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"Little Barons" Celebrate Preschool Graduation
Seth Gehl, Managing Editor • May 24, 2024

While B-CC’s Class of 2024 will not graduate until June 10, members of the class of 2037 had their big day today. On Thursday, May 23, the children who for the last year have attended preschool at B-CC—led by Child Development students—officially...

Student footage of SWAT van arriving on campus amid bomb threats
Walter Johnson High School Sheltered in Place This Morning, Days After MCPS Sees Three Bomb Threats in Rapid Succession
Jonny Harron and Maya Shweiki

The Tattler received news of a shelter in place at Walter Johnson High School around 11 am this morning for undisclosed threats in the area....

Signs for the Expert Week posted on Ms. Lassars window.
A Glimpse of Expert Week
Claire Sherwin

B-CC will host Expert Week during the week of June 3-7, featuring adult experts on Monday and Tuesday, teacher experts on Wednesday, and student...

Anne Frank Exhibit On Display In Cafeteria
Anne Frank Exhibit On Display In Cafeteria
Seth Gehl, Managing Editor

This week, students were treated to a unique experience: a peer-led exhibit detailing the life of Anne Frank. The exhibit was curated by the...

A Complex City exhibit
Youth Voices Amplified: Complex City Exhibition at B-CC
Ximena Sacks, Feature Writer • May 24, 2024

Discover the captivating narrative behind the Complex City exhibition, shaped by students’ work from tenth grade Cultural Studies English classes...

The University of Pennsylvania campus
Legacy Admissions: A Standing Tradition or Affirmative Action for the Rich?
Ximena Sacks, Feature Writer

In 1990, the prestigious University of Pennsylvania had a 41% acceptance rate; approximately 17% of those admitted were legacies. Today, it stands...

Everyone deserves to have their name pronounced correctly.
More Than Linguistic Comfort: The Importance of Pronouncing Names Correctly
Sara Torres, Feature Writer

“I get annoyed when people say, ‘Oh I am gonna butcher this name,’ or when they repeatedly get my name wrong and choose to assign a nickname...

Mr. Anderson teaches an ELD U.S. History class
Breaking Cultural Barriers
Ximena Sacks, Feature Writer

Nowhere is diversity more evident than in the classrooms of B-CC, where students from various cultural backgrounds and linguistic abilities come...

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El arte de Aitana Gaudenzi en la exposición de arte B-CC
Una artista destacada: Aitana Gaudenzi
Rebeca Ventura, BARONES BILINGÜES writer • May 10, 2024

Durante la semana del 19 de abril y 29 de abril, B-CC presentó una galería de arte, una presentación de las obras que crearon los estudiantes...

Chiefs kicker makes very controversial speech regarding a women’s role in society
Culture
Kansas City Chiefs Kicker Delivers Controversial Commencement Speech
Andrea Criado Galindo, Culture Writer • May 24, 2024

Graduation season is here and so, it seems, are controversial graduation speeches. In a faith-based 20-minute commencement address at Catholic...

Many use Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go to the beach.
Memorial Day to Provide a Much-Needed Break
May 24, 2024

With either half the students out for AP/IB exams or nobody in class at all because of state testing, the last couple weeks have had classrooms...

Clothing Drive Underway
Clothing Drive Underway
April 26, 2024

Starting April 22 through May 3, students are running a clothing drive, sponsored by Ms. Charles. They are collecting both old and new clothing...

Luana Turcco in action
B-CC Welcomes International Handball Star
April 19, 2024

Handball, a team sport in which two teams of typically seven players use their hands to pass a ball and aim to throw it into the goal on the...

Multitasking is becoming a more evident problem at BCC.
A Common Fallacy: The Truth Behind Multitasking
Kristine Roque, Opinion Writer • May 24, 2024

As defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, multitasking is “a person or product’s ability to do more than one thing at a time.” Think deeply about what multitasking is. Eating a meal while watching either YouTube or Netflix at the same time? Imagine...

B-CC has experienced a steep decline in school spirit.
The Death of School Spirit at B-CC
Sayed Erfan Nabizada, Opinion Writer

“If you have less school spirit, fewer people are going to get involved in school, and it is going to create less spirit,” said Senior Julian...

Student Safety: Mitigating Shooting Threats
Student Safety: Mitigating Shooting Threats
Naveed Ahmad, Opinion Writer

In recent years, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has grappled with a significant rise in shooting threats and incidents involving students...

Tattler staff making wishes at 11:11
Believe it or Not: Superstitions
Swati Ernst, Opinion Writer

Stevie Wonder, an influential figure in music history, released his hit song, “Superstition,” in 1972. The chorus is, “When you believe...

Snowed in
Letter to the Editor: Still Snowed In
Wren Buehler, Snitch Writer • April 26, 2024

Hey. I don’t know if you’re even gonna get this, but I don’t have much power left, and The Tattler didn’t respond to my email. My name...

ChatGPT has something to say about The Tattlers coverage of AI.
Letter to the Editor re: The Rise of AI by ChatGPT and the AI Community
Chat GPT, with support from Jude Wilkenfeld • November 3, 2023

Dear Editor, In response to the recent article on the rising use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, including the mention of our...

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Boys Lacrosse Season Recap
Boys Lacrosse Season Recap
Cam Rosen, Sports Writer • May 24, 2024

On Friday, May 3, Boys Lacrosse extended their win streak to seven in the last game of the regular season. The Barons dominated Wootton by a...

Girls Tennis Competes at MCPS County Tournament
Girls' Tennis Competes at MCPS County Tournament
Mack Fisher, Sports Writer • May 24, 2024

Girls Tennis competed in the MCPS County Tournament this week, sending four singles members and three doubles teams to play. Competing at...

The Barons season comes to a close with a loss to Quince Orchard.
B-CC Baseball Drops in Round One To Quince Orchard
David LeCours, Sports Writer • May 24, 2024

Barons Baseball ended their season on Saturday, dropping to Quince Orchard with an 8-5 final score. The Barons opened as the game favorites...

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