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Maryland to Replace PARCC Tests in 2020

Maryland to Replace PARCC Tests in 2020

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Spring 2019 will mark the final year that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Tests, formally known as the PARCC tests, according to a Sept. 13 Washington Post article. The tests are being scrapped following compl...

Coffee Culture: RHS Runs on Caffeinated Drinks

Coffee Culture: RHS Runs on Caffeinated Drinks

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Caffeine has become the “brain fuel” of today’s society, helping Americans keep up with the fast pace of daily life.  But this increased dependence on the stimulant isn’t just limited to working adults; more and more teenagers have begun turning to coffee for extra energy to start the schoo...

BOE Extends 2020 Spring Break in Unanimous Vote

BOE Extends 2020 Spring Break in Unanimous Vote

Emily Nagy, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2018


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Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a six-day spring break for the 2019-2020 school year after shortening it for this current school year due to calendar restrictions. MCPS proposed two calendars to the BOE Sept. 13 for the 2019-2020 school year with one s...

Senior Announced as National Merit Scholar

Senior Announced as National Merit Scholar

Michael Carvajal, Associate Online Editor

November 8, 2018


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The National Merit Scholar semifinalists were announced Sept. 12, confirming RHS senior Nav Bindra as a contestant. Out of the roughly 16,000 semifinalists, 15,000 will be notified of their advancement to the finalist stage in February 2019. The National Merit Scholarship program is a United States compet...

Possible Football Hazing Leads to Charges for Five Damascus Students

Possible Football Hazing Leads to Charges for Five Damascus Students

Aidan Brami and Anna Stewart

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Sports Showcase

Five Damascus High Schools JV football players have been charged after allegations of hazing in the boys locker room after school on Halloween which resulted in the cancellation of their final game of the season. The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) charged one player with three counts o...

Math Hallway Helps to Inspire Students

Math Hallway Helps to Inspire Students

Teddy Bilodeau, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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“Hard work beats talent.” Walking down the math hallway, students will find a new addition this school year: inspirational quotes that serve to encourage students throughout their day. “The walls were blank in the entire math wing,” math resource teacher Marcus Wiggins said, who implement...

College Board Releases AP Scores: Increase in Average, Tests Taken

College Board Releases AP Scores: Increase in Average, Tests Taken

Matthew Liu, Opinion Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


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July 7, 2018. Students nervously log into their College Board accounts, anxiously waiting for the website to load. Then, their scores pop up on the screen, and their faces either light up in excitement, realizing they have passed their exams, or they slink away questioning the value of that year-long cou...

School-Wide Tech Modifications Made Over Summer, Will Happen Every Five Years

School-Wide Tech Modifications Made Over Summer, Will Happen Every Five Years

Matthew Liu, Opinion Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


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Tech Mod, an MCPS-wide technology improvement project, was carried out at RHS over the summer, bringing an update to the school’s technology, which has not been refreshed since 2013. Along with 11 other high schools, various technology learning tools were added to RHS, including chromebooks, de...

MCPS Begins Implementing New Active Assailant Drill

MCPS Begins Implementing New Active Assailant Drill

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor

October 19, 2018


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Following the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which left 17 dead, student safety at school has been put into question across the nation. In an effort to protect and prepare students, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has added a seventh emergency preparedness drill: t...

Former Congresswoman Discusses Civic Engagement, Importance of Informed Citizenry

Former Congresswoman Discusses Civic Engagement, Importance of Informed Citizenry

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


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It’s not every day that students have the opportunity to meet a person who has the power to determine whether products in the U.S. are safe for consumers. Students had this opportunity when former New York congresswoman and current chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) came...

Prom 2019 Moves to UMD College Park

Prom 2019 Moves to UMD College Park

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

October 18, 2018


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A major change is coming to prom for the first time in 11 years, as seniors will celebrate at University of Maryland's Samuel Riggs Alumni Center May 17, 2019 rather than on the Spirit of Baltimore boat. The after-prom party location has also changed and will be held at the Bauer Community Center next...

Sprinkler Incident Floods Hallway

Sprinkler Incident Floods Hallway

Aidan Brami, Online Copy Editor

October 17, 2018


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Emergency sprinklers flooded the hallways by the boys PE office Oct. 13 when a JV football player was throwing a football to another player while preparing for their game against Magruder High School. There was approximately one half inch of water in the hallway, and it flooded into the PE office a...

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