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MC Artist Profile: April Thomas

MC Artist Profile: April Thomas

Josalyn Perez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Health & Fashion, Showcase, Slider, Social, Uncategorized

America's Next Top Model or Victoria's Secret's next angel, April Thomas. I got the chance to ask April a few questions about her aspirations and what it's like to be a local model. Can you begin by telling me who you are and what you do? I was born in (the) Dominican Republic but I am from ...

Montgomery History Conference continues recounting Maryland’s past

Montgomery History Conference continues recounting Maryland’s past

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Slider

In its 13th year, the Montgomery County History Conference is still teaching Montgomery County residents about the rich history in their own proverbial backyard. On Jan. 26, residents from across the county came to the Montgomery College's Germantown campus to attend a variety of panels, with topics...

MC Basketball Men’s and Women’s so far

MC Basketball Men’s and Women’s so far

Jake Brown, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Slider, Sports

  Both men’s and women’s basketball teams at MC have had fantastic seasons so far. The men's team is coached by Keith Byrd, with assistant coaches Elliot Hedley, Jamaal Wise and Matt Parker. They’ve coached their players to a 13-5 record with an outstanding 11-2 home record and 81.7...

Local Urban Planner Dan Reed Speaks at MC

Local Urban Planner Dan Reed Speaks at MC

Rachel Taylor, Associate Editor

February 15, 2019


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Dan Reed, a local writer and urban planner who grew up in the county, spoke last week at MC about how he believes cities can save the world. The county wants to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 and driving is one of the biggest sources of emissions, he said. In order to reduce gr...

Brace Yourself for Valentines Day

Brace Yourself for Valentines Day

Jarata Jaffa, Assistant Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Showcase, Slider

Ugh! Another year, and you're still single, huh? Well, you’re not the only one feeling this way. Brace yourself for Valentine's day! According to Wikipedia, Valentine's Day began in the early 1900s and was recognized as a significant, cultural and religious celebration of romance. Valentine...

Weather won’t hinder construction

Weather won’t hinder construction

Marianeli De Leon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Slider, Uncategorized

Students at Montgomery College in Rockville are aware of the construction for the new Student Services building. The construction began during fall of 2017 and is still unfinished. During the first year of construction, everything went smoothly. During the 2018-2019 academic year, there have been...

Temporary Security Staff Faced Potential Layoffs

Temporary Security Staff Faced Potential Layoffs

Char Freedburg, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Temporary security staff on all three Montgomery College campuses faced layoffs, by the end of last December but were renewed on Dec. 6. The initial decision to layoff staff came from the college’s Human Resources department which, according to an anonymous security officer, was not willing to ...

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard uses Town Hall to inspire change

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard uses Town Hall to inspire change

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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New energy from Montgomery College President Dr. Derionne Pollard is placing new expectations on staff and faculty to improve the MC student experience on Tuesday, Feb. 5, when Dr. Pollard hosted a Town Hall discussing issues impacting faculty performance she had reflected on during her 6-month...

Board of Trustees’ Open Meetings Act compliance questioned, cleared with minor violation issued

Board of Trustees’ Open Meetings Act compliance questioned, cleared with minor violation issued

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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A complaint was filed against Montgomery College Board of Trustees, alleging they “violated the Open Meetings Act in four ways with respect to closed meetings” over the 2017-2018 school year. However, three of the four claims were found by the Open Meetings Compliance Board to be unsubstantiated,...

New Overwatch League team spearheads growing esports climate in D.C.

New Overwatch League team spearheads growing esports climate in D.C.

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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An Overwatch team is at the forefront of a new wave of activity in the esports industry in the area surrounding Washington, D.C. Video games played as professional competition is still a young industry, but its early supporters are working to bring understanding and acceptance to all, and the community...

Top 5 R&B artist last 10 years

Top 5 R&B artist last 10 years

Jarata Jaffa, Assistant Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Music, Showcase, Slider

Here are the top R&B artists of the last 10 years. Although this list was hard to put together, we have the best reason why. We choose to focus on the talent these artists have to offer the world, and how strong their fan bases are. Usher Usher is number one on the list, simply because he has bee...

MC President DeRionne Pollard to Host Town Hall

MC President DeRionne Pollard to Host Town Hall

Aaron Kershaw, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard will host a town hall regarding her plans and vision for the college’s future on Feb. 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. According to The University of Shady Grove, Dr. Pollard assumed the role of College President in 2010 and has dedicated her life to enhancing the ...

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