Perspectives

Students provide their takes on different issues.

Teaching a Fish to Climb a Tree: The Conflict of Dyslexia

Source: The Teaching Bank

by Salvvatore Sciascia ’22

Focusing only on students’ weaknesses rather than their strengths limits their potential and confidence. Albert Einstein’s quote, “everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid,” illustrates some students’ feelings in the traditional school environment.

20 Oct. 2021

Disappointed, but We Do It Together: Montgomery High School’s New In-Person Schedule

Source: Annabelle Wang ’22

by Julie Edelstein ’22

After over a year of virtual schooling, student morale was low. The troops were burnt out and unmotivated. It has been a long-awaited return to normalcy. To put it into perspective, now-freshmen were still in the Lower Middle School last time students had a full normal year. Long-awaited, indeed. 

16 Oct. 2021

The Modern Feminist’s Burden

Source: The Atlantic

by Lauren Tortolani ’24

Feminism has gained a nasty reputation. With such stigma, such fear, women’s rights will never take a step in the right direction. Both men and women must take a courageous step forward and freely support what they care about. By backing others up and calling out sexist jokes and stereotypes, feminism can be normalized and the fight for women’s rights can be won.

16 Oct. 2021

Texas Abortion Law: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

Source: CNN

by Neena Kumar ’25

On September 1, 2021, the United States Supreme Court refused to ban the Texas Law, Senate Bill 8. The Texas Abortion Law disregards the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 ruling on the Roe v. Wade case, where the court ruled that a women’s right to choose an abortion, up to the point of viability, is protected by the U.S. Constitution.

16 Oct. 2021

Satellites in the Sky Will Soon Start to Outshine the Stars

Source: Pawprint Photo and Art Team

by Ryan Kang ’25

Satellites are crucial in our current age. They improve communication and make radios and television possible. Furthermore, they are crucial to monitoring our planet’s climate and condition, especially important now with the Earth’s drastically increasing temperatures. Yet, despite all these benefits, satellites cast a more sinister shadow: they might actually  start overwhelming the number of stars in the sky.

16 Oct. 2021

Freshman Perspective On Coming to High School

Source: MTSD

by Vallari Arya ’25 and Manaal Asif ‘25

We learned that each person was affected very differently and had their own unique experiences, proving that there is no “right way” to feel. Adjustments will have to be made, and change will constantly occur whether we are ready to face it or not, but just know that you are not alone when encountering the challenges of going to high school.

16 Oct. 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Controversy is Killing America

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Source: Getty Images

by Aimee Lee ’24

As Americans continue to add tension to vaccine controversy, many communities lack the time and money to add to the conversation. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), overwhelming numbers of COVID-19 related hospitalizations, especially in vaccine hesitant areas, undermine the sustainability of quality treatment and safety in hospitals. The FDA also reported shortages of ventilators since the COVID-19 summer and fall surge.

16 Oct. 2021

How You Can Help the Crisis in India

by Ishani Ghosh ’23

14 May 2021

COVID-19 is ravaging India, leaving families, colleagues, and friends heartbroken. Yet, vaccinations, a crucial step in combating the crisis, have been slow to roll out. Though Americans are 8,000 miles away, we can still help.

Did Anything Good Come Out of the Year of the Pandemic?

by Shreya Birudavolu ’24

14 May 2021

COVID-19 has affected people everywhere, leaving no area untouched. However, positivity has still found its place among the many challenges in our lives. 

Educational Challenges Faced in 2020-2021 School Year

by Aimee Lee ’24 and Danielle Best ’21

14 May 2021

Students and teachers reflect on the education challenges they faced and continue to struggle through during the 2020-2021 school year. 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, students and colleges alike are unsure what the 2020-2021 admissions cycle will hold.

Would We Rather Save Bambi or Bambi’s World?

by Annabelle Wang ’22

23 Mar. 2021

Addressing deer overpopulation does not always receive much support because deer look like cute Bambis. But we should not reject respectful, regulated hunting as a form of wildlife management just because they are more attractive than, say, flies.

Alternatives to Deer Hunting

by Shreya Birudavolu ’24

23 Mar. 2021

The violence of hunting is not the only solution to deer overpopulation. Besides, if we use hunting as a primary means of controlling deer overpopulation, we only continue what created the problem in the first place: human interference.

Should MHS Have Abolished Its First Year Physics Program?

by Madhumita Kannan ’22

17 Feb. 2021

Physics Honors was considered the first “hard” class of high school, leading students to develop better work ethics for harder future courses like AP classes. Mr. Buszka’s passion for teaching and willingness to guide students also made the class much more engaging. Ultimately, the physics program has shaped Madhu’s high school experience, as well as that of many other students.

