A Deep Dive Into Atholton’s Most Underrated Sport

Story by: Adwoa Serebour
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When most people think of golf they think, “retired white people passing time” or literally nothing. So it may come as a surprise that Atholton Raiders have a golf team during the fall season and that the team is pretty darn good.

Shedding Some Light on Student Unions

Story By: Sam Nixon

Mr Vennard’s room was packed full of people. Scissors sliced through construction paper, there were glitter pens galore: it looked like art class. It was actually an Asian Student Union meeting, and members were making Holiday cards for every teacher in the school.

Meet the Sister to Sister Club!

“The Sister to Sister club is a great way of expressing powerful ideas and releasing any stress that a student deals with on a daily basis.”

By: Mary Wilkinson

Festive Future Educators

Story by: Lilie Theby
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Comfort VS Style: a Dive Into Fashion at Atholton

Imani Smith Image courtesy of: Emilyn Woodworth Staff reporter 21 December 2021 Entering high school often means exploring your interests and figuring out who you want to be and how you want to be perceived. […]

How Money Can Change College Sports

Ryan Bean How will money change college athletes’ passion for the sport they play? With colleges now starting to pay athletes based on their endorsements and public image, there are possible good outcomes; however, the […]

Revamping the Literary Magazine

Story by: Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly
Image Courtesy of: Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly

What started as a simple idea to restart a previous club at Atholton turned into an opportunity for students to meet new people, improve their writing skills, and have their literary talent showcased. 

Cell Phone Caddies: Friend or Foe?

Story by: Morgan Ryan
Image Courtesy of: Morgan Ryan

An Evening with Silk Sonic: Album Review

The recent Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak collaboration is incredible, to say the least. The superduo, named Silk Sonic, recently released an album named “An Evening with Silk Sonic,” which derives a lot of inspiration from 70s […]

Clifford the Big Red Flop

Story by: Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly
Image courtesy of: Canva

What should have been a nostalgic take on a childhood classic, the recent movie Clifford the Big Red Dog, directed by Walt Becker, offered nothing but a fast-paced, poorly written, undeveloped plot. The new adaptation on the adventures of Emily Howard (Darby Camp) and her 10-foot tall dog, Clifford, ultimately preys on people’s sentimentality and their wallets. 

The Top Ten Atholton Alumni

Story By: Sam Nixon
Photo Courtesy of: Jon L. Hendricks

Considering that we had our pep rally recently, and our football team is regional champs, how about a little more pride for Atholton? Many of this school’s past students have gone on to do great things. However, some are particularly exceptional and worth noting. Here are the top ten AHS Alumni.

Welcoming Our New Teachers

Story By: Journalism I Students
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HCPSS in a Pandemic: Everything You Need to Know

Story By: Morgan Ryan & Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly
Photo Courtesy of: Canva

Empty desks. High absences. A packed health room. The cause, a virus. Ever since HCPSS schools opened on August 30th, students, staff, and parents have been adjusting and making themselves aware of the new COVID-19 regulations. 

Daniel Hale: American Hero or Traitor?

Story by Simi Adeniyi There is a long list of government scandals, and an even longer list of whistleblowers jailed, blacklisted, or punished for revealing them. A whistleblower is an individual that reveals information about […]

Ranking the Jordans: Atholton’s favorite Air Jordan Sneakers

Ranking the Jordans: Atholton’s favorite Air Jordan Sneakers Almost everyone has heard the name Michael Jordan, the legendary (and possibly greatest) basketball player. His accomplishments include Five-time NBA MVP, Six-time NBA champion, Six-time NBA Finals […]

The Story That Shall Not Be Named

Story by: Jordan Neperud
Image courtesy of atholtondrama.org

A Fantasmic Start to the Year, Marching Band is Back and Better Than Ever

After being virtual for over a year, the Marching Band is back in person and persevering during COVID. Marching Band, just like almost all other clubs, had to go virtual last year. It was hard […]

Spider-Man Swings Into World Record Book

Story by: Morgan Ryan
Image Courtesy of: Wikimedia

Finding Their Way: Redistricted Students Adjust to Atholton

Story by: Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly
Photo Courtesy of: Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly

Walking through the halls of high school for the very first time is always a challenge. Students struggle to find classes, make new friends, and understand new procedures. This year, for one particular group, coming to Atholton proved to be more difficult than usual–and they weren’t freshmen.

