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Ridgeview Principal Named Middle School Principal of the Year

Dr. Monifa McKnight, the principal of Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg, was recently honored with the Middle School Principal of the Year Award sponsored by the National Association…

Martin Luther King III Lectures about Civil Rights

Martin Luther King III Lectures about Civil Rights

On March 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

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

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…

MCPS

[Interview] SMOB Finalists Agarwal and Guerci on the Achievement Gap

In the wake of their victories at the March Nominating Convention, SMOB nominees Rachit Agarwal and Eric Guerci sat down with us to discuss one of the greatest…

PARCC Testing Stirs Controversy among MCPS Students

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…

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…

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Zachary Williams

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Zachary Williams

SMOB candidate Zachary Williams is a junior at Montgomery Blair High School. This article is the fourth part in a series of personal interviews with the six SMOB…

Arts and Culture

MCPS Students Star in Young Artist Award Competition

Dedicated teenage musicians from all over the county auditioned privately in front of four judges in Gaithersburg in February, all striving for the top awards in one of…

Women’s History Month Events and Commemorations

Women’s History Month Events and Commemorations

Deemed Women’s History Month, March is used to highlight the progress and achievements of women throughout history, and today. Both men and women of all ages come together…

[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…

Politics

Hogan Unable to Repeal Controversial ‘Rain Tax’

Governor Larry Hogan has been facing the difficult task of pushing his legislation through a majority-Democratic Maryland General Assembly. Ever since…

Leventhal’s Pesticides Bill Gains Momentum

Leventhal’s Pesticides Bill Gains Momentum

Despite being first introduced in October of 2014, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal’s bill to regulate the use of pesticides…

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…

Opinions

The Balancing Act of Teenagers

Sometimes, the world seems to be asking teenagers to excel in everything: from academics, to extracurricular activities, to sports. Thus, life begins to evolve into a balancing…

Making Up Snow Days: Let It Go

January, 2015: My alarm sounds and I jolt up, stiff from the frigid winter air. Fingers crossed, I snatch my phone. C’mon, c’mon…the MCPS website won’t load…

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

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?…

Guest Contributions

MCPS Elementary and Middle School Students to Advance to International Tech Competition

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) announced 20 finalist teams will advance to the annual FIRST Championship in St. Louis as part of the annual FIRST  LEGO League (FLL)…

BUBW Conference to Take Place in Baltimore

BUBW Conference to Take Place in Baltimore

I left the Better Understanding for a Better World Conference 2015 in Orlando about 48 hours ago. The Conference, where we talked about Global Citizenship, Religious Diversity, and…