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Point-Counterpoint: Small Buisinesses in Need of Aid

April 30, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Small Buisinesses in Need of Aid in Light of Insubstantial Mall Culture By Pablo Baeza When the Bean Bag shut its doors at the beginning of April, it was the end of an era. The era of decent cups of coffee for $1.75. The en...

To the Listserv and Back Again

Abby Singley

April 30, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Thanks to the fortune of Facebook, our generation hasn't needed such a primitive form of communication like e-mail. However, our parents certainly haven't neglected the ancient way of communicating, and they've even taken it to a new le...

Pitch Opinion: Student Vandalism Unjust and Immoral

Abby Singley

April 30, 2009

Filed under Opinion

With the school year drawing to a close, many are looking forward to the fruits of a carefree summer and days without class, but a pressing issue is facing the WJ community in these final days of the 2008-2009 school year: vanda...

The Roberts Rant: All of our Lives are F***ed; Funny, Isn’t it?

Abby Singley

April 30, 2009

Filed under Opinion

"Today, I saw my girlfriend of two years holding hands with another guy in the hallway. I’ve spent tons of time with her, I walk her to class and worked up a hefty phone bill talking to her. So, I go up to her and in a fit o...

Up At Bat: A Decent Proposal

Abby Singley

April 30, 2009

Filed under Opinion

What do you think about the man who proposes to his fiance using a jumbotron? At WJ, students don’t have access to jumbotrons, but still find the sweetest ways to propose prom, a much less life changing proposal than marriage, to...

Georgetown Square: Shopping Center Undergoes Serious Redesign as Old Businesses Depart and New Storefronts Plan to Open

April 30, 2009

Filed under News

In recent months, long-existing businesses in Georgetown Square have closed or moved, and the trend seems to be to replace them with franchises or other large, customer-attractive businesses. With G-Square being such a popular ha...

Student Member of the Board

April 30, 2009

Filed under News

Junior Timothy Hwang of Thomas S. Wootton High School was a candidate for SMOB. Hwang moved from inner-city Lansing in Michigan, to Baltimore and finally to Montgomery County. Hwang was named one of the top 25 student leaders in the...

Jazz Ensemble Places Third in Region at Chantilly Jazz Festival

April 30, 2009

Filed under News

Last minute calls containing an important message were made the evening of Sat., March 28 to all the members of the WJ Jazz Ensemble. Because the band had done so well earlier that morning at the 29th Annual Chantilly Jazz Festiva...

Students Participate in ‘Day of Silence’ Supporting Gay Rights

April 30, 2009

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Student members and supporters of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) participated in the national Day of Silence on April 17 to bring attention to the harassment that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students experienc...

Howard Beaubien Takes Over as Acting Security Team Leader

April 30, 2009

Filed under News

Following Security Team Leader Lisa Kennedy’s resignation on April 3, new policies are expected to be introduced. Read More »...

Student Attendance for Spring Break Eurotrip Decreased

April 30, 2009

Filed under News

In addition to the fact that this year’s school sponsored trip to Spain and Portugal was scheduled with a new tour company, there was also a considerable drop in attendance in comparison to last year, both of which made this...

Lt. Governor Pledges $13.6 Million for WJ Construction

April 30, 2009

Filed under News

In the three years since taking office, the O’Malley-Brown Administration has allotted over $1 billion for school construction, with $120 million to be used in Montgomery County. Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown announced the monetary...

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