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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.

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 26

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 26

By Matthew Farr
February 26
Filed under National, News

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

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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
February 23
Filed under National, News, School

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.

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New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

New supreme court nominee generates varying student responses

By Lily Jacobson
February 22
Filed under Local, National, News

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.

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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
February 21
Filed under Local, Media, National, News, Videos

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.

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 19

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 19

By Matthew Farr
February 19
Filed under National, News

This week saw a cacophony of domestic and foreign news. Here is a sampling of the top stories of the week:

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 12

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 12

By Matthew Farr
February 12
Filed under National, News

This week saw a veritable avalanche of domestic and foreign news. Here is a sampling of the top stories of the week:

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 6

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 6

By Matthew Farr
February 6
Filed under National, News

This week has been full of noteworthy news in the U.S. and around the world. Here are some of the top stories: Trump appoints Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Vacancy This week’s top story was Donald Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to fill Anton...

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 30

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 30

By Matthew Farr
January 30
Filed under National, News

Trump announces ban on immigration from seven countries, causes outcry

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Weekly news round-up: Jan. 22

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 22

By Matthew Farr
January 22
Filed under National, News

It was a historic week for the nation and for news. Here are a few of the top stories from the past week:

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Weekly news round-up: Jan. 16

Weekly news round-up: Jan. 16

By Matthew Farr
January 16
Filed under National, News

Last week was packed full of news. Here were some of the biggest stories that we saw: House and Senate begin dismantling Affordable Care Act This week, Congress began to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The first step involved passing a budget that makes it difficult f...

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 18

Weekly news round-up: Dec. 18

By Matthew Farr
December 18
Filed under National, News

US accuses Putin of orchestrating DNC hacking, plans to retaliate Read More »

Q&A with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn

Q&A with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn

By Abby Snyder
December 12
Filed under National, News

The Black & White sat down with acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn to discuss what his job entails, and how the office of the Solicitor General is affected by the election results. Gershengorn stepped in as Solicitor General after Donald Verilli stepped down. Black & White: What does your job as acting solicito...

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