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Throwback Thursday: Weekend shut-down–Letter to the Editor

Throwback Thursday: Weekend shut-down–Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016


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March 20, 1972 As most any Montgomery College student can tell you, the biggest deficit of student life at M.C. is -a lack of any form of social life. While it is true that the main function of college is growth through education, social growth is also unmistakably necessary for the total growth of...

Throwback Thursday: Hobson Speaks

Throwback Thursday: Hobson Speaks

February 11, 2016


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  March 20, 1972 Julius Hobson, former member of the DC School Board, treated about 100 students to "Hobson agitation and propaganda" on the situation of the US machine in relation to education last Monday during the Spring Speaker Series. Mr. Hobson was the third such speaker sponsored by P...

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope

February 4, 2016


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September 17,1971 An all-black mini-musical,"Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope," will bring the sounds and concerns of the seventies to Ford's Theatre as the first attracion of is new "showcase season." A evening of melodies and lyrics inspired by the black man today, his hopes and is joys, "Cope"...

Throwback Thursday: That 70’s Boy

Throwback Thursday: That 70’s Boy

December 3, 2015


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Have you ever watched That 70's Show? A student from the MC Advocate had a chance to interview Ashton Kutcher, a main character on the show. The article is from 1999, which is a mere year after the show aired. That 70's Show was Kutcher's first acting gig, but would lead him to many roles down the road....

Throwback Thursday: Drug Abuse Not Bad Here

Throwback Thursday: Drug Abuse Not Bad Here

November 12, 2015


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By the time the 60's were transitioning to the 70's, drugs were beginning to look "glamorous," according to gallup.com. In fact, Woodstock, a concert associated with copious drug use, was a couple months later. This article from 1969 shows the views of drugs by Montgomery College students. To giv...

Throwback Thursday: On Women’s Liberty

Throwback Thursday: On Women’s Liberty

November 5, 2015


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Even today, women's rights is a political issue that we hear about on a constant basis. This article from March 7, 1969, shows that there were some strong conflicting opinions. After the article will be a small summary of the strides the U.S. has taken with women's rights since this article was published. On Women's...

Throwback Thursday: MJC is No Longer MJC

Throwback Thursday: MJC is No Longer MJC

October 22, 2015


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For this Throwback Thursday, we found an article from when the name changed from Montgomery Junior College to Montgomery College. According to "Montgomery College Maryland's First Community College," by William Lloyd Fox, "Both students and faculty had come to feel that the word "junior" should be eliminate...

Throwback Thursday: MC Affirmative Action Director Doubts Bakke Case Will Affect MCAAP

Throwback Thursday: MC Affirmative Action Director Doubts Bakke Case Will Affect MCAAP

October 15, 2015


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As of last year, the student body was 72.3% non-white, and 52.7% female. For the Rockville campus alone, there were 3,790 black students and 2,117 Hispanic students. As for faculty, according to Montgomery County, 52% were non-white by 2010. However, at the Rockville campus, black make up on 16% of ful...

Throwback Thursday: Research Shows Drugs Obtainable in Local Area

Throwback Thursday: Research Shows Drugs Obtainable in Local Area

October 8, 2015


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Ever wondered how easy it was to get pot in the 70's? Turns out, it was pretty easy. This Throwback Thursday article, posted on May 28th, 1970, is about how simple it was to obtain pot here in the 70's. The writer actually went out and did research in the field; I will not be doing so, for obvious reasons....

Throwback Thursday: MJC Opens Doors in History

Throwback Thursday: MJC Opens Doors in History

October 1, 2015


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For this Throwback Thursday, we'll delve into the history of how MC started. The original article is from Oct. 11, 1950, the first semester MC had its own campus. More up-to-date information will follow, marked by two asterisks (**). Because the Article is so short, we also typed up one of the other...

Throwback Thursday: MC-R Security Changes Procedures

Throwback Thursday: MC-R Security Changes Procedures

September 24, 2015


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The Advocate has a long, long history. It has gone through many names such as the Knight's Quest, the Spur, and finally, the Advocate. We have an abundance of old newspapers chronicling events at MC all the back from 1947. We've decided to try and give you a glimpse of what was happening in the pas...

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