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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…

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…

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.…

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…

State of the Schools 2013

State of the Schools 2013

On Monday, November 11, 2013, Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr delivered his second State of the Schools address. The speech was given at the Music Center at Strathmore, with more than…

Westland MS views “Girl Rising”

Westland MS views “Girl Rising”

The film Girl Rising “showcases the problems girls have in developing countries,” says Lara McMurray, an 8th grader at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland.  Lara was part of the…

Start Times Cause Controversy at BCC

Start Times Cause Controversy at BCC

    MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr has introduced a plan to delay school start times in high schools and move middle school start times earlier. In the plan, which would…

Westland Performs “The Comic Book Artist”

Westland Performs “The Comic Book Artist”

The theater team of Westland Middle School in Bethesda has come together once again for another production of The Comic Book Artist, directed by Sherion Cosby. This play follows Stanley…