking a foreign language in hi...

More religious holidays off needed

Sammantha Lim, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2020

MCPS gives students have days off for Christian religious holidays including Christmas and Easter. These days allow for students to be able to celebrate with their family and relatives. However, other holidays, such as the H...

Winter sports deserve pep rally

Beatriz Kim, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Pep rallies are a way of showing off sports opportunities to encourage school spirit and make sports announcements to inform students of upcoming games and captains. Even if the popular opinion about school is students ...

MCPS redistricting: Should it happen?

January 30, 2020

Yes, The definition of a Board of Education district in Montgomery County is a geographical area that a high school cluster is bound by. As of now, the current borders of school districts in MCPS are being brought into ques...

Too much homework, not enough time

Rae Weinstein, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Students spend hours doing homework causing high amounts of stress; is all the homework helpful and worth it? An opinion on the importance of homework is that homework reinforces skills learned in class and encourages stude...

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