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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


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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...

Who’s at The Top of Pop at MC?

Who’s at The Top of Pop at MC?

Jarata Jaffa, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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Here are the top five female pop artists as voted by MC students! 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 pop. Rihanna's fans love her for her...

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...

False ‘Armed Person’ Alert

False ‘Armed Person’ Alert

Samory Senh, Multi-Media Editor

February 7, 2018


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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...

Some resources at MC you may not know about

Some resources at MC you may not know about

Morgan Terry, Associate Editor

December 7, 2017


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Montgomery County College has an abundance of resources to offer its students that many may not even know about. Whether it's if you need extra help in class or something to fill your stomach when your pockets are empty, there may be help on campus that you don’t even know is there. On the second...

Anthology of a Mild Lotus

Anthology of a Mild Lotus

Salim Addrey, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Panorama, Showcase, Slider

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


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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...

MC Artist Profiles: OGMatt

MC Artist Profiles: OGMatt

Samory Senh, Multi-Media Editor

November 9, 2017


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  Despite being a new artist fresh out of the DMV, OGMatt, has found himself in collaboration with BangBro, Sllee, 808 Mafia, and multiple other R&B artists. Matt Sanjur, now 18 years of age, came into Montgomery College in the Fall of 2016 studying cyber-security; the same year he decided t...

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Salim Addrey

November 8, 2017


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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...

Your shuttle bus has arrived

Your shuttle bus has arrived

Isabel Rockwood, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017


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A route from Takoma Park Campus to Rockville Campus would usually take up to two hours via ride-on bus—but on the shuttle bus, it would take approximately 40-45 minutes. Shuttle buses at MC, which stop onto all three campuses, are a much quicker alternative to the ride-on bus. They began in the...

WCW: Michelle Obama

WCW: Michelle Obama

Arrey Mbutambe, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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Michelle Obama, born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, is the first African-American first lady of the United States. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and has two beautiful daughters—Malia and Sasha Obama. Also, she is a Harvard graduate who later on became a lawyer...

What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Does

What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Does

Isabel Rockwood, Editor in Chief

October 13, 2017


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People poured in from all around the state to hear Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discuss her Bestselling book, Purple Hibiscus, at the One Maryland One Book event at Gaithersburg High School on Sept. 27th. Many in the audience were excited to see her. "She's so amazing, she's fabulous. I'm so excited," said J...

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