By Amanda Sames
The yearly high school band adjudication has recently passed us by on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th here at Glenelg High School. However, participants and viewers are well aware that this was not just some random weekend event. School band programs all over the county have been rigorously preparing to take this test for months.
By Jacob Kersh
Every day, over one hundred species of plants and animals are completely wiped from the face of the earth. In some cases, these mass extinctions are entirely natural and unavoidable. However, humans are more often than not directly at fault for this staggering number of deaths. The vaquita—a small marine mammal that only inhabits the Gulf of California—is no exception to this generalization.
By Chase Hensing
The United States government shut down from midnight on December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019 lasting a total of 35 days and setting a record for the longest shutdown in United States’ history. This began when the US Congress and President Donald Trump could not agree on an appropriations bill to fund the 2019 fiscal year.
By Chase Hensing
The Florida Everglades are famous throughout the world for having a remarkable ecosystem consisting of a variety of different types of alligators, snakes, fish, lizards and birds. However, as of lately, the beautiful environment is under attack by an invasive species of snakes called the Burmese Python.
By Jason Shearer
One of the most endangered whale species is the North Atlantic Right Whale. They live to about 75 years, but most will not reach close to that age, this is due to exposure to dangerous chemicals or liquids like oil, and not being able to migrate to warmer waters quick enough. Only
By Rayyan Ahmad
Beware to all fishermen and crab enthusiasts of the United States East Coast, there is a change transpiring that may change the very balance of the United States. The population of blue crabs has been declining in the last 2-3 years. Marine biologists believe this population loss is due to
By Sofia Weddle
Taylor Swift releases Instagram stories rallying her followers to vote. Amy Schumer announces her pregnancy at the bottom of her list of endorsed candidates. Chelsea Handler urges people to vote to help those who need it. The news is constantly filled with these headlines and stories,
By Jessica Lipman
Brett Kavanaugh, an American lawyer and judge, was nominated by President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court on July 2018. Shortly after his nomination, Kavanaugh received backlash and sexual assault allegations by Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who went to high school
By Connor Brooks
On October 9th, US Ambassador Ms. Nikki Haley announced her retirement from the UN as President Trump’s ambassador. Ms. Haley had been the UN Ambassador for the US for about a year, and had already planned to retire around her anniversary. Trump has yet to release details
By Ryan Hack
In 2016, Downtown Ellicott City flooded after a major rainstorm caused a river to overflow, and then travel down the streets of the old town. A river overflowed, causing water to gush everywhere, destroying houses, shops, and businesses. Many people were injured and left homeless from the catastrophe.
By Julie Amoss
The Supreme Court is probably the most well known institution of America’s judicial branch, revered for its power in setting legal precedents that can last for centuries. Although many of its rulings affect the more obscure parts of industries or the legal system, some of them affect everyone in America. This is a list of some of the rulings most likely to impact students at Glenelg.
By Charlie Glazier
Maryland became the second state in the country to prohibit the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores. Puppy mills are establishments that breed puppies for sale purposes. The conditions of the mills are often inhumane and cruel.
By David Toronto
Devastating earthquakes, hot boiling lava running rampant on the Hawaiian island, Kilauea, is causing major damage and lots of destruction in Hawaii. The Kilauea shield volcano has forced over two thousand Hawaiian residents to evacuate their homes. The volcano at this moment has 19 fissures, which are cracks in the earth that spew out lava. Kilauea has been wreaking havoc on Hawaii since May 3rd.
By Sofia Weddle
North Korea has long been recognized as an at-risk country ridden with nuclear threats and corrupted propaganda. Now more than ever, the world’s superpowers are fearing the future. Is a WWIII soon to come? How damaging are North Korea’s nuclear weapons?
By Charlie Glazier
On March 20, 2018, the last male Northern White rhino died in The Kenya Conservancy, where two females still remain. The male rhino had been living under armed guard, but had developed an infection on his back right leg.
By Philip Johnson & Torin Alexander
On March 24 2018, the biggest youth march since the Vietnam War demonstrations took place across the United States to protests gun laws and school safety. The march was in response to the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where
By Jacob Kersh
As school systems within our country continue to modernize, technology has become an increasingly important actor for cultivating a proper learning environment. Nevertheless, in order for schools to incorporate electronics as efficiently as possible, there are two primary obstacles they have to hurdle: gathering the proper funding to purchase cutting-edge technology and assisting students with the learning curve that comes with it.
By Justin Robertson
The United States could be in a war with China soon, but not the kind of war that some would suspect. American citizens are likely to see a price increase on Chinese imports, possibly worsening the economy. On Thursday, March 22, President Donald Trump imposed a tariff
By Hannah Butera & Tyler Curtiss
Looking for a new show to binge watch? Tired of repetitive series that get boring after the first season? If you want a suspenseful, bone-chilling, and unpredictable show to watch, The Following is for you. Warning: you won’t be able to stop watching.
By Sayo Jolayemi
Less than two months after the tragic school shooting at Marjory Douglas High School, another school was run amok with the terror that is gun violence. The raging concern this time is the proximity to our beloved Glenelg, as Great Mills High School is apart of the St. Mary’s County Public School System, a mere two hour drive away from our campus.