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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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July 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Students, Athletes Share How They Use Social Media to Communicate

Social media has become a very integral tool used by Montgomery County Public Schools staff to communicate with students and their families. That goes for student-athletes as well. The three most popular forms of social media right now are Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. All @mcps students and student-athletes should take a look at our video […]

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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 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Say North Bethesda Man Charged With Rape May Have More Victims

A North Bethesda man has been charged with multiple sex offenses for incidents that police say occurred in October 2017 and January 2019. Austin Blaine Vann of North Bethesda, 29, allegedly committed sexual offenses against two women that police are aware of. Vann met the first woman in July 2017 at a party, police say. […]

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July 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Shot in Takoma Park by Man She Met on Social Media

A woman was shot Thursday night in Takoma Park after she met her assailant on a social media app, city police said. The shooting occurred about 7:55 p.m. in the 8300 block of Flower Avenue in Takoma Park. The woman was taken to a local hospital where she has non-life-threatening injuries, police said. After the […]

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June 20, 2018 | Laura Rowles

What Happens on Social Media Stays on Google Forever!

Business networking is not about collecting contacts, it’s about being engaging and planting relations. On Wednesday, June 13, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) members and guests learned social media is a lot like that. The key to social media is to listen, engage, and build relationships. The Chamber held its “Let’s Get Social” Seminar […]

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July 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Questions with U.S. Reps Raskin and Delaney (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin went live on Facebook from the backseat of a car with U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Thursday afternoon as the two Democrats fielded some questions about their first job, their first album, Elton John, food, and people they would like to meet. At the beginning of the video, Raskin said he […]

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