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People of Color Should Not Anglicize Their Names for Others

People of Color Should Not Anglicize Their Names for Others

Vy Nguyen, Opinion Editor June 11, 2021

My name. It’s the first thing I hear when my mom discovers another hoard of cups in my room. It’s what makes me grin when I actually know the answer to my teacher’s question. It’s what my three-year-old...

Co-ed Locker Rooms Are Necessary

Lecya Santiago, Op-Ed Editor June 11, 2021

When preparing for a typical sports game, people are expecting to see their own gender while changing. Though, is turning around and seeing someone of a different gender so bad? Is it okay to give...

TOPSHOT - People gather at the unveiling of artist Kenny Altidors memorial portrait of George Floyd - who died 25 May in Minneapolis with police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes - painted on a storefront sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Policing Force in America Should Be Reimagined

Rebecca Heimbrock, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

For nine minutes and twenty-six seconds, Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as the restrained man pleaded for his life, repeatedly saying ‘I can’t breathe'. While videos taken...

Books Assigned in School Influence Character

Books Assigned in School Influence Character

Annabella Agosto, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

No matter what age you are, you can probably remember one book from your childhood that you loved. Whether it was something as simple as The Cat in the Hat, or something as complex as Moby Dick, one thing...

Self driving cars run by AI could become commonplace not too far in the future. Image courtesy of forbes.com.

Artificial Intelligence Raises Privacy Concerns

Thomas Daniels, Sports Editor April 30, 2021

Imagine a world 30 years from now. Cars that self-drive instead of fly and drivers’ ed reduced to learning how to turn the car on. Factories will be fully automated and replaced by artificial intelligence....

School Should Be Fully In-Person Next Year

School Should Be Fully In-Person Next Year

Jackson Steiner, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The ability to go up to a teacher and ask for help. Being able to converse and collaborate with classmates if help is needed. To be able to experience an interactive and effective learning environment...

FCPS Needs to Revamp the AAP Program

FCPS Needs to Revamp the AAP Program

Vy Nguyen, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

I used to hate Fridays.  Back in the day, they were reserved for the elite class of third-graders — an elite class I did not belong to. Every Friday, before independent reading time, the so-called...

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bartends at a New York City restaurant  in support of a campaign to raise the federal minimum wage. Photo courtesy of slate.com.

Raising the Minimum Wage: The Small-Business Killer

Kathrynne Hester, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

The federal minimum wage being raised to $15 per hour would be beneficial for a lot of Americans. This is what so-called progressive politicians want America to believe. In reality, a $15 minimum wage...

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WandaVision: A Visionary New Show Pushes Marvel to the Max(imoff)

Jack Rose, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

The author of this article, like most of you, is human and therefore not perfect. If you notice any mistakes made in terms of Marvel canon in this article, please feel free to write feedback letting them...

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