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February 22, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Retired Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is the first African American female to win an individual Olympic medal in the women’s gymnastics. In total, she won three bronze and one Olympic gold medal between 1992 and 2000. Dawes, 43, now a mother to four young children, is opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnast Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020.   The Silver Spring native […]

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February 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Dean of Engineering Darryll Pines Named University of Maryland’s Next President

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents announced Wednesday that Dr. Darryll Pines, 55, will be the 34th President of the University of Maryland (UMD). He begins on July 1, and will replace current president Wallace Loh.  Pines has been the dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman […]

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January 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak and Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Taking No Chances With Coronavirus

Although there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia, Montgomery County officials are taking no chances. The appropriate county officials have participated in several informational conference calls with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the Maryland Department of Health to learn all they can, said […]

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January 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

NFL Playoffs Feature Several MoCo Alums

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend. Three of the four wild card games played on Saturday and Sunday will feature players and coaches from Montgomery County. Here’s the list: Stefon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings wide receiver): Played at Good Counsel High School and was Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year as a cornerback in […]

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August 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks About the Weather

Everyone talks about the weather—and the past few months have given us plenty to talk about. Dr. Philip Arkin with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland helps us make a little sense about all this rain. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, […]

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May 20, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

A Royal Celebration For 100 Year-Old Coaching Legend

It would be a substantial understatement to say that 100-year-old Doyle Royal has led a full life. More accurately, he has led many full lives as – among other things – a decorated soldier and a longtime and legendary soccer and tennis coach at the University of Maryland. On Sunday, Royal was honored by dozens […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Middle School Students Compete in Invention Challenge

More than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet Saturday during the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Summit. The invention challenge and competition was held at Gaithersburg High School. For a full year, the students worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmembers Reimer, Rice, Albornoz and Jawando Announce Presentation Award Winners

At the culmination of the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Saturday more than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet. For a full year, the students had worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from MOAA, NIST, Pepco, Emergent BioSolutions, University of Maryland, […]

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February 6, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

University of Maryland Sports Report – Winter/Spring 2019 Edition

Terps Football News Officially Maryland’s 2019 Football season began today at Tyser Tower as new head coach Mike Locksley announced the signing of 17 new members of the 2019 Football Class.  The coaching staff and the signing class will be reintroduced on Tuesday’s evening event for season ticket holders and donors at the Riggs Alumni […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville High, Eastern Middle Students Honored at Maryland State House

The Maryland State House honored 10 high school and middle school students from Poolesville High School and Eastern Middle School on Monday. The students were recognized for awards and honors they received at the 2018 National History Day competition in June 2018. Last year, over 3,000 students from around the world competed in the academic competition […]

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