Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils hosts Student Member of the Board Debate

By Natalie Adams

Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) hosted the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Televised Debate on Thursday, April 4th. The three SMOB finalists, Rida Alvi, Tyler Bailey, and Charmi Patel, answered questions pertaining submitted by CRASC, students, and other members of the community. The Debate was an opportunity for the SMOB candidates to discuss their platforms before the SMOB election.

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Board of Education for AACPS begins discussion on abolishing class rank

By Caitlyn Freeman 

The members of the Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)  began deliberations on the school system’s grading policy during the meeting of the BOE on Wednesday, April 3rd. After discussion, the board voted to send forth a policy change, which would abolish the class rank system starting in the 2021-2022 school year, to public comment for a period of 30-days.

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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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Que tan importante es para mi?

Por Julisa Murcia

Es un hecho confirmado y muy cierto los medios de comunicación y las redes Sociales se han convertido en una distracción para adolescentes y adultos jóvenes ha tenido muchos efectos a nivel escolar y social, pero nadie se pregunta qué efectos tiene un teléfono celular en una persona que tiene su familia lejos y tiene muchos años sin verla bueno lo diré aunque nadie me lo pregunte. Para una persona extranjera como yo el teléfono me permite comunicarme con mi familia y cada vez que hablo con ellos es algo muy especial porque siento que estoy con ellos cuando estamos lejos de nuestra familia solo queremos estar en constante comunicación con nuestros seres queridos y en algunas ocasiones queremos recordar lo divertido y lo hermoso que era tener muchas aventuras con ellos.

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Arundel Theater Company’s production of West Side Story highlights Arundel’s talent

By Josh Kirk

Arundel High School is known for having a theater company bursting with awe-inspiring talent and truly unforgettable productions. Their recent spring musical production of West Side Story is certainly no exception. The legendary musical romantic tragedy, featuring music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins, is easily one of the greatest musicals ever made. Staying true to the original Broadway version was Arundel’s main goal for this production. Luckily, they have a top-notch production crew to help out the student cast and tech. That crew features director David Jennings, choreographer Jamie Eacker Jennings, producer Eleanor Minor, vocal director Andrea Brumbach, and orchestra director Ian Burns.

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Board of Education for AACPS votes in support of bill to create training for special education advocates

By Caitlyn Freeman 

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) voted to support Maryland Senate Bill (SB) 1016 during the meeting of the board on Wednesday, March 20th. The bill would require the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to create a “Voluntary Ethical Special Education Advocate Certificate Program” for those who are special education advocates.  Continue reading “Board of Education for AACPS votes in support of bill to create training for special education advocates”

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

Photo by Natalie Adams

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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