Selvaraj takes time off to climb Mount Everest

When you think about mountains, Mount Everest, Mount Fuji and Mount Kilimanjaro will come up. Amongst these top three most famous mountains, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, standing at a whopping 29,029 feet above sea level Climbing to the top of Mount Everest is a rare feat to accomplish, but people…

Freshman dancer helps lead marching band to success

You may have seen her leaping across the football field during halftime or heard of her award winning dances for the marching band. Either way, freshman Alyssa Herman has distinguished herself as a talented dancer. From the age of five, Herman began dancing in a variety of styles such as hip hop and Bollywood but…

New media specialist excited to work with high schoolers

One of the newest members to the staff is library media specialist Tammie Burk. Burk previously worked as a media specialist at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring. Burk has been a media specialist for 20 years, mostly working with middle school students. “I love what I do,” Burk said. She switched…

Freshman’s acting dream becomes reality

There are more than 300 million people in the U.S… Among them, roughly 70,000 people in the U.S work exclusively as actors. Most people have dreamed of being an actor or actress, but only a handful of those dreams actually come true. For freshman Philip Zhao, that dream became a reality when he landed a…

Trent Folk: making difference at gym, in politics

Senior Trent Folk started his fitness page last spring in order to share bodybuilding tips with his friends and family. In addition to his gym routine, Folk spends what’s left of his free time volunteering for Congressman John Delaney and managed SMOB candidate Alex Abrosimov’s campaign last year. I got the opportunity to sit down…