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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.

One-month-old medical marijuana program faces new challenges

Maryland’s medical marijuana program officially opened to the public this past December after several years of administrative delay. Consumer demand has been exceedingly high: many patients have waited for years…

2017: A Year in the Life of a MoCo Student

In a follow-up to her “A Day in the Life” video, Ellah Fornillos of Quince Orchard High School looks back on 2017.…

Emergency Climate Mobilization resolution passed

On December 7th, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed an “Emergency Climate Mobilization” resolution to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years. The resolution urges jurisdictions in the United…

Hogan responds to Trump’s tax overhaul

Donald Trump’s long-awaited federal tax overhaul was finally signed on December 22, 2017. Officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this piece of legislation was promised to contain…

The benefits of snow days

Snow days. Those two words are music to the ears to thousands of students across Montgomery County. Every time snow is forecasted, students and parents alike are eagerly checking their…

Pyeongchang Olympic ban on Russia shows positive step toward anti-doping

Every two years, there is an event that brings the world together, all competing against one another for their nation, garnering worldwide attention. This event is the Olympics. Whether that…

Why “offensive” artwork and surrounding controversies are valuable

For millennia, artists have poured their souls into their work, fashioning incredible (or sometimes atrocious) pieces that leave the audience stunned and breathless. However, art has more function than mere…

Maryland begins medical marijuana program

The legalization of marijuana has been a source of contention for years, affecting those of various ages, party affiliations, and backgrounds. The question was brought to our home turf nearly…

Arts funding in Montgomery County

Why is art funding important in Montgomery County? Watch as Montgomery County students and staff explain why art departments are necessary in our school system. Film by MoCo Student staff videographer Ellah Fornillos…

Invent the Future Challenge now open for registration to middle schoolers

KID Museum and MCPS have collaborated to launch the Invent the Future Challenge, which was designed to increase student’s interest in science, technology, math and engineering. The challenge is accomplishing…

Shruti Bhatnagar vies for title of first Indian-American woman on MoCo Council

Indian-American Shruti Bhatnagar is running for a seat on the Montgomery County Council. The four member council currently has three spots open to 20 candidates. If she were to be…