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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.

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 American Academy of…

Rockville Confederate statue scheduled to be removed

In 1913, a monument was erected to honor Maryland Confederates. Since then, the statue of a Confederate Cavalryman given to Montgomery County by the United Daughters of the Confederacy has…

Stuck finding the right college? Tips from a rising senior

As the end of the year approaches, juniors are beginning to start their college applications and seniors are finalizing which college they plan to attend. However, before you can make…

Chinese New Year: Why don’t we have it off?

Chinese New Year: Why don’t we have it off?

Every February, Lunar New Year is celebrated by one fifth of the world’s populations in many Asian countries including China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.  Each country has unique traditions to…

Hogan and O’Malley push to end gerrymandering

Incumbent Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) and former Governor Martin O’Malley (D), have both taken a public stance against gerrymandering- though not together Gerrymandering is the intentional drawing of voting…

Hogan administration plan to reform Maryland charter schools

Governor Hogan recently announced his plan to expand charter school options and increase the amount of scholarship money allocated to private school students. Hogan has been a long-time proponent of…

Hogan proposes college tuition increase cap and tax-deductible student loans

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently proposed a bill centered around college tuition. The proposed bill allocates $17.5 million to prevent tuition in public colleges in Maryland from increasing at drastic…

New bills seek to limit Maryland’s cooperation with immigration authorities

Recently, Democratic Maryland lawmakers have proposed two new bills aimed at limiting the extent to which state and local authorities can enforce immigration laws. According to the Washington Post, a…

The importance behind A Day Without Women

March 8, 2017 was International Women’s Day, a global event celebrating the achievements of women and bringing to attention the continuous fight for gender equality. Beginning in 1909, thousands of…

ACT vs. SAT

Every year, juniors are faced with the choice of taking the ACT or SAT. The decision is difficult because the tests are inherently different and many have difficulty deciding which…

MoCo proposes to stock vending machines with healthy options

The Montgomery County Council is currently considering a bill that would increase the amount of healthy foods found in vending machines in Montgomery County. Councilman George Leventhal is the lead…

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