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Exploring the diversity of MoCo languages

Learn about languages spoken by Montgomery County students and staff and why it’s essential to learn foreign languages in our school system. Film by MoCo Student staff videographer Mary Shawhan…

Delegate Luedtke proposes salary commission for MCPS Board members

Maryland General Assembly Delegate Eric Luedtke is proposing a new salary commission for Montgomery County Board of Education members. The five-person commission would review the Board’s pay every…

MoCo LGBTQ History Month

Discover the history of the LBTQ community at Paint Branch High School as students celebrate the diversity of their school. Film by MoCo Student staff videographer Mary Shawhan of Paint Branch…

A Day in the Life of a MoCo Student: QO edition

Ellah Fornillos, a QO student, interviews a community of students at her school to better understand the lives of MoCo students.…

MCPS

National Blue Ribbon awarded to Farmland and McNair elementary schools

National Blue Ribbon awarded to Farmland and McNair elementary schools

Farmland and Ronald McNair Elementary Schools in Montgomery County both received the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award. Over 8,500 schools nationwide have received this award; this year,…

Superintendent presents budgetary recommendations for FY 2019

Superintendent presents budgetary recommendations for FY 2019

On October 23, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith presented the School Board with his budgetary recommendations for the 2019 fiscal year. His proposal includes a 1.818 billion dollar…

County campaign “BTHEONE” targets suicide and drug abuse issues

Suicide and Drugs are two issues that have long affected the lives of teenagers across the world. Countless teenagers die every year from suicide and/or drug use. In…

Former MCCPTA treasurer charged with embezzlement

The former treasurer of Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) has plead guilty to embezzling $39,015 from MCCPTA. Lisa Betts, 45, of Silver Spring intends to repay this…

Agitated bee nest injures 32 Quince Orchard High School students

Agitated bee nest injures 32 Quince Orchard High School students

On the morning of October 12th 2017, 32 students were stung by bees across the street from Quince Orchard High School around 8:00 am. Only three students were…

World Space Week at Parkland Middle School

  World Space Week is the largest public space event on Earth. Over 80 countries have celebrated World Space Week in nearly 3,000 events to pay homage to…

Arts and Culture

Turkey and Football: An All-American Thanksgiving

In the iconic first scene of the holiday film, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”, Lucy presents an undeniable argument regarding the culture around Thanksgiving. She reminds Charlie Brown of…

Montgomery County students’ thanksgiving traditions

Learn about the traditions and holiday favorites of Montgomery County students, specifically about the American giving holiday of Thanksgiving. Film by MoCo Student staff videographer Valerie Wang of Richard Montgomery High School…

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Recognize Students Around County

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest running and most prestigious program for recognizing creative teens from grades seven to twelve. Last year, students submitted…

Twelve Angry Men: From the Big Screen to Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn

The movie Twelve Angry Men (1957) is an enthralling and fascinating analysis of a group of twelve jurors, mostly middle-aged white men, who are coincidentally brought together to…

Politics

Overrepresentation of Takoma Park may lead to restructuring of Montgomery County Council

The recent months have seen debate over the composition of the Montgomery County Council, especially with regards to the disproportionately high…

County votes in favor of $15 minimum wage

The Montgomery County Council voted on November 7 to raise the minimum wage in the county to $15 for employees by…

County redevelopment plans cause controversy over possible historic African-American burial ground

The Montgomery County Planning Department and the Macedonia Baptist Church have apparently reached a deadlock over a highly controversial development plan.…

Opinions

The faults in the American public school system

Jokes and complaints about the quality of the American public school system have been circulating for years from a multitude of places: media, pop culture, and even…

A take on the ethics behind physician-assisted suicide

Life. Liberty. The Pursuit of Happiness. These three unalienable rights, espoused by our forefathers and guaranteed to us by the Constitution, comprise the very foundation of our…

Opinions

The importance of winter break

As December approaches, so does the holiday season, and with that comes winter break. Winter break this year lasts from December 23 to January 1, with students…

Why you should take SAT Subject Tests

Every year, students take a plethora of tests in preparation for college. Whether it be the SAT or AP exams, there seems to be an exam for…

Opinions

The value of a STEM education in MCPS

To graduate high school in Montgomery County, high school students have to fulfill several graduation requirements, such as completing four years of English classes, volunteering for 75…

Balancing diversity and rigor requirements in magnet programs

Every year, hundreds of middle and high school students around MCPS receive a life-changing letter: they got accepted to a magnet program of their choice. Though this…

Guest Contributions

The One Thing You Should Do Before I Leave High School

It’s in the news, in our literature and in our own homes. Depression takes the lives of thousands of teenagers every year, and a study by the…

MCR-SGA holds first General Assembly of the school year

On Tuesday, October 25, Montgomery Blair High School hosted MCR-SGA’s first General Assembly of the 2016-2017 school year. The assembly took place following weeks of anticipation and…