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National Merit Semifinalists Announced

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Congratulations to all the Montgomery County Public Schools students who won the National Merit Semifinalist award! Richard Montgomery High School had the most semifinalists in MCPS, with 34…

Spring athletes struggle with inclement weather, academics and social lives this season

Spring athletes struggle with inclement weather, academics and social lives this season

The transition from winter to spring was a tumultuous one for Montgomery County. The winter season left the County with nine snow days, roughly half of which interfered…

Rockville Science Day Celebrates 25 Years

Rockville Science Day Celebrates 25 Years

Rockville, Md., March 28 – Launch rockets, meet animals, program robots or take part in hands-on experiments to experience science first hand at the 25th annual Rockville Science…

Weathering the Weather: St. Patrick’s Day Snowstorm

Weathering the Weather: St. Patrick’s Day Snowstorm

Whether you are sick of it or not, all the pieces have come together for yet another winter storm to affect the area tonight into tomorrow. Accumulations: I…

MCPS

MCR Executive Board Applications

MCR Executive Board Applications

Montgomery County’s countywide student government, MCR-SGA, is currently accepting applications for its 2014-15 Executive Board. The Executive Board oversees the work of the organization, including everything from supervising…

Dr. Starr Releases Funding Proposal for MCPS

Dr. Starr Releases Funding Proposal for MCPS

­Superintendent Joshua Starr released his Fiscal Years 2015-2020 recommendations on October 28, 2013, proposing 14 new classroom addition projects – twelve of which would be at elementary schools…

Let Your Voice be Heard! Participate in the MCR Bell-Times Survey!

Let Your Voice be Heard! Participate in the MCR Bell-Times Survey!

The Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association has organized a county-wide student survey on the controversial subject of bell times changes. Complete the short questionnaire to have your…

Cybercivility Task Force gears into action

Cybercivility Task Force gears into action

During a bout of cold weather, some students and parents fired a round of harsh tweets directed toward MCPS Superintendent Dr. Joshua P. Starr for his refusal to…

MCPS sees rising AP scores

MCPS sees rising AP scores

In the past year, AP test scores have soared within Montgomery County Public Schools, with strong increases in AP performance among minority students. According to an MCPS memorandum…

Interview with SMOB Candidate Dahlia Huh

Interview with SMOB Candidate Dahlia Huh

This article is the third part in a series of individual interviews with the three pre-Nominating Convention SMOB candidates. Candidates were interviewed by MoCo Student MCPS Editor Matthew…

Arts and Culture

Celebrating Purim with Spiels and Hamantaschen

Celebrating Purim with Spiels and Hamantaschen

Shalom, Montgomery County! Many Jewish students in the area are celebrating Purim, a holiday that commemorates an ancient victory over Haman, a Persian royal advisor who unsuccessfully tried…

A Summer of Arts

A Summer of Arts

Do you enjoy music and the arts? If so, take the initiative this summer to participate or intern at the numerous programs available! Come join the prestigious Interlochen…

Scholastic Awards and the Art of Writing

Scholastic Awards and the Art of Writing

Noa Gur-Arie, a staff writer for the MoCo Student, recently received two nominations for the prestigious American Voices Medal from the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Here, Noa discusses…

MCPS Band and Orchestra Annual Gala

MCPS Band and Orchestra Annual Gala

On the evening of February 8th, all MCPS Honors Bands and Orchestras gave a performance at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Groups playing in the program included the…

Politics

After two decades, Clarksburg continues to debate Ten Mile Creek development

After two decades, Clarksburg continues to debate Ten Mile Creek development

In 1994, the Montgomery County Planning Commission launched a development plan for the Clarksburg area which involved Ten Mile Creek, a…

SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

The Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) is gearing up for its annual Legislative Session, where delegates from school student governments…

County Executive Backs School Funding

County Executive Backs School Funding

It looks like funding for MCPS school construction is set to increase. Earlier today, County Executive Ike Leggett released his recommendations…

Opinions

What is the SAT Measuring, After All?

What is the SAT Measuring, After All?

The SAT is the bane of many a high school student’s existence. It’s a pretty dehumanizing thing, after all, to have your self-worth and academic potential reduced…

Give Students Their Tongues Back: Teaching Foreign Languages

Give Students Their Tongues Back: Teaching Foreign Languages

The landscape of global power is a rapidly changing one, as of late. In the United States, this breeds paranoia about the future of our role in…

Opinions

The College Admissions Struggle for Academic Perfection

The College Admissions Struggle for Academic Perfection

The Struggle for Academic Perfection: Trying to Become the College Admissions “Ideal, Well-Rounded” Student “Here is the ultimate guide to getting into the top college of your…

Few Merits to Standardized Testing

Few Merits to Standardized Testing

While kids kicked off their winter break, excited to finally take their minds off school and enjoy the company of loved ones, they still found themselves haunted…

Opinions

The Mindful School

The Mindful School

Do you have time today to not-do? Imagine this: you scurry into your first class just as the bell sounds, head spinning with confusion over last night’s…

Being a Student Athlete

Being a Student Athlete

Most students look forward to catching the bus home after a long, taxing school day. However, not everyone has the opportunity to do this on a daily…

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…