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General Assembly Considers Ban On Texting While Driving

February 26, 2009

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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 bei...

BSU “Achieving the Dream”

February 26, 2009

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Under the mantra "Achieving the Dream," the Black Student Union (BSU) preformed its annual assembly in the Reddick Auditorium on Feb. 20. Read More »...

Battle of the Bands Fundraiser Held for Community Cupcakes

February 26, 2009

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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 othe...

Former WJ Teacher Writes Book

February 26, 2009

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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 t...

Girls Basketball

February 9, 2009

Filed under Sports News

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 ...

Indoor Track

February 9, 2009

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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...

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

February 9, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

    “‘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.’” Read More »...

Boys Basketball Braces for Playoff Push at 6-7

February 9, 2009

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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 t...

Courtney Wimer, Swim

February 9, 2009

Filed under The Inside Pitch

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. Read More »...

Daniel Cohen Hockey

February 9, 2009

Filed under The Inside Pitch

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). Coh...

Movie From the Vault: Taxi Driver

February 9, 2009

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 nigh...

The 81st Academy Awards: Rooting for the Underdogs

February 9, 2009

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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...

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