Banding together to make a difference; Student voices carry impact

January 24, 2019

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

It’s hard to avoid the difficult parts of life. Bad relationships, sudden death, school shootings, budget cuts. As teenagers growing up in the 21st century, we’re surrounded by things seemingly beyond our control. After all w...

Palm oil plagues many products Humanity’s addiction could wipe out own species

January 24, 2019

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Many of the products we purchase while grocery shopping, from ice cream to shampoo, are very likely to contain the ingredient of palm oil. This oil is extracted from the fruit of oil palms native to Africa.  Humankind’s...

Showcase sportsmanship by student athletes

January 24, 2019

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It’s a Friday night. The Bel Air, C. Milton Wright and North Harford swim meet is going smoothly. Then, all of a sudden, the meet stops. The head official buzzes his starter over and over, getting the swimmers in the current hea...

Verizon’s fee on Remind; Cutting student to teacher communication

January 24, 2019

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As a student, keeping in touch with teachers is one of the best ways to stay on top of your school work.  The app Remind was introduced to schools all around a few years back allowing that kind of communication to be possible...

One man’s failure is the same man’s success

Alison Grafton, Health and Science Editor

January 24, 2019

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You probably have heard the common piece of advice, “failure is not an option.” This advice was given by Gene Kranz, who gave this advice as a flight director of NASA. However, since most people will not be working on a once i...

Sustaining science in order to achieve success

January 24, 2019

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We are a culture of obsessed people.     We care about how many likes our Instagram picture gets, when someone famous breaks up with a significant other, and when the newest iPhone comes out.     The access to...

Sanders must be candidate to defeat Trump in 2020

January 24, 2019

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As the year of 2019 begins, so does the race for the U.S. presidential election that is to be held the following year. Republican incumbent, Donald Trump, has already made it clear that he is planning to run for reelection in 2020. ...

Government shutdown threatens Marylanders; 172,000 residents face federal failure

ALEAH BIKLE, Reporter

January 24, 2019

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On December 22, the government was placed on a shutdown that has now been in effect for over 3 weeks, with an end that does not seem to be anywhere in sight.  With President Trump continuously pleading for more than $5 billi...

The gap in learning, real value of grades

ELLIE EVANS, Assistant News Editor

November 27, 2018

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Imagine a world where learning was the least of student’s worries and assignments were completed with the sole motivation to expand brain capacity and experience. But searching for the value in learning can become quite troublesome...

Pelosi is no progressive, House Democrats need new leadership, Barbara Lee must become speaker

GRANT SCARBORO, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Barbara Lee is the representative of California’s 13th congressional district. Her policy agenda is as liberally progressive as one can imagine it. Lee supports government funding of developing renewable energy. She was one...

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