Ebola outbreak kills thousands, Disease reaches US soil

Alli Helewicz, Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

This year alone, the Ebola virus has claimed the lives of over 1,000 African citizens according to cdc.gov. The World Health Organization has confirmed 1,310 laboratory cases and 1,145 deaths as of August. In addition,...

MERS concerns grow as cases appear in US

Annalise Desiato, Reporter

June 5, 2014

Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

In 2012, the MERS epidemic started to spread in Saudi Arabia and then into the Middle East. Just two years later MERS disease has made its way into the US. People infected by MERS (Middle East Respiratory System) tend...

O’Leary helps to spread awareness, pushes to prevent future turtle derbies

June 5, 2014

Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Laura O’Leary is in a race of her own. The environmental science teacher has been involved in spreading awareness about the dangers of turtle derbies at a time of year when such events are commonplace. O’Leary has been...

Fatal virus spreads among piglets; Precautionary measures to be taken if necessary

SETH RICKEY, Reporter

June 5, 2014

Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

A recent outbreak of a virus that kills young pigs has caused concerns for pig farmers in the area, as the virus has spread to farms in 27 states already. “Humans can’t contract it[the virus] from a pig, but, a human...

Students battle depression

Kaylee Katona, Reporter

June 5, 2014

Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

“I just remember feeling really lost and not knowing what to do,” an anonymous sophomore student stated. Like so many people who suffer from depression, teenagers tend to avoid the subject. “I’ll admit,...

Horticulture, agronomy and dairy foods, FFA competes at spring judging

Sarah Fielder, Reporter

April 25, 2014

Filed under Health and Science, News

This past March, North Harford students in our local FFA traveled to the University of Maryland for the Spring Judging FFA competition. There at the competition, students could compete in either horticulture,...

Students “cap” off senior year

Sarah Fielder, Reporter

April 25, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

Students in the Natural Resources and Agricultural Science (NRAS) program here at North Harford are required to take a class related to their area of study each year. Seniors are required to take the Capstone class. In...

Envirothon team takes third place in competition

Hailey Miller, Reporter

April 23, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

On March 8, 2014, the envirothon academic team competed against six other teams and took third place for the third year consecutively. There are two separate parts to the competition: presentation and test. In March,...

From amputee to athlete

Sarah Fielder, Reporter

March 24, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

When he was just 4 and a half years old, Nate Clayton was run-over by a lawnmower and lost part of his leg. Now he is 15 years old and a freshman at North Harford, Adjusting to life as a member of the Hawks athletic program. ...

Students study cow’s digestive system

SARAH FIELDER, Reporter

February 28, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

It’s not every day that students get the opportunity to stick their hand inside a cow’s stomach, but at North Harford, it’s not too unusual. Two special animals that live in North Harford’s barn- Gracie,...

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