Yes- Matt Kelly, Staff Writer An extracurricular activity is supposed to be a positive experience and enhance students’ collaboration skills. The students who do these activities at our school are more stressed with fewer hours to do homework. They get home at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. or even 10 p.m. in some cases and have almost no time to work and get a goodnight’s rest. … Continue reading Should involved students be excused from homework?
Yes- Josh Friedman, Opinion Editor As students ascend through high school, they must keep an eye on their credit requirements. These requirements may be intended to help the student, but they can be a hindrance. Students should be able to apply out of select credit requirements. Any given student must get a semester of gym, a semester of health and a full year of art … Continue reading Should students have ability to apply out of select credit requirements?
As technology becomes smaller and faster, hoodie pockets become more practical and students become less prepared for tests, cheating becomes a predominant aspect of the school day. I can tell you about a very close friend of mine who has cheated from freshman all the way through junior year. Cheating has gotten easier for my friend over the years. Freshman year was met with caution, … Continue reading ‘Cheaters never win’ unless they don’t get caught
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is issuing an official outbreak warning for a highly contagious virus in the school systems nationwide. The Senioritis Plague has resurfaced and appears to be more dangerous than ever. The strain appears to have mutated, targeting only a specific population in society. High school seniors appear to be the only students at risk of infection. The CDC chief contraction … Continue reading CDC official warning: beware of senioritis
Welcome 2017. Your predecessors were home to so many greats—one being classic literature. The school system preaches the study of the ‘classics’. Professors at prestigious universities spend their careers dissecting the Tom Sawyers, Hamlets and 1984s that have claimed our curriculum. ‘Classics’, for the most part, are excellent tools for teaching satire, irony and figurative language. A teacher could, at any time, teach the same … Continue reading Classic debate: Modern lit should be incorporated more
On Dec. 15, at the start of fourth period, numerous nervous seniors congregated in the media center. Some had theories as to the purpose of their assembly, yet several were unsure as to the nature of the meeting. Expressions of joy and relief filled the crowd as an admissions representative alongside College Counselor Lynda Hitchcock raised the “Congratulations! You are going to college sign,” for … Continue reading Towson holds annual acceptance assembly
Where is the last place you would go to eat? Next to a junkyard? Or perhaps a veterinarian’s office? How about a gas station? The last option is not so far-fetched. Taco Bar, a traditional Mexican restaurant, shares a wall with a Washingtonian Express gas station and is flourishing. For a restaurant that wants success in such a competitive industry, a gas station does not … Continue reading Taco’ bout tasty gas station meals
Like most students, I like to eat after school. I usually have plenty of time to sit down and eat somewhere, but it’s tough to find a restaurant where I can sit down and order a dish from a waiter that does not break the bank. The three restaurants I have included in this article are nearby and have items on the menu that will … Continue reading Common Sense reviews local hotspots
Every gym goer has their unique preferences when deciding which gym is right for them. If you’ve seen Dodgeball, then you know that choices range anywhere from the old, base model, “Average Joe’s Gym” to the advanced, perfection oriented, “Globo-Gym.” In any case, this judgement incorporates factors such as price for membership, distance, access to facilities and equipment as well as overall feel of the … Continue reading LA Fitness vs. Planet Fitness: Which will win the battle?
Every morning on the announcements students hear about the colleges visiting the school. Seniors are the only students who can attend. Every time, there is the typical sales pitch of “Why my college is right for you,” followed by the fielding of various questions from the attending students. There needs to be a way for students to see the school with their own eyes, and … Continue reading College visits should be implemented as field trips