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Jesster’s Corner: The Return

Jesster's Corner: The Return

November 3, 2013

Back in 2001, I left Montgomery College to pursue higher education and then to much greater adventures out in what people with a very loose grasp on reality call the real world. That was the plan anyway. It should be obvious from the fact that I’m writing this that it didn’t quite happen. So after spending four years at Towson University, five years as file...

Letter to the Editor: Safe Sex


November 1, 2013

Dear MC Advocate editor,   I am writing to you because I wanted to tell the student populace about my unconventional extracurricular work. I am a SafeSite volunteer for the Great American Condom campaign (GACC), a project of Advocates for Youth. You're probably asking, what does that eve...

Advocating: Pokemon X & Y


October 31, 2013

Your official Advocate reviews of the blockbuster 3DS Pokemon series; Pokemon X and Y (Artwork by Monty Fu) Kevin Ortiz, Pokemon X For any true Pokémon fan, the long awaited Pokémon X and Y are a real treat. Featuring a horde of new species and the new “mega evolutions” for over...

Not Advocating: The iOS Mess

The latest update for the iPhone has left some people sick. (Drawing by Mama Sow)

October 17, 2013

The much anticipated iOS 7 brought a range of issues that made national headlines. As Apple fans rushed to download the new operating system, many had issues attempting to install the update, let alone keeping their lunch down.   Not only did people have installment difficulties, downloads that malfun...

Senate Corner: Gym Hours Need Changing

DeVaughn Page is a workout addict, but he rarely gets the chance to use the school's facilities

October 17, 2013

The Fitness center hours at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus currently range from Tuesdays and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The times and days offered by the college are not bad, However, not too many people are able to meet these times, whether they be an early morning student a middle ...

Advocating: FIFA 14; Get Messi, Make Plays

The new soccer installment by EA Sports is by far the most realistic yet

October 10, 2013

If you played last year’s installment of EA’s FIFA on XBOX 360 or Playstation 3 and you enjoyed playing it, you will love FIFA 14. Released on Sept. 24 of this year, the game showed a vast improvement since the release of FIFA 13 last year. FIFA 14 includes more leagues available to play with. Some of the new leagues are the Argent...

Welcome Back to MC Rockville

Austin Grill Prepares

August 25, 2013

We here at the Advocate are proud to be the first to give you an official welcome back to Montgomery College for the Fall semester of 2013.  There are more than a few welcoming and noticeable changes to the Rockville campus since last Spring, so we'd like to get everyone in the student community caught...

Letter from the Editor

Ben Holmes (Photo:  Cassandra Swammy)

August 15, 2013

Hello, Montgomery College students. I’d like to take some time to welcome everyone back to the MC Rockville campus for the 2013 Fall Semester.  It has been a great, productive summer for all of us here working on the Advocate’s changes, and we are excited to welcome in the new student body. We have im...

Letter to the editor: tobacco on campus

Letter to the editor: tobacco on campus

April 4, 2013

A little over a month ago, we received a letter from reader and Montgomery College student Lauren Barbieri regarding tobacco use on-campus. In the letter, which you can read in its entirety below, Barbieri reports seeing constant violations of MC's anti-tobacco policy throughout the campus, specifically...

Misconceptions of vegetarianism

November 22, 2012

[box]Vegetarian (veg•e•tar•i•an) noun: A person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, esp. for moral, religious, or health reasons.[/box] I've been a vegetarian my entire life. And snide comments, looks of suspicion, and having others trying to shove meat in your face...

The sanctity of gay marriage

November 2, 2012

In 1776, seven of the 13 American colonies that had declared independence created anti-miscegenation laws, legislation that forbade marriage between whites and blacks. These acts were often backed by biblical scripture (incidentally, slavery itself was justified through biblical invocation). Specifically...

The game of dating

October 22, 2012

Dating can feel a lot like a game of dodgeball. The over-anxious run out to the front and end up going out first. The cautious stay back and wonder where all their friends went. And of course, there are those who choose to sit out. Well, fear not, a new game is always ready to start, and you don’t have to ta...

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