By Zachary Kersh
Americans and specifically Marylanders have been on lockdown for over a month now due to the outbreak of Covid-19, better known as coronavirus. The impact of the temporary closure of non-essential businesses has been tremendously, and mostly negatively, influencing the American workforce. Likewise, the closure of and transiting to online schooling has changed students’ lives at well.
By Allie Kang
Starting in mid-December of 2019, outbreaks of an unknown disease were reported in the city of Wuhan, China. Those infected suffered severe, flu-like symptoms and it was discovered that the virus was found primarily in those who had/has a compromised immune system, targeting younger children and the elderly. As stated by Johns Hopkins Medicine Department, it was quickly discovered that the newborn disease had originated from Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where live animals were sold, directly classifying the disease to be zoonotic. Upon the few people who were confirmed cases of this respiratory illness during the initial phases, the virus spread like wildfire, infecting anyone who had come in contact with the ill. Based on looking at previous pandemics, similar to this one, it was confirmed early on that this new outbreak was part of the subcategory for Coronavirus, or CoV. Ever since the disease began in 2019, researches and health professionals now refer to this seemingly daunting infectious as COVID-19.
By Chase Hensing
On October 17th 2019, Elijah Cummings, the representative for Maryland’s seventh congressional district died at the age of 68. Cummings’ spokeswoman stated his death was due to “complications concerning long standing health challenges.” It was later announced that this health challenge was a form of cancer called thymic carcinoma. Viewings and celebrations began on Wednesday the 23rd and continued throughout the week in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol building.
By Rayyan Ahmad
With the start of the new 2019-2020 school, the Howard County Public School System introduced a new set of policies that affect the entirety of middle and high school students. These modifications have altered many different aspects of Howard County schools and have also received a mixed response from students, from homework policies and submission times to the removal of extra credit entirely. Many of these policy changes were targeted to the grading guidelines used in HCPSS schools in order to “ensure that information on grading, reporting, promotion, retention, and homework is determined in a clear and consistent manner, and reported to students and their families through regular and timely communication about student academic progress.” (hcpss.org, Policy 8020 - Grading and Reporting: Middle and High School)
By Zach Kersh
On May 30th, 2019, a tornado ripped through our Howard County, devastating families due to the destruction and blockage of roads, homes, and more. That day, the same as Glenelg’s graduation, was supposed to be an uplifting and memorable experience. Unfortunately, now it will mostly be simply memorable.
By Justin Robertson
Unlike most policies and projects carried out in Howard County, a new and recent program was created by an actual student, Rachel Henry, attending Wilde Lake High School. In late March and early April, Howard County Public Schools conducted a new and intriguing program that allows students to see cultural differences between schools.
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?