Hereford Harbinger

Parents set the bar about 50 ft too high

Parents set the bar about 50 ft too high

Emma Charles, Reporter

November 16, 2018

The average teenager has the same level of anxiety as a psychiatric patient in the 1950s, according to the American Psychological Association. I’m sure no high school student would attempt to refute this. With AP classes commencing as the new year begins, fall sports seasons climaxing, and college...

2019 prom changes are unfair

2019 prom changes are unfair

Maggy McGuigan and Midori Day

May 31, 2018

Nationwide, Prom has always been a day that students have dreamt about. Most people would consider this as one of the most memorable moments of high school. The changes the county has recently made prohibit seniors from holding the prom anywhere outside the Baltimore County area, and separate the...

Having a license is bitter sweet

Chloe Parker, Online- Editor

May 23, 2018

The flowers were starting to bloom, the cold snow was finally melting, and school was coming to an end. I thought nothing could be better. I thought getting my license in May was a dream come true, being able to drive all summer seemed like an ideal summer to me. I mean, what could be better than driving...

Brady’s Banter: I don’t play Fortnite

Brady McGee, Reporter

May 23, 2018

Scrolling through Instagram, my newsfeed consists of sports highlights, political memes (MAGA), and as of the past three months Fortnite videos; so many Fortnite videos. Don’t get me wrong, Fortnite is a fun and inventive game. The battle royale genre has exploded onto the video game scene but for...

Fourth and final season

The Hereford varsity girls’ lacrosse team lines up for the National Anthem on their home turf, playing the Dulaney Lions for the senior game.

Lily Cavillaro, Reporter

May 21, 2018

Fourteen-years-old and terrified of the tryout that awaited me the morning of March 1, 2015, I was a freshman trying out for the varsity lacrosse team. Playing with and against girls four years older, four years bigger, and with four more years of experience than me, I was utterly intimidated to say...

Why the modern rap game is weak

Max Herbkersman, Reporter

May 7, 2018

Imagine opening your phone, going to Instagram, and seeing some goofy looking clown with face tattoos scream into a camera while throwing money on the ground. This new clown, “tekashi 69” claims to be the boss of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. I can’t help but think...

College roommate search is stressful

College roommate search is stressful

Bess Tiller, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2018

After deciding where you are going to school comes a whole new stress; finding a roommate. Before this year, I didn’t realize the importance of this decision. We have all heard the stories of roommates going off the deep end, such as trying to poison your food, stealing your things, or even going full...

Making a difference in the world

Nicole Burkoski, Reporter

April 19, 2018

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about making a difference in the world? Almost everyone thinks that in order to one must be older and have millions of dollars to actually make change. What if I said you can make a difference every day just by helping someone in need or smiling...

Why Ben Simmons is the next LeBron

Max Herbkersman, Reporter

April 9, 2018

In 2015, a six-foot-eight-inch teenager made the pilgrimage from Australia to Baton Rouge Louisiana to play basketball for the LSU tigers. Coming out of high school, Ben Simmons was said to be the greatest raw talent since the legendary LeBron James. Many were skeptical, but after his rookie season...

Modern day feminism is quickly losing is focus

Spencer Stout, Reporter

March 14, 2018

No, I am a not a misogynist. No, I am not a bigot. Nor am I sexist, homophobic, or any of the other criteria required to be considered a “deplorable.” Nor am I even a Trump supporter, but that is beside the point. What I am is an aggravated citizen sick and tired of the hypocritical, judgmental,...

Alexa fails to teach manners to children

Keegan Whittle, Reporter

March 14, 2018

Amazon, Google, Apple, Disney — these companies are all making advances to control more and more of your smartphones, what you’re watching, even your doors. Amazon has come out with a digital door lock which allows Amazon employees, using a one-time code, to unlock your door and deliver packages...

Being a feminist is not gender exclusive

Purdie argues people of both genders can be a feminist. The men and women that attended he Women's March support his opinion.

Michael Purdie, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

Feminism Column I’m a feminist, but I’m a man. I’m a feminist, but I don’t want to free my nipples. I’m a feminist, but I don’t constantly push it down your throat. “Wait, that’s possible?” you may ask. “You can be a feminist, a man, and subtle about it?” Not only is it po...