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Free food at Mobile Markets

Free food at Mobile Markets

Marisa Fried, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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5,800 pounds of free food at a Mobile Market served a crowd of 272 students, staff, and community members Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, on Rockville Campus. "The county has donated food for faculty, staff, and students, and it's once a month on each campus," said one volunteer. Vegetables, pastas, prepared...

What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Does

What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Does

Isabel Rockwood, Editor in Chief

October 13, 2017


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People poured in from all around the state to hear Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discuss her Bestselling book, Purple Hibiscus, at the One Maryland One Book event at Gaithersburg High School on Sept. 27th. Many in the audience were excited to see her. "She's so amazing, she's fabulous. I'm so excited," said J...

New COWs are Rolling

New COWs are Rolling

Marisa Fried, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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As fall semester is rolling around, so are COWs -- Computers On Wheels, that is. Six of these wheeled boxes of laptops were added to the Humanities Building on Montgomery College's Rockville Campus this year "in response to teachers' pedagogy changing," said Professor Elizabeth Benton, Chair of the English...

Vehicle Break-ins at MC TP/SS

Vehicle Break-ins at MC TP/SS

Genevieve Messner, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


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Two vehicles on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring MC campus were broken into on the second level of the East Campus Parking Garage on Friday, September 22nd, at about 7:11 p.m. Both vehicles had broken left and right back windows. Items that had been removed from the vehicles by the perpetrator were found...

More minds needed at Mindful Mondays

More minds needed at Mindful Mondays

Marisa Fried, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


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Mindful Mondays will be discontinued if turnout has not increased by the end of this semester. Mental Health Services Coordinator Stephanie Will started Mindful Mondays at Montgomery College this semester to offer students a study break and teach them how to incorporate mindfulness into their daily...

DACA forum addresses student concerns

DACA forum addresses student concerns

Marisa Fried, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Speakers at the Rockville campus DACA forum Wednesday night urged community members to defend the rights of undocumented immigrants and provided information on possible next steps for DACA recipients in light of Trump's recent rescission of the policy. "There is no dialogue without discomfort," said...

Updated Alert System at MC

Updated Alert System at MC

Isabel Rockwood, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2017


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Edit: This article was updated on Oct. 5 for better reading quality. Montgomery College is modernizing the new MC Alert System to now be able to send up-to-date emergency information straight to an individual's phone without the need to only check the registered email. It also includes, and is not...

New Purple Line to Connect Montgomery to P.G. County

New Purple Line to Connect Montgomery to P.G. County

Genevieve Messner, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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Metro is scheduled to add its seventh rail line, the Purple Line, which will run from New Carrollton of Prince George's County, Md. to Bethesda of Montgomery County, Md. in approximately 2022, five years from now. It will include 21 stations, span over 16 miles, and connect to the Orange, Green, and...

DACA in MC

DACA in MC

Sara Monterroso and Isabel Rockwood

September 18, 2017


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Edit: This story was updated on Sept. 19th On Sept. 12th, Dr. ReRionne Pollard sent letters to all of Maryland's Federal Representatives regarding the pressing issue of DACA and the turmoil students will now face. In it she asks them to "do all (they) can to change the nation's immigration laws to ...

Montgomery College Makes Top 10

Montgomery College Makes Top 10

Marisa Fried, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


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This year Montgomery College made top 10 for the first time in Washington Monthly's list of best 2-year colleges. This honor provides visibility for the college's contributions to the community and reflects the hard work our staff, faculty, and the county put into running the college. The Washington Post gave the honor extra weight by noting Montgomery College's ...

New Changes to the Rockville Campus

New Changes to the Rockville Campus

Morgan Terry, Editor

September 11, 2017


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So the semester just began, which you may be either bummed or ecstatic about. But while you are either dragging your feet in quiet despair to your eight am bio class or frolicking happily to your one o’clock world literature lecture, you may have noticed a few things to be somewhat out of place. But...

Student ID Process Now in Mannakee Building

Student ID Process Now in Mannakee Building

Isabel Rockwood, Editor in Chief

August 29, 2017


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Starting the fall semester of 2017, the Student ID Process has been moved from the Student Life office in the Campus Center building to the Mannakee building under the Department of Public Safety and Security. Mary Sierra, the Student Life Director at Montgomery College, says the reason is that the...

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