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Yes to America’s College Promise

Yes to America’s College Promise

Sabrina Szos, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


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With college tuitions on the rise, many students have opted to attend a community college instead of a four-year university because the tuition is less expensive. However, with President Obama’s proposed plan, America’s College Promise, the first two years of community college are free. As long...

Fantasy gifts created for Stevenson students

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

February 23, 2015


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Testing Center Fast Pass Tired of waiting in line at the Testing Center after school with every other stressed out Stevenson student at the end of the term? This fast pass will let you skip to the front of the line—because we all know there is nothing better than being the first one to take a test...

Statesman reviews classic Christmas songs

Hannah Jeon, News Editor

February 23, 2015


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’Tis the season for wrapping presents, drinking hot chocolate, decorating gingerbread cookies—and of course, listening to the season’s most festive holiday tunes. With the holidays right around the corner, the songs you choose to blast at your holiday party will absolutely be a game-changer—for...

Social Commentary

Brenda Reyn, Graphics Editor

February 23, 2015


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Statesman embraces the privilege to comment on the significant. Our experiences lead us to reflections and speculations surrounding aspects on students’ lives. The staff hopes our readers will find these insights enlightening and relatable. I am a stereotypical Stevenson Junior. I crammed my schedule...

Online class offers new learning methods

February 23, 2015


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Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, Stevenson will offer AP U.S. Government to seniors as an online course, becoming the first of its kind in Stevenson history. According to the course description, there will be no physical class meeting time­­­­­—although a minimum of 60 minutes a week of...

Pros & Cons (The Gluttony of Holidays)

Cindy Yao and Joylyn Yang, Staff Reporters

January 25, 2015


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Consumerism has become an increasing component of our culture, particularly around the holiday season.  With a large part of this being shopping and gift giving, Statesman discusses the gluttony and capitalism behind holidays, and whether these have taken a toll on traditional holiday values and celebrations.   Pro: What...

Absenteeism creates days off school, not holidays

January 25, 2015


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Starting next year, rather than stating the name of a religious holiday, the Montgomery County, Maryland school district calendar will read “no school.” Students will still have the same days off—the only thing missing will be the names. The school district voted to remove holiday names from...

Virus outbreak elicits national concern

November 19, 2014


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Ebola is a lethal hemorrhagic fever that was rarely seen before 2014. Without a known cure, Ebola has been causing widespread fascination and panic throughout America. The 2014 Ebola epidemic has been the largest in the history of Ebola itself, affecting several countries in West Africa and bringing...

Fundraising tips designed for Give-A-Thon

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

November 19, 2014


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Tip #1 Just because homemade goods are prohibited, doesn’t mean the holidays are ruined. Instead, raise money for Give-A-Thon by selling highly requested products such as styluses and study guides since the average student’s index finger is too thick and clumsy to take proper notes on the iP...

Social Commentary

Stephanie Namkoong, Features Editor

November 18, 2014


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I try to always leave home with a kiss and hug goodbye from my mother. Sometimes, regrettably, I do forget to or leave the house slamming the door because of an argument. There’s a reason, though, why I try so hard to avoid those mornings. It’s scary when one realizes just how little time we have...

Fall Pie Reviews

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

November 18, 2014


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It’s that time of year again when store shelves are stocked with pies, pies and more pies. I was unfortunately given the horrible task of going into stores and trying out different types of pies. Horrible, right? Everywhere I turned there was either a pumpkin, apple or cherry pie calling my name. Let...

Pilgrim reflects on social predicaments surrounding modern Thanksgiving

Easton Self, Managing Editor of Design

November 17, 2014


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I’m sure all of you know the pilgrim story: the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, Leptospirosis, exploitation of an indigenous people. You know, the usual. So, I’m not going to waste my time explaining the details that you all learned in fourth grade, and instead addressing the real problem that America...

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