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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,

MCPS: Prioritize Student Health with Cleaner Drinking Water

Erin Bode , News Managing Editor December 20, 2018

Greater amounts of attention are being given to students’ health as high levels of lead continue to be discovered in the schools’ water systems, including in water fountains. This past summer,...

In the first quarter of the school year counselors visited freshmen, sophomore and junior classes to discuss suicide prevention. Counselors will visit senior classes in the spring.

Counselors Present to Classes, Discuss Suicide Prevention in Step Toward Better Mental Health

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

Suicide and the tragedies that accompany poor mental health are inescapable in society. No community is immune to these adversities which have created an increased awareness and incentive to educate the...

MCPS Should Use State Accountability Report Cards to Help Improve Quality of All Schools

MCPS Should Use State Accountability Report Cards to Help Improve Quality of All Schools

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2018

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) distributed new statewide report cards Dec. 4, and in response, MCPS proposed a new initiative to create an Equity Accountability Report to measure school...

Students Need to Learn More About Paying for College, Alternate Options

Students Need to Learn More About Paying for College, Alternate Options

Jack Uhl, Staff Writer November 28, 2018

University tuition in 2018 is at an all-time high and the amount of debt students now face once graduating college is crippling. There was a time when students managed debt from student loans because they...

MCPS Made Right Choice Extending Spring Break

MCPS Made Right Choice Extending Spring Break

Michael Carvajal, Staff Writer November 28, 2018

After Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan implemented an executive order in 2016 changing the length of Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) school year, spring break was cut short for the 2018-19 school year....

In response to recent hazing allegations and then charges for five JV football players at Damascus, all athletic directors held a meeting with fall athletes that reviewed MCPS hazing policies.

Excused Absence Policy Promotes Student Civic Engagement

Editorial Board November 28, 2018

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) passed a resolution Sept. 11 allowing students to be excused from school for participating in “civic engagement activities.” While...

Too Many High School Athletes Skip College for NBA

Too Many High School Athletes Skip College for NBA

Jack Horan, Staff Writer November 21, 2018

With the NBA creating the G-League path, a developmental league for NBA players, which pays elite prospects $125,000 to play in the G-League, it begs the question, should the “one and done” rule be...

Joseph B. Good stadium was updated with Bermuda grass in the summer of 2018.

Stay Realistic With Bermuda Grass

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor November 20, 2018

With the installation of bermuda grass on the sports field at Joseph B. Good Stadium this summer, many athletes and students had renewed hope of an improved field.  However, as rain exposed flooding problems...

Politicks Me Off: New Immigration Policy Causes More Harm

Politicks Me Off: New Immigration Policy Causes More Harm

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2018

Since its implementation in May, the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy has received backlash for its inhumane and unethical practice of separating children from their parents....

Nike's Support of Kaepernick: A Positive Step

Nike’s Support of Kaepernick: A Positive Step

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor October 23, 2018

Nike took a stand Sept. 7 during the NFL season opener endorsing Colin Kaepernick as the face of its newest "Just Do It" ad campaign and showing off the brand’s marketing expertise.  If other companies...

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