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Arne Duncan on “Radical Inclusion” at Montgomery College

Arne Duncan on “Radical Inclusion” at Montgomery College

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged “massive inequalities” he claims to exist within American societies in front of community members, students and faculty at the “Presidential Dialogue Series: Politics of Radical Inclusion” hosted by Montgomery College President ...

The Counseling building closed: so where are the counselors?

The Counseling building closed: so where are the counselors?

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


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After persistent flooding problems made the Counseling and Advising Building a health hazard, four college services are adapting to their temporary new home in the Mannakee building, considerably further away from the center of campus. Counseling & Advising, Disability Support Services (DSS),...

Spring 2019 Club Rush postponement delays jumpstart for many clubs

Spring 2019 Club Rush postponement delays jumpstart for many clubs

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


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The Rockville campus' semesterly club recruitment day occurred almost halfway through the semester this spring, causing a slow start for many clubs. Although the event proceeded as originally planned, it may not have achieved its purpose of involving yet uninvolved students in campus life. Club Rush...

Artist Jaydan Moore’s found platter artwork now on view at MC

Artist Jaydan Moore’s found platter artwork now on view at MC

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

March 5, 2019


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The art exhibit "Vestiges" is currently on view in the Sarah Silberman Gallery. The artist, Jaydan Moore, spoke last week about his work. The artwork in "Vestiges" is made from found objects -- silver-plated platters. Moore creates sculptures of new platters by cutting up and then joining pieces of m...

The Counseling Building: What happened?

The Counseling Building: What happened?

Isabel Rockwood, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2019


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Students at the Rockville campus going to their counseling appointments will not find it in the Counseling Building. The building has been closed due to flooding on the basement floor, which has been reoccurring since the summer of 2018. According to Dr. Tonya Mason, the Dean of Student Success and...

Montgomery History Conference continues recounting Maryland’s past

Montgomery History Conference continues recounting Maryland’s past

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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In its 13th year, the Montgomery County History Conference is still teaching Montgomery County residents about the rich history in their own proverbial backyard. On Jan. 26, residents from across the county came to the Montgomery College's Germantown campus to attend a variety of panels, with topics...

MC Basketball Men’s and Women’s so far

MC Basketball Men’s and Women’s so far

Jake Brown, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


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  Both men’s and women’s basketball teams at MC have had fantastic seasons so far. The men's team is coached by Keith Byrd, with assistant coaches Elliot Hedley, Jamaal Wise and Matt Parker. They’ve coached their players to a 13-5 record with an outstanding 11-2 home record and 81.7...

Local Urban Planner Dan Reed Speaks at MC

Local Urban Planner Dan Reed Speaks at MC

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

February 15, 2019


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Dan Reed, a local writer and urban planner who grew up in the county, spoke last week at MC about how he believes cities can save the world. The county wants to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 and driving is one of the biggest sources of emissions, he said. In order to reduce gr...

Weather won’t hinder construction

Weather won’t hinder construction

Marianeli De Leon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Students at Montgomery College in Rockville are aware of the construction for the new Student Services building. The construction began during fall of 2017 and is still unfinished. During the first year of construction, everything went smoothly. During the 2018-2019 academic year, there have been...

Temporary Security Staff Faced Potential Layoffs

Temporary Security Staff Faced Potential Layoffs

Char Freedburg, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Temporary security staff on all three Montgomery College campuses faced layoffs, by the end of last December but were renewed on Dec. 6. The initial decision to layoff staff came from the college’s Human Resources department which, according to an anonymous security officer, was not willing to ...

Board of Trustees’ Open Meetings Act compliance questioned, cleared with minor violation issued

Board of Trustees’ Open Meetings Act compliance questioned, cleared with minor violation issued

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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A complaint was filed against Montgomery College Board of Trustees, alleging they “violated the Open Meetings Act in four ways with respect to closed meetings” over the 2017-2018 school year. However, three of the four claims were found by the Open Meetings Compliance Board to be unsubstantiated,...

New Overwatch League team spearheads growing esports climate in D.C.

New Overwatch League team spearheads growing esports climate in D.C.

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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An Overwatch team is at the forefront of a new wave of activity in the esports industry in the area surrounding Washington, D.C. Video games played as professional competition is still a young industry, but its early supporters are working to bring understanding and acceptance to all, and the community...

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