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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


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

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