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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.…

Residents Protest Purple Line Construction

Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan and other state and local officials defended the rapid start for construction on the Purple Line. However, opponents of the new light…

County installs rain gardens to reduce runoff

Rain gardens are saucer-shaped gardens in which water from inclines can flow where grasses, flowers, and bushes are planted. The pool will collect the water for a short…

MCPS

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…

Newport Mill MS opens new fitness center to promote healthy exercise

Newport Mill Middle School’s new fitness center was unveiled on Tuesday, October 10. Students now have access to thirty machines that target cardio, strength, and flexibility workouts, a…

Arts and Culture

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…

Winter Fun in Rockville Town Center

Winter Fun in Rockville Town Center

Winter is here, which means that everybody is gearing up for the holiday season. There are gifts to be bought, relatives to see, and places to go. One…

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Throughout the County

A dazzling parade, the sweet aroma of corn beef, and an abundance of green made its way to Montgomery County on March 17 for Saint Patrick’s Day. As…

Politics

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.…

Profiling Maryland’s 2018 gubernatorial candidates

With the Maryland gubernatorial election primaries approaching in late June of 2018, challengers of the incumbent governor’s seat are have already…

Opinions

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…

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…

Opinions

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…

Delaying School after Labor Day

Although it seems like we have been at school for a long time, it has only been a month since school started this year. Unlike past years,…

Opinions

Why merely visiting campuses is not enough

“Go with your gut feeling.” Throughout my college search, I have received this piece of advice countless times. But what exactly forms this feeling? Apparently, the “gut…

Senioritis : Maybe it’s not so bad after all?

With the seniors gone for summer vacation, the “senioritis” often associated with second semester seniors has finally come to an end. Up until recently, I aimed to…

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…