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Springbrook students push dress code limits

by Amanda Ly, Feature Editor

April 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

When the temperature goes up, so do the hemlines. With spring in the air, girls are starting to strut their stuff with leggy attire and dangerously cropped tops. Are these garment choices adjustments to the weather, bold fashion ...

The new SAT is very superfluous and inadequate

by Blueprint Staff

April 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Recently, the College Board announced a new version of the SAT that will be in effect as of spring 2016. The new changes serve to make college more accessible by lowering the score from 2400 to 1600, omitting obscure vocabulary ...

Should the Brook have a senior banquet?

by Anisha Sharma, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Filed under Opinion

A fun-filled spirit week, an exciting homecoming, a great basketball season, and tons of snow days! It is safe to say it has been a great year to be a senior. After being in school for 13 years, with many of the same friends, seniors...

Students suffer from the fear of the unknown

by Michelle Gomes, Assistant Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion

How many times has an adult asked you about your future plans? How many times have you felt like throwing up the second you heard that question when you realized you don’t have any plans? These days it seems like high schoo...

Fever gone to Bieber’s head?

by Jaspreet Purewal, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

    It’s no surprise that worldwide pop sensation Justin Bieber’s actions finally caught up with him. The 19-year-old has constantly been in the tabloids for his reckless behavior in the past few months. From abandoning a b...

Time to revisit snow policy?

by Andrew Robinson, Sports Editor

February 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

    Are we becoming soft when it comes to preparing for winter weather? Montgomery County has already had five snow days and there is still more than a month of winter left. The chance for more snowfall is probable, but with ...

Public displays of (negative) attention

by The Blueprint Staff

February 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

    Public displays of affection are usually accompanied by public reactions ranging from jealousy to disgust. Our reaction and opinion follow a similar range.     In several stairwells and isolated corners, there are couples th...

A-average students take unnecessary exams

by Michelle Gomes, Assistant Editor

January 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

    Montgomery County Public Schools use three grades in order to calculate the final grade that appears on a student’s transcript. First and second quarter grades account for 37.5 percent of the student’s transcript gra...

Planning saves time and money for teens

by Andrew Robinson, Sports Editor

January 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

    Would you rather pay $10.99, the average cost for a box of condoms, or $241,000, the average cost of raising a child?  This is the decision that many teens must make when preparing to engage in sexual activity. However th...

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