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Barack Obama Fans or Patriotic Uncle Sams?

March 5, 2009

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Ever since President Barack Obama was elected into office on Nov. 4, I’ve noticed an obvious change in the way our generation seems to view the country. Rather than hearing everyone bash George W. Bush and all of our country...

Pitch Opinion: Promising Legislation to Ban Driving While Texting

Abby Singley

March 5, 2009

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At some point or another, we teenagers are all guilty of being slaves to technology. We listen to our iPods during class while the teacher reviews for the next big test, we mess around on Facebook when we should be doing our homew...

The Roberts Rant: An Unlikely Inspiration

Abby Singley

March 5, 2009

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On the last 200 meters of my 400 meter anchor leg, I’m still 10 meters behind Richard Montgomery. After getting sick of looking at his hideous spikes, I force myself to sprint past him and get to the finish line first. What a...

Up At Bat: New Courses Open Doors of Opportunity for Students

Abby Singley

March 5, 2009

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As a graduating senior at WJ, I can safely say that I would not mind staying back another year if it meant that I would be able to take majority of the new classes available to students next year. Read More »...

To Be There

February 5, 2009

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My inauguration day began at about 5 a.m., with two friends and I driving faster than legally wise, running faster than legally wise, making our way through the metro fare card line faster than legally wise. Once finally downt...

Curveball: “Honest” Superlatives

Abby Singley

February 5, 2009

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The controversy that the senior superlatives cause has inspired me to do something. Something drastic. Something that I have chosen to do because not only do I not see the big deal with senior superlatives, but also because I...

Malia Obama Walks the Halls of WJ

February 5, 2009

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January 5 was a very special day for students in Bethesda and Washington, D.C. No, it wasn’t just that we either had to set our alarm clocks and head to school or choose to suddenly become bedridden with an illness as winter ...

Resolutions: Not Worth Working For?

February 5, 2009

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We’re about a month into the New Year and I’m convinced that New Year’s resolutions are just not that important to the majority of people, my self included. Sure, there are a select few highly motivated individuals among...

Pitch Opinion: Anonymity Will Prevent Teacher Bias

Abby Singley

February 5, 2009

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Every day, students are turning in papers as they fly through the hallways from class to class. What students may not know, however, is that the papers they turn in may have failure written on the top before they are ever grad...

The Roberts Rant: Let Us Sleep Later

Abby Singley

February 5, 2009

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It is common knowledge that everyone should get at least eight hours of sleep at night to have optimal health and awareness throughout the day. As a college-bound senior, I’ve noticed that I have been getting less sleep through...

Up At Bat: Chipotle and Cafeteria Contribute to Increase in Student Health

Abby Singley

February 5, 2009

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Every day from 10:53-11:31 a.m., students from WJ pile into the new Chipotle located in Georgetown Square. Many citizens of the WJ community may think the amount of Chipotle eaten by WJ students poses a health hazard. However, p...

Curveball: Ironed Private Pants vs. Public No-Pants

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

As many of you already know, outside of WJ there is a whole other world of education, a whole new brand of the purgatory that is high school, a world of collared, button down shirts, pre-frayed hats cocked to one side and most im...

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