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Paul Ryan Opts Not to Run for Reelection

Andrew Sokja, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, announced on April 11, 2018 that he would not be running for reelection in the November primaries. In a statement made by Brenda Buck, counselor to Speaker Ryan, s...

Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria have Ignited an International Debate

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Alleged chemical attacks from the Assad government left 70 dead in the Syrian city of Douma on the night of Apr. 7. Pro-government forces had bombarded the city of Douma for days, hoping to force out rebel groups still situated...

Russia Navigates Through the Syrian Quagmire

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war has cast an international spotlight upon their recent actions. By propping up Bashar-Al Assad’s Regime, Russia seeks to stabilize the region and expand their influence to count...

Thousands flood Washington, DC for A March For Our Lives

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

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

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018, to protest for stricter gun control laws. The event, March for Our Lives, was led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Hogan to appoint Education Inspection General to investigate claims of fraud

Ryan Chernosky, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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

Amidst several allegations of corruption levied against regional school districts in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has called for the implementation of a Education Inspection General with the function of oversight over the schools....

Amazon considering a second headquarters in Montgomery County

Catherine Gao, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

On Jan. 18, Amazon released its shortlist for potential sites of its second headquarters. Montgomery County, MD was included in the shortlist, as well as other major metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles,...

Government shutdowns are terrible for the economy

Joe Dwyer, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

As 2018 begun, the United States government narrowly escaped a second government shutdown on Feb. 9th. Not two months have gone by this year, and the US government has nearly shut down twice over a budget resolution that was meant...

Female candidates dominate SMOB nominating convention

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

This year, a total of 16 students hailing from nine different high schools filed for candidacy to become the 2018-2019 Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB). The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues such...

Duckworth first senator to give birth in office

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Tammy Duckworth is a female, 49-year-old Democratic senator currently serving the state of Illinois. She’s about to accomplish something no other senator has ever done: give birth to a child while in office. As a retired U.S....

Former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to 275 years in prison

Dora Kreitzer, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

From Jan. 17-24, 2018, at the Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan, a hearing occured for USA Gymnastics’ former physician Lawrence G. Nassar, who was accused of sexual assault of over 250 women and girls in the...

Whistleblower files for Maryland senate race

Andrew Sojka, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

On Jan. 11th, 2018, the Federal Election Commission received Chelsea Manning’s filing for senator of the state of Maryland. Manning, a former military analyst who was widely recognized for leaking over 700,000 classified government...

Women’s march 2018 advocates for more women in political office

Andrea Rentel, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

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

The second annual Women’s March took place on January 20th, 2018 in cities around the United States with sister rallies held in Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, and more. Women's March is an entirely women-led movement...

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