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New councilmember Friedson debuts at Burning Tree town hall

New councilmember Friedson debuts at Burning Tree town hall

By Joseph Ferrari

February 21, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

District 1 Montgomery County councilmember Andrew Friedson held a two-hour town hall at Burning Tree Elementary School Jan. 24. Friedson responded to a variety of questions, ranging from issues like pedestrian safety to the preservation of historic cemeteries. Friedson grew up in Potomac and went to Churchill High School. After graduating from The University...

Why I don’t have to be Republican to call myself patriotic

Why I don’t have to be Republican to call myself patriotic

By Alex Robinson

February 21, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

Patriotism shouldn’t be a partisan value.

In the mood for some board games on your snow day? We have you covered

In the mood for some board games on your snow day? We have you covered

By Will Brown

February 20, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

The day has finally come. MoCo Snow has gotten it right, and in the wee hours of the morning you wake up to hear there’s no school tomorrow. What do you do with all your extra time? If you were thinking “play some board games,” we think alike. So, to ensure your game-filled snow days are as fu...

NBA trade deadline: what you need to know

NBA trade deadline: what you need to know

By Bennett Solomon

February 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes got traded to the Sacramento Kings, he was sitting on the bench in the middle of the fourth quarter in a game against the Charlotte Hornets. Analysts reported the trade during the live TV broadcast, but Barnes played out the rest of the quarter in oblivion...

Family-owned Bethesda Bagels franchise announces new store location

Family-owned Bethesda Bagels franchise announces new store location

By Katie Hanson

February 19, 2019


Filed under Feature, Local, News, Showcase

In late August or early September of 2019, the popular Bethesda Bagels franchise will open a fifth store near Montgomery Mall, the company announced Dec. 21. The Fleishman family, who started the company in 1982, began leasing the Wildwood property last month and is in the process of buying equipment and drawing p...

Students combine art and activism in new “Walls of Demand” exhibit

Students combine art and activism in new “Walls of Demand” exhibit

By Camerynn Hawke and Alex Robinson

February 18, 2019


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Feature, Showcase

As senior Alisha Dhir walked through the “Walls of Demand” exhibit in downtown D.C. last Tuesday, admiring the huge brick-wall murals, photographs and posters centered around youth promotion of gun control, she felt inspired. Walking past congresspeople and political activists alike, it was clear t...

Best weekend getaway spots near D.C.

Best weekend getaway spots near D.C.

By Hirari Sato

February 16, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Between snow days, national holidays and professional days, students have had more long weekends and days off than in previous years. These breaks are generally too short for a full out family vacation, but that doesn’t mean you should pass up the opportunities to travel and explore. The D.C. area alon...

Students explore up-and-coming art form: animation

Students explore up-and-coming art form: animation

By Hirari Sato

February 15, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Junior Serena Lee draws small, intricate lines on her digital tablet at home. Going frame by frame, she takes weeks to sketch the fields, flowers and characters for her short summer film project. Even after she’s finished drawing the basic outlines, it takes several hours cleaning up the lines, co...

Percentage of students receiving As rises, but county will continue to stay with system

Percentage of students receiving As rises, but county will continue to stay with system

By Meera Dahiya

February 15, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The number of semester As has increased dramatically since the 2014-15 school year, The Washington Post reported Dec. 31. The Post, which analyzed new district data, found that the number of students with A’s in math classes doubled from 16 to 32 percent, while the number of B’s rose slightly and the number of C’s, D’s and E’s decreased. Since the Mo...

Boys soccer coach Dave Greene named MACS Coach of the Year

Boys soccer coach Dave Greene named MACS Coach of the Year

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

February 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys varsity soccer coach Dave Greene was named the 2018 MACS Richard Bartos Memorial Boys Coach of the Year—an honor given to the best coach in Maryland each year— Feb. 5. Green was presented with the award at the MACS All State Banquet. After 40 years of coaching and 10 state championships, thi...

Video Games: not just for kids

Video Games: not just for kids

By Will Brown

February 13, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase

While many think that novels, movies and television can create stories worth remembering and convey lessons worth teaching, few believe the same about video games.