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Democrats win the House of Representatives after a historic midterm election

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

December 30, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, News, Recent Posts

The 2018 midterm election, held November 6th, marked a significant milestone for the changing demographics within the US. This “night of firsts” broke barriers within US politics, including the election of the first musli...

Applying to college costs too much

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Filed under College, Current Events, Opinion, Recent Posts

From AP and SAT tests to application fees, applying to college involves a hefty amount of money, usually paid out of pocket. However, these steep costs can discourage students from applying to certain schools. Before application...

MCPS cracks down on anti-bullying policy in lieu of Damascus High School hazing incident

Anusha Chinthalapale, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Fall Sports, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Sports

On October 31, 2018, news sources reported a hazing incident involving the junior varsity football team at Damascus High School. As of one day ago, the five boys in question are facing second degree rape charges, and are looking...

Tech companies cut ties with social media network Gab in response to Pittsburgh Shooting

Skylar Chan, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, Technology

The Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting on October 27 drew attention towards shooter Robert Bowers’ social media account on Gab, who posted immediately before the attack, “Screw your optics, I’m going in.” Bowers’...

Investigation into Trump’s tax returns incites controversy

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, News, Recent Posts

President Donald Trump has capitalized off the image of a self-made billionaire. However, an October investigation by the New York Times suggests that the president has been gifted over $400 million, most of which has not been taxe...

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