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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.

Montgomery County plans on extending school year for poverty stricken schools

In wake of the rising poverty in Montgomery County, school officials have proposed extending the school year in two Silver Spring schools: Arcola and Roscoe Nix Elementary Schools. This strategy…

Allegations arise in Russia investigation

The 2016 election, in addition to stirring up controversy and a significant number of protests, has sparked a wave of conspiracy theories involving Russian interference in the results of the…

Posse Foundation awards MCPS students full college scholarships

Ten MCPS students from six different high schools won a full four-year college tuition from the Posse Foundation. These students have been identified as high academic achievers and extraordinary leaders…

Students return from winter break to frigid winter conditions

Students return from winter break to frigid winter conditions

Students returning from the countywide winter break were met with cold classrooms under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Montgomery County Spokesperson Derek Turner claimed the temperature issues were caused by “overburdened heating…

One-month-old medical marijuana program faces new challenges

Maryland’s medical marijuana program officially opened to the public this past December after several years of administrative delay. Consumer demand has been exceedingly high: many patients have waited for years…

2017: A Year in the Life of a MoCo Student

In a follow-up to her “A Day in the Life” video, Ellah Fornillos of Quince Orchard High School looks back on 2017.…

Emergency Climate Mobilization resolution passed

On December 7th, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed an “Emergency Climate Mobilization” resolution to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years. The resolution urges jurisdictions in the United…

Hogan responds to Trump’s tax overhaul

Donald Trump’s long-awaited federal tax overhaul was finally signed on December 22, 2017. Officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this piece of legislation was promised to contain…

The benefits of snow days

Snow days. Those two words are music to the ears to thousands of students across Montgomery County. Every time snow is forecasted, students and parents alike are eagerly checking their…

Pyeongchang Olympic ban on Russia shows positive step toward anti-doping

Every two years, there is an event that brings the world together, all competing against one another for their nation, garnering worldwide attention. This event is the Olympics. Whether that…

Why “offensive” artwork and surrounding controversies are valuable

For millennia, artists have poured their souls into their work, fashioning incredible (or sometimes atrocious) pieces that leave the audience stunned and breathless. However, art has more function than mere…

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