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    Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Financing

    Washington, D.C. – On Wed., April 2, the Supreme Court  made a landmark ruling in the case McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission. In a 5-4 decision in favor of Alabama businessman, Shaun McCutcheon, the Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts struck down federal campaign finance laws restricting campaign contributions. With this...

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    Online Editor’s Sign-Off: Here’s to the Future

    I was surfing the internet, trying to find new ways to perpetuate my terrible senioritis, when I stumbled across a PBS documentary called “180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School.” PBS typically isn’t my go-to network for entertainment, but in an attempt to emotionally prepare myself for my departure from high...

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    Sophomores Explore the World Through Spring Break Trips

    This article has been corrected since published. During spring break, WJ students, many of them sophomores, scattered...

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    Washington Monument Reopens

    The Washington Monument reopened on Monday, May 12 after several years and $15 million of repairs. People were lined...

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    Helping Hands Club Brings Human Trafficking Awareness to WJ

    To most people, ‘human trafficking’ probably is not a familiar term. Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is the practice of selling off girls as young as 5 to be sexually exploited for money. According to dictionary.com, “pimps,” or people who solicit customers for a prostitute or a brothel, usually in return for...

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    Simple and Easy Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day

    Every year, many struggle to find the perfect gift for the woman who does it all: Mom. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many are in search of the perfect last minute gift. Luckily, The Pitch Online is here to help out, with a compiled list of great gifts to present your mother...

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    Senior Named Best Buddies Chapter President of the Year

    Out of the 79 Maryland Best Buddies programs that work to pair students with intellectual disabilities with...

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    Students Call for Delays in School Start Times

    Many high school students feel that the 7:25 a.m. first bell rings far too early. Many students are seen sleepwalking through the halls, struggling to just take that one extra stride up the steps to English class. Although extracurricular commitments and heavy academic workloads are two key factors that can contribute to...

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    Extracurricular Activities Help Students With Their Academics

    At the start of each new sports season, many students choose to get involved in extracurricular activities. With these extracurricular commitments taking up much of students’ time, many assume that some students will find it difficult to keep up with their academic requirements. Interestingly enough, some students have found that they perform better academically when they are participating in...

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    The Class of 2013: Where They are Now

    With college acceptances coming in left and right, many students may be wondering what has become of last year’s seniors, what life choices they’ve made and where they are today. Drew Eco, a freshman at Montgomery College in Rockville, graduated from Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School in 2013. “I decided to stay in...

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