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The final two candidates Vicky Kidder (left) and Nick Asante (right) pose after hearing their nomination for the SMOB general election. The pair are the final two who students will vote on for the position.

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...

French students were assigned a project to demonstrate the dangers of vaping and to bring attention to the addictive tendencies it can cause.

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....

The feeling of leaving school before a day off is one of excitement and relief, and is not felt enough by the WCHS student body.

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....

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...

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...

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