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SMOB Campaign Goes Online

SMOB Campaign Goes Online

Ben Kushner April 6, 2021

The campaign for the MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) kicked off on Feb. 17, when the SMOB nominating committee selected Henry Kaye and Hana O’Looney as finalists. Kaye and O’Looney...

Students Advocate Removal of School Resource Officers

Students Advocate Removal of School Resource Officers

Isabella Amador April 6, 2021

The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing Feb. 4 regarding the proposal of  Bill 46-20, which prohibits the Montgomery County Police Department from positioning police officers in MCPS high...

Superintendent Jack Smith Announces his Retirement

Maddi Kales March 26, 2021

  After nearly five years as MCPS Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith announced he will retire June 2021 in a letter to MCPS staff Jan. 14.  In his letter, Smith shared that he has decided to retire...

Joe Biden’s Inauguration and the Country’s Political Divide

Olivia Turner March 12, 2021

Approximately 33.8 million people tuned in Jan. 20, 2021, across 17 different networks to view the inauguration of President Joseph Biden. Just before Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president,...

Montgomery County Releases the Draft Climate Action Plan

Montgomery County Releases the Draft Climate Action Plan

Emma Skoglund February 19, 2021

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released the Draft Climate Action Plan Dec. 14, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2027 and completely by 2035. The Draft Climate...

Covid-19 Vaccines distributed to Montgomery County First Responders, Staff and Nursing Homes

Covid-19 Vaccines distributed to Montgomery County First Responders, Staff and Nursing Homes

Catherine Corbin February 5, 2021

During Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine plan, Montgomery County health care workers were offered the first round of treatment Dec. 22 through Jan. 15. On Jan. 18, the county entered Phase 1B, broadening...

Insurrection at the Capitol

Joneil Canillo January 20, 2021

During Congress’ Jan. 6 meeting to affirm the votes of the 2020 presidential election, an insurrection led by Donald Trump supporters swarmed the U.S. Capitol. Members of Congress, who were in session...

BOE Votes to Push the Reopening of Schools to March 15

Sabina Salguero January 14, 2021

During an update meeting Jan. 12 regarding the Board of Education’s (BOE) previous decision to reopen schools Feb. 1, members voted to delay in-person learning until March 15, though this is subject...

Graphic Image of the 2020 Electoral Votes for each candidate.

RHS Staff and Students React to Gripping 2020 Presidential Election

Jillian Verity , Online Editor January 8, 2021

Those eligible to vote began casting ballots Nov. 3, determining whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States. After four days of counting votes, the media announced...

Forty two members of the RHS Key Club met Dec. 22 over Zoom to discuss opportunities for service learning hours.

RHS Clubs Adapt to Virtual Learning Environment

Emma Skoglund, News Editor December 22, 2020

To accommodate virtual schooling, RHS clubs have made changes in meetings and activities to allow more flexibility for students. However, despite modifications, clubs face different levels of engagement...

Rising COVID-19 Cases Stall Reopening Plans for Special Programs in January

Rising COVID-19 Cases Stall Reopening Plans for Special Programs in January

Sabina Salguero, Copy Editor December 22, 2020

Following a Nov. 6 meeting, the Board of Education (BOE) released an announcement to MCPS families and staff regarding the official framework for back-to-school learning. Though initially hoping to...

Hogan Clashes With County Health Officials Over School Reopenings

Hogan Clashes With County Health Officials Over School Reopenings

Joneil Canillo, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

Following the abrupt closure of the 2019-2020 school year, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted MCPS to begin planning for distance learning. On Aug. 7, the Board of Education (BOE) approved a proposal that...

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