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Teachers from all over West Virginia strike for nine days to get a 5% increase in their wages. Courtesy of John Raby/Associated Press
Teachers from all over West Virginia strike for nine days to get a 5% increase in their wages.

Teachers fight for fair wages

Instead of worrying about if her students would eat dinner or if they have a proper set of gloves, West Virginia teacher, Tiffany Bell, is troubled about how much money she has in her bank account. She wonders what her family will eat for dinner or whether she has enough in her checking account to purchase a winter coat.

The Bachelor Week 8 recap and Week 9 predictions

Hometowns! One of the most highly anticipated episodes every season.

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Why Online School?

"At the time I was dealing with a combination of depression, anxiety, an eating disorder and an unhealthy relationship," explains sophomore Ruby Farber who recently returned to Blair after a semester of online schooling.

Women make history

Malala. Beyonce. Michelle Obama. These are just a few of the amazing women that will go down in history as the inspirational advocates for female empowerment. Although many female heroes are well known, there are many others who are not as widely acknowledged.

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The Bachelor Week 7 recap and Week 8 predictions

In Week Seven, the Bachelor heads to Tuscany, Italy. The girls are informed that there will be three one-on-one dates this week followed by a group date, but no rose ceremony. This means that only the girls who get roses on dates will go on to hometowns.

The Bachelor Week 5 recap and Week 6 predictions

This week on The Bachelor, the cast headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chelsea goes on the coveted one-on-one date. Arie brings her on a yacht, to which Chelsea exclaims cheesily, "I'm on a dreamboat with a dreamboat!"

Food »

Hen Quarter delights eyes, not stomachs

Tucked away behind the large stairway in the center of Downtown Silver Spring is Hen Quarter, a local Southern food chain with other locations in Alexandria and D.C.

The Takoma Bev Co is anyone's cup of tea (but mostly coffee)

The Takoma Park Beverage Company (Takoma Bev Co) is a local restaurant located in Old Town Takoma Park, between a vision center and a post office. Takoma Bev Co was co-founded by Christopher Brown, a former biology teacher at Montgomery Blair High School.

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Celebrate good times, come on!

With February coming to a close, there are great opportunities to celebrate and learn about black history (though you can do that all year). Here are some of the best ways...

Lessons learned from a giant

Fee-fi-fo-fum! I can see the giant's shadow just around the corner. Fee-fi-fo-fum! Just a few more steps and I'll be able to see it. Fee-fi-fo-fum! Finally...I have arrived at my destination - at the toes of a giant - at the doors of Facebook, the (social media) giant.

Is your iPhone getting slower?

Apple recently confirmed a long-held suspicion that they are slowing down older generations of iPhones in new software updates.

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