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In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body.

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 2024. Councilmember Sidney Katz approved this bill because he…

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 the face…

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 misappropriated money.…

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 everything. One such…

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. The Westbard area in Bethesda has been selected by…

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 hours, and taking…

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 High School…

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 begun their political campaigns. Governor Hogan, whose first term…

Catalan independence referendum sparks crisis in Spain

Since September, the prospect of Catalan independence has shaken Spain once more with the introduction of an independence referendum on October 1 by Catalan leaders. This follows months of exchanges…

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.…

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 transported to…

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