ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: What it means to be a “W” school

Twenty years ago, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was a predominantly white, middle class county. Since then, the county has transformed from this into one where minorities have become the majority, and much more disadvantaged. These changes have been unequally distributed throughout to the east and north parts of the county, creating the “W Schools”– Thomas S. Wootton, Walt Whitman, Walter Johnson and Winston Churchill.These … Continue reading ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: What it means to be a “W” school

Girls Lax: Girls look to turn hard work into wins

The girls’ lacrosse team spent much of this offseason preparing. Whether it was stick skills, endurance conditioning, or strength conditioning, they knew that what they did before the season is the foundation for what they will build their season on. And with three preseason scrimmages in the books, with two wins and one tie, it looks as though their hard work is starting to pay … Continue reading Girls Lax: Girls look to turn hard work into wins

Alumnus Caleb Zweig dead after altercation

Rockville native and school alumni Caleb Zweig died on Feb. 3 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania after a fight with a fraternity brother. Zweig, a 20-year-old English major and member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, was reportedly seen in a fight with a fellow fraternity brother at an off-campus house party in front of the house. The unnamed witness saw sophomore Brady Collin DiStephano … Continue reading Alumnus Caleb Zweig dead after altercation

JV Girls Basketball: Middle of the pack finish disappoints

The girls’ JV basketball season has finally come to an end concluding with a home loss to Richard Montgomery. The team finished with a home record of 3-4 and an overall record of 6-9. Most recently the squad matched up against RM on Jan. 31 at home. The team was unable to hold off the high-powered RM offense and lost 40-30. Previously the girls matched … Continue reading JV Girls Basketball: Middle of the pack finish disappoints

Kwanza recognized, students weigh in on holiday

The holidays are one of the most festive times of the year. People dress up, decorate their houses and sing songs. Christmas and Hanukkah are well-known, but there is another, less prominent holiday around this time, often overshadowed by the Christmas trees and menorahs. Most people don’t actually know anything about this holiday, but sometimes refer to when talking about the holidays. That holiday is … Continue reading Kwanza recognized, students weigh in on holiday

Flooded with talent, girls and boys’ basketball hope to excite

As the winter sports season approaches, the boys’ and girls’ basketball tryouts are underway. Here’s a preview of each team: Boys’ Basketball- After a 10-12 record and an early exit from last year’s playoffs, the boys are back and loaded with young and promising talent. The team lost just three seniors from last year’s roster, and is expected to return 12 players. Senior forward Will … Continue reading Flooded with talent, girls and boys’ basketball hope to excite

Girls’ tennis becomes first to win county championship four years in a row

The Super Bowl, the NBA Championship, the Final Four and the College Football Playoffs: Most athletes can only dream about winning such coveted sporting events in their lifetime. For the girls in high school tennis in the state of Maryland, their Final Four, their Super Bowl, is the county championship. In such a competitive tennis county like this one, winning one is near impossible. Winning … Continue reading Girls’ tennis becomes first to win county championship four years in a row