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Letter from the Spring 2017 Editor-in-Chief, Sara Monterroso

Letter from the Spring 2017 Editor-in-Chief, Sara Monterroso

Sara Monterroso

January 23, 2017

Welcome back Montgomery College Students! I, and the Advocate Staff hope you've had a relaxing and productive winter break. Firstly, I'd like to apologize for the lack of weekly stories last semester. This past semester is where I truly faced the trials and tribulations of a typical MC student. M...

The Recipes of Student Health 101

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Keith Zevallos

November 30, 2016

College Life can be maddeningly busy and stressful. Many students have a hard time balancing their school work with a healthy lifestyle. Student Health 101 is an online magazine distributed by Montgomery College, and they hope to make it easy. This month’s issue explores a host of topics regardi...

Pro-Life Activists at Montgomery College

Pro-Life Activists at Montgomery College

Keith Zevallos

November 16, 2016

Abortion isn’t a topic most people are very fluid on, but a number of pro-life activists are hoping to change minds at Montgomery College. They've probably been seen before: the large banners picturing developing children or aborted fetuses. I took the time to sit down with them and try to see their...

In a House of Democrats who Cannot Vote, the One Person who Can, Might Vote for Trump

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(Edits: Madison Aument)

Sara Monterroso

November 1, 2016

There's a young man. He immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala, has lived in basements most of his life and his family is lower class. He grew up with four women and his whole family currently have jobs to maintain their household. Who do you think he's voting for? I'm sure you're confident about your...

Typical Blondes, Living the Good Life?

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Priscille Diwa

October 24, 2016

If you're not a white, blonde female, have you ever experienced the blonde effect? Yes, the blonde effect can also be experienced by anyone who is not a blonde, white, American female. I'm pretty sure that the blonde effect is not a real term recognized by many. So I will explain it in my own words....

Review of PB’s Coffee and Dessert

Review of PB's Coffee and Dessert

Jarata Jaffa, Advertising Editor

October 24, 2016

  Have you ever wondered where you and your friends could hang in a coffee house, like in the show Friends? Well...found it! This coffee place may not be "Central Perk", but sure comes a close second. Only 2 miles away from Montgomery College is a comfortable coffee shop, where you can chill or st...

Boys and Girls: The Double Standard

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Morgan Terry

October 18, 2016

What confuses many people about the term ‘double standard’ is that it sometimes sounds like a campaign to get women to be able to sleep with multiple partners like men do without any of the backlash and name calling. And while that is part of it, the larger focus is more so rooted in all-encompassing...

Relaxation Tips For You!

Relaxation Tips For You!

Domenica Esparza

October 10, 2016

We all know the stress that college puts on us students. Some of us may think that we just need to deal with it, BUT there are relaxation tips that can help relieve majority of that stress. The University of Michigan Health System has a website dedicated to supporting student mental health, called...

We Are Our Own Enemy

We Are Our Own Enemy

Samory Senh

October 5, 2016

In today's day in age, it seems fairly easy to get into an argument with someone. Whether it be over civil liberties, racism, or foreign policy, it seems as if we cannot come to terms on anything. The very world seen today is molded by one's perceptions of reality. The world is governed by interpretations,...

Skip the Small Talk,Connect!

Skip the Small Talk,Connect!

September 30, 2016

This past weekend, I indulged in one of my favorite past times; watching TedTalks! This weekend, I stumbled upon a video titled, "How To Skip the Small Talk and Connect With Anyone." You know the feeling of joy and excitement you feel when you find a video of someone who thinks and feels the same way...

Removing the Stigma of Mental Health

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Priscelle Diwa

September 30, 2016

When you make eye contact with a person on the street or if you are having a conversation with someone, can you tell right off the bat that they have a mental disease? Most likely the answer is no. Knowing that someone has a mental health disease often distorts our perception of what kind of person they...

Muslim and Arab Students Share Their Voices on Discrimination

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Kira Romero

September 28, 2016

September 11th 2001 not only resulted in mass casualties, it birthed an overwhelming culture of discrimination towards Muslim and Arab Americans. Americans feared and heavily contested the Islam and Arabic culture. We have just hit 15 years since the tragic event and the discrimination is still prevalent...

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