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SMOB nominating convention: the final two

SMOB nominating convention: the final two

By Quinn Cook, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 12, delegates from schools around the county went to the annual nominating convention for the 43rd Student Member of the Board (SMOB) position. Held at Watkins Mill Elementary School, the convention decided the final two candidates in the SMOB race. The SMOB position allows a Montgomery County stud...

Substance abuse sparks action within WCHS community

Substance abuse sparks action within WCHS community

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

January 3, 2020

The Substance Use Committee at WCHS is comprised of parents and students worried about the dangers of vaping, and hoping to make some changes around the school. They have hosted two forums, one in Nov. and one in Dec., that showcased important data and touching stories. “The forum was powerful, gut wrenching, an...

Montgomery county school’s start date sparks debate

Montgomery county school’s start date sparks debate

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions manager

April 5, 2019

From Feb. 19 to April 16, MCPS will not have any days off from school. This is the longest period with no days off in the entire year, beating the strait from Sept. 20 to Nov. 6 by more than two weeks. The situation has been accepted as ‘how it works’ by most, but that needs to change as it depr...

CHS honored for canned food drive

CHS honored for canned food drive

By Emilie Plesset, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2012

CHS was honored by the Maryland Department of Education on May 30 for having the most successful 2012 Kids Helping Kids canned food drive in MCPS.

Montgomery County rapper rises to fame

Montgomery County rapper rises to fame

By Greer Smith, Staff Writer

May 25, 2012

In the past, the Montgomery County community has been relatively untouched by the hip-hop world. Of local hip-hop artists, D.C. native Wale is the only successful one, until now. Gaithersburg has birthed a rising star, rapper Logic, who may change the face of hip-hop. Born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II in G...

Paper, plastic bag tax hits retail stores Jan. 1

Paper, plastic bag tax hits retail stores Jan. 1

By By Julia Greenzaid, Fact Checker

December 20, 2011

 Starting Jan. 1, all Montgomery County retailers, not just grocery stores, will charge customers five cents for each paper or plastic bag used to encourage the use of reusable shopping bags and to reduce litter in streams and public areas. Retailers will use one penny of each nickel earned throug...

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