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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the Senate blocked with the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act (H.R. 5746).

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the Senate blocked with the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act (H.R. 5746).

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After four students were shot and killed on November 30th, 2021, the question regarding student safety within the United States once again became a topic of heavy discussion. The ripple effect that was the Oxford High School Shooting sparked conversations that have been heard too many times …

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Share your concerns about 5G implementation and airport safety on Wednesday given that the AP has obtained a letter from airlines and freight carriers to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Should we be concerned about Montgomery  Air Park or College Park Airport? Let us know by leaving a…

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Omicron is now the dominant strand of COVID-19 in the United States, accounting for 95% of new reported cases, according to an article from National Geographic. Severe symptoms like fever and loss of smell are less common in cases of Omicron, but symptoms set in more quickly. Omicron is sign…

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Drivers were stuck on Interstate Highway 95 without food, water, or a bathroom for upwards of 16 hours on Jan. 3. The road was in poor condition after heavy snowfall the night before, so multiple tractor trailers jackknifed on the road, stopping traffic for 50 miles.

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As universities close out their Regular Decision application rounds in early January, seniors have begun to reflect on their experience with the college admissions process. Amid the pandemic and the transition back to in-person learning, this year has been an unconventional time to apply to …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has a new variant known as the Omicron variant. This variant of COVID spreads quickly from person to person and is more contagious than any previous variant. This variant is cause for concern for students, staff and families as school can be an area of high transmission…

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HEMINGWAY MEMORIAL AME CHURCH, DELEGATE NICK CHARLES, FOOD 4 THOUGHT, TEST 2 LIVE, AND MARYLAND HEALTH DEPT PROVIDING FREE VACCINE CLINIC AND TESTING SITE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022, TESTING IS 10 AM - 1 PM, VACCINE SHOTS ARE 12 NOON - 5 PM, FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE

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The Sentinel has consulted with one of our experts who is  an infectious disease specialist. She wants school systems  to prioritize teachers' concerns and keep them in the classroom. She emphasized the importance of masks testing ventilation symptom monitoring and having parents keep sick k…

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Gaithersburg, MD (January 11, 2022) Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents its Sunday Salon Series, featuring Beguiling Brahms on January 16 and Celtic Love Songs on February 13. Concerts will be held at 3 p.m. at Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road. The music series is designed to pr…

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Gaithersburg, MD (January 11, 2022) To help ensure the health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff, effective immediately the City of Gaithersburg will require a photo ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to attend all indoor performances at the Arts Barn and Kentland…

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“We took them by surprise and this year they rigged an election. They rigged it like they’ve never rigged an election before.” These were the words of former president Donald J. Trump on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021. As he stood in-front of a large crowd of his supporters, people at-home wa…

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Television and media depict high school as a disconcerting environment, where everyone is separated between distinct cliques and labeled based on social stereotypes. While there is some truth in these stereotypes, the implication that some groups are better than others is a fabricated concep…

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This story was reported before MCPS issued a statement January 9 regarding updated policies with respect to COVID-19. The Black & White (the original platform of this article) will update our reporting as this story evolves.

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It’s time for Marylanders to know the truth...our drinking water is in jeopardy.  According to the Geological Society of America, underground aquifers provide clean drinking water to over 1.4 million Marylanders.  Recently, however, these aquifers have begun to deplete due to overuse, which …

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The holidays are meant to be a time of joy and celebration. For those of us working in healthcare, it has been anything but. This time of year has been particularly stressful for all of us. As the new year begins, those of us manning the hospitals are bracing ourselves for a very dark winter.

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There are few industries that have become as integral to our daily lives as the technology industry, which has become essential to almost everything we do. The few companies that make up what we call “Big Tech” – Facebook/Meta, Google/Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and sometimes Microsoft – are at …

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Both students and teachers have been challenged by the return to school and accompanying increased workload. But teachers must also balance stress from the substitute teacher shortage caused by COVID and catching up on the students’ learning loss.

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It’s been drilled into our heads via AP Gov, APUSH, and all the way back to elementary school: America is a democracy, and the people pick their representatives just as the founders envisioned. Maybe they were envisioning democracy, but it would be charitable to characterize our modern syste…

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For the first time, girls’ volleyball coach Mary Malinauskas has a team who went undefeated through the regular season, won the first ever county championship, and made it to the state semifinals. What did Malinauskas do to bring her squad so far?

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The United States is often credited to be the nation with the best universities in the world, with European nations ranking second. Despite the aura of superiority the United States bears, American universities could certainly learn a thing or six from Europe.

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On Nov. 19, defendant Kyle Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old who fatally shot two men and wounded one as a claimed act of “self-defense” at the Kenosha, Wisconsin protests and riots during summer 2020, was found not guilty of homicide and all other charges. 

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Clarice Smith, an artist, educator and major benefactor of the University of Maryland whose creative spirit is reflected in the vibrant, transformative performing arts center that bears her name, died on Thursday at age 88.

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On the first day of December, numerous Whitman students were filled with excitement. Not because soft flurries of snow might soon dust neighborhoods, or because winter break was just a few weeks away — but because December 1 marked the day when Spotify released the platform’s annual Spotify …

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Shortly before noon on October 13, the Montgomery County Police answered a 911 call from a parent at Winston Churchill High School. Moments earlier, a 17-year-old Whitman student had walked into the school’s bus lane and started “beating on” a female student, according to police dispatch rec…

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Dr. Jermaine Williams has been named as the next president of Montgomery College, a community college located in Montgomery County, Maryland. The College’s Board of Trustees made the announcement today in a communication to students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Williams will be introduced to the…