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Community Attends March for Life Rally

William Wheeler, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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March for Life, a march dedicated to illegalizing abortion, took place at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Jan 27. The annual march was pushed back from its original Jan. 22 date due to the chaos from the transition and the incoming administration and the Women's March Jan. 21. The March for Life...

County Pulls Pipe Band Funding after 56 Years

County Pulls Pipe Band Funding after 56 Years

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2017


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For 56 years the RHS pipe band was funded by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). However, MCPS has cut all ties with the nationally award-winning band as of Jan. 4. The band originated in Robert E. Peary HS in 1961 as a music class taught by teachers of the U.S. Air Force Band. After the school ...

Graduation Date Change

Graduation Date Change

Amy Tran, Associate Editor

March 6, 2017


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Graduation for RHS students was moved from May 26, 2017, to June 7, 2017, at DAR Constitution Hall. The reason why is still unknown, which only fueled frustration for students, families and staff who had to change plans. "I think the most frustrating part is that there really isn't anything for MCPS...

Thousands March for Women’s Rights

Erin Bode, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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In downtown D.C., the Women's March on Washington took place Jan. 21, 2017, and it included 673 sister marches. Worldwide the march was attended by an 4.9 million people estimated by the Women's March Website, including students from RHS. Over half a million marched in D.C., according to the organizers...

Girls Perserverance and Intensity Brings Success

Matt DiFonzo, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


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Hard work seems to be paying off for the RHS girls varsity basketball team. The Lady Rams began their season with a 6-6 record. Led by senior captains Jaylah James, Mfon Akpaete and Laura Carey, the team has enough leadership to point them in the right direction, looking to improve even more from last...

New Changes Due to the Absence of Final Exams

Erin Bode, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


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Montgomery County's decision last year to stop offering county-produced exams at the end of each semester has affected RHS students and teachers in a variety of ways.   "These exams would be replaced with centrally developed marking period assessments, which can be given during regular clas...

Losses Accumulate, Plague Boys Team

Aidan Brami, Financial Specialist

February 2, 2017


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After a roster overhaul, RHS boys varsity basketball has taken a sharp decline within the last few seasons. The last winning season took place three years ago. Starting the season with a record of 1-13, the boys varsity team has been disappointed by their start. In the 2014 season, Rockville boys basketball...

Local Media Reviews Spending at MC

Local Media Reviews Spending at MC

Amy Tran, Associate Editor

February 2, 2017


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A News4 I-Team's investigative report about Montgomery College's (MC) President DeRionne Pollard's spending has revealed that Pollard has spent around $160,000 since 2013 for travel, meals and transportation. This is equivalent to the semester tuition and schedule fee for around 80 full-time study M...

It’s Academic Team Rebuilds After Losing the Whole “A” Team

It’s Academic Team Rebuilds After Losing the Whole “A” Team

Sarah D'Souza and Rebecca Pujo

January 25, 2017


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It's Academic is the world's longest running quiz TV show and has aired on NBC4 since 1961. After winning first place in the Green Eggs and Hammond tournament, and sixth place out of 25 teams in the regular season last year, RHS has had add all new members to its A team. "Our team is actually very ...

Budget Created for DHOH Students in CBI

Budget Created for DHOH Students in CBI

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


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Administration recently oversaw and approved the creation of a budget for the deaf and hard of hearing (DHOH) students who also take part in Community Based Instruction (CBI). Learning For Independence (LFI), the Autism program and some students in DHOH have CBI integrated into their county curricula....

PARCC Scores Do Not Meet MCPS Expectations

Erin Bode, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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Only 34.3 percent of RHS students taking the English 10 PARCC exam met the intended score in the 2015-16 school year. Less than five percent met the standards in the algebra exam. The exam given in the 2015-16 school year was not counted towards any type of graduation requirement, and math resource...

International Night Dishes Up New Perspectives from All Around the World

Amy Tran, Associate Editor

December 14, 2016


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Special recognition for new American citizens, numerous cultural performances, Honduran food samples and Henna booths were all among the variety of cultural highlights at this year's City of Rockville's International Night Nov. 18. "We always want to host this right before the holidays to unify the...

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