November 24, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Whether they took the bus, were dropped off by a parent, or drove themselves to school, the first thing students see upon entering Millbrook High School is the trophy case. The intention of placing the trophy case–something only a few schools may have enough awards to fill up–is to show the students and guests that […]

November 22, 2017 by Carolynn Unger

On October 11, the Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 5-2 against the funds needed for the expansion of the preschool program in schools.  The amount needed to fulfill the expansion for the program was $502,499.   The preschool program had already been set for elementary schools such as Apple Pie Ridge, Redbud Run, and Stonewall […]

September 27, 2017 by Carolynn Unger

You know how when you need to look up something for an assignment or project and the screen shows the dreaded “Page Blocked”.  Yeah, me too.  It gets a bit frustrating and irritating when I see that on my screen when I am doing research a certain subject for a class.  It is also irritating […]

July 28, 2017 by Gwen Zirkle

I think summer assignments are essential, especially for AP or Honors classes. I think they keep brains active and allow the upper level students to come to school ready and prepared for their advanced classes. It’s important for these students to keep their brains active so they are capable of the critical thinking these classes […]

July 19, 2017 by Eliza Grigsby

46 states and over 3,100 schools in the US today use year round school schedules. These plans have impacts on everything involving the school, from the building and staff to the funding. The advantages of year-round school are limitless, but the most significant advantages are those that impact the students. In many studies, students and […]

February 24, 2017 by Collin Boyer

I want to start off by saying that I love the F13 series. I’ve seen every movie, given not all of them are good. Still, I love the idea of Jason Voorhees, a masked assailant who, very simply, cannot die. Given, it eventually got old after Friday The 13th: The New Blood (Part 7). Every […]

February 23, 2017 by Luke Rangel

Abortions, gun control and politics are extremely controversial topics that seem to infest our media tirelessly day in and day out. Media outlets primarily focus on these topics and tend to overlook other more important issues in the process. Constantly, they debate and argue but they are always forgetting the most controversial topic of them […]

February 14, 2017 by Collin Boyer

Let me just start off by saying I do not like Valentine’s Day; I don’t like the fact that this day mostly revolves around money, not love. Love doesn’t need to be shown with gifts and presents. It should be shown by affection and attention. Sure, it’s cool to receive little gifts from your significant […]

February 2, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

In 2005 Bill Gates wrote in an editorial for the Los Angeles Times that United States’ high schools are obsolete. “What I mean is that they were designed 50 years ago to meet the needs of another age,” wrote Gates. High schools are in desperate need of innovative redesign to better prepare students for futures […]

January 20, 2017 by Luke Rangel

Over the past year, Netflix has been continuously been adding more and more original content to its library. Every month Netflix drops new shows, specials and movies to its catalogue. Netflix is has become known for their quality and award winning TV shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. However, it […]

December 20, 2016 by Luke Rangel

Christmas is approaching at an alarming rate and that means the end of another year or more importantly the end of the semester. It only feels like yesterday we started this school year off. However, somehow that was over four months ago. Now Christmas is less than a week away and it’s just absolutely the […]

December 8, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

In the United States, Christmas and/or holiday shopping accounts for 70% of the yearly GDP.  If Americans did not spend the way they did during the holidays, potentially half [or greater] of our gross domestic product would be lost. Losing more than half of our domestic product would deeply hurt our economy. If companies do […]

November 30, 2016 by Luke Rangel

We are living in a meme renaissance. Every day as a society we are bombarded with hundreds and hundreds of different memes. Some of them are clever and original but the majority are beaten down, reused jokes. At first, when memes were still infants, they were only stupid little jokes that entertained the youth. There […]

November 25, 2016 by Dylan Boyer

Black Friday is considered the busiest and most hectic shopping day of the year. Eager shoppers stand outside of stores in long lines before they are even open in an effort to buy the most sought after gifts. Most shoppers plan on completing their shopping for the holiday season during this one day, due to […]

November 15, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

I am absolutely sick and tired of hearing that the 2016 election is the “end of America” or other derogatory terms. For everyone that is upset about Donald Trump being elected President instead of Hillary Clinton, who would have been the first woman President, there were numerous women and other minorities elected into offices across […]

November 14, 2016 by Collin Boyer

Veteran’s Day was on November 11, but there is one question roaming through everyone’s minds: why don’t we ever get the day off on Veteran’s Day? Places like banks, government offices, and post offices close. However, our educational system has other ideas. They decided to leave all schools open on this day and it isn’t […]

November 9, 2016 by Luke Rangel

So Trump won the election and Canada has never looked so lovely as it does right now. Despite all the polls thrown out in the weeks prior to the election that claimed Hillary Clinton would take the presidency, Donald Trump won over the country in a very tight race. Somehow, Mr. Trump tricked the American […]

November 1, 2016 by Luke Rangel

Barbara Comstock By Abby Varricchio Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is right and best choice for our representative in Congress. Not only does she have an impressive track record of bipartisan work and civil service experience, Comstock is deeply connected and knows the issues that matter most for our district. Issues that matter most to us, including […]

October 27, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

Harry Potter is a brilliant concoction from the mind of a god, and it absolutely should not die. This article is in reference to one posted on our website on October 18 which you should probably read before you start this article. Read here. I disagree with the article and I feel it needs to […]

October 18, 2016 by Luke Rangel

I’ll start this off by saying I don’t hate the Harry Potter series. It’s actually quite the opposite, I love the seven books and eight movies. I have grown up watching and reading the books throughout my childhood. I was even at one point obsessed with Harry Potter. I really enjoyed the world, characters, and […]

October 10, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Donald Trump is not the candidate the Republican party should have for the 2016 Presidential election. Mr. Trump is not the unifying force that will bring the Republican party together after eight years of not being in control of the White House. Not only has Mr. Trump split the party, he has made Congressional races […]

October 10, 2016 by Luke Rangel

Going into this election I was rooting for Bernie Sanders. I am not with any party because there are both pretty bad, but I tend to lean a little more toward the Democrats. Bernie seemed alright out of all my options. There was just something about him that was different, that separated him from the […]

September 15, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

A person’s body belongs to them and it is their choice what they decide to do with their body. Whether they decide to eat healthy or not. Whether they decide to exercise or not. Whether they get a tattoo or a piercing or not. In the U.S. we respect people’s choice of what they do […]