Possible Football Hazing Leads to Charges for Five Damascus Students

Varsity football fell to the Damascus Hornets Sept. 15 at Richard Montgomery High School.  Recently five players on the Hornets' JV team were charged for an alleged assault.

Aidan Brami and Anna Stewart

November 7, 2018

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

Beginning this school year students have been greeted with inspirational quotes framed throughout the math wing of the building.

Teddy Bilodeau, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

“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

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

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

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 Anne Marie Buerkle addresses students in the media center Oct. 16 about recognizing why their voice matters in the political process.

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018

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

This year's prom is being held in the Samuel Riggs IV Center.  For the past 11 years it was held on the Spirit of Baltimore boat.

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

October 18, 2018

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

Though the sprinkler has been replaced, the water marks around it are still visible. The system was set off when a JV player threw a football and damaged the sprinkler Oct. 13.

Aidan Brami, Online Copy Editor

October 17, 2018

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...

BOE Votes, Distributes Free Condoms in MCPS

Free condoms are being distributed starting Oct. 1 in all MCPS high schools.

Zoe Moser, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2018

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed a new health initiative to distribute condoms in high schools which was approved unanimously by the Board of Education (BOE),  allowing free condoms to be available in all 25 MCPS high schools starting Oct. 1. The Maryland Departm...

6 Cars Drive Into Stores in Montgomery County

The aftermath of a car driving through a wall of Taste of New Orleans restaurant in Darnestown, MD.

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor

June 12, 2018

While stores are typically heavy with foot traffic from shoppers, it is not every day a shopper expects actual car traffic to come driving through the store window. On six separate occasions from March 26 to April 24, a car has driven into a retail store in Montgomery County. The first instance ...

Students Speak Up at Ford’s Theatre Oratory Festival

AP Lang juniors stand with English teacher Krista McKim on the Ford's Theatre stage where they delivered speeches at the Oratory Festival May 21.

Erin Bode

June 11, 2018

Eight juniors participated in the Oratory Festival held at Ford's Theater May 21, performing speeches originally written as a part of their Advanced Placement Language classes with one student earning the highest honor or performing this speech to the Ford’s Theater board of directors in June. ...

Class of 2018 Bids Farewell

Class of 2018 Bids Farewell

Elenna Mach, Editor-In-Chief

June 8, 2018

Students, families, staff and friends packed Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. May 31 to celebrate the class of 2018’s graduation on a day filled with excitement, cheers, laughs and even an on-stage flip. Every year various staff members, students a...

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