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Richard Montgomery Senior Heads to National Siemens Competition

Richard Montgomery Senior Heads to National Siemens Competition

Each year, the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology gives high school students the remarkable opportunity to achieve national recognition for their scientific research, as well as…

Weathering the Weather: Pre-Turkey Snow?

Weathering the Weather: Pre-Turkey Snow?

It’s that time of year again. Time to start talking snow. This Wednesday, a significant snowstorm looks to affect the county with significant effects on travel on the…

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…

Weathering the Weather: Winter Forecast 2014-2015

Weathering the Weather: Winter Forecast 2014-2015

I’m expecting another cold and snowy winter, somewhat similar to last winter. December should average around one degree cooler than normal, while January and February will be bitterly…

MCPS

Student Town Hall at Sherwood Discusses Technology, Construction, and School Start Times

Student Town Hall at Sherwood Discusses Technology, Construction, and School Start Times

During a recent student Town Hall, Sherwood High School students asked questions and raised concerns to Superintendent Joshua Starr and the Student Member of the Board of Education…

Nearly 2,000 Applicants Vie for Acceptance into Blair, Richard Montgomery, and Poolesville Magnet Programs

Nearly 2,000 Applicants Vie for Acceptance into Blair, Richard Montgomery, and Poolesville Magnet Programs

The autumn months are overwhelmed with seemingly endless application processes. As MCPS high school seniors prepare for college, their elementary and middle school counterparts are amassing resumes and…

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…

“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…

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…

Dr. Starr Delivers “State of the Schools” Address

Dr. Starr Delivers “State of the Schools” Address

Only hours before the Montgomery County Board of Education met to discuss religious holidays and the school system’s 2015-16 calendar, Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr delivered his third annual…

Arts and Culture

Pottery in Montgomery

Pottery in Montgomery

Montgomery County is a place full of high-achieving schools, sports teams, and education programs, but something that often gets overlooked is the arts. According to Katherine Stanton, a Rockville-area…

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…

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…

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…

Politics

Hyattsville Sees Potential in Lowering Voting Ages

Hyattsville Sees Potential in Lowering Voting Ages

In 2013, the Takoma Park became the first city in the nation to lower the voting age to 16. Since then,…

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…

General Election Brings Some Surprises and New Leaders

General Election Brings Some Surprises and New Leaders

Last Tuesday, Marylanders casted their ballots for the statewide offices of Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller. While many of the election…

Opinions

On Diversity of Teachers in MCPS

On Diversity of Teachers in MCPS

On a typical Thursday morning at Richard Montgomery High School, my third period AP Statistics class is working on conditional probability. Although all of the students in…

The Costs and Benefits of Turf Fields

The Costs and Benefits of Turf Fields

Even though many do not know it, turf fields are what injure athletes the most. As an athlete, I would have to say that I very much…

Opinions

The Purpose of Education in High School

The Purpose of Education in High School

You walk into class to see the board filled with unfamiliar terms. The bell rings and your teacher starts explaining all this new information, and you can’t…

MCPS Takes Long-Awaited Steps to Incorporate Modern Technology in Classrooms

MCPS Takes Long-Awaited Steps to Incorporate Modern Technology in Classrooms

Everyday, teens across the world attend school, bringing with them tools such as pencils, notebooks, and textbooks. A new decision in MCPS may add phones and tablets to…

Opinions

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…

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…

Guest Contributions

AIU High School Diplomats: An unforgettable summer

AIU High School Diplomats: An unforgettable summer

A distinctive cultural exchange between the U.S. and Japan for sophomores and juniors “This is going to be the best ten days of your life!” I sat…

Guest contribution: Day of the Girl

Guest contribution: Day of the Girl

I could quote you statistics for days about the gender inequality that exists both in our own community and the world at large. I could tell you…