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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...

The World Stands With Puerto Rico Fashion Show Promo

The World Stands With Puerto Rico Fashion Show Promo

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Slider, Social

Since hurricane Maria left its mark on Puerto Rico in September of 2017, the people of the state have suffered hunger, loss, homelessness, and trauma. What a tragic incident that no one should have to experience. As students, there is only so much we can do. That does not mean we can do nothing! In the...

Enrolled, Homeless and Hungry?

Enrolled, Homeless and Hungry?

Morgan Terry, Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Social

According to a Rockville campus professor, at least one student becomes homeless throughout the school year but fights to continue being enrolled despite it. Our school offers a number of opportunities for those in need to help satisfy its students, whether their needs are small or large. Here at Montgomery...

The Top Women of Pop

The Top Women of Pop

Jarata Jaffa, Entertainment Section Director

March 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Slider

Here are the top five female pop artists in the last 10 years,  as discussed by the advocate staff. Of course, Rihanna is on this list. Rihanna has been killing it for the past 13 years—her first hit single came out in 2005, and more than 10 years later she is still one of the hottest names in...

Making an Impression on Young Artists

Making an Impression on Young Artists

Marisa Fried, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Social

Professor John Carr of the MC art department hand-picked the pieces in a national printmaking exhibition at Montgomery College to "celebrate the continued vitality, diversity and validity of printmaking as a fine art medium and relevant form of expression in the 21st century." This exhibition shows the...

I Plead The…Second?

I Plead The…Second?

Christopher Reed, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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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...

Humans of MC: Palmata

Humans of MC: Palmata

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Social

Palmata is a 17-year-old student at Montgomery College who majors in Biological Sciences. She came to the United States from Cameroon in 2016 but started her academic journey at MC in 2017. I sat down with Palmata in the cafeteria and had an opportunity to hear about her thoughts on MC and how it ...

False ‘Armed Person’ Alert

False ‘Armed Person’ Alert

Samory Senh, Multi-Media Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Slider, Social

At 1:03pm today, students and faculty received a MC Alert stating, "Armed person at [insert name] Campus. Go to nearest room and lock door NOW! If off campus, STAY AWAY. Follow instructions from authorities." Seven minutes later, would they send out another MC Alert saying that the message sent was an...

Recycled Jewelry Project Comes to Montgomery College

Recycled Jewelry Project Comes to Montgomery College

Marisa Fried, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Social

More than just an environmentally friendly way to dispose of plastic, metal, and paper, recycling can also be an art, as Montgomery College art students learned when they partnered with the Baltimore Jewelry Center for the Radical Jewelry Makeover project. “Everything that is part of the Radical Jewelry Makeover exhibition was ...

The Top Women of R&B

The Top  Women of R&B

Jarata Jaffa, Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Solange Knowles, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson. These ladies have been the top 5 female artists in the category for R & B in the last 10 years. Queen Bey—we all know and love her; even if you don’t, you have to respect her and her work ethic. Before she became a famous...

Humans of MC: Ryan Neba

Humans of MC: Ryan Neba

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Humans of MC

Ryan Neba is a 17-year-old student at Montgomery College who majors in computer programming. Ryan attended a boarding school in Cameroon for seven years straight. " The cafeteria food is freaking expensive. How are they gonna sell me a slice of pizza for $2.79? That's more than half a box ...

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