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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.

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…

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…