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MCPS’s budget is failing its students

By Alexander Liu | Feb. 1, 2023, 1:11 p.m. | In Opinions »

The county continues to squander money in all the wrong places


True crime has gone too far

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 28, 2022, 1:30 p.m. | In Opinions »

Is it right to depict people’s trauma?


The glamorization of toxicity is poisonous

By Isabelle Yang | Dec. 20, 2022, 2:10 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The romanticism of toxic relationships in media needs to stop


Booktok is not the welcoming community it’s claimed to be

By Srijani Chakraborty | Dec. 6, 2022, 1:57 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

A critique of the bookworm-centric subculture on Tiktok


Don’t judge a movie by its genre

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 4, 2022, 7:04 p.m. | In Opinions »

From black and white silent films to superhero flicks, all movies have something to bring to the table.


The impacts of Brazil’s new president will reach far beyond the border

By Alex Feingold-Black | Dec. 2, 2022, 2:15 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The shift in power from Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is exactly what Brazil (and the world) needs


Race-based affirmative action’s time has come

By Alexander Liu | Nov. 23, 2022, 11:38 a.m. | In Opinions »

The Supreme Court is ending race-based affirmative action, and that’s a good thing


MCPS has put its foot down on sports games – and fans are losing out

By Gabe Prevots | Nov. 3, 2022, 1:08 p.m. | In Opinions »

The rule changes for sports games are too strict on students


A Symbol of Silence: Queen Elizabeth’s legacy

By Lillian Paterson | Oct. 26, 2022, 3:38 p.m. | In Opinions »

A look back at the British monarchy’s history of complicity


Artificial intelligence has no place in art competitions

By Alexander Liu | Oct. 13, 2022, 6:24 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

AI provides unfair advantages to its users, undermining the spirit of competition.


Now is exactly the wrong time to drastically cut defense spending

By Alexander Liu | July 28, 2022, 9:11 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

If anything, it’s time to focus more on national security


MCPS's latest school safety blunder

By Myles Feingold-Black | May 28, 2022, 8:23 p.m. | In Opinions »

By limiting the amount of time that police spend at schools, MCPS pays lip service to school safety.


"Don't Say Gay" will take away a safe environment from LGBTQ students

By Kathereen Yang | April 26, 2022, 2:23 p.m. | In Opinions »

Florida’s new law claims to protect parents’ rights in education, but its true purpose discriminates against LGBTQ students


Secularism cannot stay out of schools: A look into Karnataka’s hijab ban

By Maya Britto | April 26, 2022, 1:47 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The hijab ban in the state of Karnataka is a disturbing reminder of the BJP’s subversion of Indian democracy


It's high time for Maryland to legalize recreational marijuana

By Samuale Asefa | March 18, 2022, 5:49 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Maryland’s house of delegates is slowly but surely moving towards decriminalization


Make Standard Time permanent

By Sophia Zeng | March 2, 2022, 2:26 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Daylight Saving Time should be eliminated to protect the health and safety of Americans.


Title 42 expulsions need to come to an end immediately

By Maya Britto | Dec. 18, 2021, 10:55 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Under the pretext of health safety measures, the United States is endangering thousands of immigrants and refugees


Student athletes don't need more exercise

By Celine Wu | Dec. 14, 2021, 1:33 p.m. | In Opinions »

Student athletes who play school sports shouldn't be required to take P.E. — they need a chance to take another elective.


Is there a hard line between virtual and physical work?

By Sachin Parikh | Oct. 28, 2021, 1:28 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

School can be a lot easier if teachers make conscious decisions on how to assign work say students and teachers


It's Showtime

By Katalina Li | June 14, 2021, 9:59 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Why you should consider going back to the movie theater this summer


The dialogue we need to fix MCPS' police problem

By Myles Feingold-Black | May 7, 2021, 1:04 p.m. | In Opinions »

The SRO work group needs to amplify student voices and encourage healthy discussion between them and the SROs themselves.


Knowledge is Power

By Myles Feingold-Black | Jan. 26, 2021, 11:58 a.m. | In Opinions »

MCPS, it's time to make African American Studies a graduate requirement


Online school needs to be improved

By Tharindi Jayatilake | Jan. 11, 2021, 4:22 p.m. | In Opinions »

What Blair students and teachers think about online school so far.


Why “Die Hard” is the best Christmas movie

By Luke Sanelli | Dec. 24, 2020, 11:53 p.m. | In Opinions »

The 1988 classic is the only movie to truly encapsulate the Christmas spirit.


Student privacy proves to be important during virtual learning

By Tharindi Jayatilake | Nov. 3, 2020, 3:09 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

How serious are the privacy issues with online school?

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