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Billie Eilish's new song

From pop to indie to EDM, Billie Eilish strikes new fans

By Nora Holland , Senior Writer May 10, 2019

You press play and immediately hear the slurping sounds of a pair of Invisalign being taken out of a mouth as Billie presents her album. Despite the lighthearted and quirky entrance, you are quickly submerged...

The new 1 Second Everyday (1SE) app will allow people to turn second-long video snippets into cohesive memories that they can have forever.

New photo album app creates memory videos

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor April 8, 2019

A long, long time ago in a land far, far away, cell phones did not exist and people used photo albums to document their lives. Today, we prefer a 365 second video instead. 1 Second Everyday (1SE) is...

Liberty, a local medical cannabis dispensary in Rockville, displays samples of strains in their store. Each strain has a different purpose, whether medical or recreational.

Legalization of marijuana lessens strict negative stigma

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor February 8, 2019

Marijuana has historically been labeled as a “gateway drug” by health classes all over the world. Recently, about 33 states have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and 10 of those...

Gen Z must stand up to sexual assault

Gen Z must stand up to sexual assault

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor November 26, 2018

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy’s place as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court July 9. Soon after, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford wrote Senator Dianne Feinstein...

Kavanaugh trial has lasting implications on teens

Kavanaugh trial has lasting implications on teens

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor November 20, 2018

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy’s place as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court July 9. Soon after, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford wrote Senator Dianne Feinstein...

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor November 20, 2018

In America, a “rubber” is slang for a condom. In Australia, it serves as slang for an eraser. Either way, it seems as if MCPS is soon going to have both of these important tools roaming the hallways. Due...

Renaissance-themed costumes are one of the many items sold at the festival.

WCHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor October 31, 2018

With the weather finally signaling the start of fall, many students are looking for ways to go out and enjoy the autumn air. While pumpkin patches are a must, many students have been travelling a little...

SAT subject tests only elicit stress in students

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor March 7, 2018

With the ACT or SAT, AP tests and Required Quarterly Assessments (RQA), it seems as if testing in high school never ends. Even with all these exams to study for, there is another type of testing some students...

The way CHS elects and chooses its Homecoming Court excludes students who identify as non-binary.

CHS should update the way homecoming court is decided

By Nora Holland, Arts Editor October 31, 2017

With the arrival of yet another homecoming for CHS students also comes the time to once again vote for homecoming court. This high school tradition, paired along with spirit days and pep rallies, dates...

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