By: Evan Whatley
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an initiative that Howard County started this year, in order to promote growth and learning within each school in creating a more open and trusting environment. SEL time is every Monday from 10:50 – 11:20 am. The Social Emotional Distance Learning time was created based on the needs of forthcoming students who felt their voice needed to be heard by their peers and classmates on difficult topics such as race and culture.
By Justin Robertson
For the past two months, we have all been cooped up in our homes binge watching Tiger King and counting down the days until the COVID-19 pandemic is contained. It has been easier to adjust for some more than others, but for sports fans such as myself, there is a glaring hole in our lives that has been irreplaceable. Not having the ability to turn on the TV and watch an NBA or NHL game agonizes us. For a brief three days, however, the NFL’s first virtual draft gave us hope and a sense of relief from the troubles we are facing today. If those three draft days were any indication of the effect regular sporting events would have during today’s crisis, we need sports now more than ever.
By Saumyaa Gupta and Natalie Livensparger
For centuries, girls have been expected to look perfect. Now more than ever there is pressure on girls since there's more entertainment from television and social media. Currently, the media portrays girls to be perfectly manicured, skinny, and have flawless skin. This teaches young women to believe they are less than others because of the novish beauty standards portrayed through the media.
By Rayyan Ahmad
December is a great time for many occasions: school letting out for winter break, the holiday season of delicious food and amazing gifts, and the shopping craze that ends the year. But this month also sees the beginning of a new time, a time for planning the future: course selection for the next school year in all Howard County high schools. In the middle of the second quarter for this year, course selection was thrown in, so the faculty can determine the amount of sections for students in high school per course.
By Christian Amaya and Braeden Sumpter
On November 29 and December 2, Black Friday and Cyber Monday take place. These two deal-breaking days happen all across America, and shoppers everywhere will do anything to find the best deals on products in which they want and that includes good or bad products. People do outrageous acts such as starting fights and trampling others in order to secure the products they want. However, Cyber Monday is a safer way to buy items compared to Black Friday.
By Justin Robertson
Advanced Placement (AP) courses have been a pivotal part in Howard County, and especially Glenelg, students' future success. With every AP course that is taken by students, an AP test can be taken in early May to receive college credit if the score is taken by colleges and if the score is high enough. Usually, a college requires at least a score of three or four out of five on the test in order to receive college credit, which can be a daunting goal for some students. In order to have a better pass rate for students, College Board has introduced a new, controversial policy that moves the AP test registration deadline up to November fifteenth, three months earlier than the March deadline students had to meet in previous years. Although College Board has explained their reasoning for the new deadline, some of the public has become puzzled with the change.
By JT Shatzer
Have you ever heard a student fresh out of high school utter the words, “School hasn’t taught me anything useful,” or “I don’t even know how to function in the real world.” Well, the administrators of Glenelg decided to combat those claims by dedicating the entire September 9th entire school day to teaching their students skills they’ll need to have once school is no longer a part of their life. From changing a car tire, to filing taxes, the staff attempted to enlighten students on the responsibilities they will soon face, and how to tackle them. For such an amazing idea, one would think the organization of the day would be practiced and well thought out, right?
By Evan Whatley
PARCC will be taking place between April 26th, and June 7th, 2019. Students in English 10, and Algebra I and II will take the PARCC or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test. The PARCC is a standardized test from the Maryland State Board of Education in order to monitor teacher performances and student progression.
By Zachary Kersh
Some call it news. Some refer to it as journalism. Others refer to it as the fourth branch of our government. Since the creation of our American government, the founding fathers stressed the importance of the press. Being the group who provide the public with information, the press is vitally important. Americans deserve to be properly educated on the things that directly impact almost every aspect of their daily lives.
By Jessica Lipman
Before the month of May, high schoolers begin to prepare themselves for their Advanced Placement exams. Whether you are testing in AP Government, Calculus, or Biology, most students deal with an immense amount of stress. Although these exams could possibly give you college credit and prove your academic abilities, are these exams even worth it? Do they even prove how wise a student is?
By Ellie Henderson
On January 25, 2004, NASA sent rovers to Mars to do research on the Red Planet.
Opportunity was one of the rovers that was sent over the other was called Spirit, they both had the same purpose on Mars. The information that the rovers gathered proved and disproved theories that NASA scientists had on life at Mars.
By Brooke Taylor
I saw Captain Marvel a Fantasy/Sci-Fi movie, recently released March 8, 2019 fittingly on International Women’s Day. Marvel's new release made $61.3 million on opening night. And is expected to bring in $130 million throughout opening weekend, Captain Marvel is produced by
By Sofia Weddle
Since the beginning of time, fashion has been as central to humans as food. In the times of monarchies and kingdoms, dripping jewels and inordinate ball gowns distinguished the rulers from the ruled. Flash forward to the the roaring 20’s, where beads and drop-waist flapper dresses became closet staples. Nowadays, it seems such consistency is extinct and comfort is the new norm.
By Alexis Kominos
The holiday season is finally here, and people everywhere are beginning to brainstorm gift ideas for their loved ones. Finding the perfect gift for people this season is not always easy. This article has various ideas from cheap gifts for stocking stuffers, to expensive gifts for your loved ones.
By Amanda Sames
In the beginning of the school year, a presentation is given to the students about school policies, rules and regulations, and the like. The administration also talks about the dress code in the assembly, whether is has changed or not. However, when the topic came up, one assistant
By Sarah Cipolla
Two years ago, Jamie Tsao, one of my teammates, was whacked in the head with a lacrosse stick while driving to goal. She was knocked to the ground, curled up into a ball, and squeezed her hand around her head. She was concussed and in excruciating pain. Jamie Tsao had such a bad concussion, she was out for the next month. This is longer than most recoveries because of the extent of her injuries.
By Justin Robertson
The new Glenelg High School security and safety policies, adopted for the 2018-2019 school year are being enforced to keep us as safe as possible. However, these policies create numerous problems for students and staff due to vague explanations. Despite only being implemented for about a month, specific issues regarding entering the building and the new buzzer system have been discovered by students.
By McKenna Rueter
Teachers are turning into babysitters the last three days of school. The Howard County Board of Education has extended its school year by three days to make up for inclement weather closings, the last day of school for students has been moved to Tuesday, June 19, 2018. However, controversy has arisen with these extended days because new curriculum and material cannot be distributed to students on these last three days.
By Julie Amoss
Snow days are a nice break from the monotony of school. However, if too much snow falls from the heavens and cancels school for too many days, makeup days are often added onto the school calendar in June.
By Chase Hensing
Post Malone's newest album dropped on April 27th, and fans are very excited after the long awaited release. Malone first announced the album last February saying it was set to be released by the end of last year, but didn't because he was trying to make sure the album is perfect for fans.