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Rockville Town Square is the central area of Rockville Town Center and is where the ice skating rink is during the winter.  After numerous stores closed down, city officials and residents have discussed ways to save the remaining businesses.

Rockville Town Square Fears Closure Due to Debt, Multiple Stores Shut Down

Esther Frances, Print Copy Editor December 21, 2018

Since 2006, Rockville Town Center has provided residents with a diverse mix of restaurants, shops and seasonal festivities. But due to a decline in customers and a lack of revenue, Dawson’s Market, Mellow...

Board of Education (BOE) member Jill Ortman-Fouse has introduced a resolution to replace water fountains with water bottle filling stations for students, which includes features that help filter out lead.  Installation would cost $1.1 million,

Report Finds Dangerous Lead Levels in Some Schools’ Drinking Water

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor December 20, 2018

After testing MCPS water fountains last summer and finding alarming levels of lead in certain schools, Board of Education (BOE) member Jill Ortman-Fouse introduced a $1.1 million resolution to purchase...

Amazon announced Nov. 13 it is opening its second headquarters in both NY and VA, bringing  25,000 jobs to  the DMV area.

Amazon’s Second Headquarters Brings STEM Enthusiasm to DMV

Matthew Liu, Opinion Managing Editor December 19, 2018

Electronic commerce giant Amazon announced Crystal City, Va. and Long Island City, N.Y. to be the locations of its much-hyped second headquarters Nov. 13, bringing newfound attention to Science, Technology,...

MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith spoke at a monthly press conference. Smith addressed the Damascus High School incident.

MCPS Addresses Recent Hazing in Light of Damascus Charges

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2018

Following the alleged hazing and sexual assault at Damascus High School Oct. 31, MCPS is giving renewed attention to hazing and its implications. Four 15 year-old Damascus HS junior varsity JV football...

Student member of the board Ananya Tadikonda speaks to students Dec. 6 about pressing issues in MCPS.  Tadikonda said she hoped to visit all high schools to answer student questions and address concerns.

SMOB Tadikonda Visits RHS, Hears from Students

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor December 16, 2018

Student Member of the Board Ananya Tadikonda visited RHS Dec. 6 during lunch to meet with students and student leaders to discuss her current policies and student concerns. She plans to visit all middle...

Coffee House Being Held to Raise Money for Students in Car Crash

Coffee House Being Held to Raise Money for Students in Car Crash

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor November 29, 2018

Chorus is hosting a coffee house Friday Nov. 30 in the chorus room at lunch to raise money for the Ortiz family, after sisters, senior Lia Ortiz, freshman Iliana Ortiz and freshman Liliana Ortiz, were...

Pedestrian Safety a Renewed Concern After Kennedy HS Accident

Pedestrian Safety a Renewed Concern After Kennedy HS Accident

Andrew Coulibaly, Opinion Managing Editor November 29, 2018

Montgomery County is always trying to increase safety for all residents and lately, there have been renewed calls to focus more on pedestrian safety for students after four John F. Kennedy High School...

Republican Governor Larry Hogan won a second term in the heavily Democratic-leaning state of Maryland.   He was only the second Republican ever to do so.

Gov. Hogan Wins Handily; Elrich Replaces Leggett as County Executive

Aidan Brami, Online Copy Editor November 28, 2018

Governor This year’s governor race was a battle between current Republican Governor Larry Hogan and former NAACP president and Democrat Ben Jealous. Hogan defeated Jealous handily to become the second...

Leggett met with Rampage reporter Colleen Barrett to discuss the impact of his career.

Leggett Retires From Role as County Executive, Leaves Lasting Legacy

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor November 26, 2018

Hanging in the waiting room of his office and beneath the label “from humble beginnings” is a picture of the childhood home of current Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. He described his home...

Maryland to Replace PARCC Tests in 2020

Maryland to Replace PARCC Tests in 2020

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2018

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...

By drinking a cup of coffee in the morning, students said they hope to make up for a lack of sleep the previous night and have enough energy to make it through the entire day of school.

Coffee Culture: RHS Runs on Caffeinated Drinks

Anna Stewart , News Managing Editor November 20, 2018

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...

BOE Extends 2020 Spring Break in Unanimous Vote

BOE Extends 2020 Spring Break in Unanimous Vote

Emily Nagy, Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2018

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...

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