February 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Applicants for County’s Planning Board Wanted

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Montgomery County Planning Board. The second term of Amy Presley (Republican) will expire on June 14, and she is therefore not eligible for reappointment. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. Members serve four-year terms and […]

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October 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Seeks Applicants for Board of Trustees

The Montgomery College Board of Trustees (MCBOT) nominating committee is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees. According to a news release, the vacancy is a full six-year term appointment effective July 1, 2016 and applications are due in by Oct. 22. The BOT is the governance body for Montgomery College. […]

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April 21, 2015 | MoCo Student

MCPS Seniors Evaluate the College Admissions Process

Following graduation, many MCPS seniors consider attending college as their “next big step.” Prior to matriculation, however, the college admissions process is often considered a major challenge. From asking for recommendations to writing essays to sending SAT/ACT scores, college admissions is a lengthy, and also costly, process. Application fees for schools average around $40, and […]

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January 5, 2014 | Staff Writer

District 5 Appointment Process

Just last month, Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice outlined the process to appoint a new Councilmember for District 5. As you may remember, on Dec. 10, Councilmember Valerie Ervin announced that she was resigning from the Council effective  Jan. 3, 2014 to become executive director of the Center for Working Families. As provided in Sections […]

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August 30, 2013 | Nancy Frieder

College Application Essay: A Dream or Nightmare?

Recently there has been a lot of mention in the news about reaching the 50-year milestone anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic march on our nation’s capital. Now this may seem a little strange, but it has gotten me thinking about college application essays. Perhaps you’re thinking that I’m taking this too far, Or that […]

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