Child actions influence amount of freedom parents give

How much freedom should rents give their children? The answer depends on variables such as the individual teen, their life experiences, the amount of family support they have, their level of responsibility, their level of maturity, whether they have siblings or not, and other factors. Parents want to protect their teen from painful life experiences,…

Having siblings at school changes experience

When it comes to having a sibling in high school with you, there are both pros and cons. One of the biggest pros is when senioritis has hit you hard and you do not have the strength to get out of your comfy bed and your sibling comes and wakes you up countless times because…

Student use of cell phones unhealthy?

Yes- Dennis Child, Opinion Editor With technology always evolving, so does its use in the classroom. But how is this use of technology impacting our students’ social, physical and mental health? Cell phone use has been a problem in school and, it has been the staff’s goal to eliminate this. Though cell phone use is…

Effects of pressure parents put on students

Pressure and stress: high school students in Montgomery County know these feelings all too well. Just by being in school, students are put under significant amounts of pressure. Whether it’s peers talking about the colleges they’ve been accepted to, the competing demands of extracurricular classes, or teachers telling them that their class needs to be…

From the inside: New season brings reflection

Students are wearing Christmas (and Hanukkah) sweaters, holding holiday inspired red Starbucks cups and getting restless, counting the days until winter break finally arrives. As the end of December draws near, I thought it would be fitting to take a moment to reflect on 2017. When I look back at all that’s happened from last…

Holiday movies bring winter spirit

If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, there’s no better cure for that than a classic holiday movie to put you in the mood. It’s winter time, and nothing is better than to hiding out from the cold than being inside watching a holiday movie with a cup of cocoa. While nothing can beat…

New season results in fresh treats

The snow is falling. You’re stuffed in layers and layers of warm clothing. Joy is in the air as you celebrate the holidays. This is all great but the best thing about this time is the seasonal specials that restaurants come out with. Yes, Panera and Dunkin Donuts have some classics, but Starbucks truly runs…