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Students Walk Out, Protest in DC

Students Walk Out, Protest in DC

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2019

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

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...

3 Additional Easy-Fill Water Stations Installed Throughout Building

3 Additional Easy-Fill Water Stations Installed Throughout Building

Ben Kushner, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Allowing students to easily fill up water bottles, new water fountains were installed the second week of March outside the main gym, outside the main office and in the second floor rotunda paid for by an MCPS wellness grant and the Student Government Association (SGA). The water fountain with the water bottle ref...

It’s Academic Team Outlasts Two Competitors, Makes Semi-Finals For First Time in 3 Years

It’s Academic Team Outlasts Two Competitors, Makes Semi-Finals For First Time in 3 Years

Sabina Salguero, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

After an intense playoff match against Richard Montgomery (RM) High School (HS) and Landon HS Feb. 16, RHS’ It’s Academic televised team (A-Team) won 590–495–390 and will be moving on to the semifinals for the first time in three years. There were nine games in the It’s Academic playoffs, which beg...

New Bill Would Restore County Autonomy In Deciding School Calendar

New Bill Would Restore County Autonomy In Deciding School Calendar

Javier Lopez, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Maryland senators are fighting to overturn Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 executive order that requires Maryland public schools start after Labor Day and end by June 15. State Senator Paul G. Pinsky introduced a bill Jan. 18 that would allow individual county school boards to determine their own start and...

Behind the Cafeteria Counter: Inside Look at School Lunches

Behind the Cafeteria Counter: Inside Look at School Lunches

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019

About one third of RHS students eat school-provided lunch every day, yet many are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes to prepare their meals. All MCPS elementary, middle and high schools offer both lunch and breakfast meals to students with a varied menu. The MCPS Division of Food and Nutritio...

After Renaming Middle School, All School Names Under Review

After Renaming Middle School, All School Names Under Review

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Following Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro’s recommendation to change Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School’s (MS) name, the Board of Education (BOE) has asked for a review of existing school names to “ensure that all names are appropriate candidates for school facilities,” accor...

AP Lang Students Create Local Museum Exhibits

AP Lang Students Create Local Museum Exhibits

Andrew Coulibaly, Opinion Managing Editor

February 25, 2019

Seventy-four students from English teacher Krista McKim’s Advanced Placement Language and Composition (AP Lang) course created their own museum exhibits called “Migrate With Us: Through the Stories of Those Living in MoCo,” displayed in the Beall-Dawson House Jan. 31. Students began this pro...

History of Helping in RHS Community

History of Helping in RHS Community

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

February 22, 2019

Rockville is a fairly small community, but the people in it have rallied around big causes demonstrating a strong level of commitment and support to each other. Time and time again the community has banded together to help its members in need - whether it be with restaurant nights or simply spreading awar...

It’s Academic’s Uncertain Future

It’s Academic’s Uncertain Future

Elenna Mach and Sabina Salguero

February 14, 2019

Every Monday and Wednesday evening, the It’s Academic team studies together. Only, they are going over things most students are not concerned about, such as which Turkish empire brought tulips to Europe. It’s Academic is a competitive club that has been running for over 50 years where schools...

Washington Post Article Spotlights Possible Grade Inflation in MCPS

Washington Post Article Spotlights Possible Grade Inflation in MCPS

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor

January 16, 2019

Following a Dec. 31 Washington Post article which questioned recent MCPS policies for causing potential grade inflation, Superintendent Jack R. Smith and the community at large have once again been discussing the topic of assessing student grades. The Washington Post article noted that while internal grades ris...

MCPS Holds Job Fair to Support Federal Workers

MCPS Holds Job Fair to Support Federal Workers

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019

MCPS held a job fair for furloughed federal workers Jan. 15 in their Rockville human relations office in which people applied for open job positions such as substitute teachers, maintenance staff and bus drivers. Hundreds of applicants showed up and brought their resumes and government identification, sig...

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