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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.

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…

A guide to the upcoming AP exams

AP deadlines are arriving, or have already passed, for some schools which also means that it’s the season of exam studying. While many people focus on studying for the SATs…

Taking the SMOB seriously

Every year, students across the county take part in the democratic process of electing our Student Member of the Board (SMOB). Our SMOB is a highly-qualified elected leader who holds…

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…

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Recognize Students Around County

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest running and most prestigious program for recognizing creative teens from grades seven to twelve. Last year, students submitted nearly 320,000…

Lyttonsville protests Talbot Avenue Bridge relocation

The Talbot Avenue Bridge, built in 1918 by the B&O Railroad, has a huge historical significance to the African American population of Lyttonsville. Protests have erupted over plans to relocate…

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…