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Saturn’s retrograde and how it affects you

Saturn's retrograde and how it affects you

Isabel Rockwood, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018

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

This image is packed full of galaxies! A keen eye can spot exquisite ellipticals and spectacular spirals, seen at various orientations: edge-on with the plane of the galaxy visible, face-on to show off magnificent spiral arms, and everything in between. The vast majority of these specks are galaxies, but to spot a foreground star from our own galaxy, you can look for a point of light with tell-tale diffraction spikes. The most alluring subject sits at the centre of the frame. With the charming name of SDSSJ0146-0929, the glowing central bulge is a galaxy cluster — a monstrous collection of hundreds of galaxies all shackled together in the unyielding grip of gravity. The mass of this galaxy cluster is large enough to severely distort the spacetime around it, creating the odd, looping curves that almost encircle the cluster. These graceful arcs are examples of a cosmic phenomenon known as an Einstein ring. The ring is created as the light from a distant objects, like galaxies, pass by an extremely large mass, like this galaxy cluster. In this image, the light from a background galaxy is diverted and distorted around the massive intervening cluster and forced to travel along many different light paths towards Earth, making it seem as though the galaxy is in several places at once.

Samory Senh, Editor

May 1, 2018

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...

What Good Are You

What Good Are You

Marisa Fried, Editor

April 19, 2018

What good are you, Sun, if you bring me no heat? I still bring you light, said he. I still make your world green, Or green as can be, Now you've covered the Earth with concrete. What good are you, Sun, if you shine in my eyes? What tempts you to blind us so? I chase out the Dark So it blinds...

Review of Dulcinea Bar & Grill

Review of Dulcinea Bar & Grill

Jarata Jaffa, Entertainment Section Director

April 5, 2018

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

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...

I Plead The…Second?

I Plead The...Second?

Christopher Reed, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

In what can only be described as a horrible scene from a nightmare has become a weekly occurrence in the U.S. Since the beginning of 2018, there have been 30 mass shootings, as kept track of by the Gun Violence Archive, compared to 346 mass shootings in 2017. According to the Federal Bureau of Investi...

WCW: Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard

WCW: Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

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

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...

In Nat Turner’s Name

In Nat Turner's Name

Samory Senh, Multi-Media Editor

November 16, 2017

In honor of Nathaniel Turner And he freed himself of iron chains And from his lips crept the will of God And the fields of snow were consumed by the eternal flame   "I see a sea of blood bonds and hands freed."   The verse fell from his tongue Giving sight to ...

Anthology of a Mild Lotus

Mild Lotus Anthology

Salim Addrey, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017

A = S The beast had roared and stood on his hind legs as if he were ready to attack. But he placed his front paws down when he saw me jump back. With brows furrowed and face gnarled, he approached me slowly and let out a snarl. He placed his snout against my nose and again he growled. He pressed so cl...

The Girl on the Swing

The Girl on the Swing

Paula Espinoza, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Casey and her class decided to celebrate Halloween at the haunted house on Executioner Lane. They invited the entire senior class to this Boo-fest. They set up a haunted trail behind the house to make it even more scarier. Drew asked Casey if she had gone through the haunted trail. “Oh no…” she...



Salim Addrey

November 8, 2017

A room full of people With voices chattering all around But the one I wanted to hear the most Was nowhere to be found With all the voices and laughter I started to drown Not because I was overwhelmed Or the noise was too loud It's just the one I needed the most Was nowhere to be found In...

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