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Country of the Month: Democratic Republic of Congo

Country of the Month: Democratic Republic of Congo

Morgan Terry

March 28, 2017


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One of the many amazing things about Montgomery College is the diversity we see and feel everyday on campus. We learn among students and faculty from over 100 different countries. The Advocate wanted to take advantage of the diversity that surrounds us every day by introducing you to one MC student every...

WCW: Malala Yousafzai

WCW: Malala Yousafzai

Isabel Rockwood

March 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Social

For today's Woman Crush, we'll hear about Malala Yousafzai, one of the most admirable and influential individuals of our generation. She is a Pakistani activist for education and women's rights and the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Throughout her life, she spoke about education rights,...

WCW: Beyonce

WCW: Beyonce

Morgan Terry

March 24, 2017


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They don't call her the Queen for no reason. Beyonce is one of the world's most widely renowned musicians. With over 100 million records sold as a solo artist and 5 Grammy wins under her belt, there's no denying her domination of the music industry as a whole. But even if you didn't give a crap...

WCW: Oprah Winfrey

WCW: Oprah Winfrey

Salim Addrey

March 24, 2017


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She built an empire from humble beginnings and because of this, she is my woman crush. She was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. According to IMDb "Orpah, named after a biblical character, had a name no one could pronounce, so her family and friends...

WCW: Ashley Graham

WCW: Ashley Graham

Sara Monterroso

March 22, 2017


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As a curvy woman, of course, I'm crushin' on supermodel Ashley Graham. Yes, I said supermodel. IMG models, one of the biggest modeling industries in the world, signed Graham. Other notable supermodels under IMG include Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss, and Bella and Gigi Hadid. Graham has broken barriers...

Woman Crush: Michelle Obama

Woman Crush: Michelle Obama

Sara Monterroso

March 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Advocate staff is counting down the last ten days of Women's History Month with our personal favorite ladies. Our top ten countdown begins with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. So, why is she my woman crush? As it's women's history month, it's unarguable that Obama has m...

Ways to Save Money in Your Time at MC

Ways to Save Money in Your Time at MC

Morgan Terry

March 20, 2017


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As a broke college student, it’s no secret that not just earning, but saving money is hard to do when trying to get an education. It seems that everyone outside of your situation is giving the same, obvious advice, “Save your money!” But it’s really not that simple. However, you might be capable...

Distance Learning Etiquette: The DOs and DON’Ts of Taking an Online Course

Distance Learning Etiquette: The DOs and DON’Ts of Taking an Online Course

Rebecca Anderson

March 9, 2017


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Nathan Zook awoke one morning to find a distance learning class discussion had spiraled out of control during the early hour of 3 a.m.; by this time, the dialogue had progressed to personal attack, leaving behind a documented instance of inappropriate classroom behavior, and several students who were...

Culture of Respect: Title IX’s work at Montgomery College

Culture of Respect: Title IX’s work at Montgomery College

Priscille Diwa

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, Social

The Culture of Respect is an initiative of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). This initiative's primary goal is to end sexual violence on college campuses by providing resources to combat the end of sexual violence on campus. Building a Culture of Respect is not the work...

MC alum Rion Amilcar Scott talks Insurrections at TP/SS

MC alum Rion Amilcar Scott talks Insurrections at TP/SS

Amanda Yaya, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, Raptor Newscast, Social

To celebrate black history month, local author and MC alum Rion Amilcar Scott was invited to read excerpts from his new short story collection Insurrections at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus on February 16th. He discussed the passages as part of "The Legacy and the Burden of History" with Profes...

Poets Address the Ups and Downs of Black Womanhood Using Their Art

Poets Address the Ups and Downs of Black Womanhood Using Their Art

February 24, 2017


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With the discovery of the use of African American women for unethical medical testing and gynecology procedures, there is a fear that such practices are still around. Such was one the topics that came up in some of the readings by Dr. Bettina A. Judd. Judd read her work during a poetry reading held...

Humans of MC: Carlson Chimangha

Humans of MC: Carlson Chimangha

Megan Thompson, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Humans of MC, Showcase

Carlson Chimangha wears a large dashiki and hat with “Cameroon” written on it. He is a Business major focusing on finance. To find passion in business, you should understand what you’re doing. Having spoken with Carlson, I realize that stretching yourself and solving your problems can take you...

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