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Neera Tanden Promotes “Radical Inclusion” at Montgomery College

Neera Tanden Promotes “Radical Inclusion” at Montgomery College

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Neera Tanden urged voters and politicians toward inclusion and diversity at Montgomery College Rockville campus last week. Tanden is President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a policy research and advocacy organization that serves as a think tank for progressive policies. Tanden came to...

Maryland Matters partners with WTOP

Maryland Matters partners with WTOP

Kinsey Gibb, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

The nonprofit online news outlet Maryland Matters just struck a contract sharing agreement with WTOP this year. The new merger allows both organizations to reprint the other's published work on each other's websites. It’s part of an initiative to expand both publications' audience. Josh Kurtz,...

SHaW Center gives out bags of snack food

SHaW Center gives out bags of snack food

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

December 5, 2018

The Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Center gave out bags of snack foods Tuesday afternoon in front of the Theater Arts building to address food insecurity as the semester ends. Students were asked to follow the SHaW Center on social media in exchange for a bag of food. The bags included foods like maca...

The Box feat. Ryan Collins Radio Show at MC

The Box feat. Ryan Collins Radio Show at MC

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

Local musicians share their talents with Montgomery College students as guests on “The Box.” “The Box,” a Montgomery College Television series in collaboration with the Montgomery College Broadcast Media Production Curriculum, provides students the opportunity to produce their own show a...

HAIR The Musical

HAIR The Musical

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Contrary to what many may think, the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center is not always empty. In October, a cast of 22 directed by Dennis Mulligan put on a production of the musical HAIR. Originally on Broadway from 1968 to 1972, the musical is a psychedelic trip to Flushing, New York, ...

Introducing Mamava Lactation Suites

Introducing Mamava Lactation Suites

Kinsey Gibb, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

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

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...

#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

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

In Pokémon Go, pokémon trainers can accrue eggs as gifts from friends or from spinning Pokéstops. Using an incubator, an in-game item, trainers walk a required amount of kilometers, tracked by their portable device's gps, to hatch them. This little pokémon is a Togepi.

Amanda Sparshott, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

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

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

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Kinsey Gibb, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

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

Literature department teachers handed out some of these formerly banned books as a rewards during the Montgomery College, Rockville Campus Banned Books Scavenger Hunt Sept. 26.

Amanda Sparshott, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

 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...

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