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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 officials react to Trump’s muslim ban

On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump announced that he would enact measures to help prevent domestic terrorism. Soon after his announcement, an executive order to temporarily ban immigrants from “terror-prone”…

The origins of Valentine’s Day

Every year on February 14th, thousands of bouquets, chocolates and cheesy cards are bought to give to loved ones. Restaurants gear up for one of the busiest nights of the…

The limits of our current sexual education

In modern-day America, discussion of sex is simultaneously ubiquitous and avoided. We see that sex sells in Hollywood and popular literature, yet at the same time, the media heavily censors…

Erwin’s Story: the Tale of a Holocaust Survivor

Erwin’s Story: the Tale of a Holocaust Survivor

Mr. Robert Hines, an IB History teacher at Richard Montgomery High School, tells the poignant and relevant story of a holocaust survivor named Erwin.…

“Every 15 minutes” videos are valuable in teaching Driver’s Ed

“Every 15 minutes” videos are valuable in teaching Driver’s Ed

I still shudder when I think about Driver’s Education: the early-morning alarm clock every Sunday, the painfully slow three hours stuck in a classroom (over the weekend!), and the numbingly…

How to make your summer worthwhile

Although it is only February, it is already time to start thinking about summer! As a student, summer is the time not only to relax and enjoy a break from…

Snow days: Why we need them

Throughout the winter season, the ground is often blanketed in white and children can be seen laughing and playing outside; however, with the serenity and beauty of snow comes the…

Have “semester exams” truly disappeared?

While students and staff alike debate over the benefits and drawbacks of MCPS’s new grading system, one universally popular aspect of the change was the elimination of final exams. As…

Jheanelle Wilkins appointed to Maryland State House

On January 9, activist and community leader Jheanelle Wilkins was elected to the Maryland State House, representing District 20, which comprises Silver Spring and Takoma Park, among other areas bordering…

The current crises in our world today

In recent years, there has been growing disillusion in with globalization in liberal, Western states as as working class citizens watched their jobs leave them for developing countries. Their views…

Hogan cracks down on crime

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) is proposing a package of legislation aimed at enforcing laws against rape, drug and sex trafficking crimes, as well as guaranteeing more rights to the…