August 6, 2018
Rep. Jamie Raskin’s answer to the rough political climate is a little summer schooling.
“It’s been a tough time in Washington for the last couple years, and these young people give me hope,” the Maryland Democrat said of his political fellowship for 16- to 22-year-olds, Democracy Summer.
The law professor-turned-congressman started the program a decade ago to tap the energy of young Democrats. This year, he feels an “uprising” coming.
“Those of us who are trying to...
June 28, 2018
Olivia McCarren and Daniel Gelillo, two of the leaders of a series of school walkouts that took place in Maryland this spring, met at a summer politics institute run by the office of Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland). While there, Gelillo learned the basics of community organizing. Two weeks after the Parkland shooting, he helped mobilize hundreds of high schoolers across Montgomery...
May 8, 2018
Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, romance novelist Nora Roberts and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will be among the commencement speakers for Montgomery County Public Schools graduates this year.
MCPS on Tuesday added the speaker list to its website, where officials had already posted information about the school system's 32 graduation ceremonies.
Skarupa, who was part of the U.S. Women's Hockey team that won gold...
May 8, 2018
The visiting Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets varsity baseball team closed the regular season Monday night with a statement and a shutout against the Whitman Vikings, 10-0.
A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to celebrate Whitman’s Senior Night and Community Night. The Vikings’ final regular season game was the culmination of an afternoon that featured a raffle and games played by the Montgomery County Little League.
However, the Swarmin’ Hornets...