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Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 16-20

Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 16-20

By Julie Rosenstein

October 21, 2017


Filed under National, News

A late-term abortion clinic opened in Bethesda. Pro-life supporters held a vigil in front of the Wildwood Medical Center Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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Drumline banned from playing next home football game

Drumline banned from playing next home football game

By Sydney Miller

October 20, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Drumline will not perform at the football game against Northwood Oct. 20 due to an agreement made with administration.

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Multiple English classes undergo curriculum changes

Multiple English classes undergo curriculum changes

By Rebecca Hirsh

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The English department adapted the traditional AP Language and Composition and Honors English 12 curricula this year to fit new MCPS and Whitman standards.

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Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 9-13

Weekly News Roundup: Oct. 9-13

By Julie Rosenstein

October 16, 2017


Filed under National, News

Wildfires spread throughout Northern California; businesses and homes have been burned to the ground, and 31 people were reported dead as of Thursday October 12, the Washington Post reported.

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11 seniors qualify as semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship

11 seniors qualify as semifinalists for National Merit Scholarship

By Matthew Proestel

October 15, 2017


Filed under National, News, Showcase

11 seniors qualified as semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Sept. 13, in recognition of scores they received on the PSAT in junior year.

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Double eighth period homecoming pep rally prevents fire hazard

Double eighth period homecoming pep rally prevents fire hazard

By Rebecca Hirsh

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The SGA will hold two separate homecoming pep rallies during a double eighth period Oct. 13, due to the gym’s safety regulations.

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Hate incidents prompt in-class discussions on respect

Hate incidents prompt in-class discussions on respect

By Eric Neugeboren

October 7, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Following two recent hate-related incidents, Principal Alan Goodwin and assistant principals Jerome Easton, Rainer Kulenkampff and Kristen Cody visited English classes to promote respect among students the past two weeks. Each visit consisted of a brief discussion about the importance of respect and addressed both incidents.

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Weekly News Roundup: Sept. 25-29

Weekly News Roundup: Sept. 25-29

By Julie Rosenstein

October 3, 2017


Filed under National, News, Uncategorized

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that women will now be allowed to drive cars

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Cyber attack on county-wide network shuts down internet connection

By Jessica Buxbaum

September 30, 2017


Filed under News, School

Students and faculty across Montgomery County couldn't complete planned classwork because of intermittent loss of internet service Sept. 25 and 26 after an an outside source issued a cyber-attack on the county-wide network, MCPS Chief Technology Officer Pete Cevenini reported.

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Turnitin.com error affects students, teachers

Turnitin.com error affects students, teachers

By Lily Jacobson

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Turnitin, the online platform teachers use to identify plagiarism, stopped working temporarily while MCPS renewed all Turnitin accounts.

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Students contribute to hurricane relief efforts

Students contribute to hurricane relief efforts

By Jessica Buxbaum

September 27, 2017


Filed under Local, National, News, Showcase

Several students found creative ways to join the nationwide relief effort in response to Hurricane Harvey, a Category 3 storm which struck Houston Aug. 25, and Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm which struck Florida Sept. 10. The two storms left a total of over 150 people dead, according to the Miami Herald and The Washington Post.

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