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Album review: Jeff Rosenstock’s ‘POST-‘ delivers cathartic, smart and incredibly fun pop-punk gold

By Josh Kirk 

On January 1st, musician Jeff Rosenstock released his fourth studio album ‘POST-‘ along side his Record Label Polyvinyl Records.  The album grapples with post-election stress.

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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”

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.

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Arundel High teacher creates new learning platform

By Tamoor Hamid

Xamplr.com 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”

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

Photo via Kscope

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