Category: Opinions

The Legacy of Barack Obama

Eight years ago, a bright eyed, 47 year-old senator from Illinois stood on Capitol Hill and swore to faithfully execute the office of the president of the United States. In doing so, he became the first African American to hold that title. From foreign policy to Obamacare, here are some highlights of the Obama legacy.

This is What Democracy Looks Like

After the inauguration, various protests for various causes occurred around the country.

The Transgender Bathroom Debate Continues…

Although there are many well-known laws throughout the country that both hurt and protect transgender rights concerning public facilities, many school systems do not have specific guidelines in place for restroom use by transgender students.

That’s Entertainment!: Best TV Shows of 2016

2016 has had its share of problems, but the television industry has continually excelled.

Why Didn’t the Winner Win?

Hillary Clinton received 48.3% of the votes cast, 2,833,220 more than Donald Trump. So why is Donald Trump the president-elect? THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

J. Cole Delivers One of His Best Records to Date

J. Cole has one of his best albums to date with a meaningful and uplifting message.

Hear Me Out: Atholton Should Change Its Earbud Policy

In a teenager’s world of competitive GPAs and pop quizzes, music is often the remedy for the onslaught of stress brought about by high school.

Opinion: Atholton Steps Up

Atholton moves forward after a leaked photo with a caption using a racial slur.

Maryland Fall Sports Playoff System

On the surface, the playoff system may seem questionable, but once reviewed, it is an ingenious system that each sport benefits from in different ways.

Rivalries: A Team We Love to Hate

This Friday, Atholton will take on the Gators. Despite a tough loss to Long Reach last week, the Raiders are still poised to make a great run and perhaps make the playoffs for the first time in four years. Many players use games like this not only as extra motivation, but also as a way to redirect their season and get back on track. These games can be the turning point in a team’s season.