The unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus disease that began in late 2013 has been limited to only a few cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but has seen a recent spike in Guinea. The three West African countries were the most affected by the outbreak and are working to eliminate the last Ebola cases.
This year, Blair Senior Michael Winer won first prize in the Innovation category at the Intel Talent Search Finals. He won $150,000 in prize money for his project about the interaction between phonons and electrons in a crystal.
The Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it would review appeals from four circuit courts that ruled on same-sex marriage last year. The longstanding legal debate over the rights of same-sex couples appears to be heading towards a resolution.
The Board of Education (BOE) will soon vote on the bell time schedule. After the dismissal of the first recommendation to implement later high school start times because of the cost (roughly 21 million dollars), MCPS released several new options on Jan. 6. On Feb. 10, the BOE will vote on these new plans.
The decision, which followed a report that a majority of the school board did not support the renewal of Starr's contract has sparked controversy across Montgomery County, primarily due to lack of explanations from the Board of Education.