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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.

Over-Crowding Limits Clarksburg’s Ability to Respond to Unusual Situations

Over-Crowding Limits Clarksburg’s Ability to Respond to Unusual Situations

Crowded hallways, bigger classes, less interaction with teachers — the effects of overpopulation are apparent at Clarksburg High School. In the past seven years, the school’s population of 1972 students…

County Council Examines New Bills to Green Montgomery

County Council Examines New Bills to Green Montgomery

Over the past several years, Montgomery County has taken multiple go-green initiatives. From the five-cent bag tax to paper lunch trays to designated parking spaces for hybrid vehicles, the county…

The Case for Lowering the Voting Age

The Case for Lowering the Voting Age

“Every vote counts” is a phrase we all have heard countless times. But do voters really believe that? During the 2014 elections, Anthony Brown (Democrat) and Larry Hogan (Republican) competed…

Thanksgiving At Our Doors

Thanksgiving At Our Doors

A few Montgomery County high school students shared their Thanksgiving plans for this year. “I’m just going to eat lots of food with family,” said Chloe Hickman, a freshman at…

Planning the Best Thanksgiving Dinner

Planning the Best Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is one of the greatest holidays of the fall season, in my opinion. Who wouldn’t want a day to just eat or be offered food until your stomach is…

Guide to Holidays in Montgomery County

Guide to Holidays in Montgomery County

In light of last week’s events, Montgomery County may seem the worst place to celebrate the holiday season, as headlines nationwide have deemed it the “town that took away Christmas,”…

Substitute Teacher Arrested for Sexual Harassment

Substitute Teacher Arrested for Sexual Harassment

Substitute teacher Jose Pineda, age 50, inappropriately touched a student at Roberto W. Clemente Middle School on September 30. Pineda was arrested on October 14 and charged with sex abuse…

Tackling the College Application

Tackling the College Application

Let’s be real: writing can be hard. Writing can be frustrating, too, when there is a word limit that feels a couple hundred words too few, or even daunting when you…

Roundup on Fall Sports

Roundup on Fall Sports

The daily practices and tiring work are all coming to an end with the closing of high school fall sports. Fall sports include football, soccer, cross country, girls tennis, golf,…

“No More Christmas”? —BOE Adopts Amendment to Re-Label School Holidays

“No More Christmas”? —BOE Adopts Amendment to Re-Label School Holidays

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, MCPS Board of Education voted to strip the official school year calendar of all religious references. Students will still have school off on holidays such as…

BOE Holds Budget Hearing

BOE Holds Budget Hearing

The Montgomery County Board of Education Capital Budget Hearings on November 12 and 13 flaunted complaints of overcrowding and outdated HVAC systems. The first testimony came from Jud Ashman, the…