By: Anshuta Beeram
Due to the pandemic many gyms and athletic facilities have shut down leaving people with fewer ways to exercise. Yoga is an effective solution to this problem. It works for everyone, has many health benefits, and is convenient.
By: Avery Ahlquist
Much to the dismay of many students, homecoming has been cancelled at Glenelg High School and many other high schools around the country due to COVID-19. Some schools have carried on with their homecoming events while adhering to safety protocols, while others have postponed the event or cancelled it entirely. Disappointed teenagers have begun to plan their own parties, completely defeating the purpose of cancelling the school sanctioned event.
By: Aleena Khan
The modern day American education system places 25th best in science and reading and 38th best in math, compared to every other country in this world. Even though America scores a bit above and below the OECD’s average, American schools are still lacking in a lot of areas.
By: J.T. Shatzer
In a year filled with shortcomings and disappointment, the tech giants, Microsoft and Sony, have finally released the highly anticipated next generation of gaming consoles, the Playstation 5 (Sony) and the XBOX Series X (Microsoft). The two companies have competed against one another for almost two decades now, and the most recent set of consoles are poised to be the best yet. As the holiday season approaches, many gamers around the Glenelg community hope to be able to have the opportunity to experience gaming in the next generation. Despite both consoles boasting amazing specs, the age-old question remains: Playstation or XBOX?
By Nia Stewart
For decades, Disney, a popular entertainment company, has been making and producing films that have had a major impact on their viewers’ lives, especially the younger viewers. However, a majority of Disney films have counteractive messages that negatively impact children and parents. These messages are often missed by the viewers when watching the film.
By Saumyaa Gupta
During this stressful time and staying at home, many students and others are bored with nothing to do at their houses. For students who are bored, there are many different ways to be occupied.
By J.T. Shatzer
With the Covid-19 Pandemic and the quarantine that comes with it basically putting the world on hold, a whole new sickness has developed alongside it. What is this new sickness exactly? Well, to put it in simple terms, people know it best as Cabin Fever. We all know just how excruciatingly boring an empty house with nothing to do can be, so I decided to check-in on some of my fellow Gladiators and see what they have been up to recently and if they have been doing anything interesting with all of this newfound time.
By Evan Whatley
The Ford Mustang Mach-E coming out for sale in late 2020 and officially made public in 2021 is Ford’s all new electric car. Ford is releasing their first electric car to compete with the likes of Tesla, Jaguar, and Audi. The all new Mach E has been promoted on its ability to go from zero to sixty miles per hour in approximately 3 seconds and long range of mileage. Ford, the originator of American cars, has lasted for over 116 years and has continuously produced high quality automobiles.
By Kruthin Mu[ppidi and Evan McCollum
DS Automobiles has amazed the world with their new concept of the X E Tense. As Tesla took consumers by storm and dropped their jaws to the floor, DS was calmly improving their own ace to set the stage for the future of automobiles
By Tasha White & Allie Kang
Recently on Wednesday, October 30, Apple discreetly released an upgraded version of its popular wireless earbuds, the AirPod. This new version of their previous best-selling AirPods now comes with a new and innovative listening technology.
By Jason Shearer
Wrapping up after the release of the second part of the Infinity Saga, Avengers: Endgame, fans have been wondering about what is next to come after this new movie.
By JT Shatzer and Alexis Kominos
As the school year is winding down, the anticipation for summer goes through the roof for most students. A wide variety of people partake in the classic summer activities such as going to the beach or pool, or just hanging out with friends. But what happens when you and your friends get bored of the everyday summer routine? Well here is a short list of some unique activities that will for sure make for a memorable summer day.
By Sarah Cipolla
Many memories and words come to the mind when the name Mr. Singleton is heard. Some people think about his weekly essays, his British accent, his world travels, and his kind personality. With his impending retirement, staff and students will miss him walking through the hallways and spreading his joy.
By Amanda Sames
In a school full of 1,196 students, it is difficult to know everyone in your grade. There are 290 students in the Senior class this year, so there will be many remarkable people walking across the stage whom some people may not know. One person in particular, Gabriella Cawley, is an exceptional Senior graduating this year.
By Sarah Cipolla
Glenelg High School students who take part in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D) worked tirelessly throughout the school year to keep the community aware of the destructive decisions that reckless people can make. The week before prom, Seniors and Juniors participated in the Glenelg Ghost Out, tested out the drunk driving simulation, and listened to a presentation by a former Glenelg student.
By J.T. Shatzer
From sports, academics, and constant family pressure, Howard County is possibly one of the most competitive and stressful environments for someone to grow up in. In order to tackle such an alarming issue within the students of our community, the Howard County Board of Education recently proposed a new homework and grading policy which limits the amount of homework a student is assigned every night.
By Alexis Kominos
Lights! Camera! Action—and all that jazz! During the last four days of March, Glenelg High School’s Theater Department put on a spectacular performance of Chicago in the high school’s auditorium. From flapper dresses and jazz to murder and adultery, Chicago had it all. The play was based on the true story of two murderesses competing for fame and manipulating their way out of the imminent demise they faced from their crimes.
By Sarah Kang
That is the percent increase in E-cigarette use among high school students as compared to 2017, as stated in Truth Initiative. Today, numerous teens are found to consume nicotine more often than usual. According to Truth Initiative, 56% of those aged 15-17 who have vaped in the past month have used their device on three or more days. The use of such devices have clearly displayed an abrupt increase, and they have been found in school environments as well.
By Sarah Kang
Every year on March 14, the students and staff at Glenelg High School celebrate an unique holiday: Pi day! For those who are unfamiliar with what Pi is, it is a mathematical symbol (π) that is approximately 3.14, which is the date it is celebrated. The search for Pi was first done approximately 4,000 years ago by the Babylonians and Egyptians; however, it is unclear as to how it was discovered.
By Jacob Kersh and Alexis Kominos
Lights, camera, action! On Friday, March 1st, the Glenelg Broadway Connections program (GBC) performed their unique interpretation of the ‘first day of high school’ in front of a tremendous crowd. The performance, starring a combination of Glenelg students with special needs and our very own Theatre Department, was truly a marvel to experience.
By Rayyan Ahmad & Jason Shearer
The first GHS basketball tournament, Glenelg BallOut, was set to take place on Wednesday March 20. Hosted by the Glenelg High School Class of 2021, the winners of the tournament are granted the ultimate prize of pride and bragging rights. Unfortunately, due to a lack of participation from the student body, the event was cancelled.
By Sarah Cipolla
'Tis the season for promposals! Prom is right around the corner, on April 6th, to be exact: less than one month away from the big night at the lakefront Sheraton Hotel in Columbia. Girls have been shopping for the right dress and boys have been looking for the ideal tuxedo to match their date. The night would not be complete without the right date and the perfect way to ask your date to prom.
By Justin Robertson
The Howard County community recently lost a phenomenal student, athlete, and person after he took his own life in late January. The passing of the River Hill High School Junior follows the 2012 suicide of Glenelg’s own Grace McComas, and marks yet another tragic suicide of a student in Howard County.
By: Alexis Kominos, JT Shatzer, Zach Kersh, and Jessica Lipman
Imagine going into your school’s nurse’s office to get a condom. Will you be judged? Are they right to give out these condoms? We have put these questions to the test.
By Jacob Kersh
It is no doubt that humans have become far more reliant on technology in recent years. In fact, studies have shown that about forty five percent of our time awake is spent in the presence of a technological device (DailyMail). And the device that humans use more frequently than any other is undeniably the smartphone. However, is it possible that the massive amount of time we spend with a screen in front of our eyes can negatively affect both our bodies and our minds