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Former MC Student-Athlete Charged, Scheduled for Trial

Lee-Pender says he wants to play basketball for the Raptors next season

February 5, 2014

Shaun’Bredrk Lee-Pender, 20, a former student-athlete at Montgomery College, awaits trial following what was interpreted by authorities as a death threat, sent via text message, to teammates, as well as faculty of the Takoma Park campus on Dec. 19. The perceived threat was sent at approximately 11:...

Raptor Rundown: On Sophomore Night, Raptors Hold Down Home Court


February 5, 2014

Women’s Basketball Sophomores Close Out Strong In their last home game of the regular season, the Raptors took full control in the early goings, while doubling up the Dundalk Lions by getting out to a 26-13 lead. For the opposing Lions, the game became even uglier inside of 5:00 to go in the...

Tryouts: Be the Official MC Raptors Mascot


January 30, 2014

Well, MC students, the opportunity is finally here-your aspiring mascot dreams could come true at long last. Tryouts to become the official Montgomery College Raptor mascot are available for scheduling. There is also an opening for what administration is calling a "mascot assistant", which is described to ...

Letter from the Editor: 2014 Address


January 27, 2014

  Montgomery College students and faculty, Over the past several months, I have had the pleasure of working to build upon a proud student news organization, while assembling a hardworking, intuitive staff. We at the Advocate have tried our best to bring you important, breaking news re...

HFA’S TAKE: You Can Have Our Violence, Give Us Our W’s


December 18, 2013

It has been established throughout the last several years that the National Football League has changed its regulated style of play, along with its culture, in a serious effort to make the game safer (a $765 million check can attest to that effort). What has not been established nearly as blatantly among s...

Raptor Rundown: Team Awards, Raptors Split against Owls


November 22, 2013

NJCAA REGIONAL FINALS: To end the fall season, both the men’s soccer team and women’s volleyball team went to the NJCCA National Tournament. Women’s volleyball arrived in Rochester, Minnesota to face off against Ridgewater College (MN) where they eventually lost all three sets 25-9, 25-17, ...

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s A Purple Bird of Prey!


November 20, 2013

[laboratory_slideshow slide_page="montgomery-college-mascot-debut-raptors" slidetype="slides" limit="10"] In a cloud of fog under dimmed lights, Montgomery College unveiled its new mascot the Raptor. The ceremony was held at the MC gym on the Rockville campus. The stadium was packed with students, ...

New Raptors Mascot Meets MC

Montgomery College Raptors' Mascot

November 20, 2013

"This has been something that has been anticipated for quite a while. Now that we’re finally here, you can [see] the excitement, and I believe it will be another mark of establishing pride among the students and the faculty. We are taking another step towards establishing Montgomery College" -...

Raptor Rundown: Raptors Basketball is Back


November 13, 2013

Basketball Wrap-Up, November 9-12 Women's Basketball: The Raptors’ basketball season launched with a thriller. The game began with some sloppy play by the Lady Raptors. Columbus State Community College went up 23-16 in the first half, as they capitalized on turnovers and a lack of rebounding by MC. In the second half, the l...

HFA: MLB’s Terrible (Lack of) Marketing Strategy


November 1, 2013

The National Basketball Association opened its regular season Tuesday night, showcasing a pair of the most marketable, interesting matchups the league had to offer; a primetime opener between the defending champions, the Miami Heat, and their physical rival, the Chicago Bulls. Not to mention the de...

Raptors Honor Andrew, Make him Newest Teammate


October 29, 2013

[laboratory_slideshow slide_page="raptors-draft-andrew-to-soccer-team" slidetype="slides"] On the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 18th, at about 3:30 p.m., Montgomery College’s Men’s soccer team signed yet another player onto their roster--right before playing their nineteenth game of the season. &nb...

New Athletic Director Explains MC’s Priorities, Goals


October 29, 2013

Derek Carter explained that his administration's highest priority is that every MC athlete be given the opportunity to excel in the classroom. “My biggest reward is seeing student athletes succeed, of course in their particular sport, but we want them to develop academically above all else.” ...

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