Common Sense

Road to beach week not taken: Students elect for travel options rather than beach

Hannah Shapiro, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

After four long years of rushing to finish deadlines, giving up social lives to prepare for the SATs and spending hours on strenuous homework, seniors are finally near the finish line. It is a tradition for seniors to cel...

Boot camp intends to prepare next legion of Patriot Ambassadors

Hannah Shapiro, Managing Editor

March 7, 2019

In April, before the induction ceremony of the new members of the Patriot Ambassadors organization, a boot camp will be held after school. The new ambassadors will be welcomed and this boot camp will be their training before ...

Discovery of skeletal remains leaves community shaken, with questions

Hannah Shapiro, Managing Editor

December 20, 2018

Home is a place thought of as a safe bubble, and hearing about a skeleton found just nearby can be a little nerve-wracking. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, human remains were found in the woods near Shady Grove Road and Procera drive. T...

Students reflect on efficiency of half-days

Hannah Shapiro, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018

When walking into school, tired and hungry, it is always a nice treat when you know you get to leave at lunch time. Half-days are great because the shorter classes brighten the spirits of the students and they relieve stre...

Black Friday returns

Black Friday returns

November 28, 2018

Seniors contemplate pros, cons of different admission options as early deadlines quickly approach

November 7, 2018

Hannah Shapiro managing editor October is a month filled with fun activities like homecoming, pumpkin picking and ice-skating, but these are often put on hold as the Nov. 1 deadline for early action applications rapidly approach...

Clubs stand out to colleges

October 12, 2018

Hannah Shapiro managing editor The idea of college can be overwhelming. With pressure from parents, competition with peers and one’s own self determination to be the best and look the best, high school students tend to do as mu...

The Student News Site of Thomas S. Wootton High School
Hannah Shapiro