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The NCAA AND the NJCAA Recruiting Rules Change Due To COVID-19

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MC Raptors Deal With COVID Restrictions
January 12, 2021

Following the recommendations from the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) presidential Advisor council and the board of regents, the NJCAA announced early last year that it planned to...

Shocked but not Surprised: ICE Forced Sterilization and the US’s Long History of Reproductive Violence

Shocked but not Surprised: ICE Forced Sterilization and the US's Long History of Reproductive Violence
December 8, 2020

Recently, it has come out that ICE has been forcibly sterilizing migrant women in detention centers. While this news has shocked many, myself included, I can’t say I’m surprised. One of the main reasons...

Write For The Advocate!

Write For The Advocate!
December 1, 2020

The Montgomery College student news site is looking for students who are interested in working remotely during the spring 2021 semester. The Advocate is a forum for news and the expression...

Fun Indoors With MC Rockville Student Life

Fun Indoors With MC Rockville Student Life
November 17, 2020

Living in a pandemic is hard enough. Going through a 15-week semester in a pandemic is a whole different ball game. The stress, anxiety and other problems can cause strain during this unconventional...

Transfer Stories: Q&A w/ Athena Sternklar

Transfer Stories: Q&A w/ Athena Sternklar
November 9, 2020

Here at Montgomery College, transferring is a widely shared goal among students. At times, the process can be taxing. However, there have been many success stories to gain inspiration and ideas from. Former...

Marcus Jones and Dr. Pollard Have a Conversation About Police in Maryland

Marcus Jones and Dr. Pollard Have a Conversation About Police in Maryland
November 4, 2020

The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of law enforcement, sparked social unrest throughout the nation earlier this year. In Montgomery County, the discussion of how police can better...

Raptor Voice Retires

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October 20, 2020

Friday July 31st marked the end of a fantastic run. Michael Brown, the voice of the Montgomery College Raptors, retired. At the age of 48 Brown decided to take Broadcasting classes at Montgomery College....

MC Announces Changes To Spring 2021 Class Schedule

MC is changing the way it offers classes.
The College Will Offer More 7-Week Remote Courses Than 15-Week Courses
October 5, 2020

This summer, MC announced a huge shift in the way it will offer courses. Starting in spring 2021 MC plans to decrease fifteen-week offerings and primarily deliver instruction in seven-week courses. The...

Montgomery County Groups Protecting Against Evictions During Pandemic

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September 21, 2020

40 million Americans face eviction because of the Covid- 19 pandemic. The crisis has shed light on the weakness and instability of the current orders of emergency preparedness and how little the last four...

Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival is no Longer Viable

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COVID-19 Cancels Sherwood High School's Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival
May 8, 2020

Sherwood High School’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival ended early for the first time in 49 years. The show occurs the first two weekends of March, as students perform songs dating back to the 1940s. ​The...

I Might Have COVID-19. What Do I Do?

I Might Have COVID-19. What Do I Do?
Despite increases in testing, there are still hurdles to jump through when trying to get a COVID-19 diagnosis.
April 16, 2020
Getting sick in the time of coronavirus can be an anxiety-inducing experience, and it is not always easy to know what you should do.

Student Directors Move Production Online Amid COVID-19

Most public parks are either closed or requiring that visitors practice social distancing
Foundations of Play Directing asks students to direct their own 15 minute scene, but students are changing their plans due to social distancing requirements.
April 14, 2020
At first, the future directors had time to hold auditions on campus, the Monday before classes closed. Later they had to arrange call-backs because they could no longer use college space.
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