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NEWS: HCPSS schools will be all online first semester

Simone Joseph, rising 8th grader at Elkridge Landing Middle School

July 23, 2020

The Board of Education for the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has made the choice to start school virtually for the first semester. At the July 16 Board meeting,  there was a vote and this plan passed by 6 to 1.  HCPSS’ recommendations for reopening were presented to the Board of E...

NEWS: COVID-19 makes impact on our world

Gia D’souza, rising 6th grader at Ellicott Mills Middle School

July 23, 2020

COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, is an illness that has spread all over the world. There are now over 13 million cases worldwide and over 3 million cases in the USA. As a matter of fact, there are currently over 75,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in Maryland, and there have bee...

NEWS: Black Lives Matter protests happening across the United States

Ethan Chun, rising 7th grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School

July 23, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement is currently playing a big part across the United States and the world. Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a movement to promote civil rights for Black and African American people.  The Black Lives Matter protests have occurred in major cities, including Baltimore and Washin...

OPINION: COVID-19 is rising again – people need to start following guidelines!

Saajid Mahmud, rising 9th grader at Mount Hebron High School

July 23, 2020

On July 17, 2020, 75,821 people tested positive for Covid-19,  the highest number ever seen as of July 21, according to Google who monitors multiple data sources. There is no current U.S. nationwide mandate that requires wearing masks, unlike many other countries. Yet as cases of COVID-19 are rising, public ...

OPINION: We must save pandas and other endangered species

Lamiah M. Ahmad, rising 5th grader at Bushy Park Elementary School

July 23, 2020

All around China, pandas are dying in bamboo forests and mountains. China is allowing the pandas to become extinct because of deforestation, the process of cutting down large amounts of trees. It will take all of us to get China to protect the pandas and other endangered species around the world! Pa...

ENTERTAINMENT: The musical Hamilton’s release on Disney+ triggers large response

Charlotte Spitalnic, rising 8th grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School

July 23, 2020

On July 3, 2020, the musical Hamilton, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, came out on Disney+. Hamilton first came out on Broadway several years ago on August 6, 2015, where it won 11 Tony Awards, including for Best Musical and Best Leading Actor in a musical. Hamilton is based on the Founding Fathers...

ENTERTAINMENT: The coronavirus and its effect on gaming

Ilyas Dey, rising 8th grader at Rolling Hills Middle School

July 23, 2020

The video game industry has been through quite a bit during these times with the coronavirus. With many people confined to their homes, video game sales have actually been going up and online tournaments have started to rise in popularity. At the same time, companies have not been able to produce as muc...

SPORTS: What will happen to Howard County sports this fall?

Alexandra J. Jones, rising 6th grader at Murray Hill Middle School

July 23, 2020

Everybody in Howard County is wondering whether youth sports will be back in the fall.  Howard County children's sports leagues are debating whether it is safe enough to play sports during the Covid-19 pandemic. If sports do not return this fall then there might just end up being online practices....

SPORTS: NFL returns to action while weighing coronavirus fears

Jack Situ, rising 6th grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School

July 23, 2020

The NFL is returning this fall, even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Many fans are excited to have the football season return.   In addition, one of our local teams, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, announced big news this month that the team will be changing its name. With prot...

SPORTS: Soccer update on the UEFA Champions League

Aadiv Ghuman, rising 8th grader at Folly Quarter Middle School

July 23, 2020

Soccer has earned the status as the most popular sport worldwide as around 250 million people enjoy playing soccer. Due to the simplicity of the game, it is loved in every corner of the globe. But out of the many fascinating and major leagues in the world, one arises in its popularity - the UEFA Champion...

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