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“Guinea Pig Nation: How the NRC's new licensing rules could turn communities into test beds for risky, experimental nuclear plants,” is what physicist Dr. Edwin Lyman, Director of Nuclear Power Safety with the Union of Concerned Scientists, titled his presentation last week.

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In an increasingly cashless economy, real money has become somewhat of a rarity among high school students. The rise of online payment services and sustained use of things like Apple Pay and credit cards has led to a lack of recognizable green paper. This is concerning for various reasons th…

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The Democratic Party markedly over-performed expectations in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov 8, holding the U.S. Senate, winning multiple governorships in tightly contested states and coming within striking distance of winning a majority in the House of Representatives. The Republican …

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The world is holding its breath. A colorful ball flies through the air in what seems to be slow-motion before slotting perfectly in the top-right corner of the goal. Moments later, lights flash, celebratory music blares and the crowd roars as the soccer player slides across the field after s…

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With the opening of a play off-Broadway in Manhattan titled “Camp Siegfried,” what was a major Nazi center for Nazis in the New York area in years before World War II — Camp Siegfried, in the middle of Long Island—is receiving renewed attention.

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Gaithersburg, MD (November 18, 2022) City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, on behalf of the City Council, issued a statement in regards to the explosion and fire that occurred on November 16, 2022, at the Potomac Oaks condominium complex located in the 800 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard.

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When Pippin exclaimed that "[He's] got to be where [his] spirit can run free,” it was clear that the audience was in for a treat, and the spirit certainly did run free at Justice High School that night.

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"Ello Guv'na! - Do you fancy a cup of tea?" Trade in your popcorn and soda for some tea and biscuits to prepare for W.T. Woodson's fantastic,  audience interactive, and classically British production of One Man, Two Guvnors.

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On Nov. 14, the Bethesda community was yet again met with White Supremacist ‘Nazi’ vandalism. There were multiple locations of the vandalism, some depicted swastikas, some depicted hateful slogans and one depicted the hangings of Jewish people. The hateful messages call back to when the WJ b…

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The One Love Foundation empowers young adults by providing tools and resources needed to recognize the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Following the recent loss of an alumni to domestic violence, students have been inspired to start a club with the One Love Foundation for the 2…

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The South Asian Student Union at Walter Johnson hosted their first public event on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 as a Diwali celebration. Diwali is a Dharmic holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and several other religions native to the Indian Subcontinent, going by several names. Trad…

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As the calendar turns over to November, Maryland, along with the nation as a whole, is gearing up for the midterm elections on November 8 that will serve as a major litmus test on the direction of a heavily divided nation. Up and down the ballot, voters will have the opportunity to elect can…

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We are heartbroken to hear that on November 11th 13-year-old Jayz Agnew was pronounced clinically dead after clinging to life in the hospital since Tuesday. This bright, young man was shot and murdered while raking leaves in his family’s front yard in Hillcrest Heights. We send our thoughts …

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The BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship was held at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Sunday. At the event, the top-ranked Georgetown took down Xavier 1-0. At Thursday’s semifinals, Xavier beat St. Johns 3-1 in overtime while Georgetown beat Creighton 1-0. 

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On November 2, 2022, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a non-binding resolution that unequivocally condemns anti-Jewish hatred and incorporated an internationally recognized definition of anti-Semitism. This was a wise and important action by the Montgomery County Council—one …

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The club Families 4 Families brings awareness to families in need all over the DMV, by donating, fundraising and packing food for those in need.

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Every student has busy schedules and packed days, but junior Leah Kaplunovich seems to have it all under control, and is working hard to achieve her ambitious future plans.

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Co-presidents and seniors Josie Starr and Dani London are planning Best Buddies Club’s first meeting on Oct. 27 in rooms 174 and 175 to match buddies up with their peers and promote friendships between them.

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On Sept. 29 at six in the morning, the FBI swarmed and pounded on the doors of Russian immigrants: Dr. Anna Gabrielian, along with her husband, Dr. Jamie Lee Henry, in the local neighborhood, The Willows.

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As the weather gets colder, the leaves change color, and the days get shorter, the dead of fall hits. If your stomach starts to rumble, here are the perfect fall treats.

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Please check here for the Maryland Board of Education's voter guide. Here you can view the information on candidates running for the Board of Education of their county. 

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Coming soon to a theater – wait, no – hotel near you, the United States Chess Federation presents the National K-12 Chess Grade Championship. The 2022 National Chess Grade Championship will be held in Maryland, Dec. 9 through Dec. 11, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in…

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On Sept.13, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was taken into custody by the Iranian Guidance patrol in the capital city of Iran. A typical visit to her brother turned deadly when Islamic religious police detained her for improper coverage of her hijab.

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WHAT: Educators, Parents and Community Members Rally to Demand Transparency, an End to Unlawful Delay Tactics at the Montgomery County Board of Education Tuesday at 5 PM 

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WASHINGTON – Tuesday, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) met with Ukrainian soldier Oleksandr Chaika, who is receiving care at the Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics (MCOP) in Silver Spring. Oleksandr, a Ukrainian athlete, choreographer, acrobatics coac…

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When Joan Selma Hult was a professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Kinesiology, she and her colleagues spent every lunch break on the tennis courts.

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Submitted by the Montgomery County Coalition to Protect Neighborhoods, a grassroots group working to reform the regulation of wireless facilities while prioritizing the public interest, including protection of human health, trees, wildlife, and the environment. Groups represented at the Octo…

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The 16th annual Discovery Cup tournament took place at the Maryland SoccerPlex this past weekend. Over 150 teams from the Mid-Atlantic area came to the Plex to participate in this premier-level girls-only tournament.

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We are lucky to have a plethora of photos from this year's Oktoberfest in the city of Gaithersburg. Enjoy the collection!

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In March 2020, Montgomery Parks closed certain sections of Beach Drive so that residents could get outdoors and social distance because of COVID. While creative, this decision was made with no coordination with MCDOT and no assessment as to the impact it would have on local roads. Importantl…

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The midterm elections are quickly approaching. Initially, Republicans were massive favorites to retake both the Senate and the House of Representatives, but inexperienced and extreme candidates in Senate races, combined with a national shift toward Democrats after Roe. V Wade’s reversal, hav…

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Following petitions from students and community members, the MCPS Board of Education passed a resolution considering renaming six MCPS schools named after slave owners, this school included.

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In the following video, Joshua Singer of the WJ Pitch interviews Julia Lebron, a fellow Walter Johnson student and varsity soccer athlete, about love of soccer and her future plans.

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Next week, MCPS will be holding Mental Health Awareness Week for students to enjoy fun wellness activities and learn more about the importance of prioritizing their mental health.

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Within the college application process, the overload of bureaucracy and requirements has created an intimidating and oppressingly restraining system for undocumented or non-resident students who dream of higher education.

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MCPS has announced sweeping new athletic policies after a serious altercation between the Gaithersburg and Northwest varsity football teams that occurred on Sept. 16. These new policies, which focus on tightening security measures at athletic events, have received mixed criticism from studen…

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Recently, it was announced that the cost of 1,216 drugs increased at a rate higher than the already astronomically high inflation rate of 8.6%. Combined, these drug prices increased 36.1% with some increasing as much as 500%. Although recent provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will les…