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Martin Luther King III Lectures about Civil Rights

On Mar. 19, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at Cabin John Middle School. The event, called “An Evening with Martin…

Blair Senior Claims Top Prize in Intel STS 2015

Michael “Mike Winston” Winer, a senior at Blair High School, was recently named a first prize recipient of the Intel Science Talent Search competition. The win will add…

Snow to Usher in the First Day of Spring

Starting around 4-5 AM, a mix of rain and snow will overspread the area, quickly turning to all snow. Snow should be moderate to heavy by the time…

The Lives of Teen Moms in MCPS

The Lives of Teen Moms in MCPS

School and peer pressure are just a few of the challenges all teens face. Some students, however, must deal with more than the difficulties of just being a…

MCPS

PARCC Testing Stirs Controversy among MCPS Students

During the week of March 9-13, K-12 students across MCPS were some of the first to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (or…

Agarwal and Guerci Voted as Finalists for the 38th Student Member of the Board of Education

Rachit Agarwal, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School and Eric Guerci, a sophomore at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, were voted as the two finalists for the…

MCPS Working To Change Laws on Sexual Assault and Child Abuse

Many believe that Montgomery County Public Schools has fallen short of upholding its responsibility to its students, parents, and staff through the inadequate handling of sexual assault and…

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Richard Banach

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Richard Banach

SMOB candidate Richard Banach is a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. This article is the sixth part in a series of personal interviews with the six SMOB…

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Cameron Reed

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Cameron Reed

SMOB candidate Cameron Reed is a junior at Springbrook High School. This article is the fifth part in a series of personal interviews with the six SMOB candidates…

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Rachit Agarwal

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Rachit Agarwal

SMOB candidate Rachit Agarwal is a junior at Richard Montgomery High School. This article is the third part in a series of personal interviews with the six SMOB…

Arts and Culture

[Review] Black History Month Events in MoCo

February is the month to commemorate the inspirational and influential faces of black history. Maryland fosters great African American Heritage, priding itself on its deep connection to some of…

Montgomery County Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and the Arrival of Spring

With the coming of spring and warmer weather, it’s hard to find a better way to celebrate March than with St. Patrick’s Day. Students and families all around…

All State Honors Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians

All State Honors Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians

After a series of trials, a select group of people were chosen to participate as musicians in the prestigious Maryland’s All State Honors Orchestra. Richard Montgomery junior Eileen…

Valentines for Veterans

War is a traumatic experience for everyone, whether you or your loved one is serving in the military. One of the hardest aspects of service can be the transition…

Politics

Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Controversy Sparks Debate Among Students

Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Controversy Sparks Debate Among Students

On Jan. 23, a federal judge declared Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The state government, especially its judicial system, has…

Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Changes to the Maryland Education Budget

In January, newly elected governor Larry Hogan’s office released a statement that the new education budget “makes a record investment in…

Federal Government Acts on Cybersecurity

Federal Government Acts on Cybersecurity

On February 13, President Barack Obama issued an executive order at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, located…

Opinions

A Teenager’s Guide to Social Media

A Teenager’s Guide to Social Media

At least once a week, I hear an adult complain how our “new” generation is out of touch with the world. We are narcissists, investing all our…

Recognition for Female Atheletes

As another sports season rolls around, so does a question regarding gender inequality: why is it that so many people can name famous male athletes in every sport,…

Opinions

Evaluating Semester Exams: Excuse Me, Please

Evaluating Semester Exams: Excuse Me, Please

Final exams are not the highlight of the school year, especially during the bleak mid-January cold, or the sunny warm days of June. Thus, the question of…

Push Back Start Times

Push Back Start Times

Every morning, hundreds of students yawn as they enter the school building. Why are they so drowsy? Are they tired of schoolwork? Are they bored of classes?…

Opinions

Confessions of a High Schooler

Confessions of a High Schooler

Contrary to the popular belief of most John Hughes movies, most people, including me, do not, if I may quote Beyoncé, “wake up, flawless”. At 6:15 a.m.,…

Honing in on Hogan’s ‘Second Thoughts’

Honing in on Hogan’s ‘Second Thoughts’

Equality. The term has evolved over time to encompass many different things–religious equality, racial equality, gender equality, and more recently, equality for LGBT citizens. I personally am…

Guest Contributions

Guest Contribution: Dr. Starr’s Contract and the Inner Politics of the BOE

Guest Contribution: Dr. Starr’s Contract and the Inner Politics of the BOE

Dr. Joshua Starr is no Dr. Jerry Weast. Dr. Weast was not a communicator, he benched the Board and made three pointers with only a few misses…

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…