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Team triumphs physics competition

Team triumphs physics competition

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief
February 28, 2017
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Minorities lack representation

Minorities lack representation

Amanda Musolf, Editor in Chief
February 17, 2017
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Senior Tevian Whitehurst sees a pattern in his Advanced Placement classes. “It looks Caucasian and Asian,” Whitehurst said of his average AP class. “I’m the only black male in any of my classes. If there have been other black people in my AP classes they’ve been girls.” Whitehurst,...

DeWALT donates tools for HVAC students

DeWALT donates tools for HVAC students

Adam Zimmerman, Staff writer
February 17, 2017
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Teacher book study opens dialogue on equity in education

Teacher book study opens dialogue on equity in education

Jason Fontelieu, Deputy editor
February 15, 2017
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The need for book studies like the one he and 37 other teachers engaged in last semester is oh so real, social studies chairman Tom Maranville said. “Whether it’s Hispanics or African Americans or females or jocks or artistic people, everyone is always doubting their abilities,” Maranville said....

FBLA convenes, wins big

FBLA convenes, wins big

Julie Chotivatanapong, Editor in chief
February 15, 2017
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More than thirty Future Business Leaders of America members earned first place during competitions at their conference here Jan. 20. Saying he was proud and excited, FBLA sponsor Pat Holt praised students for their success. “We help, we teach and do all those things, but the reality is teachers come...

BCPS One cards axed

BCPS One cards axed

Grace Gary, Staff writer
February 15, 2017
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Although they were initially touted as a high-tech method for taking attendance and maintaining security, BCPS One cards won’t be employed here. “They have pulled the plug on that and it is finished,” principal Sam Wynkoop said. Security should be strengthened by the school’s renovation, set...

Students, teachers hit streets of Washington

Students, teachers hit streets of Washington

Meera Rothman and Meher Hans
February 15, 2017
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Senior Michael Gonglewski and sophomore Annaliese Colins each set their alarms for 5 a.m. the week of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Gonglewski, a long-time supporter of the new president, headed to D.C. Jan. 20 for the swearing in ceremony.  Colins trekked to D.C. for a different reason—the...

Survey: cheating persists

Survey: cheating persists

Julie Chotivatanapong and Greg Zapas
February 15, 2017
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Despite the implementation of the new countywide mastery grading policy providing students with redo opportunities, the percentage of students who say they have cheated has risen 2 percent from last year. This year's 88 percent rate marks the first year where cheating rates have increased since the steady...

Crafting unique college essays, ignoring competition preoccupy seniors

Crafting unique college essays, ignoring competition preoccupy seniors

Meher Hans, Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2016
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For senior Arielle Williams, the college application process has been nothing short of agonizing. “I’m second guessing and worrying about getting everything done on time and if it’s good enough,” Williams said. “That’s the most stressful part.” She’s not alone. According to a Nov....

Supporting LGBTQ+

Supporting LGBTQ+

Emma Walz, Managing editor
December 14, 2016
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The link between white privilege and racial activism. The experiences of those with marginalized sexualities. Vulnerability and emotions in the face of oppression. Students discussed these topics and more at Disrupt, a youth summit hosted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)...

Class tackles cyber security

Class tackles cyber security

Dorrie Gaeng, Staff writer
December 14, 2016
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Reports of Russia hacking the United States election trouble computer science teacher Damon George. “Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or other, I think we should all be concerned that we had a foreign country trying to--and arguably successfully--manipulating our election,” he said. While...

Reno advances: debate persists

Reno advances: debate persists

Meera Rothman, Editor in chief
December 14, 2016
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Even as plans for renovation are revised and revealed to the public with a June start date in mind, opponents continue public opposition. Jennifer Tarr, parent of a student here and an active member of Friends of Dulaney, was one of the people who spoke up at the Nov. 17 Central Area Educational Advisory...