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The Problem With Cell Phones

The Problem With Cell Phones

Jenny Lees

June 16, 2015

Have you ever had problems with procrastination, back pain, or fatigue? The source of the problem may be in the palm of your hand. Today, we are stuck in a cycle of constantly checking our phones, whether we are playing an addicting game, checking social media sites, or responding to what seems to be...

Intern/Mentor Students Create New Technology

Graduates Mary Kate Toole and Lizzie Lee gain valuable real-life skills from their Intern/Mentor class (Photograph courtesy of Mary Kate Toole).

Jenny Lees

June 16, 2015

Thin films. While the words alone might not mean much to most people, anyone who has used a phone, mirror, or a pair of glasses has relied on thin films, and grad- uates Mary Kate Toole and Lizzie Lee in- vented a new system to measure thin film thickness. Toole and Lee interned at Blue Wave Semiconductors, where they studied thin film deposition, which...

Mr. Cox Accepts Crystal Flame Award

Mr. LeMon and county representatives surprise Mr. Cox with the Crystal Flame Award (Photograph by Natalie Varela).

Jenny Lees

June 16, 2015

As students applauded, Mr. Cox was presented with the 2015 Crystal Flame Award in the Students category, for creating Math Help on Main Street, where he offers assistance to students struggling in any level of math. The annual HCPSS Crystal Flame staff awards was first established in 2013. There are four categories: Students, Staff, Families and the Community...

Winter Storms Derail Learning, Testing Remains on Track

Icy roads and sidewalks called for early-morning plowing (photograph by Misbah Farooqi).

Jenny Lees

March 24, 2015

Just before midterms, arguably one of the most stressful times of the school year, Howard County was hit with a series of weather-related delays and closings. While winter weather put student learning on hold, it did not slow the arrival of high-stakes county and state tests, including midterms. In t...

Letterman Raise $400 in Spare Change for Grassroots

Letterman Raise $400 in Spare Change for Grassroots

Jenny Lees

December 12, 2014

Three Howard County high school students died by suicide last year. For Howard County, that number is about average for the past three years, according to Cathy Smith, who intends to bring that number to zero. Cathy Smith is the Youth Coordinator of the Grassroots Crisis Center and Homeless Shelter,...

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