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COVID-19 exposes flaws in the American healthcare system; it's up to us to fix them

By Lucie Peyrebrune | June 25, 2020, 3:48 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The U.S. must take a leaf out of other developed countries' books and switch to universal healthcare


SCO guest author Lintaro Donovan: Representative Raskin, protect our nonprofits!

By Lintaro Donovan | March 20, 2020, 10:18 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to wipe out our community’s safety net.


Social media activism can do more harm than good

By Yuri Kim | March 6, 2020, 12:04 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

While reposting information is an easy way to express support and awareness for global issues, let us consider its efficacy and credibility


CON: Economically and ecologically, holiday gifting is nothing to celebrate

By Vivian Li | Dec. 31, 2019, 12:09 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Gifting is a reflex that loses money and gains waste


PRO: Emotionally, the tradition of holiday gifting is irreplaceable

By Shruti Chauhan | Dec. 31, 2019, 12:05 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

A stack of cash is neither a show of thoughtfulness nor a spirited effort


Equal pay for equal play

By Shruti Chauhan | Nov. 11, 2019, 10:53 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Female athletes should be paid equal to their male counterparts


Early AP registration misses the mark

By Shifra Dayak | Oct. 27, 2019, 7:01 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The College Board's new test policies inconvenience both staff and students


New dress code at Albert Einstein Highschool sparks controversy among students

By Sophia Lucarelli | Oct. 15, 2019, 7 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Students concerned about bias in the dress code and its enforcement


MCPS' new wellness initiative, while commendable, has its faults

By Mercedes Pierce | Oct. 15, 2019, 2:01 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The county’s initiative aims to address the mental and physical health of K-12 students


Buses seem overcrowded, but there are solutions

By Shruti Chauhan | Oct. 1, 2019, 1:28 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

At the start of a school year, there are a million things Blazers anticipate, likely including classes, teachers, the new one lunch, or homework. But for some it’s high capacity buses that are at the top of their list of things to worry about.


One lunch, many benefits

By Yuri Kim | Sept. 20, 2019, 2 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Blair's new lunch schedule solves logistical and academic problems


The SAT is designed to benefit the rich

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Aug. 31, 2019, 10:07 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

The College Board's attempts to address testing inequity haven't been enough.


How many mass shootings in the U.S. must we see before action is taken?

By Billy Scott | Aug. 26, 2019, 4:44 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Red flag laws, universal background checks, bans on assault weapons and large magazines are necessary to decrease gun violence


Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services: Because we care

By Boaz Yoo | Aug. 12, 2019, 7:33 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) misleads the people of Montgomery County by masquerading as a benevolent organization. The concern is with ABS' intentions, and to recognize their hypocrisy, we must first know who they are.


Decorate gate

By Reethi Padmanabhan | May 31, 2019, 2:11 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Cap decorations would serve as an outlet for expression and individuality


College Board asks for too much

By Jasmine Ali Emmy Song | April 17, 2019, 7:23 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Overpriced exam fees contribute to College Board's one billion dollar profit


A new Northwood with the same problems

By Eric Feigen | March 17, 2019, 1:55 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Montgomery County appropriated 123.36 million dollars to expand Northwood High School


Was the Super Bowl really that bad?

By Sam Kulp | Feb. 15, 2019, 1:42 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Only 16 points were scored but the championship still had some incredible moments


Leaders in sustainability

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 12, 2018, 1:12 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

MCPS and Blair's sustainability initiatives are a step in the right direction


Stop celebrating Columbus Day and start celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day

By Sophia Lucarelli | Nov. 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Columbus Day is an excuse to celebrate a white man’s murderous onslaught when we could be mourning the lives he took


Student safety demands change in Maryland sexual abuse policies

By Emmy Song | Oct. 15, 2018, 9:08 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Criminal penalties are necessary to hold mandated reporters of sexual abuse accountable in Maryland


MCPS: Not Lead-ing the way

By Rebecca Wessel | Sept. 19, 2018, 2:33 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The level of action for lead in water in MCPS must be lowered to prevent lead poisoning.


College football has a problem and it's bigger than UMD

By Sam Kulp | Sept. 17, 2018, 12:58 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Jordan McNair's death raises questions about the handling of college athletes throughout the NCAA.


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

By Mahnaz Habib | May 8, 2018, 1:27 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

An anonymous letter brings fear to the UK


Don't be rash when approving medications

By Ryan Handel | May 4, 2018, 2:18 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The FDA's drug approval process must become stricter

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