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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...

Point-Counterpoint: Cost of Prometheans Not Worth Insubstantial Benefit

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

According to their website, the Promethean Activboards which have infested the school are a "revolutionary learning environment that focuses on embracing and celebrating each individual’s unique needs and capabilities, engaging learners ...

Pitch Opinion: Policy Changes Prevent Potential

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Over the last few years the MCPS grading policy has undergone numerous changes. A few years ago, WJ experienced these changes when we were chosen to pilot the new grading policy. The following year, changes were made to the r...

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,...

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