Students elect Matt Post as 40th SMOB

Minjee Jung, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Recent Posts

Eric Guerci’s second year as SMOB is coming to a close as incoming senior at Sherwood High School Matt Post takes the reins. Post was Guerci’s Chief of Staff and Vice-President of MCR. He helped Guerci behind the scenes and...

Bethesda Urban Partnership holds its 5th annual film festival

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

Filed under Arts, Current Events, MoCo News, Recent Posts

The Bethesda Film Festival, held on March 17 and 18 at the Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda, featured five short films made by local filmmakers. Each film was screened three times, once on March 17, and twice on March 18...

New bill calls for healthier food options in Montgomery County vending machines

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

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

Amidst recent research revealing that over 25 percent of children in Montgomery County are overweight, the Montgomery County Council is considering a proposal that would require at least 50 percentage of items in vending machines on...

RQA’s show negative public opinion

Rachel Ryan, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

Filed under MoCo News, Recent Posts, School News

This year, Montgomery County Public School’s semester exams were eliminated, and replaced by the Required Quarterly Assessment. Although the idea of not having to vigorously cram for two hour long exams sounded great to almost...

Fun holiday ideas around Montgomery County

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016

Filed under MoCo News, Recent Posts

With the holidays coming up right around the corner, everyone is looking for fun activities to do with friends and family. To get in the holiday spirit, here are some activities or events, old or new, that are relatively inexpensive...

Strathmore gets new 20 million dollar look

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

Filed under Arts, MoCo News, Music, Recent Posts

In April of 2001, the Music Center at Strathmore broke ground. The over nineteen hundred seat concert hall and education center has since held performing arts programs for all audiences old and young. Strathmore hosts over on...

Clarksburg opens premium outlets

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, Recent Posts

On Thursday, October 28, the Clarksburg Premium Outlets opened along I-270, with over 70 stores. The 392,000 square-foot center managed by Simon's Premium Outlets in collaboration with New England Development and Streetscape ...

Montgomery County replaces final exams

Eri Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

Filed under MoCo News

After phasing out final exams in middle and high schools, MCPS has adopted a new, updated grading policy for semester grades based upon the two quarter grades. In a message to the community on May 10, shortly after the contr...

Governor mandates to start schools after labor day

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

Filed under MoCo News, News

On Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order mandating the state's public schools to start after Labor Day. In addition, schools must end their school year by June 15. The order goes into...

Moco fights against Zika virus

Alison Huber, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

Filed under MoCo News, News

Mosquitos have recently gone from simply being a nuisance to becoming a larger health concern in Montgomery County. The Zika virus is most prevalent in tropical areas, so travelers from those zika-infested areas are the reason there have...

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