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Over the course of every high schooler’s career, the SAT looms as a constant, dark cloud. The test is a monument to what everyone must complete on the road to college. While the test has its issues, it’s a great equalizer to some degree. Now, after a decades-long history, the overlords at Th…

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As the new school year starts and the students enter the building, the school’s parking spots are filled once again. Seniors and juniors apply for a parking permit during the summer, and if approved, they are able to enjoy its benefits. The parking lot offers students easy access to the buil…

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With the 20th anniversary of the BBQ club’s founding this year, the grillmasters have high expectations and ideas they want to pursue this year. This year’s leaders are trying their best to keep the things that worked from the past years of the club, while also trying to differentiate themse…

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It was freshman year. Everything felt overwhelming and the lines outside the counselor offices extended down the hall. We were all in the same boat, trying to figure out our class schedules. As I waited, I reviewed my elective options and a course in writing for the school newspaper, Common …

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Most people rely on their smartphones for daily communication and internet access. As a result, mobile network operators are handling massive amounts of new traffic. Ericsson reported that mobile network data traffic grew 40% between 2021 and 2022. We now have to think of technologies and in…

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It’s the first day of school. People shuffle through crowded hallways and stairwells in a school that seems to crowd more each and every year. They catch up with friends about their summers and the upcoming school year. It is time for the first week of school, ever dreaded by some students, …

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Sports editors Gibson Hirt and Zach Rice preview the upcoming 2022 NFL season, giving their awards and playoff predictions.

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I was recently arrested in front of U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen's District office while two dozen BIPOC MOCO high school students chanted: “Stop the war! Save the climate!” (Sentinel, August 12, 2022.) I'm a member of Veterans For Peace. The BIPOC students were completing their term projec…

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Some crave the excitement of opening presents on Christmas day or on each night of Hanukkah, while others look forward to their summer vacation after a long, tiresome school year. I, however, desperately await the arrival of D.C. Restaurant Week. Come August and January, the joy of Restauran…

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Four years after her last D.C. performance, Lorde returned to The Anthem’s stage on August 29 on tour for her album “Solar Power.” The 25-year-old artist was originally scheduled to play at the venue in April, but rescheduled the stop after contracting laryngitis. In the waning days of summe…

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President Joe Biden appeared at a Democratic rally at Richard Montgomery High School in Montgomery County on Aug 26 -- and political pros said the impact of his visit will continue into the general election season.

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At times, silence is uplifting and soothing; other times, silence is heavy and disconcerting.

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In Montgomery County, kids with learning disabilities are once again being sent to the back of the line. Instead of riding clean, zero-emissions school buses, special-education students that enter first grade next year will spend all their school years riding polluting diesel buses.

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Holocaust survivor Maritza Shelley with author and writing teacher Randi Dickson have penned a powerful book, In the Very Air We Breathed.

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“People swim with sharks all the time, they just don’t know it,” Hans Walters, a shark expert at the New York Aquarium, told Manhattan-based WCBS 880 news amid the recent series of sharks moving north and biting people in ocean waters off the New York Metropolitan Area.

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After attending numerous MoCo Council Meetings, I have seen up close how the Council, and in particular Hans Riemer—candidate for County Executive—operate, as well as the contrast with the approach of Marc Elrich, long-time Council Member and current County Executive running for reelection. …

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The Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization concluded that because the “right to an abortion” is not an enumerated right in the United States Constitution, the Court must look to what the American people believed were the unenumerated rights implicit in our co…

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Today, the Supreme Court released its official decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case challenging the right to access abortion in the United States and the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.  

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“Where will the state’s nuclear waste go?” was the headline of a story bannered last month across the front page of Connecticut’s largest newspaper, the Hartford Courant.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Today is a distressing day for Americans, especially women, as we witness the willful degradation of a long-held right to reproductive freedom and further erosion of trust in our country's highest Court.

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It is a dark day for our country. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will put women’s lives in jeopardy across America. Here in Maryland, access to the full range of reproductive health services will not be limited by this decision. I will continue to put the full weight of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade:

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Finally, in the United States, infants can get vaccinated against COVID. This past week, the Food and Drug Administration extended emergency use authorizations to both Pfizer and Moderna for their vaccines to be administered to children between the ages of six months to five years. This grea…

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In 1838, “father of modern education” Horace Mann helped to establish the first modern public schools in America. Adjusted to meet the needs of 19th Century Americans amidst the industrial revolution, Mann’s system was quickly adopted all over the country, and tuition-free education became a…

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Supervised and essentially handcrafted by Anna Wintour, the Met Gala is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and is commonly referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out.”The Met Gala welcomes celebrities from everywhere to showcase their designer looks. The…

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Montgomery County, with one of the leading education systems in the country, is also leading in the number of suicides each year. 

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Breathe, but not too heavy. Look, but do not appear guilty. Speak, but never answer back. These are the constant reminders of being Black In America. After playing three games in the hot southern heat, all the Delaware State women’s lacrosse team wanted to do was make it back to Delaware wit…

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A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court involving Bill Baird was at the base of its subsequent Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in the United States. Now, Roe v. Wade is likely to be overturned by a court majority. A draft opinion leaked to Politico written by Justice Samuel Alioto…

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In the wealthy Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, just off River Road, there is an asphalt parking lot that covers the graves of hundreds African Americans. That parking lot is the subject of a lawsuit in which descendants of individuals buried in the Moses Cemetery, the Pastor of …

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After his go-to spot, a once-beloved Spanish restaurant, bar and nightclub in Rockville went bankrupt during the start of the pandemic, Ecuadorian bartender and bar manager Steven Tobar felt the need to bring the nightlife back to Rockville– nearly two years later, Kumbia was born.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan strongly hinted at running for the 2024 presidential election with the Republican Party Tuesday in a speech at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif.

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The New York Times is a great source for current news, but more importantly, it has all of my favorite puzzles. There are no NYT puzzles that I dislike, but there are, of course, ones that I favor over others. For the purposes of this ranking I have combined the mini crossword puzzle and the…

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Olivia Rodrigo rose to stardom with the release of her hit song “Drivers License.” Although the 19-year-old had been acting for several years prior in shows like “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and “Bizaardvark,” it was the singer’s grammy-nominated song that garnered the atte…

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The Wootton Players presented “The Little Mermaid” as their spring play.

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“The jury has reached a verdict. And it is damning,” declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres after the recent issuance at the UN of the third Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The report “is a litany of broken climate promises. It is a file of shame, cataloguing the em…

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Leaving the bathroom with wet hands, dripping water on everything that is touched is inconvenient and wouldn’t happen if paper towels were in the bathrooms. Because of the lack of paper towels, people are going to class with wet, soaking hands. 

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When “Shrek” made its debut in movie theaters across the country in April 2001, it was an immediate hit, and the big lime-green ogre soon became a household name. Now, 21 years later, WJ S*T*A*G*E brings the iconic movie to the auditorium with multiple performances of “Shrek the Musical.”

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I found out in 2020 that healthcare providers do not prioritize mental health to the same extent as physical injuries. My family watched me deteriorate every day as I waded further into a tsunami of depression and wasn’t offered a lifejacket. I finally admitted to my parents that I needed he…

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A 504 plan is a legal document that guarantees that students with learning disability or other medical factors get accommodations in order to ensure their equal academic success. There are numerous opinions about whether these plans actually benefit students.