The Red Jacket is the official Montgomery College Rockville Campus student-run journal.
We seek for the most talented writers, poets, artists and photographers in Montgomery College and encourage them to publish their work. We are here to prove that Montgomery College students are great creative forces, deep thinkers and conscious citizens of the world concerned with current issues. The Red
Jacket features short works of fiction, poetry, personal essays, and artwork by the most talented students attending MC's Rockville Campus. We also provide students with opportunities to publish or to experience publication, editing and management. The Red Jacket is the artistic voice of Montgomery College’s
Rockville campus and it is published in our annually journal.
Montgomery College, Rockville, has celebrated student writing in the form of a literary journal since the late 1960’s. The first three issues were called The Duel. In 1979, one issue of The Montgomery College Review appeared, and during the 1980’s it morphed into The Red Jacket, which faded away; then emerged as Van Gogh’s Other Ear. In the 1990’s, it faded away again. In spring 2001, the journal because resurrected as The Red Jacket and the Department of English has published The Red Jacked since then. It is believed that the journal was named after a Native American orator and chief of the Wolf clan. Red Jacket became famous as an orator, speaking for the rights of his people. He played a prominent role in negotiations with the new federal government. In 1792 he was heading a delegation of 50 people to Philadelphia where President George Washington presented him with a special "peace medal", a large oval silver plate showing an image of Washington on the right hand side shaking his hand engraved upon it, below the inscription "George Washington", "Red Jacket", and "1792". Red Jacket wore this medal on his chest in every portrait painted of him.