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Arundel’s first all-gender bathroom reopens in new location

By Natalie Adams

Arundel’s first all-gender bathroom was opened on Friday, December 14th, but closed later that day due to misuse. Almost two months later, the bathroom was reopened on Monday, February 4th, albeit in a new location.
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Students dissect fetal pig and pregnant rat at first Dissection Club meeting

Photos by Evangeline Fox

By Kirstin Nichols

On Thursday, January 17th, Arundel’s Science Honor Society members along with students interested in anatomy participated in the long-awaited dissection of a fetal pig and a pregnant rat, held by biology teacher Mr. Swetz.

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Process for Student Member of the Board election begins

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By Natalie Adams

Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) held an informational meeting about the upcoming Student Member of the Board (SMOB) election process. It was the first of three informative meetings, at which attendees learned about nomination, campaigning, election, appointment, and expectations. The SMOB is an equal member of the board in vote and merit, works on committees, and advocates for all AACPS students, but the position is only open to rising seniors.

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Arundel tests positive for lead in drinking water

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By Caitlyn Freeman 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) released the updated results from the county-wide testing for lead content in school water sources on Friday, February 1st. Eight water sources at Arundel High tested positive for elevated lead content.

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Three things to know about this week’s Board of Education meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Board of Education for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) conducted their bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday, February 6th. Here are three notable events from the meeting.

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Members of The Board of Education for AACPS elect new President and Vice President

By Caitlyn Freeman 

During the bi-weekly Board of Education meeting for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) on Wednesday, February 6th, former board Vice President, Terry Gilleland was elected President and Josie Urrea was elected Vice President of the Board. Urrea, a senior at Severna Park High School and the current Student Member of the Board (SMOB), is the youngest Vice President to serve on the board.                          

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Arundel Order of the Tabletop creates a welcoming community for students

By Arman Orlando Buyukacaroglu

A club called Arundel Order of the Tabletop was started by Mr. Matheny, a social studies teacher.  The club is intended for people that want to relax and play games with like-minded people.

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Changes to dismissal protocol affect student parking

By Natalie Adams

On Friday, February 1st, a parking meeting was held to inform students of changes being made to the dismissal protocol.

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AACPS hosts a community workshop to address racism within the county

By Caitlyn Freeman 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)  held a community workshop at Chesapeake Bay Middle School on Wednesday, January 30th to address the racially based incidents that have occurred at both Chesapeake Senior High School and Chesapeake Bay Middle School. Continue reading “AACPS hosts a community workshop to address racism within the county”

Pride Period suspended for start of third quarter

By Natalie Adams

Third quarter begins on Friday, February 1st, and with the beginning of the new semester, Pride Period will be temporarily removed from the schedule.

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