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A flow chart helps students determine the next steps toward earning the Seal of Biliteracy.
Seal of Biliteracy exam highlights students’ success in world languages
Naina Giare, managing editor • November 27, 2023
The Activist Club discusses school safety and how MCPS can keep students safe.
Fake bomb threats cause safety concerns in MCPS
Rebekah Buchman, features editor • November 27, 2023
Juniors Jake Dorfman, Adam Blutstein and Anika Sharma competed in the first  Its Academic episode of the season, which aired on Oct. 14.
Blutstein, Sharma, Dorfman bring victory to Quiz Bowl club on PBS ‘It’s Academic’ TV show
Kate Hawley, editor in chief • November 27, 2023
Sophomore Kioko Kibua holds a mental health matters stress ball during lunch on Nov. 8.
Mental Health Week helps make students, staff aware of important resources
Emma Karcz, news editor • November 20, 2023
Art teacher Unsil Kim oversees freshman Bereket Kebede on his painting during class and provides helpful advice.
Ceramics teacher Unsil Kim impacts students through art
Natalie Pak, staff writer • November 28, 2023
The college and career center, located across from the main office and next to the counseling office. Jennifer MacDonalds office and career materials can be found here.
New college and career counselor Jennifer MacDonald arrives
Sydney Chaikin, staff writer • November 27, 2023
Math teacher Madison Swan teaches an AP Calculus lesson on Nov. 20.
Math teacher Madison Swan shares special connection to school
Pragna Pothakamuri, staff writer • November 22, 2023
Senior Daniella Oyekola spikes the ball against North Hagerstown in the teams 3-1 loss in the State Quarter Finals.
Daniella Oyokola sets herself up for success with volleyball, school through hard work
Emory Scofield, news editor • November 22, 2023
Sophomore Lilly Kendall stresses over her chemistry homework.
Answering classic debate: Biology easier than chemistry
Noah Friedman, staff writer • November 17, 2023
Congressional Plaza is a local favorite, featuring a variety of store and restaurant options.
A definitive guide to Rockville Pike
Claire Lenkin, managing editor • November 27, 2023
Juniors Anna Lizondo and Max Lizondo celebrate their older sister, 2023 graduate Ella Lizondo, at her graduation.
Escape from your siblings? Yeah no
Inayat Thukral, profiles editor • November 21, 2023
Senior Lunah Schleret checks her housing portal for the University of California, San Diego. Im going to be in another state, and its honestly terrifying, Schleret said.
The World is Ending: Moving Up and Out
Catie Russ, profiles editor emeritus • May 26, 2023
Reviews such as Apna Pizza (top left), Raising Canes (top right), Wingstop chicken sandwich (bottom left) and the One Chip Challenge were some of the articles that left a lasting impression on me.
The monthly munch: A year in review
Chris Castelli, sports editor emeritus • May 25, 2023
Senior Sean Snyder submits his last assignment to MyMCPS classroom.
Peace out Patriots
Sean Snyder, staff writer • May 24, 2023
Students wait at the bus stop after school for the MCDOT Ride On bus to arrive.
The World is Ending: Bus Safety
Catie Russ, profiles editor emeritus • May 1, 2023
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