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MCPS Implements New Rule Concerning Student Supervision

MCPS Implements New Rule Concerning Student Supervision

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

May 16, 2019


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Amid the recent hazing scandal at Damascus High School (DHS) involving allegations of rape, MCPS has implemented a new rule regarding after school activities that requires all extracurricular sponsors or coaches to fill out supervision plans which are reviewed by school administrators. “[Coaches ...

Rampage Volume 52 Staff

Rampage Volume 52 Staff

May 15, 2019


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Editors-in-Chief: Colleen Barrett and Elenna Mach Copy Editors: Ben Kushner and Daniel Pujo Production Head: Olivia Turner Online Editor: Jacob Burkhardt Opinion Managing Editors: Andrew Coulibaly and George Baldwin News Managing Editors: Emma Hourigan and Sabina Salguero Features Managing...

Education System Barely Changed in 125 Years

Education System Barely Changed in 125 Years

Ben Kushner, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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In 1893, the U.S. Education Commissioner, William Harris, was bent over a small table, finalizing his letter of transmittal to the Department of the Interior regarding the “Report of the Committee of 10 on Secondary Education.” He had labored alongside six college presidents and three high schoo...

All Schools in Md. Conduct MSDE Climate Survey

All Schools in Md. Conduct MSDE Climate Survey

Olivia Turner, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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The Maryland School Climate Survey was administered to students and school faculty March. 20, after conducting a field test for troubleshooting purposes in the fall. However, there were many logistical and planning issues with the most recent survey, generating some differing opinions on the survey itself a...

New Round of Changes to English 9, 10 Curricula

New Round of Changes to English 9, 10 Curricula

Olivia Turner, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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After Johns Hopkins University conducted an external audit of the K-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math curricula in MCPS schools, adjustments are now also being made to improve the existing high school curriculum in upcoming school years. Last year, the Board of Education (BOE) commissioned the outside...

MCPS Extends School Year by a Day

MCPS Extends School Year by a Day

Sabina Salguero, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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The last day of the 2018-19 MCPS school year has been moved to Friday, June 14 for students and Monday, June 17 for teachers due to recent weather emergencies caused by ice and snow, which prompted school closures. MCPS has a total of 182 instructional days built into the school year, but because four...

FoT Class Removed Beginning 2019-2020 School Year

FoT Class Removed Beginning 2019-2020 School Year

Iris Valentin, Features Managing Editor

April 15, 2019


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The Foundations of Technology (FOT) class has been removed from the course selection options for the 2019-20 school year, upsetting many students who viewed the class as a way to get their technology credit required by the state for graduation. Students now have the option of two classes to fulfill their tec...

4 Damascus JV Football Players’ Cases Moved to Juvenile Court; MCPS Conducts Internal Investigation

4 Damascus JV Football Players’ Cases Moved to Juvenile Court; MCPS Conducts Internal Investigation

Esther Frances, Print Copy Editor

April 11, 2019


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After four Damascus High School (DHS) JV football players were charged as adults for first degree rape and an additional three counts of conspiracy to commit rape in November 2018, four separate hearings throughout February and March decided that all four players will now be tried as juveniles. I...

When Congress Does Nothing, Talk to Their Supervisor

When Congress Does Nothing, Talk to Their Supervisor

Ben Kushner, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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Just weeks after last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, students from across the country faced the Capitol building, holding signs and giving speeches asking Congress for comprehensive gun legislation hoping that there would never be another school shooting in our country. Now, o...

125 Students Serve Lunch Detention on First Day of New Tardy Policy

125 Students Serve Lunch Detention on First Day of New Tardy Policy

Emily Nagy, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2019


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Senior Emely Reyes rushed through the halls attempting to make it to first period before 7:45 a.m. after forgetting her art assignment in her car. Frantically, with her painting in hand, she weaved through students trying to make it to her art class. After unsuccessfully beating the bell, Reyes, still ...

Students Walk Out, Protest in DC

Students Walk Out, Protest in DC

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2019


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Exactly one year after the first high school student walkout, the student-run social activist group MoCo for Change led a second annual walkout March 14 in Washington D.C., again protesting Congress’ inaction over gun violence, and lobbying the Senate to pass a bill allowing universal background c...

MCPS Implements New Guest Sign-In System

MCPS Implements New Guest Sign-In System

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

March 28, 2019


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Five months after the new guest sign-in system was implemented at RHS in October 2018, other schools are now also installing the system in their main offices throughout the county.   The check-in system requires that all visitors scan their driver’s licenses or other form of ID into a machine loca...

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