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Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Culture Shock: A Student’s Guide to Busan, South Korea

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
December 22, 2016
Filed under Features, In Depth, Opinion, Showcase

During a nearly two week visit to Busan, South Korea (the second largest city on the southern coast of South Korea), I was able to take part in many of the activities of native youth. The culture shock I encountered was not only just in the time difference (14 hours) and the food (I tried sundae, which is t...

Gwen Ifill Leaves Behind Legacy for Next Generation

Gwen Ifill Leaves Behind Legacy for Next Generation

Anjali DasSarma, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under News, Opinion

Gwen Ifill, an inspiring journalist filled with passion and spirit, made it her life’s work to share the truth with the world through journalism, even in a time filled with racially charged arguments and hatred. Her life was cut short at the pinnacle of her career, on Monday, November 14, 2016, afte...

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

Julia Bohse, Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As students, it often feels as if we are bombarded with homework. When one factors in extracurricular activities, jobs, a social life, family time, and sleep, it begins to seem as if there are not nearly enough hours in the day to accommodate our busy schedules. The current HCPSS homework policy recommends...

Yes You Can! Do Something About Climate Change

Yes You Can! Do Something About Climate Change

Anjali DasSarma
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The future of our planet is dim and clouded with smog. By the end of this century, many areas of Africa, South America and Asia will have a maximum of around 113 degrees Fahrenheit daily. 94 percent of Miami Beach and 88 percent of New Orleans will be flooded. With the increase in temperature comes the s...

Why I Support Bernie Sanders and Why You Should Too

Why I Support Bernie Sanders and Why You Should Too

Anjali DasSarma
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Everyone seems to be counting Bernie Sanders out of the 2016 presidential race, but I’m not, and neither should you. I support Bernie Sanders and it’s an easy choice for me, to stick with the one candidate who stands firmly in favor of the people, and consistently states the importance of the ...

More Technology is Needed in Classrooms

More Technology is Needed in Classrooms

Gabby Christopher
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Ever since the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy was implemented in Howard County at the beginning of this school year, students using their cell phones has become a commonality within classrooms. This year, more and more teachers have been planning assignments and activities...

Testing For PARCC Is Going To Take Some Adjusting

Testing For PARCC Is Going To Take Some Adjusting

Rachel Eisenhauer
June 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

PARCC isn’t going away. As much as many students would like to never take PARCC or another standardized test again, that doesn't seem likely. Because we can’t get rid of it, we need to find a way to live with it. Both students and staff need to work together to change the things they can. 1....

Why Everybody Should be a Feminist

Why Everybody Should be a Feminist

Gabby Christopher
June 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Time Magazine has been publishing an issue at the end of the year with someone they name the Person of the Year. Since 1927, the beginning of this tradition, there’s only been 4 women to ever be named this and Angela Merkel, Time’s 2015 Person of the Year, is the first woman since 1986 to receive...

Teen Dating Life Impacted By New Standards

Teen Dating Life Impacted By New Standards

Taylor Morton
February 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dating in high school has become more complicated than it used to be, due to new social norms and pressures for having the “perfect relationship.” However, you shouldn’t have to strive for the “perfect relationship” but rather strive for a healthy one. Having a genuine relationship in school...

Tardy Table Proves to be Inadequate

Tardy Table Proves to be Inadequate

Gabby Christopher
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Every morning there are students who are just a few seconds or minutes late to school and instead of being able to quickly run to class, they have to stand in the tedious and long tardy table line. The tardy table was implemented as a way to make sure that kids who are late to school get consequences...

Cafeteria Staff Feels Disrespected

Cafeteria Staff Feels Disrespected

Taylor Morton
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When a student walks into the cafeteria, they might notice a tense atmosphere, frustrated kitchen staff, and hungry, impatient students clumped together in the free and reduced line. There is an unorganized, large mass of students pushing and shoving to get to the front.  While in the line, a student...

Be Proud to Play for Wilde Lake

Be Proud to  Play for Wilde Lake

Faith Leslie
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Being a Wilde Lake athlete, you constantly see the stigma and the category that the rest of Howard County puts us into: ghetto. I saw this stigma even before I came here, with people’s faces dropping when I told them where I was districted to go. People I’ve known for years have moved or attend...

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