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June 24, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

More Black High School Students, Alumni Using Instagram to Describe Racial Experiences

Two new Instagram accounts – detailing experiences with racism – recently started among black students and alumni at Walter Johnson High School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.  The new Instagram accounts, “BlackAtWJ” and “BlackAtBCC,” started after black students and alumni at Walt Whitman High School first created their page on June 14 in an […]

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March 3, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Racist Graffiti Spray Painted on Walt Whitman High School Campus

The Montgomery County Police Department was notified on Sunday, March 1, that racist graffiti containing the n-word was spray painted on Walt Whitman High School’s campus. Walt Whitman’s Principal Dr. Robert Dodd emailed a letter to parents Monday morning informing them of the incident. Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the incident alongside MCPD. In […]

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October 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cadets Attend Magruder’s JROTC’s Eagle Battalion Golf Event

More than 30 students involved in Magruder High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program came out to the first-ever Eagle Battalion Charity Golf Event at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville on Wednesday. The event was organized by the Eagle Battalion Booster Club, a nonprofit that raises money for the Army JROTC […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Student and Mother Die in Car Wreck in Charles County

Maryland State Police (MSP) from the LaPlata Barrack are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Charles County on July 27. Police say that 15-year-old Halimatou Diallo and her mother, 49-year-old Fatoumata Binta Diakite, died in the wreck. The two lived in Silver Spring and Diallo was a student at Paint Branch High […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Caps Street Hockey Equipment Debuts at College Gardens Elementary

College Gardens Elementary School is the first Montgomery County public school to test out the new Washington Capitals street hockey gear. MCPS announced Monday morning that they’re partnering with the Washington Capitals to introduce street hockey to more students. All public elementary and middle schools in Montgomery County will soon have street hockey equipment — […]

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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

B-CC High School Seniors Start National Conversation About Masculinity

The Bethesda Chevy Chase female students who were “rated” by their male classmates have started a national conversation about toxic masculinity. Last week, The Washington Post published a profile about the student leaders who are speaking out about how they were affected by the list, which rated 18 girls in B-CC’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Principal Responds to List Circulated ‘Rating’ Senior Girls

Last week, the principal of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High emailed parents about a list that ranked senior girls. Principal Donna Redmond Jones said in an email on March 9 that “the administrative team received a report that several students had created and circulated a list of approximately 18 senior girls’ first names with a ‘rating’ beside […]

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