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Point-Counterpoint: Board of Ed. Makes Right Call in Cancelling School

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

The Board of Education made the right decision in closing schools on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. The significance of this moment in American history coupled with the logistical nightmare it would be to open schools warrants th...

Letter to the Editor

Administrator and Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, After reading the article about the media center policies, I am appalled and very concerned that we are being targeted as Nazi media staff.  The reporter only interviewed the media specialist, giving us “the me...

Mustachioed Men of WJ Form New Guild

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

I was once like you. I wandered the school each day going, from class to class like the lemming of my formal self. It was a mind-numbing routine full of futility. I used to constantly think to myself, “Hey. Why is my life de...

Bias Plagues Blood Collection

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

* This article has been modified from its original version. I was turned away this year at WJ’s blood drive. I was honest on my questionnaire and, after admitting I had engaged in sexual contact with another male, I was told I...

Pitch Opinion: ‘Ficker Amendment’ Hinders Efficiency

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Nov. 4 was a momentous day. The grueling campaigns of the two presidential candidates were culminating at last, while scores of congressional races were also winding down. But buried under all of the buzz and hype on Election Da...

The Roberts Rant: Reasons for Teen Cheating Found in Adults

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Recently, the Washington Post reported that 64 percent of U.S high school students admitted to cheating on a test in the past year. Some may believe that teenagers today lack honesty and regard for ethics, but what adults don’t se...

Up At Bat: What is the Most Unique Gift You Have Ever Given or Received?

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Filed under Opinion

With the holiday season approaching, we’ve begun to question the morals of everyone around us. How dare anyone complain about the gifts they receive, whether it be for Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa? Read More »...

Up at Bat: What do you hate about construction?

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

The modernization plan eating away at WJ holds numerous promises to students once finished by the year 2010. New tennis courts, a new stadium, even wireless Internet will be made available. These guarantees are great and all,...

The Roberts Rant: The Standard of Stereotypes

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

All Asians are intelligent. Every black person is good at basketball. Every Mexican is an illegal immigrant. Our generation accepts these statements as facts but in reality are "somewhat correct opinions." We embrace these no...

Spirit: Not Just Fun and Games

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Believe it or not, school spirit just might kill you. The seemingly innocent seasonal assembly can be as dangerous as a live shark winched to a helicopter, flying low and close through the streets of Bethesda. In the recent f...

Local Institutions Greatly Misjudged

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

As summer begins to slip off over the horizon, seniors across the nation are buckling down to do their college apps, each one of them sighing as their summer disappears into a stack of transcripts and teacher recommendations.He...

Point-Counterpoint: Prometheans Revolutionize Classroom Potential

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

"Incredible" is the only way to describe WJ’s reaction to the new Promethean boards. The 40 boards given to our school by MCPS have gained the attention of all students and teachers, and for good reason. These boards will t...

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