Tag: Opinion

College admissions, scholarships, and overall well-roundedness: why class rank is still important

By Ian Dinmore

Recently, it has been proposed that the class rank system in Anne Arundel County be abolished. The champion of this issue is our student representative on the school board, Josie Urrea. Urrea, a senior at Severna Park High School, the current Student Member of the Board (SMOB), and Vice President of the Board of Education (BOE), claims that class rank creates a toxic environment where students are pitted against each other, saying this occurs across the county. Her solution is to terminate the class rank system, with it the valedictorian and salutatorian awards, and focus more on the cum laude honors system that was implemented in 2017.

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My experience in Arundel’s new “Stretch Your Wellness” class

Photo by Evangeline Fox

By Kirstin Nichols

When I was filling out my course selection sheet last year, still needing a gym credit, I came across a class called “Stretch your Wellness,” taught by Ms. Markiewicz. Being a runner, I place a lot of value on stretching for injury prevention and decided it would be a great addition to my schedule.

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The annual Homecoming Dance: a memorable night

By Kirstin Nichols

On Saturday, October 6th, the building excitement from a week of dressing up, a parade, a football game and a pep rally ended in the annual Homecoming dance.

Although many students spent the morning and afternoon competing on athletic teams, by the evening they were looking their best and ready for a night of fun. Continue reading “The annual Homecoming Dance: a memorable night”