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Weathering the Weather: Wednesday Clipper

Weathering the Weather: Wednesday Clipper

A storm similar in evolution, but different in results, to the storm January 6th that dropped 4-5″ of snow is on tap for tomorrow. What makes it different?…

Weathering the Weather: More Exam Snow?

Weathering the Weather: More Exam Snow?

It looks like the pieces have come together yet again for a small shot of snow in the morning, coinciding with exam week. Generally 1-2″ is most likely over…

Weathering the Weather: Refreeze Tonight?

Weathering the Weather: Refreeze Tonight?

Refreeze tonight? As anyone who has been outside today can attest to, it has been a sloppy, wet day. Between the rain during the day, ice accretions from…

Weathering the Weather: Icy Start to Exams

Weathering the Weather: Icy Start to Exams

Starting late this evening, periods of rain and freezing rain will overspread the area. Ice accumulations will generally be light, on the order of a tenth inch or…

MCPS

Students Voice Need for Increased Professional Development and Administrative Support at BOE Public Hearings

Students Voice Need for Increased Professional Development and Administrative Support at BOE Public Hearings

On January 8th and January 15th, the Board of Education hosted hearings regarding the FY2016 budget proposed by MCPS Superintendent Dr. Starr. One of the most prominent issues…

MCPS Implements Chromebooks in Classrooms

MCPS Implements Chromebooks in Classrooms

Montgomery County Public Schools has begun the distribution of Chromebooks and tablets in classrooms. The first part of the MCPS Technology Initiative has begun with Chromebooks being placed…

Deadline Approaches for 2015 SMOB Race

Deadline Approaches for 2015 SMOB Race

Every January, MCPS high school sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to file for candidacy for Student Member of the Board (SMOB), a position as one of eight…

MCPS 2015-2016 Operating Budget Hearing: A United Call for Diversity

MCPS 2015-2016 Operating Budget Hearing: A United Call for Diversity

At a public hearing this past Thursday, concerned members of the MCPS community voiced their opinions and demanded change in the 2015-2016 MCPS Operating Budget. Members of the…

Dr. Starr Releases Recommendations for FY 2015-2016 Budget

Dr. Starr Releases Recommendations for FY 2015-2016 Budget

As 2014 draws to a close, plans for a new fiscal year are already underway. Earlier this month, Dr, Starr, superintendent of MCPS, released his recommendations for the…

Minority Students in MCPS Show Improvement on AP Exams

Minority Students in MCPS Show Improvement on AP Exams

According to recent data released by MCPS, the percentage of passing AP scores (3 or above) in Montgomery County public schools has been constant over the past five…

Arts and Culture

AHCMC Discusses Equity, Diversity

AHCMC Discusses Equity, Diversity

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) held a dialogue at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery of the Silver Spring Civic Building last Thursday to promote…

15th Annual Latin Dance Competition Celebrates Heritage of Immigrant Students

15th Annual Latin Dance Competition Celebrates Heritage of Immigrant Students

The 15th annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition showcased a variety of cultural dances to students, parents, and teachers from across the county. The event is a signature program of…

KID Museum at Davis Library Fosters Innovative Learning Among Youths

KID Museum at Davis Library Fosters Innovative Learning Among Youths

Many people are surprised when they do not see another story of books in the space underneath the Davis Library. Instead they see KID Museum, a hands-on children’s…

RM Madrigals Partners with Glenview Mansion for Holiday Concert

RM Madrigals Partners with Glenview Mansion for Holiday Concert

Recently, Rockville’s Glenview Mansion had an open house event to celebrate the community spirit and friendship for the holiday season. Glenview Mansion is an elaborate house known for its…

Politics

State SMOB Candidates Vie for Governor’s Appointment

State SMOB Candidates Vie for Governor’s Appointment

Many students are familiar with the massive, 80,000-voter election for Montgomery County’s Student Member of the Board of Education; far fewer…

Councilmember Floreen Proposes Limits to E-Cigarettes

Councilmember Floreen Proposes Limits to E-Cigarettes

Vaping, otherwise known as the use of e-cigarettes, has become increasingly popular in recent years. Proponents of e-cigarettes, including the Consumer…

Annapolis Welcomes New State Legislators

Annapolis Welcomes New State Legislators

Maryland’s 2015 Legislative Session, when state legislators meet to approve new laws, appointees, and annual state budgets, began on January 14…

Opinions

Is SSL Worth It?

Is SSL Worth It?

To graduate from high school, students must have a 75 Student Service Learning hours besides academic credits. However, should SSL really be that important and necessary? Student…

Researching Colleges: Defining Your Own Values

Researching Colleges: Defining Your Own Values

Completing college applications is probably the most stressful part of high school. Students not only look for the materials needed to apply, but also look closely at…

Opinions

Consider Costs: Don’t Have College Debt in 2050

Consider Costs: Don’t Have College Debt in 2050

Destroying squeals of joy and sighs of relief of those opening an acceptance letter, the exorbitant price of college poses an inescapable financial burden upon its prospective…

Tina Fey Lied to Us

Tina Fey Lied to Us

It was not until the last couple of days of winter break that I realized that I would once again be in school, drifting in and out…

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…

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…