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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.

Freshman Guitar Sensation at BCC

Freshman Guitar Sensation at BCC

In the economic recession, many schools across Montgomery County were forced to slash classes and activities. Music and arts departments were often hard hit, leading many to bemoan a lack…

Whitman Takes Colorado: Annual Ski Trip to Breckenridge

Whitman Takes Colorado: Annual Ski Trip to Breckenridge

After a week of grueling exams, 45 students and six chaperones from Walt Whitman High School traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado for the 13th annual skiing trip. Taking place during Martin…

Give Students Their Tongues Back: Teaching Foreign Languages

Give Students Their Tongues Back: Teaching Foreign Languages

The landscape of global power is a rapidly changing one, as of late. In the United States, this breeds paranoia about the future of our role in the world. With…

World AIDS Day: “Striving for the AIDS End Game”

World AIDS Day: “Striving for the AIDS End Game”

Since the 1980s HIV/AIDS outbreak, scientists and societies have embarked upon a challenging mission to combat this still-incurable disease. In 1988, the World Health Organization dedicated December 1st of every…

Students React to Old, Overcrowded Buildings

Students React to Old, Overcrowded Buildings

Given recent efforts to boost funding for MCPS renovations and construction projects, the MoCo Student interviewed several students to see what they thought about the school system’s need for better buildings and…

SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

The Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) is gearing up for its annual Legislative Session, where delegates from school student governments from across the state will convene in Allegany County…

County Executive Backs School Funding

County Executive Backs School Funding

It looks like funding for MCPS school construction is set to increase. Earlier today, County Executive Ike Leggett released his recommendations for Montgomery County’s new Capital Improvements Program, which pays…

Whitman students campaign against cancer with Kisses4Kayla

Whitman students campaign against cancer with Kisses4Kayla

Kisses For Kayla, or “Kisses4Kayla,” is a well-known slogan among freshmen at Walt Whitman High School. The saying is dedicated to Kayla Wenger, a cousin of ninth grader Justin Pollack.…

The College Admissions Struggle for Academic Perfection

The College Admissions Struggle for Academic Perfection

The Struggle for Academic Perfection: Trying to Become the College Admissions “Ideal, Well-Rounded” Student “Here is the ultimate guide to getting into the top college of your choice!” If you…

Few Merits to Standardized Testing

Few Merits to Standardized Testing

While kids kicked off their winter break, excited to finally take their minds off school and enjoy the company of loved ones, they still found themselves haunted by the stressful…

Counties work to improve school security

Counties work to improve school security

On December 14, 2012, a gunman opened fire on innocent elementary schoolchildren attending class in the pristine, bucolic suburb of Newtown, Connecticut, resulting in the deaths of 26 children and…