Meet the 2020-21 SMOB Candidates: Vicky Kidder, Nick Asante

The 2020-21 SMOB election process is underway and the official voting will take place virtually May 20.

Jillian Verity, Multimedia Editor

April 23, 2020

The final two Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates for the 2020-21 school year were announced February 12: juniors Nick Asante from Richard Montgomery High School (HS) and Vicky Kidder from Magruder HS. All MCPS students will receive an email with a link to the ballot where they can cast thei...

Movie Review: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds into the Box Office

Alex Levy

April 8, 2020

Paramount's "Sonic the Hedgehog," starring Ben Schwartz as Sonic premiered Feb. 14 and has brought in $306.7 million worldwide and $146.06 million domestically so far. Based on characters in Sega's worldwide hit video game franchise, "Sonic the Hedgehog," the film is a fun-filled experience that any ...

$18 & Under: 168 Asian Burrito

The shrimp tempura (left) and chicken teriyaki burritos (right) totaled $20.14.

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

Straying away from the standard fast-food chains in the area, 168 Asian Burrito offers unique fare that not many people have experienced before.  The atmosphere is unlike any other shop; it is located inside an Exxon gas station at 18000 Georgia Ave. Olney, Md, 17 minutes away from RHS. The establi...

In Memoriam: Lily Constance Weaver

From left to right: Frank Weaver, Lily Weaver and Grace Weaver pose together at Disney World

Elenna Mach & Gili Golan, Editor-in-Chief & Features Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

“She was bigger than life,” physical education teacher Frank Weaver said about his late daughter, Lily Constance Weaver. “She loved just being nice to people and having a good time and living life to the fullest. Lily never let her sickness bring her down, she was always happy and smiling.” ...

Therapy Dogs Provide Stress Relief for Students

Scotty, one of the five dogs who came to visit, is named after American author Francis Scott Key.

Madhav Pillai, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

As a part of senior Kate Holland’s National Honors Society (NHS) senior project, RHS students got the chance to meet five therapy dogs during lunch  Jan. 17. Holland got the idea to bring in therapy dogs from grandmother who works for Hero Dogs, an organization that places service dogs with U.S...

‘The Panic Broadcast of 1938’: New Team Produces Mixed Results

A scene in which the sheriff (Patrick Gallagher) finds two circus boys (Carlos Escobar and Tomar Atzili) and suspects them of committing robberies nearby.

Ben Kushner, Copy Editor

January 17, 2020

The curtain raised and the lights dimmed as senior Tomer Atzili was illuminated by a spotlight on the corner of the stage, speaking with the sound of a crackling radio behind him. It was the opening night of RHS’ production of “The Panic Broadcast of 1938.”  With a multitude of characters and a somewha...

‘Joker’ Review

'Joker' Review

Alex Levy, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Warner Bros' "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, previously known as Arthur Joker, premiered Oct. 4, bringing in $1.036 billion worldwide and $326.8 million domestically. Based on characters in D.C. Comics' "The Batman," "Joker" is a complex movie filled with multiple plot lines that c...

Student Band Gains Traction, Plans First Album Release

Junior Bobby Fellman, one of the founding members of the band, sings lead at a live show as his bandmates play the bass, guitar and drums behind him. The group has performed all over the greater D.C. metropolitan area at a variety of venues.

Alex Levy, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Odyssey, an up and coming psychedelic rock band made up of RHS students, dropped their first single on December 13, 2019 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud, among other music streaming services. Now that they feel that they have established a name for themselves, they plan to release an album i...

Photo Gallery: Rampace 2019

From left to right: cross country teammates senior Michael Carvajal, junior Joe Young and senior Dylan Kim linked arms through the finish line. All three of them have run the Rampace every year of their high school careers.

November 23, 2019

Interest in Cable TV Declines

Interest in Cable TV Declines

Casey Majewski, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Today’s youth will never know the anticipation of waiting for the weekly episode of their favorite television show to air or having to patiently sit through commercials; now, all they have to do is go to a streaming service app and select the show they wish to watch.  Cable television is becoming less and less c...

RHS Goes International: Summer Europe Trip

Twenty-one RHS students along with some faculty members traveled to London and France over the summer. One of the favorite activities was going to the Normandy beaches of France.

Casey Majewski, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

This summer, 21 RHS students went on a trip to London and France, and it was the most successful one to be organized thus far. In the past, the school has organized several international trips that did not gain much traction and had low turnout rates. Students and chaperones left July 25 and returned Aug. 2. Altoge...

DMV Rappers On the Rise: YungManny, XanMan

Local musicians YungManny and XanMan are making big names for themselves at young ages as they continue to release new music and gain large followings.

Monica Blassou, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

“He say he from the hood he really from Bethesda” raps Emmanuel, better known as YungManny, who is often found next to his cousin, XanMan. The two DMV-based rappers, rapidly taking the music world by storm, happen to be cousins and life-long best friends. Although cousins by marriage rather than...

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