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David Stein incorporated a question about PGP in his beginning-of-the-year survey. Rebecca Wessel
David Stein incorporated a question about PGP in his beginning-of-the-year survey.

Blair teachers ask students their preferred gender pronouns

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, multiple teachers have begun to ask for students' Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGP) on student information sheets.

Right to vote extended to undocumented immigrants in College Park

The College Park City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday Sept. 12, in favor of an amendment allowing non-US citizens to vote in local elections at the College Park City Hall.

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MCPS Wi-Fi attacked

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Wi-Fi network was attacked on Wednesday, Sept. 27, resulting in widespread internet connectivity issues. MCPS identified but did not disclose the source of the attack.

MCPS employee arrested for sexual abuse of a minor

Cory Boatman, long-term substitute teacher and assistant football coach for Montgomery Blair High School, has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor.

DACA forum held at Montgomery College

DACA was an immigration policy issued by former president Barack Obama, repealed by the Trump administration on Sept. 5. According to Trump's announcement, DACA participants have one month to renew their status and Congress has six months to devise a replacement for DACA.

"Rock-n-Relief" concert held at Strathmore

Teens in Montgomery County partnered with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation (MCDR) to hold a charity concert at Strathmore on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 5-7 p.m. The proceeds, including ticket sales, t-shirt sales and online donations, benefitted victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Tickets cost $20.

Montgomery County officials aim to improve housing conditions

On Sept. 7, during a public event at Pooks Hill Tower and Court apartments in Bethesda, Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett announced a program that aims to educate lower-income tenants of their rights as renters.
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Faster than the speed of light? Nope, but close

The BFRs were initially proposed as a vehicle that could be used to make the journey to Mars. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, proposes using these BFRs for travel at home as well as in space travel. BFRs are bigger than any rocket SpaceX has built.

Launching US space exploration to new heights

In July of 2012, Congress approved The National Aeronautics and Space Administrationís (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASAís Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earthís orbit.

Top Ten Tweets 2/20-2/26

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.