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The Ravens help to make Baltimore a better place

The Ravens help to make Baltimore a better place

Katie Salko, Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

Yes, our beloved Ravens disappointed us—yet again—in the playoffs. But do we still love them? Of course. We love them for the Sunday entertainment—the hours spent at M&T Bank Stadium, the tailgating, parading down RavensWalk, watching Real Fan Dan strip down and lead the R-A-V-E-N-S chant,...

Our View: Additional days are a waste of resources

February 21, 2020

Thank you Governor Larry Hogan for prioritizing vacations to Ocean City over the wellbeing and education of Maryland students. Thank you for causing plenty of confusion in school schedules by mandating that public schools must start after Labor Day and thus ruining the scheduling norms students had become...

Students spread holiday cheer through Secret Santa

Cristina Drecchio, Reporter

January 6, 2020

It’s officially the time of year we’ve all been waiting desperately for the holiday season is upon us. As winter approaches and the weather gets colder, families in the area begin to prepare for the upcoming celebrations. Christmas traditions begin as we get further into December. The sense of joy can...

Vape Nation: Nicotine addictions still prevalent among students

Molly Szymanski, Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2020

“Hey, can I get a hit?”   “Could you buy me pods?”  Walking down the halls, students hear talk about Juuls flying under the radar of teachers and administration. Despite the campaigns to end underage vaping, there has been very little progress made to actually end the problem.   “I usually go with my friends to the bathroom just to hit my Juul, like every period,” an anonymous...

The student lot: What common cars say about their drivers

Katie Salko, Managing Editor

January 6, 2020

As you’ve most likely seen on a haphazard (but intriguing) Buzzfeed quiz, your car can say a lot about you. The trusty minivan is reserved exclusively for soccer moms, the Subaru Outback for the outdoorsy, granola folk. But the stereotypes don’t stop there. Here at school, the types of cars that...

Pet Instagrams take over online entertainment

Borton owns an account for her dog Lulu.  She started this account in 2015 to post cute pictures of her dog.

Anna DeLibro, Community Editor

December 19, 2019

Instagram offers almost every interest one can think of.  With over millions of hashtags and accounts, there is bound to be something for everyone.  Luckily, for animal lovers, there has been a rise in “pet Instagrams” over the past few years.   Ranging from dogs and cats, to even racoons and pigs, these pet a...

Streaming services compete for Christmas viewers

Streaming services compete for Christmas viewers

Maggy McGuigan, Features Editor

December 19, 2019

As we anxiously count down the days until Christmas, putting our inner Grinch to sleep and embracing the joyous holiday season, there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by watching holiday movies. Hallmark’s “Countdown to Christmas” has dominated the holiday movie binge ever...

USPS kicks mailing into high gear with Operation Santa!

Elle Lochary, Reporter

December 19, 2019

It’s officially Santa season. Did you ever wonder where your letters to the North Pole went as a child? If you thought they ended up in the recycling bin, you’re not exactly wrong. During the holiday season, 15 regional post offices participate in “Operation Santa.” The United States Postal Service (USPS) cre...

Eco-friendly alternatives promote a ‘green’ Christmas

Bree Gobell, Reporter

December 19, 2019

This holiday season should be all about saving the environment while enjoying the cold weather and the exchanging of gifts. Being environmentally kind this season is definitely something to keep in mind.   “I think it would be a good idea to be eco-friendly during the holidays because people don’t real...

Brick and mortar stores closing ruins holiday spirit

Brick and mortar stores closing ruins holiday spirit

Andrew Dotterer, Reporter

December 19, 2019

The holiday season should bring about a time of joy and happiness for everyone, but it is often marred by the reality that the stores we know and love are doomed to close. With every passing year, online shopping orders skyrocket and easily outcompete in-store sales especially during the holidays. This...

The war on Christmas continues

Lindsay Clarke, Managing Editor

December 19, 2019

Decorating a week before Thanksgiving, hiding the elf of the shelf, and putting up an unreasonably large blow-up Santa in your front yard are traditions celebrated by many. Yet there is a growing number of people who don’t consider Christmas as a religious holiday and in 2019 the religious elements...

Christmas nostalgia sets in once again

Elizabeth Schriver, Reporter

December 19, 2019

The holiday season is finally here and during this time of year holiday nostalgia is bound to set in. The terrible three-week gap between Thanksgiving and holiday break is the longest stretch of the year, and undoubtably is killing us all with deadlines and long-term projects. All this stress has me remin...