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WJ community reacts to 2021 AP exam schedule
Ellie Montemayor, Print A&E Editor • April 19, 2021

Recently, the WJ administration released its 2020-2021 AP exam schedule for students and parents. This came in light of the College Board’s announcement to provide both...

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Now with vaccinations becoming easier to receive, many teachers have found it easier to become vaccinated before returning to school.
Teachers work to get vaccinated in preparation for return to school
Aya Hesham, Online News Editor • April 12, 2021

Montgomery County Public Schools has already begun phasing students into in-person learning and will be welcoming more students throughout April, but many county residents...

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Mario Draghi, former head of the European Central Bank, took over as Italy
The newest PM of Italy: what Mario Draghi could do for Europe
Kylie Norris, Staff Writer • April 12, 2021

On February 13, President Sergio Mattarella appointed Mario Draghi, former head of the European Central Bank, to be Italy's new Prime Minister. Nearly all quarreling parties...

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Juniors will receive a lot of mail from various colleges this spring. The informative booklets are designed to help students decide if a school is right for them.
Uncertainty for juniors-struggle with college plans
Jillian Ward, Print Sports Editor • April 19, 2021

As the 2020-2021 school year flies by in the blink of an eye, it’s time for juniors to begin thinking about college. However, with pandemic-related restrictions, the college...

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Liann Keren collects early donations on Saturday, March 20. She will be hosting a donation drive for Lucky Dog Animal Shelter to support animals who have been suffering during the pandemic.
Local nonprofit provides unique leadership opportunities for WJ girls
Cora Flynn, Staff Writer • April 7, 2021

When sophomore Liann Keren first joined the leadership program offered by the local nonprofit, The Fare Connection, in mid-February, she had no idea how to plan a donation...

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A celebration of women
A celebration of women's literature
Stella Hadamer, Senior Feature Editor • March 28, 2021

Becoming - Michelle Obama In this powerful memoir written by the first African American First Lady, Michelle Obama leads readers through the experiences that guided her to...

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Students crowd into mass test taking halls to participate in standardized testing.
Standardized testing should be eliminated
Evan Maynard, Staff Writer • April 15, 2021

Standardized testing has been a long-used method of determining and assessing the intelligence of students. However, by prioritizing standardized testing like the ACT, SAT...

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Both a number and a choice
Both a number and a choice
Siddharth Srinivasan, Print Editor-in-Chief • April 14, 2021

On Dec. 31, 2020, I went to bed at 11 p.m. I woke up nine hours later, embracing 2021 and pretending that things would change as the new year unfolded. What’s so special...

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SMOB’s power should not be limited
SMOB’s power should not be limited
Nour Faragallah, Online Opinion Editor • March 30, 2021

Last December, the Howard County Board of Education voted to allow students to return to in-person schooling if their parents approve. The vote ended up in a 4-4 gridlock....

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Washington Nationals shortstop Trae Turner rounds first base. The Nats are among the teams hoping to rebound from a rough 2020 season. Opening Day for the new season is April 1.
MLB preview: a report on all 30 teams
Alex Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor • April 16, 2021

After the unprecedented, shortened MLB season in 2020, baseball is back for the full 162-game marathon. That being said, here is a preview of the season with a report on all...

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The boys lacrosse team is excited to get back out on the field again after missing out on last season.
Athletes look forward to playing this season
Zach Miller, Staff Writer • April 14, 2021

With the fall sports season coming to a start, we will have to see whether teams are going to have their full squads. With many Covid restrictions, there is a lot of uncertainty...

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People behind the scenes are ready to fill up this bracket with the in game results of March Madness. Fans are anxious to see which sleeper teams and Cinderella
March Madness sleeper teams
Bode Ramsay, Staff Writer • March 24, 2021

It's beginning to reach that time of year again where sports fans all over America grow obsessive over their first round upsets, who’s in their final four, and who’s winning...

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The new Netlix film The Dig follows the archeological efforts to uncover the Anglo Saxon burial mounds at Sutton Hoo. Pictured is one of the most significant discoveries of the site, an Anglo Saxon King
The Dig takes a few too many creative liberties with history
Chelsea Laurik, Print Feature Editor • April 19, 2021

“The Dig” right off the bat, seemed to check all my boxes for an enjoyable viewing experience. A period piece set on an archaeological dig with an Indiana-Jones-but-drearier...

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The classic 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The film follows two imprisoned men over their sentences.
Are your parent's movie suggestions worth your time?
Julia Garms, Special to The Pitch • April 14, 2021

What your parents call “classic” movies should all be considered in your free time. They’re referred to as “classic” for a reason, but those movies may differ from...

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The birth of comfort movies during the pandemic has allowed students to feel a sense of familiarity during a time of such change.
Comfort movies during covid in the past year
Sloane Morra, Online A&E Editor/Cartoonist • March 31, 2021

Is the “magic of the movies'' gone? Within the past year, theaters have closed, movie premieres were postponed if not eventually canceled and the box office plummeted. However,...

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