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May 5, 2017 | MoCo Student

The One Thing You Should Do Before I Leave High School

It’s in the news, in our literature and in our own homes. Depression takes the lives of thousands of teenagers every year, and a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that the percentage of teenagers suffering from major depressive episodes in the United States continues to increase. Suicide remains a leading cause of […]

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April 26, 2017 | MoCo Student

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

Stuck Finding the Right College? Tips from a Rising Senior

As the end of the year approaches, juniors are beginning to start their college applications and seniors are finalizing which college they plan to attend. However, before you can make such a momentous decision, you have to decide what you want from a college. You must remember that wherever you choose will most likely be […]

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September 9, 2015 | MoCo Student

Why Do Students Dread Coming to School?

Five days a week, nine months a year, all students in Montgomery County have the opportunity to learn at one of the many prestigious schools in our area. These are the same schools that make our county one of the most high-achieving educational districts in the country. The educational professionals and resources we have at […]

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August 27, 2015 | MoCo Student

Delaney Hosts Workshop on Climate Action

Future generations will judge us positively or harshly depending on our actions to mitigate climate change, stated Congressman Delaney (D-MD6) at a climate action workshop attended by more than 160 this past Tuesday. “We all know that there are many important issues to wrestle with for our citizens,” Delaney said, “but the risk of climate […]

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August 24, 2015 | MoCo Student

Only You Are Restricting Us

Note from the author: This poem was inspired by how the education system works against students in many ways. It’s understandably hard (if not impossible) to create a system that can highlight the strengths of every student, but it is my belief that the content areas and skill sets valued by Common Core State Standards […]

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July 23, 2015 | MoCo Student

Securing The Safety and Comfort of Trans Students

Going to the bathroom in school is rarely enjoyable. However, for transgender students in MCPS, answering nature’s call can be a stressful or at times dangerous process. For a long time, our school board has failed to address this important aspect of student safety and well-being. The Human Rights Campaign defines transgender or trans* to […]

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May 27, 2015 | MoCo Student

Skimming the Surface: The Merits of High School Rankings

Recently, 14 Montgomery County High Schools were ranked among the top high schools in the U.S. News and World Report 2015 Best High School list. Schools were judged based on “college readiness indexes” and test performance. While good test scores and high graduation rates help heighten the prestige of any educational institution, it is crucial […]

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May 18, 2015 | MoCo Student

Manners Matter

“Being at Old Orchard Mall kind of reminded me of being home in Africa, by the watering hole, when the animals are in heat,” remarked Cady Heron about her fellow classmates as the scene in “Mean Girls” flashed to a group of students: a boy on all fours, a group of students acting like monkeys, […]

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May 13, 2015 | MoCo Student

Mikulski to Retire After Decades of Service to Maryland

In March, Senator Barbara Mikulski announced that she would not be seeking reelection in 2016, effectively ending her long time career as a Congresswoman. The Democratic Senator for Maryland has shattered so many barriers in the male-dominated arena of Congress and has a hefty list of accomplishments to her name. She holds the record for […]

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May 6, 2015 | MoCo Student

Pearson Monitors Student Social Media Accounts Following PARCC Tests

Following concerns about student question sharing online, Pearson, the education company that offers the PARCC assessments, recently began monitoring student social media accounts to ensure there are no security breaches. Their decision was met with public backlash, as many thought it was no less than spying into the lives of students. “I do feel uncomfortable […]

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