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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.

MCPS Requires Volunteers to Complete Online Child Abuse and Neglect Module

As of August 16, all volunteers who work with children in MCPS are required to complete an online training module on Child Abuse and Neglect. In the span of half…

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 bit of…

Controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance

Every morning, millions of students from kindergarteners to high schoolers across the nation stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance; however, a large proportion of these students choose not to…

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 feeling” is the…

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 disprove the “Senioritis”…

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…

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