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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.

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…

New Year, New You: Setting realistic New Year goals

Every New Year, people decide to resolve an undesired trait or behavior by making a specific New Year’s resolution. These resolutions mostly involve everyday life, personality traits and daily activities.…

Hogan allocates funding toward environmental improvement

Governor Hogan has recently released his environmental agenda for the 2017 legislative session. He proposes to spend roughly $65 million on programs designed to improve the environment. However, his plan…

Trump bans travel to seven Muslim-majority nations

From his first day in office, President Trump has hurried to enact the legislation he promised during his campaign. From the executive order allowing his famous wall to the “gag…

Increased minimum wage will hurt businesses, but help students

According to The Washington Post, the current minimum wage in Montgomery County, $10.75 an hour, exceeds most states by $3.50. On January 17, the Montgomery County Council approved a bill…

Twelve Angry Men: From the Big Screen to Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn

The movie Twelve Angry Men (1957) is an enthralling and fascinating analysis of a group of twelve jurors, mostly middle-aged white men, who are coincidentally brought together to reflect and…

Deciding the right classes to take

As second semester rolls along, students are scrambling to open their textbooks and study guides in order to prepare for upcoming SAT’s, subject tests, AP’s, and end of the year…