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Senior Deyonna McGeachy-Alexander with one of her drawings. While it is colored, she started by sketching it during class. (Photo by Cameron Franks)

Studies Find Benefits of Doodling in Class

Cameron Franks, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

For many years now, students have been doodling during classes on worksheets, from Elementary School, up to High School. Teachers, however, even in this day and age still don’t understand it, and oftentimes...

I have virtual therapy sessions every other week. I log in and wait for my therapist to join.

I Started Therapy: Why Other Young People Should Too

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor May 21, 2021

I nervously typed in my login information to the Telehealth website. Virtual or in-person, meeting with any doctor made my heart pound and my hands sweat. This time though, I wasn’t going in for a sore...

Highlight mental health every year, make mental health days excused absences, and offer parent seminars on mental health. It is that easy.

Student Mental Health Accommodations: We Need More

Arielle Levine, News Editor 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...

Many students have set up work spaces in their homes to help them stay focused during class.

After A Semester of Online Learning, Students Still Struggling

Ashley Beckett and Rebecca Nason January 7, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis introduced a paradigm shift in schooling. Freshmen have never set foot in their school, graduated seniors never truly said goodbye, teachers are learning to adapt their strategies,...

How to Keep Hobbies you Start (and let yourself have fun with them!)

How to Keep Hobbies you Start (and let yourself have fun with them!)

Lauren Kelly, Editor January 7, 2021

We have all wanted to be an expert at something. Maybe you found a love of intricate crochet or watched Olympic ice skating and decided that someday soon, it would be you with the gold medal. But once...

The American Psychological Association provides different ways to maintain a positive and healthy mindset during social distancing.

Students Take Toll of Things Lost in Pandemic

Amy Batmunkh , Opinions Editor, Features Editor 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...

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Male Mental Health Suffers From Standards of Masculinity

Sydney Lowry , Writer February 24, 2020

Once, a friend told me that he was tired of life. He has since been through therapy and medication, and has improved immensely, but it took a lot of support to get there. However, one of the most striking...

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