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Arundel Theater and JV Cheer floats highlight annual homecoming parade

By Sierra McFarlane

On Wednesday, October 3rd, the annual homecoming parade was held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It started on Hammond Lane by Arundel Middle, and ended at the front of Arundel High. After the parade, a block party was held in the G-hall parking lot from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Redistricting for Crofton High School begins

By Natalie Adams

On Tuesday, September 25th, the first of six meetings concerning redistricting for the new Crofton High School was held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Arundel High auditorium. It was an organizational meeting, a time for attendees to ask questions about the redistricting process, and the chairman and Recording Secretary of the committee were chosen.

The basic process for redistricting is that the first meeting on September 25th is for organization. All meetings after that will be “working” meetings, at which time the committee actually starts to draw the lines. After about six weeks, the committee will send their proposal–or proposals–to the Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Dr. Arlotto, in November. Dr. Arlotto will then present the proposal to the board in December, who will make the final decision on how to redistrict based on the committee’s proposal. The final plan will be adopted in April after public hearings.

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Five things to know about Homecoming

By Arman Orlando Buyukacaroglu

It’s that time of year again! Homecoming is here, and these are five things to know about the upcoming festivities.

1. Spirit Week is the time to show your wildcat pride through fashion.

Spirit week starts on Monday, October 1st with ‘Merica Monday, a day when everyone shows their patriotism by wearing red, white, and blue. Tuesday, October 2nd, is Tropical Tuesday, a day when students wear Hawaiian shirts. Wednesday, October 3rd, is Character/Meme Day when everyone dresses up as a T.V. or movie character, or as someone from a vine or meme. Thursday, October 4th, is Throwback Thursday when everyone dresses like in the the old days–colorful sweat-bands like it’s the 80’s, a greaser from the 50’s, etc. Friday, October 5th, is Class Colors Day, when students wear white if they’re a freshman, black if they’re a sophomore, green if they’re a junior, and a toga–the tradition of which is still unknown–if they’re a senior.

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Medal of Honor recipients visit Arundel

By Kirstin Nichols

On September 14th, Arundel High students and Arundel Middle School eighth graders were visited by two Medal of Honor recipients. After the extraordinary presentation, students and teachers said they were left in awe. “I think the students realized how amazing those gentlemen were to the point where my 2B class didn’t want to leave. They just wanted to be in their presence,” Mr. Prescott, himself a veteran, said.

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New tardy policy dictates detentions

By Natalie Adams

With the start of the 2018-2019 school year, the Arundel High administration introduced a new tardy policy. Now, students who are late to first period, will receive a 30 minute detention during Pride Period, which they will serve in the cafeteria. Students can choose which day they serve the detention within the week that they receive it. If they receive multiple detentions, they must serve each detention separately.

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Homecoming tickets sell out quickly

By Caitlyn Freeman 

On September 25th, 2018, Arundel’s Student Government Association announced that tickets for the 2018 homecoming are officially sold out. Ticket sales seemed to move quicker than usual, according to SGA president and senior Hannah Maher. Part of the reason, she said, was a smaller number of available tickets. Tickets sold out in a period of three days. 

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New school year brings changes to Pride Period

By Natalie Adams

With the start of the new school year, students learned of a new change to the typical Arundel High schedule: Monday advisory. Now, instead of choosing a location for Pride Period, students are required to remain in their first period class on Mondays. The changes made to the schedule last year–pushing back the start time by 13 minutes from 7:17 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., shortening Pride from one hour between second and third period to half an hour between first and second period, and adding A, B, and C lunch during third period–remain the same with the exception of Monday advisory during Pride.

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