Category: Outside Arundel

AACPS hosts a second ‘community conversation’ about ‘acceptance’ and ‘inclusion’

By Caitlyn Freeman

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) hosted a second ‘community conversation’ on Tuesday, May 21st at Central Middle School, located in Edgewater. During the event, led by school system officials, members and leaders of the community partook in activities and conversations meant to, according to the press release, “to explore how communities are interconnected.”

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Rida Alvi: a student with a passion for politics

By Natalie Adams

Rida Alvi is an International Baccalaureate (IB) student at Annapolis High School, with an interest in travel, art, tennis, history, and public policy. While most of her interests are just hobbies, her passion for public policy has led her to one of the highest student leadership positions in Anne Arundel County: Student Member of the Board (SMOB).

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County Executive Pittman’s budget proposal reduces requested Capital and Operating budgets for AACPS

By Caitlyn Freeman

Anne Arundel County Executive, Steuart Pittman, announced his $1.7 billion proposal for the county budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 on Wednesday, May 1st. According to Pittman’s budget brief, $733.3 million is appropriated to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), which accounts for 51 percent of the total county budget.

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College Board invalidates SAT scores at South River High School after alleged cellphone use during fire evacuation

By Caitlyn Freeman 

As a result of a suspected fire at South River High School, which resulted in alleged student cellphone use during the evacuation process, College Board invalidated test scores for approximately 560 juniors at the school. The fire alarm went off during the school system wide administration of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on Wednesday, March 27th, which prompted the evacuation.

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Arundel Middle and High respond to hoax calls alleging threats

Photo by Evangeline Fox

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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Odenton Dairy Queen temporarily closed after fire

By Caitlyn Freeman 

On May 18th, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department received a call at 5 a.m. regarding a fire at the Dairy Queen on Annapolis Road, in Odenton, which is one mile from Arundel High. 31 firefighters from Anne Arundel County and Fort Meade’s Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene.

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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”

At D.C.’s March for Our Lives, students call for action against gun violence

By Rachel Heller

In February, former U.S. Representative Jack Kingston asked on CNN, “Do we really think 17-year-olds, on their own, are going to plan a nationwide rally?”

One month later, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors led hundreds of thousands in D.C.’s March for Our Lives anti-gun violence rally, inciting over 800 sibling marches across the globe. Continue reading “At D.C.’s March for Our Lives, students call for action against gun violence”

How a Tesla Roadster ended up cruising through a billion-year orbit

By Hannah Clark

On Tuesday, February 6, SpaceX successfully test launched their Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, becoming the world’s most powerful rocket in current operation, only surpassed in payload by a 1973 Saturn V moon rocket. Continue reading “How a Tesla Roadster ended up cruising through a billion-year orbit”

A trip to China: the journey of a lifetime

By Aubrey Bacon

My decision to go on the recent school trip to China was abrupt and out of my character. I don’t know what sparked my sudden certainty that I just had to go to China, but whatever it was, I’m glad it happened. Having never left the country prior to this trip, I was slightly nervous about the flight. The longest flight I had ever been on, and the only flight I might add, was a flight from BWI to JAX airport in Florida which took less than two hours. The flight from Dulles to Beijing however was a whopping 14 hours, so it was a drastic difference to what I had been exposed to before. Continue reading “A trip to China: the journey of a lifetime”