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Montgomery History Conference continues recounting Maryland’s past

Montgomery History Conference continues recounting Maryland's past

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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

  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

Dan Reed speaks to MC students about urban planning issues.

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

February 15, 2019

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

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

(File Photo)

Char Freedburg, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

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

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

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...

MC President DeRionne Pollard to Host Town Hall

(Photo Credit: Emmanuel Jean Marie) Dr. Pollard

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard will host a town hall regarding her plans and vision for the college’s future on Feb. 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. According to The University of Shady Grove, Dr. Pollard assumed the role of College President in 2010 and has dedicated her life to enhancing the ...



Jarata Jaffa, Assistant Editor

January 31, 2019

       The King of R&B, R. Kelly, has been in rough waters lately, and with substantial reason to be in so. He currently is neck deep in an ongoing investigation regarding claims of abuse and statutory rape. Kelly has also been questioned about his pedophilia. Lifetime recently releas...

Burst into Spring Semester

Water flowing over parking lot 11 on Jan. 25.

Marianeli DeLeon, Reporter

January 30, 2019

During the first week of classes, a water main broke at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. and left a section of Rockville campus closed on Friday, Jan. 25. Many students were notified about the closure via MC Alert. The Counseling and Advising, Music, South Campus Instruction Building, Parilla Performing...

MC Closed at Noon Jan. 29

Salt on the steps outside the Campus Center building.

Rachel Taylor and Anna Sohn

January 29, 2019

Montgomery College will close today at 12:00 p.m. The announcement was made at around 9:30 this morning, two and a half hours prior to the closure. All evening and afternoon classes are cancelled. There will be a final MC shuttle run at 12:00 p.m. Marcus Rosano, MC's Public Relations director, said...

Club Rush to take place Feb. 20

Club Rush to take place Feb. 20

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

January 25, 2019

Club Rush at MC is traditionally held on Wednesday during the third week of classes each semester. This gives students enough time to settle into their school and work schedules, said Val Melgosa, the Student Life Specialist at the Rockville campus. However, this semester, Club Rush is taking place...

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