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Asian Hate Is Being Ignored: We Need Change

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor | April 30, 2021

In the past year, the Asian American community has been a victim to countless insidious attacks that were perpetuated by President Trump’s rhetoric. Asian people were unfairly blamed for the “Wuhan Virus'' and the “Kung Flu.” While the daily indignities I face are incomparable to the violent attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, they come from the same place of...

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Student Mental Health Accommodations: We Need More

Arielle Levine | March 2, 2021

It should come as no surprise to the Howard County Public School System that many teenagers are struggling with their mental health. From the ongoing pandemic to virtual learning to the constantly evolving world of social media, students are facing challenges nobody knows how to solve. There are always going to be ways in which every school system can improve advocacy for their students’ mental...

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Remembering Things As They Were: Why I Decided to Stay Virtual

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor | March 2, 2021

I think there has been a global recognition over the past year that there are a lot of things in life that we take for granted. More specifically, I have found that the longer the pandemic continues, the more I realize that school was one crucial factor of our daily lives that I never appreciated more than when I was unable to go. When I first learned that HCPSS had announced that we would be receiving...

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A Return to Normalcy: Why I’m Going Hybrid

Amaiya Sancho, Sports Editor, Arts Editor | March 2, 2021

The senior walk-in, senior night for sports, and senior breakfast are just a few of the events that many 12th graders have been anticipating since their freshman year. Little did I know back in 2017, when I was a freshman, that I would never be able to experience these memorable traditions due to COVID-19. In less than a year, the Coronavirus has taken so much from me: immediate family members,...

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What I’ll Remember From My COVID Year

Samihah Keita | March 1, 2021

There was no way of knowing at the end of 2019 what the oncoming train of 2020 would bring. Accompanying the state of the year was a series of rolling disasters: the California and Australian fires, the killing of George Floyd, an acrimonious political campaign marred by baseless allegations of fraud and illegal voting, and the worst pandemic the world has seen in more than a century.  But in the...

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