ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: #MeToo trending

The #MeToo Hashtag has been tweeted well over a million times in close to 90 different countries. #MeToo was broadly deployed when actress Alyssa Milano incited it with a tweet of her own on Oct. 15. The movement quickly took off among women as they shared stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault. In the…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Librarians add OverDrive

Over the summer, all MCPS librarians gathered for a back-to-school meeting to discuss changes in the county. The stereotypically shushing and strict staff soon burst out cheering. What could make the librarians so elated? OverDrive, of course. This year, MCPS made OverDrive available to all of its schools. OverDrive is a virtual library through which…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Paper plates- ultimate tribute

Awards. They come in all shapes and sizes — trophies, medals, plaques and ribbons — and they serve as pieces of material evidence for achievement and success. For the handful of prodigies among our student body, their walls are covered with a plethora of these awards, each one a tribute to a certain accomplishment. But…

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Will RQA’s return?

MCPS made a decision during the fall of the 2015-2016 school year to get rid of final exams for the current school year. The Board of Education replaced final exams with Required Quarterly Assessments (more commonly known as RQAs). These RQAs are taken every quarter instead of at the end of the semester like final…