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Trump robbed of ‘Person of the Year’ award

Trump robbed of ‘Person of the Year’ award

Yianni Sarris, Mayfield High School

December 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions

On Dec. 6, TIME Magazine gave its person of the year award to the #metoo movement. Instead, it should have been given to our Commander-in-chief. First, I should be clear when I say I mean no disrespect to the #metoo movement. The women (and men) who have come out have demonstrated incredible courage,...

I Wore the Ugliest Outfit for a Day

I Wore the Ugliest Outfit for a Day

Emily Keown, The Villages Charter High School

December 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

High school — scratch that — life is full of judgement. Everyone tries to impress others to get the opinion they want. Clothes can often cause people to form impressions and opinions. Clothes can define a person and I’ve definitely learned that from my experience. From clashing colors, to odd patterns,...

The future is stressful – school should help

The future is stressful – school should help

Anthony Cesario, Coppell High School

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Have you ever felt unprepared for college or life in the “real world”? It is not a comforting feeling, especially when we spend so much time in school, a place designed to help us for our futures. What happened to the home economics or personal finance classes my parents took when they were in...

Studying to the sound of music

Studying to the sound of music

Sierra Wamsley, South Forsyth High School

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions

With midterms quickly approaching, many are looking for a productive way to study. Some turn to study groups and others to parents and teachers for early morning help, but the majority of teens at South turn to music. Depending on the type of music, it encourages the mind to relax and students to focus...

Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Soreya Adeline Djemene, Watkins Mill High School

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions

As I walked into class, I felt the “who the heck is this?" look from them. I made my way to a random seat in the back and listened as the teacher spoke a language I didn't understand. Whoever said starting school on another continent was easy lied to you. Terribly. Coming here from France at the...

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Bridget Murphy, Linganore High School

November 24, 2017


Filed under Opinions

This is my open letter to the Board of Education. I’ll send it as soon as I finish my college applications. In mid-October, I read in The Washington Post that senior students in the Washington, D.C. region have been granted one weekend homework-free, so they can work on their college applications. Would FCPS con...

Why you should bring your mom to a rap concert

Why you should bring your mom to a rap concert

Lanie Malone, Vandegrift High School

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Last Tuesday, I found myself devastated when two of my friends who were supposed to join me at a No Jumper concert cancelled. The rap concert made me more excited to think about than anything I’d ever gone to. I was both eager and passionate about going, for I’d been waiting nearly two months with...

Digital addiction going viral

Digital addiction going viral

Saijleen Chawla, Starr's Mill High School

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions

It has become less common for a person to spend daily activities outside a phone or computer, and such exposure is starting to bring about a new problem called “digital addiction.” I viewed “Screenagers,” a film about the growing influence of technology, and its potential to become something...