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Freshmen Margo Bloch and Emily Fox joined the Young Activist club of both Piney Branch elementary school and Takoma Park middle school when they were in the 3rd grade. The Young Activist club has been the incendiary force behind the Takoma Park ban against polystyrene. Sam Howells
Freshmen Margo Bloch and Emily Fox joined the Young Activist club of both Piney Branch elementary school and Takoma Park middle school when they were in the 3rd grade. The Young Activist club has been the incendiary force behind the Takoma Park ban against polystyrene.

Takoma Park passes comprehensive ban against polystyrene eating-ware

On Monday, Nov. 10, the Takoma Park City Council passed a city-wide ban against the use of polystyrene eating-ware commonly found in many restaurants and retailers, making Takoma Park the first government entity to pass a comprehensive ban against polystyrene.

"No justice, no peace": protesters march in DC against police brutality and discrimination

On Saturday, protesters from all over the nation gathered in Washington D.C. to rally against police violence and discrimination towards blacks in a march organized by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

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Blair Counseling Department hosts Financial Aid Information Meeting

On Dec. 4, Blair's Counseling Department hosted the Financial Aid Information Meeting in the Student Activity Center for parents of Blair seniors, who plan to attend college.

Blair holds second annual Crime and Punishment day

On Nov. 20, Blair held their second annual Crime and Punishment day in order to give students the opportunity to explore different areas of forensic science. The day consisted of a variety of professionals from different fields coming in to speak to students.

Senior creates girls' leadership program for middle school students

For the 2014-15 school year, senior Christina McCann created a girls' leadership program at Parkland Middle School.

MCPS removed religious holidays from school calendar

On Nov. 11th, the Montgomery County's Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Elections voted, 7-1, to not include any mention of any religious holiday on the school calendar.

MCPS institutes precautions against Ebola

In response to national concern about the Ebola virus, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) health staff developed new policies for schools to isolate any potential cases of Ebola among students.
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Missouri reacts to grand jurys decision on Darren Wilson

Protests and riots against perceived racial bias in the U.S. justice system erupted within seconds after the decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson was announced. The reaction has spread nationwide but is most concentrated Ferguson and the greater St. Louis region.

A promising start

Now that the dust from November's midterms has settled, many are carefully watching Larry Hogan's every move and offering their own criticisms. However, let's not judge Larry Hogan based solely off of his affiliation with a certain political party.

Getting the Ball Rolling

The United States and China have a fraught but important partnership with one another. After a series of meetings in Beijing in early November, the two countries made several strides toward a more productive relationship that will benefit the world at large.