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Undemocratic, Outdated, Useless: The Electoral College must go

The Electoral College, give the vote back to the people.
November 26, 2020

If you are old enough to vote in the presidential election, you probably think that you’re voting for the president directly. Heads up: the people don’t elect the president: it’s the Electoral College...

My Covid Risk App: Lower your risk one click at a time

Jenny McCoy uses The Covid Risk app to see the risk of having a covid friendly Thanksgiving.
November 24, 2020

Let's face reality. Every time you step outside of your house, you are putting yourself at risk for exposure to Covid-19. We need to be smarter to stop the spread.  As Governor Hogan of Maryland recently...

Madam Vice President: Role Model for ALL

November 19, 2020

Introducing Madam Vice President….. Kamala Harris.  Kamala Harris was just announced the 46th Vice President (Elect) of the United States. Harris is already breaking through glass barriers as she...

Election 2020: No easy money being an election judge

My bitmoji standing at the outside of the poll site where they have a sign for election workers needed.
November 18, 2020

On Nov 3, 2020, more than 3,000 citizens voted at my polling location. This election was under extraordinary circumstances, with Covid-19, but, as a first-time poll worker,  I (and my fellow volunteers)...

A smaller, kinder future for education: 5 ways school will change forever

Snow days are school days in our future educational world.
November 5, 2020

Everyone expects to "return to normal" at school after there's a vaccine and the dangers of the pandemic are past.  Consider this.  Virtual school has permanently changed the way we learn, especially...

Why I’ll be staying virtual when school’s back in person

Unlike the rest of my peers, I'd rather stay at home online than go back to in-person education.
November 2, 2020

This is my senior year: my final year of high school. It’s supposed to be filled with school dances, extracurricular activities, senior pranks, and a dreaded case of senioritis. Instead of that, however,...

No school: (almost) No politics

The election has become a war of signs--not a war in the classroom.
October 28, 2020

Anyone at school has seen political extremism, whether it be trucks with flags, t-shirts with political slogans, or hats. Most argue that these strong statements are adapted from family and friends and...

Virtual fail: Online school schedule creates new learning challenges

The virtual schedule takes  a lot of personal planning to keep on track--for both teachers and students.
October 15, 2020

With school online, students sleep later each day, as there are no big yellow school buses waiting for them in the mornings. Although the cold dark mornings and unappealing lunches are gone, life with...

Female artists are unfairly judged by standards of sexuality

Representation of men and women in the music industry unequal treatment.
October 15, 2020

Taylor Swift has been labeled a vixen who crushes men's hearts and leaves them to rot. Katy Perry was seen as crazy for her breakdown following the pressure of reinventing her image. Lana Del Rey is called...

The Oscars are attempting to stop institutional racism: Can we?

& THE AWARD GOES TO.... Will FCPS take home the Oscar? Let's see how  diversity plays a factor in the educational system!
"The argument is "If it is for us, it needs to be with us." This applies to the entertainment industry and beyond."--Leane Pupo
October 12, 2020

Best Actor? No. Best Picture? NO. Diversity? YES! Picture this: the new diversity requirements for the Oscars are put to the test in a local high school. Would your school be nominated? Would your school...

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