The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its semi-finalists of which senior Nav Bindra was one.

Senior Announced as National Merit Scholar

Michael Carvajal, Associate Online Editor November 8, 2018

The National Merit Scholar semifinalists were announced Sept. 12, confirming RHS senior Nav Bindra as a contestant. Out of the roughly 16,000 semifinalists, 15,000 will be notified of their advancement...

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.

Possible Football Hazing Leads to Charges for Five Damascus Students

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...

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

Math Hallway Helps to Inspire Students

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

Former Congresswoman Discusses Civic Engagement, Importance of Informed Citizenry

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...

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.

Prom 2019 Moves to UMD College Park

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....

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.

Sprinkler Incident Floods Hallway

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...

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

BOE Votes, Distributes Free Condoms in MCPS

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...

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

6 Cars Drive Into Stores in Montgomery County

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...

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.

Students Speak Up at Ford’s Theatre Oratory Festival

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...

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