MOCO Students for Change

March 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Student-Run Program Helps Seniors With College Choice During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed how people live their daily lives. Countless businesses and events have been cancelled. Working from home has become the norm and terms like “flatten the curve” and “social distancing” have become commonplace in daily conversations. For many high school students, this is the time of year for making college […]

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March 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

‘MoCo Students for Change’ Provides Platform to Cope with Coronavirus Crisis

Cancellations and closures have become commonplace the last couple of weeks. Social distancing guidelines have been put in place to help prevent the spread of the virus and with schools closed, students are adapting to the new way of life just like the rest of the population. “MoCo Students For Change” is an organization made up […]

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September 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Host Gun Safety Rally Tuesday in Silver Spring

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action. The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand […]

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August 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence Held in DC

“MOCO Students for Change” were among the many people who attended a Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence at Lafayette Square in Washington DC on Thursday evening. The student led organization stood in solidarity with Dayton, El Paso, Chicago, Gilroy and many more to demand a safer nation. MOCO Students for Change” is participating in […]

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August 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Aug. 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Aug. 8. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Today is International Cat Day: This is for all the cat lovers! The International Fund for Animal Welfare created the day back in 2002. 2. AARP Smart Driver Class: Brush-up on driving skills, and learn about new state laws in […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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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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March 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hundreds of Students March to Capitol Hill to Protest Gun Violence

Several hundreds of MCPS students participated in the Walkout Against Gun Violence on Thursday, including some from Montgomery Blair High School. “MOCO Students For Change”, a student-led movement against gun violence – helped organize the event.  From Blair, the students headed to the Silver Spring Metro Station. Although students from several MCPS schools participated, they […]

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March 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Preview of Thursday’s Student Walkout Against Gun Violence

On March 14, students from around the DMV plan to walk out of school and march from the White House to the walls of the Capitol. Student organizer for Montgomery County Students for Change, Dani Miller says this walkout is an effort to protest of the federal government’s lack of action on the deadly issue […]

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