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

A Look Behind

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

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

Left to right: Sasha Laredo, a pre-nursing freshman, discusses training opportunities with members of the Wheaton Volunteer Squad during the Student Life Give & Get Help Fair at Montgomery College Rockville Campus Sept. 19. The Wheaton Volunteer Squad offers free training to EMT and fire fighter volunteers.

Amanda Sparshott, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

 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

Scott Poese, Javier Marius, and Yendrey play Kemet.

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

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

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...

Rockville campus prepares for Hurricane Florence

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Isabel Rockwood, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina. According to The Washington Post, over 400,000 in NC are already without power and a foot of rainfall has already swathed the area with another 2 feet still expected. The storm is continuing to progress landward, with maximum winds of 90 mph. Although Mont...

In Memoriam: Clif Collins, English Professor, Sports Fan, Friend

In Memoriam: Clif Collins, English Professor, Sports Fan, Friend

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

Professor Lawrence "Clif" Collins, an English professor at Montgomery College, died on Aug. 20, 2018, a few days short of his 56th birthday. He died due to complications from diffuse scleroderma and myositis. Collins taught at Montgomery College for 25 years. In addition to being a professor in Rockville's English department, he was involved in the Montgomery Scholars...

PoliSci Peach Patch

PoliSci Peach Patch

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

September 12, 2018

History and political science professor Greg Sember, distributed fresh peaches for free last Wednesday afternoon in the lobby area of the Campus Center building. "I'm just giving away peaches," he said to people who walked by the table where he stood behind a crate of fruit, which he dubbed the "Poli...

Rockville Provost Hosting Open Office Hours

Rockville Provost Hosting Open Office Hours

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Kelley, Vice President and Provost of the Rockville campus, will be holding open office hours on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The office of the Vice President and Provost is located in Macklin Tower, room 103. You are invited to come by and share some good news, ask a question...

Welcome Back!—From the Editor

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Isabel Rockwood, Editor -in -Chief

August 30, 2018

Fall classes began on Aug. 27, and it's time to kick off the new semester with energy and positivity. To help students stay on top of things, they need to know the dates of deadlines and special events created to benefit the students' experience. Full dates and deadlines can be accessed on the MyMC...

MC’S Day of Code

MC'S Day of Code

Arrey Mbutambe, Editor

April 24, 2018

On Thursday, April 5. 2018, the Software Development Club hosted MC'S Day Of Code. According to Eric Le, the current Vice President of the software development club, this event was a continuation of “MC’S Week of Code,” which was started last year. On “MC’S Day of Code,” there were...

March for Our Lives- The Demand for Gun Safety comes knocking at Washington’s Door

March for Our Lives- The Demand for Gun Safety comes knocking at Washington's Door

Morgan Terry, Editor

March 30, 2018

On Mar. 25, Montgomery College students and faculty joined hundreds of others at the Silver Spring Civic Center, boarding buses bound for Pennsylvania Ave to accompany over 200,000 people to tell our lawmakers that #EnoughIsEnough. The march was organized by the students of Stoneman Douglas High school...

Montgomery College hosts fiscal budget meeting

Montgomery College hosts fiscal budget meeting

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

  An education budget meeting was held at Montgomery College Rockville campus in the Theatre Arts Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Hosting and facilitating the meeting were Montgomery College's President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery County Public School's Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and Chair...

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