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

By Natalie Adams

The Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils’ (CRASC) held a clinic for Student Member of the Board (SMOB) nominees along with their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 13th at Arundel High School. Nominees were taught how to form a platform and participated in a few exercises that helped them pinpoint their most important traits before CRASC ran through their regular agenda.

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Arundel’s Global Community Citizenship Class becomes a countywide graduation requirement

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By Caitlyn Freeman 

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) passed a motion 8-0 on Wednesday, February 6th making the Global Community Citizenship class, which was piloted at Arundel High School, a countywide graduation requirement starting in the 2019-2020 school year.

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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

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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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Wildcat Ink: Arundel students share their tattoos and experiences

By Evangeline Fox

Expression at a young age is vital to growing up. When people learn how to be vulnerable from a creative standpoint, they can also learn how to become confident and grow. Tattoos are one of the many ways people choose to express themselves. Body art can hold secret meanings or defining stories which showcase the individual in a deeper way. At a young age, several Arundel students have gotten pieces on their bodies to cater to their own personalities and share a side of them that outside perspectives might not ever know.

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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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