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  • This Thursday: Come to the writing center during both lunches for a seminar on theses and supporting arguments.

  • Rehearsals for the International Night Fashion show are right after school today.

  • Anyone interested in corollary sports softball should attend the interest meeting in C-213 on Feb. 27 after school.

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

By Lily Jacobson

Students had a wide range of reactions to President Trump’s recent nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Jan. 31. His nomination marks the second straight Supreme Court nominee with significant connections to Montgomery County after President Obama’s nominee, Bethesda resident Merrick Garland.

February 22

MCPS warns of virtual extortion

MCPS warns of virtual extortion

By Emma Sorkin

Multiple MCPS families recently became targets of what the FBI has deemed a virtual kidnapping scam. Community members received calls from unfamiliar, often international, numbers with screaming in the background and a claim from the caller that he or she is in possession of the person’s child, and intends to do the child harm unless a ransom is paid, according to an FBI memo.

February 22

MOCO leaders release statement to reassure safety for all immigrants, refugees

MOCO leaders release statement to reassure safety for all immigrants, refugees

By Lily Jacobson

County Executive Ike Leggett and nine other Montgomery County council members released a statement Jan. 30 to ensure community safety for all residents, following President Trump’s recent executive order.

February 21

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 26

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 26

By Matthew Farr

This week was a draining one for news in the U.S. and around the world. Here are some of the top stories:

February 26

Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

Senior David Rekhtman 1 of 40 finalists in national science competition

By Allie Lerner

While it’s common for students to have internships, most students only get to shadow doctors or scientists. But, during his two-year internship in the National Cancer Institute at NIH, senior David Rekhtman completed a 16-page report on two ways to induce an immune response toward cancer cells.

February 23

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

By Lily Jacobson

Students had a wide range of reactions to President Trump’s recent nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Jan. 31. His nomination marks the second straight Supreme Court nominee with significant connections to Montgomery County after President Obama’s nominee, Bethesda resident Merrick Garland.

February 22

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