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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 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…

A student’s perspective on the role of parents

Regardless of how independent teenagers think they are, parents play a large role in shaping their lives. As kids grow older and shape their individual identities, parents attempt to impart…

The long neglected importance of reading

Reading has always been a crucial part of our education; ever since we were young, we were always encouraged by our teachers to read extensively during our free time.  The…

What to look for in a good teacher

Teachers are essential to our education. They educate us on a wide variety of topics, including historical events, the quadratic formula, writing persuasive essays, etc. However, regardless of what they…

Trump’s inauguration sparks Women’s March protest

Trump’s inauguration sparks Women’s March protest

After many months of debating, protesting, and fighting, inauguration day has finally arrived. On January 20, 2017, president-elect Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United…

Why you shouldn’t skip pep rallies

The stands are packed with students, lost in a sea of school colors, streamers, signs, and horns. The incredibly deafening noise bounces off the walls and echoes throughout the building…