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Modern Addiction: JUULs

Modern Addiction: JUULs

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


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A new trend has swept over students around the country including some at RHS: the recreational use of electronic cigarettes in and out of school, particularly the JUUL brand. In 2016, over two million middle and high schoolers used e-cigarettes, according to a September 2017 FDA study. JUULs are co...

Students Struggle with Limited Parking Spots

Students Struggle with Limited Parking Spots

Amy Tran, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


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Students continually struggle to find parking every day due to the limited 109 spots allocated to them.  While the struggle continues, the solutions are not simple as admin finds many empty spots daily, reaffirming their position that 109 is adequate. The student parking lot in the back of the s...

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


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Several MCPS students, including senior Alex Rankine, were honored as Fitzgerald scholars at the 21st annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Oct. 21 at Richard Montgomery HS(RMHS). The festival also honored author Annie Proulx with the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for Outstanding Achieveme...

Band Hits High Note with New Director

Band Hits High Note with New Director

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


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Marching band is moving to a new rhythm with Nicole Sherlock taking over as the new Instrumental Music Director, replacing former director Phil Barnes. Sherlock has been teaching music for 25 years, and is directing the pit orchestra in addition to marching band. Sherlock previously taught in Hawaii, and sa...

New ESOL Biology Class Teaches Without Language Barriers

New ESOL Biology Class Teaches Without Language Barriers

Elenna Mach and Olivia De’Ath, Sports Editor and Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Beginning this school year, a new biology class for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is being offered at RHS and other schools in the county to help students learn without language barriers. Recognizing the growing number of ESOL students, RHS implemented the new class for 45 students...

BOE Considers Removing Holidays, Part of Spring Break for 2018-19 Calendar

BOE Considers Removing Holidays, Part of Spring Break for 2018-19 Calendar

Grace Goodman, Associate Editor

October 30, 2017


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Since the 1970s MCPS has closed school on Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur because of high absentee rates. However, next school year, this may not be the case as the BOE considers various calendar options such as school on these Jewish holidays as well as requesting that Governor Lar...

Teacher’s Travels Inspire Change to Curriculum

Teacher’s Travels Inspire Change to Curriculum

Alex Reynolds, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


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AP Language teacher Krista McKim went on a trip to Bulgaria, during the summer of 2017, as part of the Fulbright-Hays Commission, to meet with groups that work with refugees, and is now bringing her experience back to the classroom to add a global perspective to the curriculum. Beginning this year,...

Recent Tech Updates for Classrooms, Auditorium

Recent Tech Updates for Classrooms, Auditorium

Grace Goodman, Associate Editor

October 24, 2017


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Recently RHS added new additions and new upgrades to their technological systems in the school. For example 14 new Chromebook carts were added to the school, replacing computer labs. In the auditorium there is a new sound system as well as light system, high definition TV's and new swipe security cards...

Media Center Spreads Awareness with Banned Book Week

Media Center Spreads Awareness with Banned Book Week

Alex Reynolds, Online Editor

October 10, 2017


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Banned Book Week was celebrated Sept. 24-30 in RHS thanks to a concerted effort by the media center and with sponsorship by the American Library Association. Banned Book Week celebrates the “freedom to read” explicit or controversial works of literature and the weeklong event highlighted various titles ...

Only Freshmen Assigned Lockers in Policy Shift

Only Freshmen Assigned Lockers in Policy Shift

Iris Valentin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


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Beginning this school year, freshmen are the only students to receive their own lockers, requiring all other students to request a locker at the Financial Aid Office, a new policy that shocked some students. The administration team had planned to test out the locker policy as part of the summer u...

Students Commended for High Scores on National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Students Commended for High Scores on National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Amy Tran, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017


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Following the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) October 2016, one RHS student has qualified as a semifinalist and seven students have been commended for their outstanding academic promise. The program contacted the school to commend senior Alex Rankine as a semi-...

MCPS Server Allegedly Attacked; Wifi Connection Down

MCPS Server Allegedly Attacked; Wifi Connection Down

Gabe Reyes and Alex Reynolds

September 28, 2017


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MCPS has experienced poor internet connection across the county since Sept. 25, derailing many lessons and affecting student learning. Although the network works properly in the morning, it disconnects fourth period and remains inconsistent for the remainder of the day. MCPS Chief Technology O...

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