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College Park resident Emily Weant voices her opinion on the non-US citizen voting rights amendment. Courtesy of The Diamondback
College Park resident Emily Weant voices her opinion on the non-US citizen voting rights amendment.

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.

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.

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Local elections reshape the MoCo political landscape

Along with the national presidential election on Nov. 8, several local elections took place in the county. Of the seven seats on the MCPS Board of Education, three were up for election, and Maryland voted on three different ballot measures, as well.

A week at Blair's Interracial Dialogue

Starting Monday November 14, students gathered in the media center after school for a week to talk and engage in meaningful dialogue about race. Students also utilized this time to organize and plan the next step following the walk out.

Students walk out in protest

Hundreds of Montgomery Blair students left campus on Nov. 14 to participate in a national protest against President-elect Donald Trump.

Class of 2016 SAT scores increase

The Montgomery Blair High School Class of 2016 raised its SAT score by five points from 2015. However, the Class of 2016's SAT participation rate dropped both in MCPS and at Blair, and the decrease was even greater among Hispanic/Latino students.

Melissa Young: Latino Achievement Coordinator

Melissa Young joined Blair staff this 2016-17 school year as the Latino Achievement Coordinator. The position was created to help Spanish-speaking students succeed in academics with the support of their families.
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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.

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