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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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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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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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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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Katie Dustin fell in love with softball the moment she put on a glove, even though she put it on backwards the first time. At 10 years old, Dustin had never stepped on to a softball field or seen a game. 

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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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After 18 years of incessant dreaming, Alejandro Soto now stands tall with his life’s goal propped up in neon lights— a traditional South American restaurant and club called Kumbia nested in Rockville Town Square.

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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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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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As a new reality of mental health issues surface, students have become more aware of emotions around them. The transition from virtual school to in-person classes has generated feelings of anxiety for students that have been difficult to overcome.

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Whether it’s by choice or force, many kids grow up playing sports. At the ripe age of 4, I was introduced to my first club sport: soccer. I did not necessarily choose this. A lot of my parents and their friends coordinated for their children to play Darryl Gee soccer together. Darryl Gee tur…

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When discussing the prevalence of mental health in the WJ community, we often question whether or not the school provides enough, or sufficient resources to help students address their mental health. However, this is the wrong question to be asking for a myriad of reasons. 

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Around 10 p.m. last Wednesday, sophomore computer science major Alan Elbert was preparing for bed. He checked Telegram, a messaging application he uses to stay up to date with Ukrainian news. He would never have imagined what he was about to read: Russia was invading Ukraine.

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When Robert Butler began teaching in the 1970s, he didn’t expect his venture into education to last. Butler had just graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in American diplomatic history. He planned to pursue a law degree, but, wanting first to give back to the educational s…

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I am the son and grandson of refugees from Nazi Germany. I know from my family history and my personal experience that people who are fleeing to the United States from violence and oppression in their countries of origin deserve sanctuary and deserve justice. And right now, we have a chance …

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MDSC member Stanley Orman presented The Falklands War, A Personal View on Monday, January 24 at 7:00 pm. Stanley's presentation was an online event held over zoom. For those who missed it, or simply wish to see it again, you may view a recording of it here.

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For many Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) juniors, the 2021-2022 school year will be the first fully in-person academic year we will experience as high school students. Our freshman year was cut short mid-year due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, leading to 1.5 years spent online (along …

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Each week the Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives. At the conclusion of the reading of his preliminary report of the War Fund Campaign at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Red Cross on April 9, Colonel A. H. Robley, Chairman of the Campaign, […]

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Each week the Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives. This is the time of the year for economists and market analysts etc.,to make their annual predictions. A year ago the majority of the economists and market analysts were in agreement in predicting a boom year for the economy as well as the stock […]

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Each week the Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives. Sixty-three combat missions over fortress Europe as bombardier in a Martin Marauder earned T-Sgt. Richard P. Morkan, former happy-go-lucky Rockville lad, the 1 Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and Al Medal with eleven oak leaf clusters. As a result long weary hour in the […]

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Each week the Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives. People of the United States are beginning to wonder whether expenditures necessitated by the defense program will result in inflationary prices and thus carry is to another pinnacle from which we will inevitably descend into another depression. It may be said at the beginning […]

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Each week the Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives. The Board of County Commissioners this week approved a salary increase for all police officers regularly appointed on the permanent roll, under the terms of House Bill No. 405, passed at the recent session of the Legislature. The Commissioners’ order provides that all permanent […]

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Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

April 5, 1985

Two groups representing black policemen this week blasted Rockville’s official account of last summer’s fracas between two city officers and three Lincoln Park residents.

The Montgomery County NAACP asked the National Black Police Association (NBPA) and the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to review a report of the incident written by Rockville Police Chief Jared Stout.

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Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

March 13, 1986

A Maryland woman driving a Mercedes-Benz recently hit a tree and “just tore the car up.” But, instead of being hurled into her windshield, the woman was protected by her car’s air bag, which inflated upon impact.

“The air bag definitely saved her from going into the windshield,” said Jim Gordon, of Her Gordon Satsun, Silver Spring, the dealer who sold the car.

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Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

 

July 26, 1979

Putt-Putt keeps some folks up all night

 

When Rockville Putt-Putt manager Chip Linville dreamed up Moonlight Madness six years ago, he must have had Mike O’Hara in mind.

Surrounded by the darkness and eerie silence that pervades the rest of the city, it takes someone with a flair for the different and the exotic to hit red, green blue and yellow golf balls over a carpet littered by bumps, barriers water and other red, green, blue and yellow golf balls from midnight to 5 a.m.

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Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

 

July 9, 1987

 

Residents of Maryland are among 13,000 people in 100 communities and regions across America who are being asked to participant in the first national survey ever devoted exclusively to understanding U.S. families and households, according to Temple University.

Included in the study by the Philadelphia school are people from Baltimore area counties and residents of Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick counties.