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Transgender students should not feel in jeopardy to exist authentically in any space, especially not spaces that are supposed to foster community and belonging.

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On the big screen seen by all, Rihanna shines, performing her most popular songs and exciting the crowd in person sitting in the stands or at home on their couch. On a screen only seen by some, Justina Miles is interpreting the show for all deaf viewers to enjoy the same way hearing people do.

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The opening night of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” has garnered quite the spectacle. After Glendale’s mayor temporarily renamed the Arizona city to “Swift City, Era-Zona” to honor its selection to host the tour’s opening night, it seemed like there was nothing left to do but wait.

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The magical world of Harry Potter has yet again expanded into the muggle world. The release of Hogwarts Legacy has caught the attention of Harry Potter fans and gamers alike. However, the game has sparked controversy due to author J.K. Rowling’s transphobic views.

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The Model United Nations club competes with other high schools at conferences, where they debate international issues by representing a country in a simulation of a United Nations assembly.

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Welcome to the Cha Tea House, a quaint Pakistani café nestled in the heart of the bustling Tyson’s Corner mall. With its vibrant decor and cozy ambiance, this little gem is a perfect spot to connect with friends or take a break from shopping. The café offers a delicious range of traditional …

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The clash of sabers grabs your attention. You watch two players glide back and forth, fighting for the touch that ends the bout. Each player is as skilled as the other, working just as hard to emerge as champion. One final jab ends it all with the touch of the sword. The fencer who won it al…

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Coming into their first round matchup in the NCAA tournament, the second-seeded Maryland Lady Terrapins were coming off a loss to Iowa in the Big Ten tournament, while 15th-seeded Holy Cross were coming off of a six game win streak including a Patriot League championship win.

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“Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich today announced his funding recommendations for Montgomery County’s FY24 operating budget. Mr. Elrich expressed support for the College’s full request of $345.1 million, which includes $148.4 million in current funds support from the county. This will…

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The City of Gaithersburg Youth Services and the Gaithersburg Youth Opportunities Coalition will host their Opioid Awareness Youth Voice Summit Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.

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Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) held its MCYO: EXOTIQUE and MCYO: Future Stars and Small Ensembles concerts on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Strathmore Hall and 1 p.m. at Bender JCC, respectively.

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Former College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn was arrested Thursday morning on 56 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, according to Prince George’s County Police Department. 

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Vice President Kamala Harris visited Bowie State University in February and announced an initiative that would reduce the cost of buying a home and would allow more individuals to become home owners instead of renters.

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It took until 1973 for the New York Times to hire its first female full-time photographer. In a profession that has been historically dominated by men, Joyce Dopkeen led a fruitful and impressive career of 44 years, paving the way for future female photographers in the journalism industry. 

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Acts of antisemitism have recently been occurring all over the county and in our own school. The county as a whole hasn’t done anything to put a stop to the issue, after releasing a single statement after the first incident. This school has begun providing Holocaust education to help put a s…

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As the 118th Congress began, Nancy Pelosi stepped down from her position as leader of the House Democratic Caucus, a position she held for two decades. She was speaker of the house for eight of those years. Pelosi has had a storied career as arguably the most consequential and impactful spea…

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Prince George’s County Council passed a bill to add entry-level construction positions for residents in an effort to fight high county-wide unemployment rates. 

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“When we talk of breaking glass ceilings, Past President Plank exemplifies this analogy. Not only was she the first woman elected as mayor of Kensington, she was also the first woman elected President of the Maryland Municipal League and the first to serve as Maryland’s National League of Ci…

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Two students on Whitman’s Debate team allegedly made a series of antisemitic comments about their Jewish teammates during an off-campus team trip in mid-December. The allegations were first reported on Sunday by The Washington Post, which had obtained a January email that a student team memb…

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More than 450 students filled the gym for SGA’s first-ever Cupid Shuffle dance on Saturday night. The Valentine’s Day-themed Charity Month raised an estimated $9,000, with all proceeds benefiting Shepherd’s Table.

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On a daily basis, we are faced with political discourse on topics ranging from racial justice, to climate change, reproductive rights, and gun violence. These are issues that many of us are familiar with, and we each have strong opinions about what our government can do to ensure a more equi…

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In January, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), led by Governor Ron DeSantis, banned the pilot AP African American Studies course from being taught in high schools. DeSantis justified this move by citing its violation of Florida’s educational laws, specifically its policy of ‘educati…

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With technology playing a role in almost every aspect of our lives, where do we draw the line and decide that we want to go tech-free? These past few years school systems have heavily relied on our Chromebooks, especially over covid. However, this reliance has stayed now that we are back in …

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Greek myths of brave heroes and legendary adventures have been told for millenniums. From stories to the constellations in the night sky, the impact of these legends is undeniable. Annandale's production of Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts by Mary Zimmerman breathed new lif…

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Even youth cannot prevent the starkest of sufferings — even death cannot break the strongest of bonds. H-B Woodlawn's production of Eurydice reinforced this message in more ways than one, giving a thought-provoking performance of this familiar tragedy.

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“Forged by the hands of nerds, crafted by geeks” is how Dungeons & Dragons is so aptly described by the Narrator (Grace McCain) in Mount Vernon High School's “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition.” Filled with a delightful mix of humor and emotions, Mount Vernon crafted a meanin…

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On Oct. 17, 2022, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced the installation of two miles of protected bike lanes on Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda between West Cedar Lane and Nicholson Road and narrow driving lanes. The decision, which was offic…

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Coming off of the fever dream that was 2020 and 2021, we were all cautiously optimistic, hoping 2022 would be a year of healing, and perhaps even a mark return to an inkling of normalcy. While 2022 wasn’t perfect, as no year can be, it marked an important transition to a post-pandemic societ…

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Taylor Swift has never been one to treat music traditionally, and with the release of her 10th album “Midnights,” she proved to her fans that she’s still full of surprises. Since the release of Swift’s sophomore album “Speak Now,” listeners have relied on her seemingly effortless ability to …

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"The Bethesda Historical Society will always be grateful to Bill Offutt for preserving the stories of Bethesda's special history for folks to learn and enjoy for years to come."

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After a record number of MCPS staff resigned from their positions last year, Whitman welcomed 15 new teachers this fall, many of whom students are meeting for the first time as they settle into their second semester classes.