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Introducing Mamava Lactation Suites

Introducing Mamava Lactation Suites

Kinsey Gibb, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Beginning this fall, breastfeeding mothers will have access to safe and sanitary lactation stations on every campus at Montgomery College. The newly added Mamava lactation suites are provided for first-year mothers to pump or to nurse their babies. The outside of the Mamava model features a touch...

Ben Jealous and Bernie Sanders Rally Up Blue Voters

Ben Jealous and Bernie Sanders Rally Up Blue Voters

Kinsey Gibb, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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Just a week before the midterms elections Ben Jealous gathered a huge crowd at a Blue Wave Rally in Maryland. The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club was filled with over 1,000 people on October 30 including many well-known democratic speakers. Congressman Jamie Raskin was one of the democratic candi...

Club Feature: Mental Health Club & The Shaw Center

Club Feature: Mental Health Club & The Shaw Center

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Club Profiles, News, Showcase, Slider, Uncategorized

The Mental Health club has recently transferred from the Takoma Park campus to hold monthly meetings on the Rockville campus. For the time being, the Takoma Park chapter of this club has been disbanded due to lack of membership, although the club hopes to make a return next semester. To begin their...

#SpookySzn: Montgomery College hosts 3rd Annual Fall Festival to welcome Fall 2018

#SpookySzn: Montgomery College hosts 3rd Annual Fall Festival to welcome Fall 2018

Masongo Ogora, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Slider, Uncategorized

With the candy-scented thrills of Halloween in the air, fall is officially in season at Montgomery College. Kicking off the entrance into the new season was the Campus Board of Activities’ third annual Fall Festival. Students were treated to an array of food and fun in front of the Rockville Campus...

The Pokémon Generation

The Pokémon Generation

Amanda Sparshott, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase, Slider

Pokémon has captured the hearts of many across a plethora of media platforms.  While the video games have many fans, this particular app has the accessibility and passive applications that have helped to reach across the barriers from millennials to seasoned adults. This has never been more evident...

Pedestrian struck on Hungerford Drive, just south of MC campus

Pedestrian struck on Hungerford Drive, just south of MC campus

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

October 18, 2018


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A driver of a silver Lexus ES300 sedan struck a pedestrian this morning on Hungerford Drive just south of the Montgomery College campus. According to Montgomery County Police Detective Sergeant John O'Brien from the Collision Reconstruction Unit, multiple calls to 911 came in around 6:15 a.m. Montgomery...

Students “Party to the Polls” this October

Students “Party to the Polls” this October

Kinsey Gibb, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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Montgomery College students are gearing up for this year’s upcoming midterm election in style. On Friday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., party buses will be provided on all three campuses, encouraging MC students to get out and vote this election season. So far, over 300 students are signed...

English & Reading Dept. Host Banned Book Scavenger Hunt

English & Reading Dept. Host Banned Book Scavenger Hunt

Amanda Sparshott, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Slider

 Books give readers safe haven, fantasy worlds, intrigue and horrors otherwise unobtainable in their daily lives. Stories bring to life creatures of dreams and nightmares and paint scenes of lands known and unknown. Authors weave words that can touch a soul and leave readers weeping over char...

A Look Behind “Optimistas: A Survey of Cuban Life”

A Look Behind “Optimistas: A Survey of Cuban Life”

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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Lauren Bulbin, a renowned photographer, hosted her very own gallery walk of her photographic series, "Optimistas: A Survey of Cuban Life," in Montgomery College's Media Arts Gallery on Sept. 19. She called the experience “exhilarating” and “gratifying.” Her photos allow you to take a look into th...

Student Life Host Give & Get Help Fair

Student Life Host Give & Get Help Fair

Amanda Sparshott, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


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 The Montgomery College Rockville campus hosted an annual volunteer fair with a new twist on Wednesday Sept. 19. Named the Give & Get Help Fair, MC students and employees were introduced to volunteer opportunities with an added bonus of receiving information from services meant to support them a...

Club Feature: MC Board Hoarders

Club Feature: MC Board Hoarders

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Club Profiles, News, Showcase, Slider

I arrive at the Board Hoarders' meeting spot early, before the actual meeting has begun. Eduardo Chaves Serrano, the club president, is sitting in the Science Center hallway with John Yendrey, who describes board games he has recently discovered. Yendrey has brought along a crate of games for the club...

Student Computers Upgraded Over The Summer

Student Computers Upgraded Over The Summer

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


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Computers in the Science Center classrooms, Macklin Tower library, and more have been replaced over the summer. These routine upgrades are just part of the Office of Information Technology's efforts to continue to support the college's over 30,000 credit students, as well as almost 25,000 non-credit...

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