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Senior Abigail Geyer shakes hands with Maryland Governor, Wes Moore, while visiting the State House as a member of B-CCs Chamber Singers.
Chamber Chorus Sings at State House
Riley Petersen, Staff Writer • December 8, 2023

B-CC Chamber Singers singers performed at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis for the State Staff Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 7. Their 50-minute performance consisted of various holiday tunes and led to a State Proclamation. This is the first time...

Several students noticed an increased police presence in the parking lot and in the hallways on Friday morning.
Increased Police Presence Due to Tip of Possible Weapon on Campus
Hannah Brooker and Hannah Peters

On Dec. 8, MCPS was alerted through the Safe Schools Maryland tip line of a possible threat against B-CC High School by a student with a weapon....

Mr. White leads B-CC band members in a practice session for the Winter Concert.
Winter Concert Promises a Symphony of Seasonal Sound
Hannah Brooker, News Writer

B-CC’s annual winter concert is scheduled to take place on Dec. 12-15, showcasing the talent of B-CC’s music department. Evening concerts...

Rainbow flag over blue sky.
LGBTQ+ Flag Torn Down at Local Church
Hannah Brooker and Hannah Peters

On Nov. 7, a flag supporting the LGBTQ+ community was torn down and destroyed at the local Bethesda United Methodist Church. The church security...

Emma and Katherine Schwartz on a family vacation in Greece.
The Truth About Twin Telepathy
Amelia Zalubas and Ellie Harper November 10, 2023

“I do not know, she’s really on my heart. I feel like something’s wrong, you know? And then a couple of days later, we got a phone call...

College apps, grades and extracurriculars can feel overwhelming to seniors.
Surviving First Quarter Senior Year
Alyssa Wiener, Feature Writer

"It's like everything's collapsing down on me at once," shared Senior Class Vice President Kate Campbell. Her workload while balancing college...

Some students already use ChaptGPT to assist them with English assignments.
Lack of AI Policy Sparks Teacher Response
Hannah Brooker, News Writer

“I wonder if it's really worth it to be learning these skills in schools if AI is just going to advance so much,” said B-CC Junior Lidia...

School Attendance Secretary, Mr. Avila, hands a student an unexcused tardy pass.
Addressing Disparities: B-CC's Ongoing Battle Against Chronic Absenteeism Among Hispanic Students
Charlie Raibman and Sara Torres

Attendance data presented by Dr. Mooney at the Oct. 16 Instructional Learning Team (ILT) indicated that, so far this school year, 38.4% of chronically...

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Que delicioso!
¡Última noticia: waffles hechos durante la cuarta hora de Tattler!
Rebeca Ventura and Luli Sabella-Capuano November 10, 2023

cEl fin de octubre y el principio de noviembre es un tiempo estresante para los estudiantes. Es el final del cuarto trimestre, y para los estudiantes...

The movies Elvis and Priscilla provide viewers with different viewpoints on the controversial couple.
Movie Review: Elvis vs Priscilla
Lucy Dahl, Culture Writer • December 8, 2023

In the realm of biographical films, the depiction of iconic figures often varies, shedding light on different facets of their lives. The cinematic...

The Hunger Games prequel has hit theaters.
Movie Review of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
December 1, 2023

The movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is out now in theaters near you. The prequel...

Trader Joes is in everyones freezer.
The Psychology Behind Trader Joe’s
December 1, 2023

The chokehold that Trader Joe’s has on students is so powerful that there is no doubt every single one of them has shopped there at least once...

What does your Wrapped say about you?
What Your Spotify Wrapped Says About You
December 1, 2023

The time has finally come. Barons have spent all year carefully curating their musical taste to have it reflected back to them in a fun highlight...

Prioritize making space in your schedule for your interests.
Learning to Prioritize
Hannah Pomeranzeva, Opinion Writer • December 1, 2023

We all jumped into puddles as children. We put on our little yellow boots and our little crayon-colored raincoats and went jumping into the sea of puddles after the rain. The goal was to make the biggest splash, and we didn't understand the obligations...

Human beings with Internet and computer access can find the answer to nearly every question, but the answers cannot always be trusted.
WikiHow: Using the Internet?
Eileen Cobb, Opinion Writer

Nearly everyone has seen the memes: the iPad kid with sticky fingers or older adults pecking their fingers at individual keys. These show ways...

Students need practical instruction on money management.
MCPS Should Require a Personal Finance Course
Seth Gehl, Opinion Writer

“I think I need more information, so I can understand the basics of the adult world when it comes to finance,” shared Junior Viktoria Saric...

Senior Eliza Murphy falls asleep while studying for an AP Chemistry test.
How to Minimize Negative Stress
Aida Humphries, staff

Stress can express itself in multiple forms, whether it be good or bad. Stress is there to keep students motivated and encourage them to learn...

Lunch from the cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 7th
B-CC Cafeteria: A Review
Oliver Shuchart, Snitch Writer • December 8, 2023

Hey, MCPS School Board, have you ever eaten at the B-CC cafeteria? Have you sat at one of the 10 or so tables (or those weird green cushion things)...

ChatGPT has something to say about The Tattlers coverage of AI.
Letter to the Editor re: The Rise of AI by ChatGPT and the AI Community
Chat GPT, with support from Jude Wilkenfeld • November 3, 2023

Dear Editor, In response to the recent article on the rising use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, including the mention of our...

The Boys Basketball team celebrate their impressive, season-opening win.
Season Opening Win for Boys Basketball
Adam Niman, Sports Writer • December 8, 2023

Barons breezed by Rockville High School this past Tuesday, Dec. 5, opening the season with a convincing score of 81-39. The boys started out...

B-CC Wrestling Team watches the match from the bench.
B-CC Wrestling Wins 78-0
Mack Fisher, Sports Writer • December 8, 2023

The B-CC wrestling team had a strong start to the season, with a 78-0 demolition win at Wheaton High School in a dual meet. Every B-CC wrestler...

Junior Cherian Mampilly runs the relay. The indoor track meet was held outside due to construction on the indoor track.
Track and Field Starts the Season Off Hot
Cole Tartal, Sports Writer • December 8, 2023

Both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams dominated the track at their first meet of the indoor season on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Winston Churchill...

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