Common Sense

Students debate the most difficult quarter

Jenna Lind, Sports Editor

June 7, 2019

Students have a quarter they dread because it is harder than the rest. Whether it is the amount of homework and classwork, material, or adjusting to high school, there is always that something that makes one quarter hard...

School year needs to start, end earlier

Samantha Lim, Opinion Editor

June 7, 2019

Students feel that the school year start and end date should be changed in the years to come. But should the school calendar be adjusted so that the year begins and ends earlier, or changed to one that begins and ends la...

Tests should be reduced during AP exam week


June 7, 2019

Students may wonder why their teachers give them tests and quizzes along with all of the stress students have to deal with during AP testing and Parcc/HSA testing week. AP testing week is a stressful time. Students us...

Standardized testing improves achievement, motivation

Elana Tinelli, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

Standardized testing: Ranging from SAT to ACT to AP exams, there’s no denying it’s a vital part of every student’s high school experience that causes frustration and anger. “These tests do stress me because I know ...

Should wellness time be continued next school year?

June 7, 2019

Debating the effectiveness of the newly-implemented wellness periods No, Wellness day has been going on for the last eight weeks and students must ask: Is wellness day worthwhile and should we keep it? For the past couple year...

Yearbooks worth purchase only for seniors

Luke Jordan, Opinion Editor

May 28, 2019

It’s the end of the year, and you have to decide whether to buy a yearbook. What should you do? Yearbooks are a staple of high school where you can look back on your accomplishments, achievements, and see what you looked like ...

End of school should not lead to break-ups

Miller Romm, Senior Back Page Editor

May 28, 2019

Seniors are struggling to find out whether they should end their relationship or stay with their partner after graduation. Living apart for four years whether it is for college or for other reasons can cause difficulties to a...

Smells like no teen spirit


May 28, 2019

School energy needs improvement; starts with students We have all seen the high school movies. You know, the ones where everyone dresses up for the pep rally and cheers their hearts out for sports teams and theatre productions and academic decathlon. One of the High Scho...

Students should wait to drive friends after getting license

Sammantha Lim, Opinion Editor

May 28, 2019

Students who have received their driver’s license enjoy driving friends to and from school as well as going to local hangout spots to eat or spend their leisure time. Should recent license-receiving drivers be able to d...

Students argue required classes should not be mandatory to take

Rob Carpenter, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

An aspiring writer sits in her Calculus class hopelessly, with no understanding of the material and no desire to work. This is the reality of students forced to take classes that they have no interest in. Montgomery County h...

Books or beaches: what summer should be about

Miller Romm, Opinion Editor

May 6, 2019

Students at high schools all around the county, have to balance their schedule as well as make sure they have finished all of their credits. This is why taking a course over the summer can be a resolution. Students have a choi...

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