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Give Chance a Chance

Give Chance a Chance

October 30, 2015


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Dozens of eager concertgoers diligently stood in the frigid pouring rain for hours outside The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md. Wednesday night. The reason? Chance The Rapper was to perform in a mere few hours. Arriving late to the show was a foolish move in the eyes of the dedicated fans dying to see...

Khan-Baker Speaks At White House Worker Voice Summit

Khan-Baker Speaks At White House Worker Voice Summit

October 29, 2015


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AP English teacher Ambereen Khan-Baker spoke on a panel at the White House’s Worker Voice Summit Oct. 6, about the importance of teacher’s unions in improving not only teachers’ voices, but the quality of education in schools.   President Obama, Labor Secretary Perez, economists, employers an...

D.R.A.M.’s Sophomore Release Proves He Can Do More Than Just “Cha Cha”

D.R.A.M.’s Sophomore Release Proves He Can Do More Than Just “Cha Cha”

October 28, 2015


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D.R.A.M.’s impressive sophomore release proves that Virginia-based rapper can escape the shadows of his hit single, “Cha Cha,” and emerge as a mainstream artist. The Gahdamn! EP continues where D.R.A.M., real name Shelley Massenburg-Smith, left off on his debut extended play. Massenburg-Smith continue...

Student Wins National Makeup Contest

October 28, 2015


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This September, junior Joelle Miller won the Creature from the Depths of the Deepest Oceans special effects makeup contest hosted by Bloody Mary: Makeup to Die For, a line of Halloween special effects makeup.   Q: How does it feel to win the contest? A: I was really excited! It was only the second contest that I have ever entered. It validates that I am do...

The Martian: Great Family Fun

The Martian: Great Family Fun

October 26, 2015


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What do you get when you mix a botanical astronaut, space potatoes and subtle pop-culture references with great acting from great actors? A fun, (mostly) scientifically plausible adventure that brings humor and suspense to a situation that could have been in all ways a disaster flick. Directed by Ridley ...

Join the Club: Key Club

Join the Club: Key Club

October 21, 2015


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Left to right: Key Club treasurer Dennis Dao, Vice President Mallory Rakowski and Presidents Zahra Mousavi and Katrina Le. Q: Who is your club sponsor? A: Ms. Kiang-Spray is the club sponsor. Q: What does Key Club do? A: Last year, we raised money to end prenatal tetanus, made bagged lunche...

Mock Trial Off to Successful Start

October 13, 2015


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The Mock Trial team is in full swing for this school year and is already working on its first trial. The student leaders of the club are sophomores Olivia Webb and Noah Chapman, who have taken over the club this year after former senior leaders graduated. Webb, who has been on mock trial sin...

Different Pathways: IB, IBCP, AP and Honors All Prove to be Successful Routes for Students

Different Pathways: IB, IBCP, AP and Honors All Prove to be Successful Routes for Students

October 8, 2015


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Students consider several academic excellence programs for college recognition at RHS. However, many new students suffer confusion and disbelief regarding the various benefits and challenges each curriculum has to offer. The International Baccalaureate (IB), IB Career-Related Program (IBCP), Advanced...

Equestrian Club Brings Riders Together

Equestrian Club Brings Riders Together

October 8, 2015


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Cantering down, ready to jump the oxer, the rider and horse work as one to win the show. Among the 55 existing clubs at RHS, sophomores Sarah Wagner and Nasseem Najafi decided to co-found a new club called the Equestrian Club, were student will be able to compete in horseback riding competitions. Students...

Chinese Foreign Exchange Students Visit RHS

October 8, 2015


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Rockville students opened their homes to eight Chinese students from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. The students are from our sister school, School 125 in Beijing, China. The previous spring break, nine Rockville students went to visit and stay with students in Beijing, and now Rockville has returned the favor. Along...

Fetty Wap Fails to Impress Fans

Fetty Wap Fails to Impress Fans

October 8, 2015


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Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album lacks the likeability, charm and individuality the rapper had displayed earlier this year in his previous music. Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, first exploded onto the music scene last spring with the release of the unexpected hit “Trap Queen.”...

Teachers’ International Service

Teachers’ International Service

October 8, 2015


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Living in a developing country for two years without most modern conveniences and little communication with family and friends would be unthinkable for most people, but nearly 220,000 Americans have done just that when they volunteer for the Peace Corps. Math teacher Mark Bradley joined the Peace ...

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