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It is about time we recognized the true heroes of the Republican Party. They are not the dopey louts who rampaged through our nation’s capital and the moral cowards who still cover for them. They are not the ranting demagogues exploiting the emotions of the resentful.

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I lived for years in New Orleans, Cleveland, 3 Boston suburbs, and visited Los Angeles and the South Florida areas for long periods. Absent a bad storm, the electric power never went out. I lived in North Bethesda for 10 years, and the power went out perhaps 5 times a year; being elderly, I …

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Gaithersburg, MD, (July 30, 2021)  Four exceptionally inspiring high school seniors were awarded a total of $2,575 in scholarship funds for the 2021-2022 academic year through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program.

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In the weeks to come, the doors of our K-12 schools will swing wide open as students stream in. With the unfurling of their classroom laptops, personal information will quietly and excessively stream out, right into the hands of Educational Technology vendors who sold their way into our scho…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hannah Quigley, Brookville, is one of 94 young women selected to attend the 74th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation session July 24-31 in Washington, D.C. As part of the premier ALA program, two outstanding high school seniors are selected to represent their resp…

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GLEN ECHO: This week, Adventure Theatre MTC’s Sunday digital productions will feature a digital reading of an original work entitled The Truth About Krampus by Charlotte La Nasa. Adventure Theatre MTC’s digital productions are Sundays at 3PM ET (note new time) free on Facebook-Live.

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It is with sadness that we share the passing of civil rights activist and Howard University alumna, Gloria Richardson, 99. As head of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee, Richardson galvanized the community of Cambridge, Maryland against racial segregation and fought for economic justi…

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Dyslexia is a reading disorder that manifests itself as difficulty with reading and words. As of a study conducted in 2001, an estimated five to 12 percent of children in the United States are estimated to be dyslexic, potentially one in ten, and yet very little is widely known about the dep…

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At hearing the word “story,” it is easy to picture a mere book. But the role and nature of stories goes far beyond paper and pen. Storytelling is a trait unique to humans, and from the beginning, it has been an important thread of reality.

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander month. As we celebrate these cultures, we must also take the time to learn more about the figures who fought for the equality and liberties they deserve, since the United States has not been a very forgiving place. Yuri Kochiyama is not a household …

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in-person sports are on their way back. On Jan. 29, MCPS released its “Return to R.A.I.S.E. Second Semester Plan,” outlining the plan for second-semester athletics in the county. The fall season is set to occur between Feb. 13 and April 17, with Feb. 2…

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In the ongoing nationwide fight for racial and gender equity, students in Montgomery County continue their passionate push onward by getting involved in political advocacy on the local and state levels, and inspiring other students to express their inner advocate. Though this often overlooke…

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Anti-Asian hate crimes have risen by 150% in 2020, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.  This recent uprise has coincided with COVID-19 spreading across the country and its ties to China. Additionally, on March 16, eight people were shot and killed at Atlanta spas, si…

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Over the past 20 years, enrollment in MCPS has increased by over 30,000 students, making MCPS one of the largest and most diverse counties in the nation. However, facility construction has not kept pace with this growth. In order to ensure MCPS could maintain its high-quality facilities of e…

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The turn of the century has brought a turn of perspective in the sports landscape. With virtual games like fantasy football hosting more than 45 million people and billions of dollars every year being spent on betting sites, stakes at a professional ballgame extend far greater than the profe…

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As part of Montgomery Parks’ celebration of the annual Latino Conservation Week, the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents the book ¡Olinguito! by local author Lulu Delacre as the seventh Noyes StoryWalk®. Families are invited to read the book on posted signs as they stroll through Wh…

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Montgomery County needs affordable broadband, not 5G cell towers, to bridge the digital divide published on July 10th fails to acknowledge the role mobile networks play in enabling more equitable access to connectivity.

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As we near the one year mark of quarantine in March, people have been spending more time on electronics. Previously, before COVID-19, people were able to go out and talk to friends and family, but now, everything is online. Whether it be through Instagram, Zoom, TikTok, Snapchat or Facetime,…

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There are many ways you can help defeat the literacy crisis, but one of the most significant steps you can take is making a personal effort to take advantage of your own literacy skills. People must understand that the ability to read and write is a privilege that shouldn’t be taken for gran…

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Ever since the start of the pandemic, anti-Asian hate crimes have been on a rise. In 2020 alone, there was a 146 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in 26 of the largest jurisdictions in the country according to the Los Angeles Times. New York City has had the largest jump in these ha…

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“Malala Yousafzai”—a name that means something different to everyone, but is recognizable all the same. It is the name of a human rights activist, one of the most famous advocates for women and girls’ education, and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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Poetry has always held a special place in the Black community. It has been one of the most prominent art forms used by African Americans and has spread its roots across the Black diaspora. During the civil rights era, prominent poets such as Langston Hughes used the medium to express politic…

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The pandemic transformed the college admissions process this year, as universities swapped out their long-standing standardized testing requirements for a temporary test optional format. As the effects of COVID-19 have continued into 2021, however, taking either the SAT or the ACT continues …

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Montgomery County Public Schools has a history of leaving out, or ignoring the issues that affect marginalized communities; there have been lawsuits, petitions and protests over discrimination in the school system. One group whose voice has not been heard by administration officials has been…

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With many recent political events, including the Capitol Riots, many students and adults have felt a mental burden and burnout. From watching the news to keeping up with the current events in the United States and around the world, many have felt an immense amount of stress and anxiety. It s…