The gap in learning, real value of grades

ELLIE EVANS, Assistant News Editor

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

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...

Baltimore County teacher finds forgiveness

OLIVIA BECKER, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

In recent news a Baltimore city school teacher, Camille Hinmon, came back to school after battling cancer. On her first day back, which was also her birthday, she found her return was anything but pleasant after a 17- year- old...

NRA, medical professionals spark fight on gun violence; Solving problem proves difficult yet necessary

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

In a Twitter war between the NRA and licensed doctors, the fight against gun violence is reignited once again. Arguments such as these suggest the need for a real solution to be implemented. The scandal began when several medical...

Anybody Home?: Academic awards underrated

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

On Wednesday, November 21, the annual Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony was held at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Students received an academic honors letter for their first year of achievement, and a star patch for each year following. And...

Students sacrificing skills, time to vary state systems

HAILEY DEARES, SSC Editor

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

50.30.20. These numbers currently define the value attributed to the work students complete in any school anywhere in Harford County. However, in other counties, different grading policies are in place and different rules involving...

Grading system enforces false illusions

EMMIE CATRAMBONE, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

College work is generally cumulative with minimal exams during the the semester and concluding with a final exam that reflects material mastered. This kind of assessment works in that kind of environment because students have...

Dulled to death; Importance of attachment

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

Our country may bolster bustling cities, turquoise beaches, and snow-capped mountains, but beyond the Empire State Building and crowds at Ocean City, violence in the United States is everywhere. One of the scariest, most unpredictable...

Grading system includes inconsistency across curricular areas

CASSIDY CHANDLER, Features Editor

November 27, 2018

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The new 50-30-20 weighted grading system that has been implemented in Harford County was a strong attempt to create grading consistency across all curricular areas. However, what this system has accomplished is quite the opposite...

Students gather, protest links with ICE; Maryland universities speak their mind

ALEAH BIKLE, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Showcase

As the national debate over the immigration policy in the United States continues to spark dispute under the Trump administration, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park are some of the few schools...

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