August 2, 2020

“Lobbying, and virtual lobbying, is one of the best ways to get your voice heard,” stated Helena Aytenfisu, MCR’s director of Legislative Affairs. Indeed, Helena Aytenfisu and Maeve Sanford- Kelly’s Virtual Lobbying Workshop, held on August 1 as a part of MCR’s Weekend...

August 1, 2020

In an informative and enriching forum, MCR executive board members and MCPS students and families were joined by Councilmember Evan Glass, Councilmember Will Jawando, Councilmember Hans Reimer, Sergeant Dan Helton, Chief of Police Marcus Jones, Officer Brandon McCloud,...

July 27, 2020

Student advocacy and involvement in local government are seen by many as crucial to making their voices heard and enacting changes in their communities. One avenue for student's voices is testifying to local boards and governments.

Throughout the summer, the Montgomery...

July 23, 2020

Effective email writing is crucial for success in professional life. Whether it be future job interviews, a letter to a colleague, a request to a boss, or pretty much anything that involves professional communication without personally meeting with someone, email writi...

July 13, 2020

Nick Asante was sworn in as the 43rd Student Member of the Board (SMOB), succeeding Nate Timbite. During his year as SMOB, Nate was able to fulfill many of his goals and ended his term with success. 

As a result of the pandemic and the social justice movements happening...

April 27, 2020

On April 19, MCPS announced that fourth quarter grades would be assigned on a pass/incomplete scale.  

Superintendent Jack Smith explained, “We have determined that a traditional grading system based on percentages and letter grades will not serve the best interest...

April 21, 2020

Junior Sophia Rankin fell in love with dancing when she was five years old. It was the day of her first competition, and Rankin had driven to a venue just outside Philadelphia. One of her competitors had been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Despite the diag...

March 15, 2020

In recent years, vaping has become a huge problem, especially for teenagers and young adults. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported a 78 percent increase from the number of students who vaped in 2017 compared to 2018. In Montgomery County, there have been stud...

March 10, 2020

On Thursday, February 13, nearly one hundred students from all around the county gathered at Richard Montgomery High School for a night of food, fun, fashion—and most importantly, cultural celebration.  

This year, RM’s Second Annual African Diaspora Night, hosted...

March 9, 2020

As the coronavirus epidemic reaches Montgomery County, many remain troubled and not knowing what is next. The cases of coronavirus have spread and currently, four Montgomery County residents tested positive. 

One of the patients, a man in his 60s who was traveling overs...

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