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Among students, sports betting runs rampant

By Sudhish Swain | May 9, 2024, 8:07 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

While the legal age for sports betting is 21 in Maryland, 18-year-olds can travel to D.C. to bypass geofencing legislation and use fantasy sports to place their bets

Our schools are unsafe, it’s time for a change

By Bethel Ameha | April 16, 2024, 2:18 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The importance of implementing student ID checking policies in MCPS schools

Social media is a protected form of free speech: for everybody, even for teachers

By Giorgia Toti | Feb. 22, 2024, 4:18 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

MCPS should not regulate teachers' social media

Stand up for standing classrooms

By Caleb Elazar | Feb. 6, 2024, 1:56 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Standing classrooms vastly improve students’ lives in more ways than one

Breaking down barriers

By Alexander Liu | Jan. 31, 2024, 7:48 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

MCPS’ changes regarding AP testing and dual enrollment expands accessibility

Understaffed, underappreciated, underrepresented: How do we support our elderly population?

By Giorgia Toti | Jan. 10, 2024, 4:20 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed inequities in the nursing home industry that still persist today

The complicated road to a freshman soccer team

By Silvan Unger | Nov. 2, 2023, 2:59 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Blair boys soccer cuts two-thirds of those who try out, a freshman team would help

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Opinion: Is Batman good for Gotham?

By Luke Sanelli | Oct. 10, 2020, 6:39 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Is dressing up in tights really the most effective way to keep Gotham City safe?

Warming up to the idea of change

By Rina Haimson | Sept. 20, 2020, 10:27 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Despite America’s general unwillingness to take action in advance, we must in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming

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

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

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