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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…

Weathering the Weather: Arctic Air Blast on Its Way

Weathering the Weather: Arctic Air Blast on Its Way

A significant blast of arctic air is headed our way this week, as temperatures plunge from 50s tomorrow to the mid 20s tomorrow night. Even more extraordinarily, highs…

MCPS

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…

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County Board of Education Capital Budget Hearings on November 12 and 13 flaunted complaints of overcrowding and outdated HVAC systems.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…

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…

“Meet the Candidates” 2014

“Meet the Candidates” 2014

MCPS recently released the 2014 version of the “Meet the Candidates” video, presenting Student Member of the Board of Education candidates Dahlia Huh and Calvin Yeh to middle…

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

Junior Year: Is it really that bad?

Junior Year: Is it really that bad?

APs, SATs, sports, clubs, competitions, internships. With only 24 hours in a day, it is a big challenge to manage multiple activities and do them well, but…

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…

Opinions

Is Our Sleep Deprivation Deadly?

Is Our Sleep Deprivation Deadly?

Fatal familial insomnia is a very rare inherited disease characterized by progressively worsening insomnia, which leads to hallucinations, delirium, and symptoms similar to dementia. The average survival…

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…

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…