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Rentable scooters show future of transportation

Rentable scooters show future of transportation

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

The future of transportation has arrived, and despite how many thought 2019 would be like twenty years ago, it is not hovercrafts, but instead electric scooters. The motorized scooters, rentable via mobile phone app, cost $1 to unlock and around 15 cents per minute to ride, and have been hailed as t...

WCHS’ best of 2018

WCHS’ best of 2018

By Bradley Furgerson and Jackson Resnick

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Best Artist: Ariana Grande Ever since exploding onto the music scene in 2013, Ariana Grande has been one of the biggest names in pop music. Recent years have been kind to the former Nickelodeon star, as she has had hit single after hit single almost every year except 2017 when she did not release a...

Anonymous apps elicit more harm than good

Anonymous apps elicit more harm than good

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

‘Hey, a friend added you on After Hours! Join the fun!’ a text message reads, indicating yet another anonymous app has been created. Marketing itself towards high schoolers, anonymous social media websites revolve around giving compliments, who’s hot (and who’s not), confessions, parties, hook-ups...

MCPS considers extending spring break

MCPS considers extending spring break

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Following student and staff input in relation to which holidays the most students are absent, MCPS is considering two proposals for the 2019-2020 calendar. Both have 182 days of instruction, which is two days over the 180 state-mandated number of school days, start on Sep. 3, 2019 and end on June 15, 2020....

New mental health club brings positive message

New mental health club brings positive message

By Bradley Furgerson and Eli Gordon

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The CHS counseling department has developed a new stress management and mental health club called Thrive in order to help students identify healthy stress-relieving activities and maintain good mental health.   Counselor Makeyda Soriano, who is spearheading this program, previously sponsore...

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

MyMCPS confusion solved by new app

By Bradley Furgerson, Public Relations Manager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Observations

MCPS rolled out myMCPS portal and myMCPS Classroom as a replacement of Edline for the 2017-2018 school year. These services will enable students to check grades and keep up to date with school work, among other functions. The implementation of myMCPS poses a burden for students, who were previously...

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