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September 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

101-Year-Old Tennis, Soccer Champion and War Hero Doyle Royal Dies

Doyle Royal, a legendary tennis figure in the area, died at the age of 101. The Washington, D.C. native and longtime Bethesda resident lived a full life as a championship-winning soccer and tennis player and coach and World War II hero. Royal was the oldest Edgemoor Club member and spent a great deal of time […]

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September 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Maryland Running Back and Damascus Alum Jake Funk

Five years ago, Jake Funk helped lead Damascus High School to an undefeated 14-0 record and the Maryland 3A state football title scoring seven touchdowns in the championship game against Dundalk. Now he’s a senior running back at the University of Maryland. Injuries have ended his last two seasons and it looked like he would […]

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July 1, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

UMd Sociology Professor Highlights County’s Role in Social Justice

Dr. Rashawn Ray, a sociology professor at the University of Maryland, emphasized the major role of local government, especially Montgomery County, in setting the tone for racial equity and social justice, in a county council video Tuesday. “I think that there is a lot of work that can be done at the local level that […]

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June 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

33 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

33 students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees are selected by each sponsoring college or university from a group of finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide recipients between $500 to $2,000 annually for up to […]

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May 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD School of Medicine Begins Testing Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers in Baltimore are testing a potential COVID-19 vaccine on 90 volunteers, the school announced Tuesday.  The experimental vaccine is mRNA-based, and does not inject virus proteins. Instead, it injects mRNA, which tells the body’s cells to make protein antigens. These antigens cause the immune system to react. […]

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May 1, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Bradley Becomes Second Top Quince Orchard Player to Commit to Maryland

Maryland head football coach Mike Locksley is collecting Quince Orchard defensive players. 4-star defensive tackle Marcus Bradley committed to Maryland Friday afternoon passing over Ohio State, Penn State, LSU and many other big time programs. The 6’3”, 270 pound Bradley is ranked as the 10th best defensive tackle and 185th overall player in the 2021 […]

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April 20, 2020 | Grace Mottley

University of Maryland Announces Virtual Commencement Plans

The University of Maryland announced Monday that spring commencement will be held virtually due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In an email to the community, UMD President Wallace Loh detailed steps to provide the class of 2020 with recognition for their graduation. The university will be holding virtual commencement on May 22. The ceremony […]

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March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Says Student Crisis Fund Has Almost Run Out, Asks for Donations

The University of Maryland (UMD) is asking for donations to its Student Crisis Fund.  The fund helps students who are hit with emergency financial needs, according to its page. The crisis fund usually gets a few requests for assistance per week, but recently has gotten at least 50 per day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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March 27, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Star Demeioun Robinson Commits to Maryland

Rising senior Demeioun Robinson, all-America outside linebacker/defensive end at Quince Orchard High School, announced that he has committed to play at the University of Maryland. The announcement came as a surprise in recruiting circles. Robinson is a four-star player who has been compared as a pass rusher to former DeMatha and Ohio State star Chase […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Offers All Undergraduate Classes as Pass/Fail

All undergraduate classes at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) will be pass/fail (P/F) for the spring 2020 semester unless the student chooses to receive a letter grade, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin said in a letter Thursday.   The decision comes after the COVID-19 outbreak led the university to cancel in-person […]

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