• News
    General Assembly Considers Ban On Texting While Driving

    The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation that would place a ban on text-messaging while behind the wheel in the state. Sen. Mike Lenett proposed the measure in response to the increasing appearance of cell phones being used in the driver’s seat. 00

  • News
    BSU “Achieving the Dream”

    Under the mantra “Achieving the Dream,” the Black Student Union (BSU) preformed its annual assembly in the Reddick Auditorium on Feb. 20. 00

  • News
    Battle of the Bands Fundraiser Held for Community Cupcakes

    This Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, the Community Cupcakes Battle of the Bands will take place raising money for Hungry for Music, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “inspire underprivileged children (and others) by bringing positive musical and creative experiences into their lives.” It is $5 to...

  • News
    Former WJ Teacher Writes Book

    Former WJ science teacher Corky Logsdon has published his first book: The Disappearance of Booktown, Ohio; An Historical, Personal, and Environmental Perspective. Logsdon self-published 350 copies of the book for distribution to friends and organizations that he supports. 00

  • Sports News
    Girls Basketball

    With no seniors and a roster that lacks significant depth, the girls basketball team knew that this would be a rebuilding year. As if these obstacles were not enough to make things difficult for the team, six girls have missed at least a game due to injury. 00

  • Sports News
    Indoor Track

    With many new promising runners, the indoor track team is breezing through the season. Many posted successful runs in the crucial recent meets, such as the Montgomery Invitational, Virginia Tech Invitational and the Montgomery County championships. 00

  • Arts & Entertainment
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

        “‘Ah that’s precious. Precious indeed,’ Camel says sniffing and wiping his eyes with the back of his hand. ‘Ah me. You done landed yer ass on a circus, boy.’” 00

  • Sports News
    Boys Basketball Braces for Playoff Push at 6-7

    With seven games remaining, the boys basketball team finds themselves with a 6-7 record and a steep hill to climb to head into the playoffs with momentum. The team came into the season with high expectations, and was ready to take their place as one of the premier teams in the county,...

  • The Inside Pitch
    Courtney Wimer, Swim

    The swim and dive team has won five consecutive combined county championships. Senior captain Courtney Wimer has been a major part in three of them, since arriving as a freshman. 00

  • The Inside Pitch
    Daniel Cohen Hockey

    Even though hockey is not a MCPS-sponsored sport, senior Daniel Cohen plays with the intensity of a pro. Cohen has 44 points this season, leading the team and ranking second in the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League (MSHL). Cohen already has more than doubled his point total from last season. He leads the...

  • Arts & Entertainment
    Movie From the Vault: Taxi Driver

    Travis Bickle is not a hero. Travis Bickle is, by most standards, a creep. Only a creep could live alone in New York City in an apartment that is best described as a converted crack den, spend his days watching porn and his nights working the graveyard shift as a Manhattan cabbie...

  • Arts & Entertainment
    The 81st Academy Awards: Rooting for the Underdogs

    The Pitch Who Should Win: Milk Who Will Win: Slumdog Millionaire or Milk (at this point, it could go either way.) Best Actress : Kate Winslet gave an enthralling performance in The Reader affecting enough to surpass the many flaws of the film itself. However, one must question whether this is her...

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