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Howard County Repeals Policy To Start All Schools After 8

Howard County Repeals Policy To Start All Schools After 8

Rachel Henry, Editor-In-Chief

January 16, 2018


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The Howard County Board of Education has decided not to follow through with the policy to change school start times for the 2018 school year as announced last year. After former HCPSS superintendent Renee Foose voiced concern for such early school start times, it was ruled that come the 2018-201...

Higher Education: The Next Financial Crisis?

Higher Education: The Next Financial Crisis?

Ihsaan Fanusie

January 11, 2018


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Are you a high school student preparing to graduate within the next four years? Are you planning to attend a two or four year college and get a degree before entering the workforce? If so, you might be shocked to discover that there may be an economic bubble in higher education- and it could be g...

Howard County Makes Changes to Lockdown Procedures

Howard County Makes Changes to Lockdown Procedures

Jane Hilger

December 20, 2017


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Across the county, schools have tightened up on lockdown procedures, a response to a growing concern for gun violence across the nation. According to "The LA Times," a gun has been fired on school grounds almost once a week since the events of Sandy Hook. In October of this year alone, gun violence...

Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017


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As soon as Mr. Wilson began his position as principal of our school, he made it his priority to put students first. Since the first day on the job, one of his main focuses has been building relationships with the students, staff, and community members. “The sign on my door says principal, but that means no...

Video Conferencing Technology Connects Students and Teachers Across the County

Video Conferencing Technology Connects Students and Teachers Across the County

Sophia Hilger, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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A new program called “Zoom” has been introduced to Howard County AP US History classes, allowing students across the county to connect and learn together. This is the first year Wilde Lake has adopted zoom, which has a teacher teach from a “home school” using a camera and monitor in the class...

BSAP Focuses on Outreach

BSAP Focuses on Outreach

Maddie Sommers, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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When freshman Ryan Moment-Stromon won the 2017 Black Student Achievement Program’s essay contest, he was shocked.   “It was just amazing, most of the other participants were 11th or 12th graders and I didn’t think that I stood a chance, I was surprised, cheerful, and glad,” he said...

Administration Responds to Growing Need for Tutorial Classes

Administration Responds to Growing Need for Tutorial Classes

Ihsaan Fanusie and Luka Trikha

June 13, 2017


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Beginning next school year, administration is opening 5-6 tutorial classes to serve 50-75 students who need academic support. The class will function as a tutorial for students who need extra academic help. Students will be provided with resources necessary to succeed in their academics such as study s...

Howard County Approves New Policy: No School to Start Before 8 AM

Howard County Approves New Policy: No School to Start Before 8 AM

Rachel Eisenhauer and Ihsaan Fanusie

June 1, 2017


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Students can breathe a sigh of relief. As of the 2018-2019 school year, no Howard County Public School will start before 8:00 AM. Freshman Zion Olibris is looking forward to the change because of the effect it would have on his sleep. “I get up at 6:15 now, but with the change I would get up at ...

Students Elect River Hill’s Anna Selbrede to Replace Wilde Lake’s Griffin Diven as HoCo SMOB

Students Elect River Hill’s Anna Selbrede to Replace Wilde Lake’s Griffin Diven as HoCo SMOB

Hope Kahn

May 23, 2017


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“Many Students, one voice” is said boldly in the candidate video shown every April in Howard County Middle and High Schools as students cast their vote for the new Student Member of the Board. The SMOB is granted a seat on the Howard County Board of Education to give a voice to students. They...

With Depression, You Don’t Have To Struggle Alone

With Depression, You Don’t Have To Struggle Alone

Savannah Jackson, Writer

May 8, 2017


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“In past generations, people didn’t really talk about it. You just kind of pretended that it wasn’t there.” That’s what one Wilde Lake teacher has to say about her struggle with depression. “I’ve probably had [depression] my whole life,” she said. Depression ran in her family, but due to t...

Bookshelves, Coffee Makers, Couches, All Removed From Classrooms Due to HCPSS Policy

Bookshelves, Coffee Makers, Couches, All Removed From Classrooms Due to HCPSS Policy

Luka Trikha, Writer

March 29, 2017


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“Just put them in the closet!” students exclaimed after Ms. Bullock informed her students that her lamps, posters, and chair must go after the results of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) inspection held on January 5. Ms. Bullock says she liked the room the way it was. According to her, it created...

Culinary Students Get a Chance to Cook Again After Teacher Leaves

Culinary Students Get a Chance to Cook Again After Teacher Leaves

Gabby Christopher, Opinions and Sports Editor

February 23, 2017


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Upon entering the classroom on February 15, there was a liveliness that wasn’t there before in the 4B culinary class. The students were animated again, talking and interacting with one another while cooking food, which was a rare sight this school year. A man in a tall white hat complete with a white...

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