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A snowstorm in February of 2014 - one of many that year -  that caused MCPS to close school for two days. Brian Le
A snowstorm in February of 2014 - one of many that year - that caused MCPS to close school for two days.

Shoveling out more snow days

While this law is a valiant effort in ensuring adequate learning time for students, it ultimately prevents MCPS from using a more effective calendar that does not rely so much on makeup days.

Caring for homeless in the cold

It is important that throughout the nation we ensure that all homeless people are protected from the elements and have a warm place to stay while the polar vortex approaches.

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The rise of the religious left

With a growing community of religious progressives among young people, we may be about to see the political and religious tide turning back toward a message of economic equality and social tolerance.

Hannah Graham not the only thing that went missing

Now, as the story captures America's audiences, portraying Graham less as a person than as a generic story to gain news coverage, she's also the symbol of a telling gap in the politics of American news media.

Uncivil rights

Civil forfeiture is a law that allows the police to do all of the above, and it needs to be stopped. It is an unfair system that needs serious reformation in order to fulfill its intended purpose and actually help the American people.

A vote for corruption

If the American people are able to accept knowing less about their political system, the federal government will be able to address pressing issues with more ease.

Don't edit our history

Since its release last year, the film 12 Years a Slave has been an important part of how the American public views slavery.
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