By Savannah Brooks
Wonder Woman 1984, which was released on HBO’s streaming service in December, had high expectations. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was one of the best movies D.C. has produced – less dark and more friendly to casual audiences than its predecessors, the movie drew people in with its famed heroine (Chris Pine didn’t hurt either). In this reviewer’s opinion, Wonder Woman 1984 fell far short of the standard that Wonder Woman set.
Continue reading “Wonder Woman 1984: The Wonder Woman movie about men”
By Amber Bartlett
As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, many are dawning back on the memories and experiences Arundel High School has forged upon us. One of these many people includes me, a senior who just happened to move here in her senior year. Due to my “newness,” I have been able to capture a specific perspective on the school year. I saw the school and its people with fresh eyes whose spirits I’ve tried to capture in my photography.
Continue reading “An interrupted year through the lens: Arundel’s graduating photo editor shares her favorite images from this school year and her parting thoughts”
By Kaitlyn Letourneau
Photo by arundelhightheatre.com
Eddie Haggerty, the director for the Arundel High School musical, Metropolis, returns once again from Disney to direct the cast-members. Eddie works at Disney Cruise Line as the stage manager, and has been working for the theaters here in the DC area for over twenty years. This is Haggerty’s fifth year directing the annual Arundel musical, having joined fellow director Mrs. Minor when she transferred from Bowie High School. Continue reading ““Metropolis” director Eddie Haggerty encourages advancement of Arundel theatre”
By Malia Salas and Alexys Hart
The NAACP came to Arundel High School on the 21st of February as part of a regular effort to talk to seniors about registering to vote. The organization focuses on ensuring political education and equal rights for African Americans. They set up a booth in A hall, where they spoke with students about the importance of registering to vote before graduation, and also provided them forms to register.
Continue reading “NAACP encourages Arundel students to register as voters”
By Kirstin Nichols
As Arundel adjusts to the new bathroom use policy, made effective on Tuesday, February 4th, student opinions on the matter vary while school staff is supportive of this new system.
Continue reading “With bathroom use policy changes, student and faculty opinions differ”
Photo by Kirstin Nichols
By Carmella DiLeonardi
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an Arundel High School club that allows members of the student body to express their faith in a safe space amongst their peers. The group is run by Arundel seniors Jack Delaney, Lindsay Wingeart, Sydnee Fitzgibbons, and Melvin Santos, as well as junior Billy McDougall. Continue reading “Fellowship of Christian Athletes club encourages open, faith-based discussion”
Photos by Amber Bartlett
By Jacob Mitchell
Ms. Pelle is a new Arundel High School teacher specializing in computer science. She is the first female computer science teacher with career experience in the STEM field at Arundel.
Before she became a teacher, Ms. Pelle worked as an environmental engineer studying climate change, where she did construction and design at Princeton Hydro. During this time, Ms. Pelle worked on stream restoration, where she would go in and dredge the size for stream banks or create new streams. She also did other things like dam removals, which she said is “essentially taking out a lot of dirt”. She worked at Princeton Hydro for 8 years before deciding to teach computer science at the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee.
Continue reading “Ms. Pelle: A lifetime of STEM studies”
By Sahara Portlance
This decade has defined our childhood. We’ve conquered elementary and middle school and are about to move onto an exciting new chapter. Music is a big part of many of our lives. When you hear a song that played during an important memory, it just hits different. These songs might mean a lot to you. Not only have they been the soundtrack to our youth, but they’ve also impacted American culture and spoken out about the problems that we were and are still facing today.
Continue reading “The Most Influential Songs of the Decade”
By Kirstin Nichols
On October 11th, 2019, the High School Nation tour came to Arundel High School. The tour included interactive music experiences, promotional giveaways, and live performances.
Video: High School Nation Tour Comes to Arundel High School: October 11th, 2019
By Kirstin Nichols
On September 23, 2019, at 6:30 pm, a meeting was held by the Board of Education in Arundel High School’s auditorium in order to discuss the achievement gap affecting students in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).
Several speakers, including county executive Steuart Pittman, county superintendent George Arlotto, AACPS executive director Jason Dykstra, Carl Snowden, and Pamela Brown shared achievement gap statistics as well as ideas for eliminating this gap.
Podcast: Board of Education Hosts Meeting to Discuss Closing the Achievment Gap