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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Takeaways from Hogan’s COVID-19 Press Briefing Tuesday

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan noted that the anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland is approaching. On Monday, the United States surpassed 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Hogan said the state mourns the loss of all Americans and Marylanders who died of the virus. […]

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February 22, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland Youth Ballet Offering Free Classes for Black History Month

Silver Spring dance studio, Maryland Youth Ballet, is offering free and low-cost virtual classes throughout February for Black History Month. The studio is providing classes in a variety of dance styles including Afrobeat, Jazz and more. Panel discussions on Zoom, documentaries and films all centered around the experiences of Black dancers will also be offered. […]

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January 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former UMD Student Sentenced to Life for 2017 Murder of Bowie State Student

Sean Urbanski, the former University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally-stabbing Richard Collins III on-campus in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday with the possibility of parole. Urbanski, 25, could be considered for parole after he serves 15 years, The Washington Post reported. The governor would have to approve if […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Maryland Football Pulls Off Historic Upset Against Penn State

The Maryland Terrapins are making some noise in college football. For the second straight week, the Terps pulled off an upset – this time, a dominant 35-19 win over Penn State. “I’m really happy that our young team got to enjoy success [at Penn State],” head coach Mike Locksley said, “which is a tough place […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

University of Maryland Transitions to All Virtual Classes After Thanksgiving Break

Due to concerns over COVID-19 amid rising case numbers across the country, the University of Maryland announced that all courses will transition entirely to online instruction following the Thanksgiving break. University president, Dr. Darryll Pines, notified students and faculty of the decision in a message to students and faculty on Thursday. “Like many of you, […]

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November 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Funk Earns Bragging Rights Over Ibrahim in Big Ten Battle of Former County Stars

Under the Friday night lights, two former Montgomery County running backs battled it out at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Jake Funk, a graduate of Damascus, helped lead Maryland (1-1) to an unexpected 45-44 victory over Good Counsel alum Mohamed Ibrahim and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-2). The game was played before a friends […]

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October 23, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

After ‘Long Two Years,’ Damascus Alum Funk Returns from Injuries to Lead Terps

“There are very, very, very few people that really understand what the last two to two and a half years have been like for me. From a physical standpoint to a mental standpoint.” Jake Funk missed nearly all of the past two seasons with two torn ACL injuries. But now, as the Maryland Terrapins get […]

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October 20, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Terrapins Set to Kick Off Unique Season on Saturday

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Terrapins are set to kick off their football season on Saturday against the Northwestern Wildcats. The offseason has been like no other for the Terps, with a rollercoaster of uncertainty surrounding 2020. After the Big Ten Conference cancelled all fall sports in mid-August, the football season was reinstated […]

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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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