Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing

By Caitlyn Freeman

Brief Summary:

Set in the fictional impoverished town of Bois, Mississippi, Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward, is a tear-jerking story about the dynamics of a grieving family.  Jojo, the 13-year-old protagonist, is trying to comprehend what it means to be a man. His grandparents, Mam and Pop, serve as the primary caregivers for Jojo and his 3-year-old sister, Kayla. His mother, Leone, who struggles with grief-induced drug addiction, and his incarcerated father, Michael, continually neglect the children. One day, Jojo’s father calls and informs Leone about his release from prison. Leone, her friend Misty, and the children embark on a road trip across the state of Mississippi to retrieve Michael.  Throughout the trip, Jojo is faced with many obstacles and also encounters a ghost who carries dark secrets of his own.


This story will have you on the edge of your seat one minute and sobbing profusely the next. Ward’s book highlights the race and class struggles Jojo and his family encounter as people of color in modern day, rural Mississippi.   Continue reading “Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing”

A letter from The Pulse’s departing editor-in-chief

Dear Arundel,

Two semesters, three newspapers, and 27 articles later, my time as editor-in-chief of The Pulse has come to a close. My journey hasn’t always been easy, but meaningful endeavors are never easy. Continue reading “A letter from The Pulse’s departing editor-in-chief”

Arundel High ESOL program faces unique challenges amid county-wide struggles

By Rachel Heller

In Arundel High’s ESOL class in room G110, English learner students can be found studying their ABC’s and numbers. Then there are students learning past tense and future tense. And then there are students reading books. The students come from multiple continents. Some are registered for free lunch. Others are below a high school education level. Each year, they take an English proficiency test that has steadily risen in difficulty. Continue reading “Arundel High ESOL program faces unique challenges amid county-wide struggles”

The Pulse editor-in-chief wins international journalism awards

By Pulse Staff

Youth Journalism International awarded The Pulse Editor-in-Chief Rachel Heller two first places, one second place, and one honorable mention last Monday in its annual Excellence in Journalism contest. Continue reading “The Pulse editor-in-chief wins international journalism awards”

Arundel High teacher creates new learning platform

By Tamoor Hamid is a website designed to help students understand terms through creating examples and non-examples. Students then identify examples and non-examples by clicking “is” or   “isn’t.” Currently, Xamplr’s database has around 700 psychology terms, with new terms added weekly. Continue reading “Arundel High teacher creates new learning platform”

Arundel students explore Wall Street

By Natalie Adams

On Thursday, April 12, Signature, Leadership, and Economics students visited Wall Street and Times Square in New York City to learn more about the history of Wall Street, the financial industry, the economy, and New York City.

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[Spoilers] Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is jam-packed and heavy

By Brooke Kaluzienski

Photo via Marvel

The movie “Avengers: Infinity War” is the culmination of ten years of Marvel movies, starting with 2008’s “Iron Man.” Continue reading “[Spoilers] Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is jam-packed and heavy”

Physics classes visit Six Flags for Physics Day

By Natalie Adams

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On April 20, Honors and AP Physics students visited Six Flags America near Bowie, Maryland for Physics Day. It is an annual trip that students take to relax before AP testing and see real life applications of physics. Continue reading “Physics classes visit Six Flags for Physics Day”

First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage

By James Burcky

This concert has been long anticipated. Continue reading “First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage”

First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside

By James Burcky

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My long wait has ended. Continue reading “First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside”