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January 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Will Provide Support for Students Following Chaos in D.C.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer safe spaces for students to discuss Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C., when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. In a letter to the school community, MCPS leaders supported the right to peacefully protest and condemned inciting violence. MCPS encouraged parents and guardians to discuss the […]

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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Videos Show Woman in Takoma Park Defacing Artwork Featuring Black Woman

Last Thursday, two videos spread on Twitter that appear to show a woman defacing artwork featuring a Black woman off of a table at Takoma Urban Park. The level of entitlement is just beyond me????? I’m fucking heated pic.twitter.com/qlVvxRwgYs — STONA LISA (@TRAPBOB) December 10, 2020 According to Montgomery County’s park police, “A public art […]

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September 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Leaders Honor Lives Lost in 9/11

Montgomery County and state leaders took to Twitter Friday to mourn the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Friday marks 19 years since the tragedy. Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford visited the Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial in Annapolis to honor those who were killed. This morning, Lt. Governor @BoydKRutherford […]

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September 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Attorney General: Those Who Try to Vote Twice Will Be Prosecuted

While visiting North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump suggested residents should try to vote by mail more than once. The president doubled-down on his comments on social media Thursday, continuing to sow confusion in the upcoming election. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh responded to the president’s comments on Twitter Thursday, saying, “Please, folks, don’t follow Trump’s advice. […]

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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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August 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Jawando Tweet: ‘Any Outbreak at a School is on you Governor Hogan’

Following County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles’ turnaround, enabling nonpublic schools to welcome students into physical classrooms at the start of the new year, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando shot back. “Any outbreak at a school is on you @GovLarryHogan. So much for leaving decisions to localities and doctors. Shameful,” Jawando tweeted. You conveniently left […]

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘If That Bothers You Then Please Dine Elsewhere’: Gaithersburg Restaurant Refuses Mask Protocol

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg has been receiving attention – not the good kind – on social media after a now-deleted Facebook post from a manager or owner saying that employees will not wear face masks.  “Let me be very clear… my staff will not wear face masks while working here at the […]

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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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June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Hogan Public Health Adviser Concerned With Some State Reopening Plans

Dr. Tom Inglesby disagreed with some of the decisions communicated in Gov. Hogan’s public health message on Wednesday. So, he took to Twitter to share his thoughts. Inglesby, who directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and is a public health adviser to Hogan amid the pandemic, said in a series of tweets Thursday […]

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June 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former MCPD Officer Falsely Accused in Bicycle Assault Speaks Out

When a video of the Bethesda bicyclist who assaulted three young adults went viral, social media lit up with incriminating and vicious comments about former Montgomery County Police Captain John Damskey. Some tweets pointed to Damskey without any proof, another accused the entire MCPD of protecting the retired Damskey. But Damskey was not involved at […]

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