Listen up, cowboys and cowgirls. If you’re anything like me and have fallen for the charming, mullet-loving country artist that is Morgan Wallen, you have probably been anticipating his new album for the past three years. 

To Snooze or Not to Snooze

by Shreya Birudavolu ‘24

25 Jan. 2021

Have you ever heard of a morning person? You know, those magicians who somehow manage to wake up feeling rested and ready to start the day? Yup, they exist. And then there’s the rest of us, who lay in bed wishing we could get more sleep. And so what do you do? Hit the snooze button. Ah, the sacred button that solves all our sleep-related problems. But does it really?

The unique ability of a young child’s mind to be molded accentuates the need for parents to be cautious and conscientious of their own attitudes toward competition.

The 22 Year Cliff

by Mikayla Salib ‘22

23 Dec. 2020

Children with special needs are often surrounded by school activities, clubs, classmates, and extracurriculars to participate in, but once high school comes to an end, so do their connections to the community. Students have the right to stay in the school system until they are 21, and after that they are left isolated at the cliff: the 22 year cliff.

Skills Are Half of the Image

by Meghana Paturu ‘22

23 Dec. 2020

Methods of control, whether it is darkening an athlete’s hair or blurring out accessories, highlight the small ways that people in the spotlight rely on to express their real personalities. 

Politics: Does It Help With Or Hurt Progress?

by Richa Chaturvedi ’21

28 Nov. 2020

Every point of view can be seen from another perspective, therefore everyone must do their part to contribute to the discussion in order for any progress to be made. Just because someone has contrasting beliefs, does not give anyone the right to take away their right to express those beliefs.

Politics and Pop Culture: Do They Mix?

by Julie Edelstein ’22

10 Nov. 2020

Art is expressing beliefs with pride and not caring about whether people agree or not. Having opinions and perpetuating what one believes to be right is not something to be taken away from any citizen, regardless of how wealthy or famous they are.

The Helping Hand of Rejection

by Lanie Hymowitz ’22

10 Nov. 2020

Rejection, as we all unfortunately know, stings, even worse than physical pain in some cases. We are more likely to strongly remember emotional pain than injuries, which is why our caveman instincts tell us that we must avoid rejection at all costs.

Famous Tiktok Influencers Spread Love and Body Positivity

by Naina Biswas ’23 and Neeharika Beru ’22

10 Nov. 2020

Recently, body positivity has made a rise on TikTok, a social media app. A large number of famous influencers have been using their platforms to encourage people to love their bodies. 

Online, not Virtual

by Ben Zhao ’22

20 Oct. 2020

Whether we hold ourselves back or adapt to become more independent individuals, it is all up to us. Although school is temporarily online, our experiences are, in fact, very real.

Body Image During Quarantine

by Richa Chaturvedi ’21

20 Oct. 2020

Celebrities do not have, and should never have, the privilege of controlling what normal bodies look like.  As a society, we must remind ourselves that “perfect” bodies do not exist, and that we need to regain autonomy of our own body image.

MBTI: Insightful or Lacking Sight?

by Catherine Gonzalez ’22

20 Oct. 2020

The MBTI is primarily used in the workplace and relied upon religiously, often limiting employees to their received letters. 

MHS Zoomed for the Stars, While Students Crash and Burn

by Mikayla Salib ’22

4 Oct. 2020

New issues emerge as a new set of emotional and social obstacles for students arises with the new “normal” of virtual learning.

Marxism seems to appeal to a large number of Montgomery students. When evaluating why it lacks a legitimate platform despite this, one must go back to the political speakers who erroneously associate the term with phenomena that are simply not Marxist.

Some associate the meaning of feminism with a certain connotation. Sophie Wang ’23 dives deep into the core concept of feminism.

Media plays a role in leading infatuated viewers who do not know any better than to sympathize with contemptible criminals.

Increase NASA’s Budget

by Meghana Paturu ’22

Does NASA need increased funding to improve its endeavors in space exploration, education, and technology? We should all recognize the benefits that NASA will bring to us and our lives in the future. It is clear that NASA will continue to inspire new industries and create new possibilities for the future if it receives an increased amount of funding. It is human nature to explore the unknown, and NASA is the embodiment of the pioneering spirit and hope of a brighter tomorrow in space.

Arushi Ramaka ’22 discusses what different forms of female oppression may look like and explores the impact of traditional Indian dance.

Change in a Trying Time

by Adele Gaburo ’20

How does one adapt and find peace during difficult times? Adele Gaburo ’20 provides a bit of introspection on her time in quarantine.

How Bad Will the Recession Be?

by Ben Zhao ’22

As unemployment rates are nearing the levels of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the U.S. economy is headed towards a dismal near future. MHS students are surveyed about their thoughts on a looming economic crisis caused by the coronavirus lockdown.


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