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Level Seven Closed for Brightness

Level Seven Closed for Brightness

Marianeli De Leon, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


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]The parking garage at Montgomery College's Rockville campus has seven levels of parking, but the seventh floor is closed off due to a complaint about the illuminating lights on the seventh floor. Facilities manager James Gillis said that the garage officially opened on Jan. 23, 2017. Despite the garage's...

The Retail Washout of 2019

The Retail Washout of 2019

Kinsey Gibb, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


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      The discount shoe store Payless is closing their doors in 17 locations in Maryland by the end of May. Prominent retail brands are closing their doors across America as shops show a slow decline in net-growth. An estimated 6,000 stores are set to close across the co...

MC Chalks the Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

MC Chalks the Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

April 23, 2019


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As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Montgomery College held Chalk the Walk events for the first time at all three campuses earlier this month. Chalk the Walk is done across the country. It entails writing "messages of awareness, hope, and prevention" on campus sidewalks, according to...

From MC to RMT: How MC Alumni Are Shaped by Their Theatre Experiences

From MC to RMT: How MC Alumni Are Shaped by Their Theatre Experiences

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


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The movie Heathers has many iconic lines, including "Dear Diary: My teen angst bulls*** now has a body count,"—"Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?" and "How very," an expression of boredom and disinterest in what others are saying. This must have been the opposite reaction Summer Dinner The...

Diversity panel promotes awareness of intercultural issues

Diversity panel promotes awareness of intercultural issues

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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Many Americans aren’t aware of how uninformed they are on the true relationship between Islam, gender and violence, Marya Hannun said in a panel last month at Montgomery College. Hannun, a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University, said the media plants and perpetuates inaccurate and exaggerated...

Dinosaur skeleton model coming to Science Center

Dinosaur skeleton model coming to Science Center

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

April 12, 2019


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A life-size model of a T. rex skeleton will now reside in the Science Center atrium at MC. The skeleton, nicknamed "Stan" after the person who found the original fossil in 1987, used to be in the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring. Discovery Communications has vacated the Silver Spring...

Teal Tuesdays Reach Montgomery College for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Teal Tuesdays Reach Montgomery College for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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Montgomery College brought its first Teal Tuesday to several of its campuses this week to increase awareness and sensitivity to sexually violent acts. On Tuesday, April 2, MC joined activists, universities, and communities across the country in providing information on prevention and public awareness...

Carol Walls achieves the dream through turmoil at 58

Carol Walls achieves the dream through turmoil at 58

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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Carol Walls is a paragon of perseverance. Despite living through the horrors of cancer, the death of her parents, and the death of her husband, Walls never gave up on her dream of attaining a college degree. Now, at the age of 58, she is one of the eight community college students handpicked f...

Cluster of traffic

Cluster of traffic

Marianeli De Leon, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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Construction for the new student life center at Montgomery College caused a blockage of traffic throughout Lot one through six.  MC brought several measures to ensure the flow of traffic goes smoothly. Construction of the new student life building created traffic close to the construction site as students/facilities...

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...

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