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Anti-Semitic and Similar Hate Crime Incidents Increase

Sarah D'Souza and Amy Tran

December 14, 2016


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Following the 2016 presidential election, states nationwide have been experiencing anti-Semitic incidents and protests, and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is experiencing these incidents within schools and local communities. One of the first incidents were occurred at Sligo Creek Elementa...

World’s Largest Structure Composed of Living Entities Continues to Die

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2016


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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, is currently dying due to increasing global temperatures and bleaching. As of October, about 93 percent of the reef has been affected by bleaching, according to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Following an underwater...

Teacher’s Union Proposes Old Start Time Change to BOE

Esther Frances

December 13, 2016


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According to a proposal the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) submitted to the Board of Education (BOE) Nov. 2, the teacher’s union suggested changing the current bell schedule back to what it was for the 2014-15 school year. Just last year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) changed th...

After-School Snack Bar Breaks Rules

Grace Goodman

December 13, 2016


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After 2014 MCPS nutrition regulations were revised in July, RHS is in violation of them through the food sold at the after-school cafe, more widely known as the snack bar. The snack bar is run by the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and has been in business for multiple years. Last year alone,...

18 & Under: Chopt Creative Salads

18 & Under: Chopt Creative Salads

November 14, 2016


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Eating healthier has definitely been a growing trend in the past few years. Luckily, more healthy options are popping up all over the city of Rockville. The new chain restaurant “Chopt” on Rockville Pike is a perfect example of one such business that is offering healthy yet cheap food. They serve...

Finstas Gain Popularity Among Social Media

November 14, 2016


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In a modern era where abbreviations are an unavoidable reality, finsta is a word that has become a part of teenagers’ vocabularies. Fake Instagrams, abbreviated “finstas,” have become a popular trend among teenagers, beginning in the winter of 2015 and booming into popularity in 2016. The sky...

MCPS Blocks Social Media Apps on School Wifi

MCPS Blocks Social Media Apps on School Wifi

November 14, 2016


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MCPS introduced free wifi for its students to use on their mobile devices and computers in the 2014-15 school year. However, starting at the beginning of this school year, popular apps among the student population like Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and Facebook have been blocked from the school wifi. It is ...

Potential Bus Depot Location Causes Controversy

Potential Bus Depot Location Causes Controversy

November 14, 2016


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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) currently operates with six bus depots at its disposal. However, due to a recent sale of the Crabbs Branch Way location in Derwood MD, two bus depots, Shady Grove North and South, must be relocated to a new location. There is much controversy about where the bus...

New Start Dates for Md. Schools

New Start Dates for Md. Schools

November 14, 2016


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Maryland governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order Aug. 31 that requires all Md. public schools to start after Labor Day and end by June 15 for 2017-18. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) applied for a waiver Oct. 10 to begin the 2017-18 school year before Labor Day, Aug. 28, and end June...

CON: Participation Trophies Stifle Individuals Drive to Gain Accomplishments and to Succeed Past Adversity

CON: Participation Trophies Stifle Individuals Drive to Gain Accomplishments and to Succeed Past Adversity

Sarah Natchipolsky, Staff Writer

June 17, 2016


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Almost anyone who has participated in youth sports has a small collection of participation trophies collecting dust on a shelf or sitting in a box somewhere in their house. While they may seem meaningless, participation trophies are a symbol for the toxic “everybody’s a winner” mindset that has...

Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

June 17, 2016


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Junior Eric Guerci from Bethesda Chevy Chase (BCC) HS will continue in his position as the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) for the 2016-17 school year. Guerci earned 54 percent of votes from approximately 80,000 MCPS students who voted April 27. The MCPS Board of Education consists of nine members, one of who...

Snacks Sold in School Violate MCPS Nutrition Requirements

Snacks Sold in School Violate MCPS Nutrition Requirements

June 17, 2016


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In efforts to promote and maintain a healthy school environment, MCPS has specific regulations for all snack and beverage items through vending machines, school stores, the athletic department and fundraisers. These nutritional requirements run from midnight until 30 minutes after school ends.   Ma...

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