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Rookie Coach Has the Fate of the B-CC Bocce Team in His Hands

By Monique Boateng, Claire Hughto, Cole Doherty, & Liam Hennessey “I’m not looking to improve his performance, I’m looking to match it,” said Mr. Lawrence about the previous bocce coach, Mr. Sutherland. Mr. Lawrence, a 10th and 12th grade English teacher, has taken on the challenge of coaching the B-CC bocce team for the first […]

The Changing Athlete Mentality

By: Grace Harrington and Isabel Danzis College pennants are strung against the window, colorful flyers detailing university visits are taped up against the wall. Inside of the counseling office, a few students sit on plush leather chairs, waiting expectantly. In the midst of college application season, pressure fills the air. Notoriously facing the most pressure are […]

Home Away From Home-coming

By Camille Devincenti Ricardo Marrero, known as Ricky, was starting his freshman year of high school when news spread that his native island, Puerto Rico, was going to be hit by a category 5 storm: Hurricane Irma. “We got really lucky. We only received a tropical storm, but the devastating part was that power went […]

UnVAnquished: How the University of Virginia overcomes again and again

By Alex Fine, Rachel Danegger, Maya Gutman and Hana Zherka August 12, 2017: the image of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia changed forever. The far right white supremacist protest that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia left three dead and 34 injured. Seemingly the climax of the hostility that has been brewing for the past five […]

Charges Dropped Against 17 year old Convicted of First-degree Murders

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Montgomery Village teenager who was accused of double murder in the Westfield Wheaton Mall on January 11, 2017. Angelo Lamont Jackson, 18 years old, was charged with the stabbing and killing of two men at the Mall. A junior at Richard Montgomery High School, Lamont was charged as an […]

Two Barons Awarded Elite Posse Scholarship

This school year, two B-CC seniors, Bemnete Niftalem and Maria Salmeron, earned four-year, full-tuition Posse Scholarships for Lafayette College. According to its website, the Posse Foundation provides extraordinarily high achieving high school students with academic opportunities. The program targets those who have demonstrated leadership in multiple environments and often considers first generation students. It has […]

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Fire Board Proposes New High Rise on Site of Station

By Oren Lieber-Kotz Recently, the Bethesda Fire Department board of directors submitted a bid to get the ability from Montgomery County to rezone the land at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard.  If you often walk by that intersection, you probably know which property I’m talking about.  They want to rezone that land […]

A Chip off the Old Block

By Grace Tepper During the fall season at Bethesda Chevy-Chase High school, the walls are decorated with posters promoting the plethora of clubs, events, and publications the school has to offer. One particular group that stands out is CHIPS magazine, the literary arts magazine. CHIPS got its name from the wood chippings off of a […]

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