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Do You Need to Relax? Read a book!

Do You Need to Relax? Read a book!

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Slider, Social

Summer is officially over so you know what that means: school! Assignments are already piling up, and the stress may or may not already be getting to you. Sometimes you may find yourself needing to lay down and just relax. Watch a sitcom. Maybe even read a book. There’s nothing like drinking a stea...

Already feeling stressed?

Already feeling stressed?

Jarata Jaffa, Assistant Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Health & Fashion, Opinions, School Survival Guide: College Edition, Slider, Social

Feeling stressed? Here are some tips to help you out this semester! Wake up early! Just because you don't have class on a specific day doesn’t mean you should sleep in. Save sleeping in for the weekends. When you wake up early, you can get a lot of your school work done and have a relaxin...

Saturn’s retrograde and how it affects you

Saturn’s retrograde and how it affects you

Isabel Rockwood, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Something has been influencing us beyond our normal realm of consciousness, which is usually grounded in the people and actions surrounding us. Saturn is completing the rest of its cycle around the sun in its normal fashion, but to the Earth's eye, it appears to be moving backwards—this phase is called...

Avengers Infinity War Review

Avengers Infinity War Review

Samory Senh, Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Slider

Thor, Black Panther, Ironman, Captain America, Hulk and “friends”, team up to take L’s. A whole lot of them. I’ve never seen such a level of disrespect in a subtle punch. You wouldn’t understand it till you watch it but, “Homeboy could like get it.” -Bella Hadid Forget what you...

Review of Dulcinea Bar & Grill

Review of Dulcinea Bar & Grill

Jarata Jaffa, Entertainment Section Director

April 5, 2018


Filed under Review Page, Showcase

Being on the hunt for the perfect taco is not easy. Nor has the advocate team come close to a perfect taco, but we have found good tacos in the Rockville/Gaithersburg Area in a little cute Mexican restaurant called Dulcinea Bar & Grill. If you like restaurants that are small and where the staff...

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


Filed under News, Opinions, Showcase

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...

WCW: Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard

WCW: Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Can we please take a minute or two to brag about our president? Unless you have been living under a rock, you should know that Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard is the current president of Montgomery College. She has been in this position for about eight years now. Today, she is my woman crush. In fact, she is...

WCW: Ellen DeGeneres

WCW: Ellen DeGeneres

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Ellen is one of the most marvelous, courageous and uplifting persons on national television. She does not only bring joy to the lives of her viewers, but she also inhibits hope, passion, and fearlessness into their hearts. The former President, Barack Obama, honored Ellen with America's highest civilian...

Food Porn Special: Review of Maketto

Food Porn Special: Review of Maketto

Jarata Jaffa, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Where do you and your 20 something-year-old friends go to hang out in D.C. on a chill Monday? Answer: Maketto. Maketto is the place to be. This place will make you rethink everything you already know about Washington D.C. It’s cool, creative, edgy, and definitely modern. The first thing...

WCW: Michelle Obama

WCW: Michelle Obama

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Slider

Michelle Obama, born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, is the first African-American first lady of the United States. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and has two beautiful daughters—Malia and Sasha Obama. Also, she is a Harvard graduate who later on became a lawyer...

Review of Little Dipper

Review of Little Dipper

Jarata Jaffa, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Review Page

Raindrop, drop top, eating up good ramen in a hot pot. Little Dipper, a modern Korean ramen hotspot here in Rockville, Maryland. Hotpot is a Korean ramen style dish served to you on a huge bowl over a mini wooden burner to cook the food. First thing I noticed when I walked into this restaurant...

WCW: Mother Teresa

WCW: Mother Teresa

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Mother Teresa is a global icon for her selfless service to others. Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic charity worker. Known in the Catholic Church as "Saint Teresa of Calcutta," she was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1979. She devoted her entire life to helping the sick,...

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