Accusations of bias and discrimination fly at latest Crofton Area High School redistricting meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) held a meeting open to public comment on the proposals for redistricting for the Crofton Area High School on Tuesday, March 19th at Arundel High School. At the meeting, parents and community members made claims of discrimination and bias towards the proposals, redistricting committee, and other attendees.

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‘Away’ side bleachers replaced at Carrol Field, gives Arundel highest seating capacity in county

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By Kirstin Nichols

As 2018 came to a close, Arundel High School was left deserted by teachers and students alike, resulting in a still and quiet building. That is, except for the renovations occurring on the “away” side of the football field.

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New York Times’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications shares insight into journalism

By Natalie Adams

Eileen Murphy, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for the New York Times, discussed her role within the news industry, how she responds to accusations of “fake news,” and tips on how to stand out as an employee or intern, while visiting Arundel on Friday, March 8th.

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Arundel Middle and High respond to hoax calls alleging threats

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By Caitlyn Freeman 

Arundel Middle School (AMS), located in Odenton, went into a police-led lockdown on Monday, March 4th after the Anne Arundel County Police Department (AACOPD) received a 911 call, which turned out to be false, claiming that a student was being threatened with a weapon, presumably a firearm.

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Take&Bake: easing the stress of teacher’s lives one meal at a time

By Sarah Skordas

It was a crazy Thursday (as most Thursdays tend to go) and I was roaming around, pass in one hand, phone in the other, scoring the halls for an administrator on hall duty. Coming across Assistant Principal Mrs. Cooper, I asked if she had a few minutes to spare.

“Not really,” Cooper exclaimed, but she motioned for me to follow along and talk to her as we walked. I was working on a new story, one centered on Arundel’s culinary community and a project called Take&Bake. Making our way down F-hall stairs to the basement, Cooper was quick to express her enthusiasm on the topic, having picked up several Take&Bake meals herself. “The ziti… loved that,” she commented.

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CRASC discusses upcoming General Assembly, SMOB, and more at weekly meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) held their first regular meeting since the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) information night and campaign clinics on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Parham Building. While SMOB events were discussed, it was not the primary focus of the meeting and the CRASC Constitution, selection of SMOB interview panel members, upcoming General Assembly (GA) at George Fox Middle School, and new CRASC t-shirt design were important agenda topics.

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Arundel Theater Company to perform West Side Story

By Josh Kirk 

Arundel High School’s talented theater company knows how to leave audiences amazed with their spring musical. This is evident in their recent productions of 2016’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2017’s Les Miserables, and 2018’s All Shook Up. This school year, the theater students have been rehearsing and preparing for a production of the legendary 1957 romantic musical tragedy West Side Story, which is looked at by critics and musical theater fans as one of the greatest musical tragedies of all time.

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Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils holds final Student Member of the Board campaign clinic

By Natalie Adams

Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) held their final clinic for Student Member of the Board (SMOB) elections on Wednesday, February 27th at Old Mill High School. It was a split meeting, with a mock panel for the SMOB nominees the first half of the meeting and the regular agenda the second half.

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The Board of Education for AACPS revises and adopts Dr. Arlotto’s recommended budget

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By Caitlyn Freeman

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) adopts a $172 million capital budget and a $1.27 billion operating budget for fiscal year (FY) 2020 during the meeting of the board on Monday, February 25th.

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Dr. Aris T. Allen recognized by the Board of Education for AACPS

By Caitlyn Freeman 

Dr. Aris T. Allen, the first African American to serve on the Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), was honored during the meeting of the BOE on Monday, February 25th.

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