Why the NFL Should Change the Preseason

Story by: Evan Huggins
Photo Credit: Sportytell.com

5 Popular, Recent Anime Deserving Praise

Anime reviews for Jujutsu Kaisen, Haikyu!!, Attack on Titan, Horimiya, and Demon Slayer with thoughts from several AHS anime club members!
Story by: Jennifer Wilding
Photos Courtesy of: imdb.com

Hudson Coastal Review

Mikaela Frazier Staff Reporter 4 June 2021 As I walked through the outside tables of Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grill, I was greeted by the smell of seafood right away. The Hudson grill that […]

The Challenges of Recruiting During the Pandemic

When the pandemic first hit, we were all asked to put our lives on hold. Everything took a pause: school, social outings, work, and sports. Athletes across the country were left worrying how they would […]

The Power of Black Representation

Photo source: Inspirations Magazine

When minorities are pushed to the front of a sci-fi story and given the cool powers, ambitious (and satisfyingly unrealistic) love story, and hero’s journey, it allows them to think beyond the sad reality.

The Making of a Yearbook, Pandemic Edition

Caroline Perret Staff Reporter 25 May 2021 Atholton’s yearbook this year is all about “changing it up.” And that’s exactly what they did. Due to the virtual school year, it’s been extremely challenging to create […]

The Super League: A Super Flop

Lourdes Long Staff Reporter 24 May 2021 In April of 2021, the world of European football was set aflame. When elite owners tried to sell out their clubs ‒ the very best in the world […]

I Watched “Music” So You Don’t Have To

After seeing numerous autistic youtubers and autism advocacy organizations condemning the film Music, a nagging curiosity finally led me to watch it for myself — and after a painful 1 hour and 47 minutes, I wish I hadn’t.

Green and Global: Biden’s Climate Summit

Story by: Neel Singh
Image Courtesy of: Greenpeace

The Apollo Mission, But Better This Time

NASA is planning on sending humans to the Moon by 2024. This is Project Artemis. Unlike the Apollo missions, this project’s goal is to establish a long term and sustainable presence on the Moon in preparation for traveling to Mars.
Story by: Jordan Neperud
Photo courtesy of: NASA

Intersectionality

“… the whole world can be against you sometimes,” GSA club president Brayan Sanchez said, hinting at an unspoken, harsh reality faced by those who don’t fit into cookie-cutter labels, whose  lives aren’t guided by one element or one identity.

Atholton’s Class of 2021: High School and Beyond

As Atholton’s seniors prepare for college and future success after graduation, they reflect on their experiences during high school and the college admissions process.

Story by: Ryen Eley
Photo Courtesy of: @hcpss_ahs on Twitter

Parents Organize Prom for Atholton Seniors

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., many school activities had been cancelled due to safety concerns. However, a group of parents of Atholton Seniors have come together to put together a prom for the class of 2021 who’s second chance at the prom many had dreamed of was again cancelled by the county due to COVID restrictions. On June 4th, seniors will be able to go to the Overhills Mansion to receive the experience many had been waiting for since last year.

Staying on Top in the Off-season

“I’ve been training everyday to try to be ready for the upcoming season,” said Chris Martin, one of the players on the Maryland Sting, a local basketball team.  “Covid-19 really messed up a lot of people’s seasons and some people are letting it make them lazy.”

Story by: Rye Bean
Photo courtesy of: Max Molina

The Raiders Fall Season Records

Atholton Fall Sports records from last year, coaches say what was challenging during the season or what the best was.

Atholton Student Run Businesses

The label slip carefully placed onto the package, the box was dropped off at the mailbox, Florida bound. Inside, there was a beautiful vintage blue dress heading towards its new home down South. Accompanying this […]

A Definitive Ranking of all 23 MCU Movies

*possible spoilers* 23. The Incredible Hulk (2008) This was the MCU’s second movie following Iron Man, which is a hard act to follow, and this movie is honestly forgettable–and has been forgotten. With there being […]

Can the Arts Survive in an Overly Critical World?

Deconstruction is rewarded in the world of Twitter and TikTok, where armchair critics have risen to the top. One of the questions creators have been asking recently is if this is good for the arts- does this help or harm creators in this new age of the Internet?

Story by: Simi Adeniyi
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