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Hasan Minhaj breaks down "Punish a Muslim Day"  to viewers on The Daily Show. Courtesy of Comedy Central
Hasan Minhaj breaks down "Punish a Muslim Day" to viewers on The Daily Show.

For Muslims, "punish a Muslim day" is basically every day

One anonymous, hateful letter rattled United Kingdom communities on Apr. 3. The letter came in a plain white envelope and was sent to six different U.K. communities. Inside was a message that brought chaos and hysteria to the entire country.

Only a fool would extend school

MCPS plans to close the ever-growing achievement gap between low and high income students with a new strategy: an extended school year.

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A shameful legacy

Legacy advantage is a practice used in the college admissions process which gives a boost to the applications of students who are related to alumni of that college or university. It is often claimed by admissions officers that legacy is only taken into consideration when choosing between two equally qualified candidates, as it says on Harvard's admissions website, "Among a group of similarly distinguished applicants, the daughters and sons of Harvard College alumni/ae may receive an additional look."

Blackout means time's up

On Sunday Jan. 7, 19 million people turned the TV on to watch the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. This year, the awards show did more than just announce the winners of "Best Supporting Actress" or "Best Motion Picture." Many viewers may have noticed a common wardrobe color among many the movie stars: black.

Chromebooks should be used to their fullest potential

As technology becomes a more essential part of our education and lives, certain security precautions taken by MCPS have begun to limit the range of what students can accomplish with the free technology they are provided at school.

Cold days do not mean global warming is a hoax

"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming…" President Trump tweeted on Dec. 28. Trump's mockery of people who believe that climate change is real is based on the false assumption that one can make generalizations about the climate based on the weather of a few days.

Students' lack of language learning

For some students, four years of hard work in a language program at Blair can result in a deep and holistic understanding of a foreign language. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.
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What are you doing to prepare for AP exams?
  • I've been studying, and will continue to study, like a good student.
  • Cramming this weekend, you how it is.
  • AP exams? Who? Never heard of her.
  • Winging it. It's under control, mom.
  • I practice self-care, I didn't sign up for any.
  • I'm a freshman, haha *nervous laughter*
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