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More often than not, standardized testing ranks high on lists of student grievances. From state standardized testing to College Board exams, high school students are relentlessly hit with a train of testing that they are told they must succeed on. Of these many tests, one stands out for its …

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By now, most people know about the fight that broke out at the football game between Northwest Highschool and Gaithersburg Highschool on Sept. 16. In response to the fight, MCPS has put new safety guidelines in place for all football games. In addition, now three staff members, one at Gaithe…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that recognized the constitutional right to abortion for all Americans:

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It’s far from my home on Long Island, New York, but I’ve been to Russia many times. And the year 2022 was overshadowed for me—and I’m sure many others in the United States, indeed the world—by what Russia has been doing in its invasion of Ukraine.

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Thirty-thousand feet in the air, junior Josey Long sits in the window seat of an airplane. As the plane begins to descend towards the runway, she feels pressure in her ears — an uncomfortable yet familiar sensation. This time, she opens the “Notes” app on her phone and jots down the lyrics t…

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There was great hoopla—largely unquestioned by media—over the just-announced claim by the U.S. Department of Energy of a “major scientific breakthrough” in the development of fusion energy.

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Taylor Swift needs no introduction. She is arguably the biggest pop star of this generation, with over 82 million monthly listeners on Spotify. After releasing Midnights, her 10th studio album that shattered records and held every spot on the Billboard Top 10, Swift announced she was embarki…

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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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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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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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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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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…

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

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A seaplane service announced a new route connecting New York City to the D.C. area, with flights scheduled to begin next month – but the planes arriving locally won’t be landing on water.

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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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I’m from Sierra Leone and live in Silver Spring, MD. I never thought that I would have to send my children back to Africa for in person school but after this last year of remote learning with MCPS I had no choice. My two daughters are 4 and 10 yrs old and they are now in Freetown, Sierra Leo…

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The brutal invasion of Ukraine that Vladimir Putin has had Russia launch and he is leading is an international crime. As the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy declared yesterday, it is “an illegal war of aggression.”

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I have been an Assistant Principal in Prince George’s County Public Schools for almost 20 years. In that time, I have seen generations of students walk through our school district’s doors, and time and again, I have seen our system fail them because of a lack of prioritization from those at …

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When thinking of Maryland’s beautiful coastlines, our famous blue crabs probably come to mind. But marvelous sea life isn’t the only thing our oceans have to offer. If we build offshore wind turbines in our waters we have the potential to nearly double our renewable energy capacity. Maryland…

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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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Upheaval in the labor market continues, changing the way people view the jobs they have and the careers they want. University of Maryland Global Campus experts looked ahead to the job market in 2022, including where opportunities will be found, how salary and benefits are being reshaped, and…

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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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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 …