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February 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

B-CC Journalism Students Create Forum to Discuss the State of News

Trust Falls!, an online forum on the state of news in a polarized world that was created by journalism students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, features an array of national journalists, including Brian Stelter of CNN, Juan Williams of Fox News, print reporters from the Washington Post and New York Times and college professors. The […]

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February 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Brothers Arrested After Faking a Stabbing for Social Media 

Two brothers were arrested and charged for a stabbing “prank” that involved a kitchen knife, camera, unsuspecting witnesses and a “large amount of blood,” the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said. Denidson Jean, 21, and Pierre Jean, 19, are each charged with knowingly making a false alarm call and with making a false statement to […]

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November 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Internet Crimes Against Children Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County police has seen a rise in internet crimes against children during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities. The Special Victims Investigations Division – Child Exploitation Unit notes the rise of crimes that include the sending and receiving of child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and children being blackmailed for money after sending nude […]

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September 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCM Wins Three NATOA Awards

Montgomery Community Media won three NATOA Awards announced Sept. 3 via a virtual viewing party. The NATOA Government Programming Awards is a prestigious recognition that attracts the best entries from across the country. MCM took home awards in the following categories: Award of Excellence (1st place) for Use of Social Media Platforms: MCM Social Media […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: Instagram Determined Racist Comment Did Not Violate Community Guidelines

Councilmember Will Jawando recently reported a racist, threatening comment made by an anonymous user on Instagram in response to a photo Jawando shared of his toddler-aged son in front of a “Black Lives Matter” sign. After reviewing Jawando’s report, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, said it did not remove the comment—which spelled out the n-word […]

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August 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Viral Trump Lip-Syncer, Magruder Alum Sarah Cooper Lands Netflix Special

Viral comedian Sarah Cooper is getting her own Netflix special.  Cooper, a Magruder High School alum, has been in the limelight recently for her TikTok videos lip-syncing to President Donald Trump. On April 23, Cooper shared a TikTok called “How to Medical” in which she lip-synced to and poked fun at Trump making comments about how […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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June 18, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery County Recreation Hosting Online Scavenger Hunt

Montgomery County Recreation announced a 10-week long scavenger hunt, which started Friday, June 12 and will continue until Monday, August 17. At the start of each week, Montgomery County Recreation will post a new challenge on their Facebook page. This week’s challenge includes activities such as, cooking a healthy meal, using your body to spell […]

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April 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Porch Portraits: Photographer Showcases People of Poolesville

Terri Pitts, a photographer from Poolesville, has been bringing joy to her community by documenting this time of uncertainty. After Gov. Larry Hogan issued a “Stay at Home” order to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, Pitts started taking “Porch Portraits” of Poolesville families and essential workers. She takes the portraits for free, but has […]

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December 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Airsoft Shooting Range in Montgomery Mall to Close After One Month

Aim Point, an airsoft shooting range that opened in Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda less than a month ago, will close in January. Aim Point is located outside of the food court area across from Popeyes. According to an Aim Point employee, the decision to close the organization was made at the corporate level of […]

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