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Falling Through The Cracks: Why Some Students Aren’t Succeeding in Online Learning

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief | October 30, 2020

When Governor Hogan ordered that schools close on March 16, everything changed.  With COVID-19 infections rising globally, the future was murky and the list of questions began to grow. Would we be going back to school in two weeks? In August? Next spring? What would going back to school even look like? When would we be able to go to the movies, play sports, see friends, be teens again? When...

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Taking a Stand for Equality

Komara Barba and Carly Damian | June 12, 2020

On May 25, an innocent 46 year-old black man named George Floyd died tragically in Minneapolis, Minnesota due to a combination of excessive police force and an impending heart attack. His death, along with the deaths of many other people of color from unnecessary police harassment has sparked a fire in the black community. Many have taken to the streets to protest, riot, and stand up for the equality...

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Peaceful, Organized, and Energized: Howard County Youth Collective Leads Thousands in Vigil for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Amaiya Sancho and Amy Batmunkh | June 8, 2020

Led by former graduate of Wilde Lake, Saquan Maxwell, and the youth collective “Hoco For Justice,” thousands gathered yesterday to protest and hold a vigil after the senseless murder of George Floyd now two weeks ago. After viewing nation-wide protests on the news and social media, some of which have descended into violence, looting, and rioting,  “Hoco For Justice” organized an Instagram...

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The Absence of a Goodbye

Sydney Lowry, Writer | May 21, 2020

You’re walking onto the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion grinning; nerves aflutter, decked out in green and gold.  Your teachers, friends, and family have gathered together to celebrate your hard work over the last thirteen years. You could be giving a speech, singing a song, or introducing a speaker, or have the opportunity for your parent to present you with a diploma. Maybe you’re excited...

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Students Take Toll of Things Lost in Pandemic

Amy Batmunkh, Writer | May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a worldwide halt of normalcy. People are confined to their homes, only allowed to leave to shop for essentials. Some states are requiring people to wear face coverings at all times when outside of their homes. While some parents work from home, young people are navigating virtual school. This has become the new normal.  But for high school students in particular,...

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