Common Sense

Best way to handle late grade changes

Jamie Stern, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

It’s the night before marking period grades are due from teachers. Your teacher still hasn’t put in five of your grades, your grade is borderline and your parents are breathing down your neck about your B in English....

Why students should review progress check results


May 3, 2019

Nothing is worse than getting back a surprise grade and wondering how it happened. After all the hard work of studying, not being able to see how you could have improved is a major flaw in the learning process. Education ...

Pros and cons of having a first-choice college

Marisa Silverman, Back Page Editor

April 11, 2019

As seniors commit to college and juniors finalize the lists of schools they’re applying to, one question looms large: which, if any, school is the first choice? Having a first choice can make spring of senior year ea...

Chromebooks prove struggle to maintain

April 11, 2019

Common Sense Editorial Since 2015, chromebooks have been essential in all classrooms in Montgomery County Public Schools. The laptops are used daily, and students use them in almost every class in their schedule. The chromeb...

Does DST have positive impacts?

April 11, 2019

Debating the importance, relevance of daylight savings time Yes, While an hour of our time is valuable and losing that time doesn’t seem worth it, the payoff of sunlight practically all day for half the year makes up...

The pros and cons of the senior spring break trip

Justin Fishman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

As the weather gets warmer students begin looking forward to spring as they put winter behind them. Students love being able to spend more time outside, short sleeve shirts to school, and most of all, students love going on s...

Students upset by teachers monitoring screens

Sammantha Lim, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Using monitored computers, checking security cameras, and searching lockers and students’ personally are common controversies for both students and staff. Staff monitor students to prevent them from getting off-task and k...

Debate sparked over whether students should get jobs

Dennis Child, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Laying around and being lazy may sound like a good time to any senior, but it is important that students work and save money for when they go off to college. It is a good idea for students to get a job in high school as ...

Thin Mints or Samoas, which reigns?

Riley Jordan, Graphics Editor

March 27, 2019

Ever since Girl Scouts began to sell them in 1917, they have become a staple of American culture. With seven variations available today, two flavors reign supreme: Thin Mints and Samoas. These two kinds of Girl Scout ...

Open lunch debate reignites; students advocate for change

March 26, 2019

Common Sense Editorial Students spend hours a day in the intense and stressful school atmosphere with no break. This long period of time can be quite overwhelming and being able to take a break by leaving school during lu...

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