While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.
There seems to be something quite un-American about the notion that the people who are working the hardest during March Madness are also the ones who don't receive any gain. College athletes deserve monetary compensation for their hard work.
Around the world, transgender people are murdered, bullied to the point of suicide, denied human rights, kicked out of their homes and ignored. There needs to be more awareness of transgender problems in order to give them back their basic rights.
"50 Shades of Grey," the movie based on E.L. James's wildly popular book, is taking the world by storm. While some people enjoy the movie and find the story entertaining and sexy, they are dismissing a glaring problem: "50 Shades” is a glorified example of abuse.
The SAT was introduced during the Progressive Era with the purpose of eliminating test bias. Unfortunately, following the boom of the testing industry and the dramatic increase in competitiveness for college admissions, the SAT has done exactly the opposite.
After conducting a three-year long study concerning the potential effects of fracking on Maryland, former governor Martin O'Malley declared the state fit to frack just before leaving office. His successor Larry Hogan also expressed his desire to start drilling in the very near future.
Although the American media's attention to ISIS is not unjustified, as a result, the average American remains ignorant of other extremist groups and conflicts currently happening all over the globe.
Musicians spend hours of time, thousands of dollars and immeasurable amounts of passion and energy to record a handful of songs to release to the public. And more often than not, the very people who call themselves fans of the artists are the ones who choose to download their songs illegally.
As MCPS students prepare to vote on the nest Student Member of the Board (SMOB), we should consider the most important issues that will face them. In evaluating our choice for SMOB, we should consider how they will address the achievement gap, PARCC and other standardized testing, and communication between the SMOB and the student body.
In true Yeezus fashion, I feel I must make a controversial declaration: Hollywood does not like black people. The problems with diversity are not new to the film industry; they've been around since its inception in the early 20th century.
With the exception of the few immersion programs available in the county, schools are making it more difficult for kids to become proficient in the language they're learning by waiting until middle school to introduce foreign languages into the curriculum.
How-ev-er, before the snow day comes the call, and before the call comes predictions. SCO, of course, is the most accurate predictor of snow days; so stick around for updates on whether we'll be having a snow day this Monday.
Casinos can now be found anywhere from inner cities and beaches to rural farmlands and Native American reservations in 39 different states. But there are plenty of other ways the state could improve education without legalizing gambling.
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