The History and Popularity of the New Balance 990s

The New Balance 990 is both a historic and currently popular sneaker. Here we will go over the history of the shoe.

‘Not Even Water’: Fasting Through the Eyes of Howard County Muslim Students

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

Every year, Muslims around the world come together to celebrate the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan. It’s a month filled with fasting, late nights, early mornings, dinner gatherings–which are known as iftars–and dates. Lots of dates.

School Lunch Review

Story by: Leila Shawel
Image Courtesy of: Leila Shawel

You’re in your 4th period class with a rumbling stomach waiting for the lunch bell to ring. After what seems like ages, you finally hear the ding of the bell indicating that it’s now time to rush to the lunchroom. Lined up eager to see what’s in store and what might fill your hungry stomach. You end up in front of the door to the cafeteria and smell the enticing aroma of whatever might be for lunch today. “What would you like today?” you’re asked. A tray of food is given to you, then seated at a table with a group of friends, you take off your mask and take the magical first bite of lunch. Your hunger is finally satisfied. 

What’s Abuzz in Baltimore: Snazzy Sights and Savory Delights Around Maryland

Story by: Shifa Shaikh
Image courtesy of: Shifa Shaikh

While, outwardly, the modest state of Maryland doesn’t seem to offer much, by diving deep into its history you’ll discover a number of distinctive locations worth visiting.

Atholton High School JROTC

Story by: Maria Emmons
Image Courtesy of: JROTC

“The mission of the JROTC program is to motivate students to be better citizens and in consort of that we also focus on leadership training and character development,” said Col. Reinhart, the Senior Army instructor for the JROTC program at Atholton.

Black History Month is Good, but Not Perfect.

“Black History Month has inherent value because it grants Black people rare positive visibility. However, the month has faced criticism for a number of reasons.”

Winter Sports Final Records/Standings

Lawson Mungo Staff Reporter 1 March, 2022 Varsity Boys basketball- 13-3 (2nd in the county) (Regular season)- Plays Long Reach High School @Home (Playoffs) Jv Boys Basketball- 12-3 (Regular season) Girls Varsity- 12-3 (3rd in […]

Welcoming the Diaspora: The African Student Association

Ayo Awofeso Staff Reporter 22 February 2022 The return to physical school has ushered in new clubs eager to spread their metaphorical wings, and literal membership. Among these clubs is the African Student Association, sponsored […]

Black History Month Door Pictures

22 February 2022 All photo credits belong to Mary Wilkinson

Super Bowl 56 Preview

By: Evan Huggins
Photo Courtesy Of Google

Supply[chains] and Demand; One of the Largest Contributors to the Current Economic Crisis 

Natalie Zepf Social Media Manager/Online Custodian 10 February 2022 Toilet paper, coffee, and diamonds; three very random objects that all have been affected by the supply chain. If you have been grocery shopping this year […]

The New Social Media Trend in Atholton

Thomas Rosenblum Staff Reporter 9 February 2022 Atholton High School has energetic students who love to share their school spirit in very interesting ways. Students having the grit to succeed, participating in events, and athletes […]

Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

Thomas Rosenblum Staff Reporter 9 February 2022 “It was the best movie ever created in the Marvel Universe,” said Iman Mbi. He is talking about the movie that has taken the world by storm. The […]

Don’t Look Up (2021) Review

Story by : Abygail Atim
Image Courtesy by: Netflix

Sports Update 2/3/22

Lawson Mungo Staff Reporter 3 February 2022 Varsity Basketball: record 9-0, next game Friday @Oakland Mills High School @2/4/22 – The varsity basketball team has been really successful over this past season and continues to […]

Mikey Williams First Season at Vertical Academy

Story by: Ryan Bean
Image Courtesy Of: Google

Hairspray Offers New Opportunities for Students

Ayo Awofeso Staff Reporter 4 February 2022 It could be something about the lights. Maybe hearing the cheers of the audience, or being on the stage high above the ground. One way or another, every […]

The Colorful World of Encanto

Story by: Shifa Shaikh
Image courtesy of: The New York Times

Picture this: an enchanted, mystical haven tucked away in the mountains of Colombia, home to a gifted family and charming Casita and where no one has the nerve to talk about Bruno. Every soul except for Mirabel Madrigal, that is.

Fish Out of Water: Episode 1, Fishing for the Future

Podcast by: Neve Schulmeyer and Sophie Saunders.
Image Courtesy of: The Mercury News

Beauty: Difficult to Attain, Impossible to Maintain

Story by Simi Adeniyi
Image Courtesy of: Simi Adeniyi

The Problem with the School Curriculum

Story by: Mary Wilkinson

Image courtesy: lithub.com

The Camaraderie of Wrestling

An inside look on the camaraderie and community of wrestling.

Sleep vs School: Why HCPSS Should Push Back Start Times

Story by: Morgan Ryan
Image Courtesy of: Mary Wilkinson
The alarm clock goes off. The sky is still dark with no hint of sunshine. Rolling out of bed, she gets ready to go to school. She stumbles into her first class, too tired to even lift her head to look at the board.

Howard County Fails to Accommodate Students Health Amidst Pandemic

Story By: Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly
Image Courtesy of: Mary Wilkinson

The United States was hit with another large surge of COVID-19 in the weeks before and following winter break. Maryland was deemed a high risk state averaging about 10,000 cases per day (currently Maryland is averaging 2,700 cases per day) and it was astonishing that despite the high cases, HCPSS remained adamant about continuing in person learning. 

A Recap of the Top Video Games of 2021

Story by: Ava Mantzouranis
Image courtesy of: designyourway.net

5 Olympic Sports To Know About This Winter

Story by: Evan Huggins
Image Courtesy of: Google

The year is 1980. You’re either at home glued to the TV or in Lake Placid, New York watching a ragtag team of U. college students beat the dominant Soviet Union on the ice. With no seconds left you’re either going crazy in the crowd or hearing Al Michaels shout ,“DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!” Hockey is a staple sport for the olympics, but what sports are not so known in the olympics. Sledding sports have been around for a while, and yet they always slept on.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Rangos

Story By: Quinny Boyle
Image Courtesy Of: Ms. Rangos

The African Cup of Nations: Everything so Far

When it comes to football, Europe, South America, and Africa produce an abundance of talent. Last summer, the best countries in Europe and South America competed in the UEFA Euros and the COPA America, respectively. […]

A Deep Dive Into Atholton’s Most Underrated Sport

Story by: Adwoa Serebour
Image courtesy of: https://www.pgatour.com/

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.

Field Trips Are Starting, But Are They Back To Normal?

Story By: Sophie Saunders
Image Courtesy: The Cultural Landscape Foundation

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
Image courtesy of: Lilie Theby

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. 

Board of Education Finally Makes a Decision About Midterms

Story by: Simi Adeniyi
Image Courtesy: minuteschool.com

“Mental health doesn’t mean we get rid of the things that challenge us, it means we are able to overcome challenges.”

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.

2022 Spring Sports Season Update

Lawson Mungo Staff Reporter 28 April 2022  (Ps… This will be the latest update from 4/20/2022) Baseball/Softball Varsity Baseball: Record: 3-6, Next Game Wed 4/20, Opponent 3-4 Centennial High @Home `JV Baseball: Record: 0-7, Next […]

Mask On, Mask Off: Mandate Changed Again

Story by: Jordan Neperud
Image Courtesy of: Mary Wilkinson

“The Batman” Movie Review

Podcast by: Maria Emmons and Ryan Bean
Image courtesy of: Google

Turning Red (2022) Review

Story by: Abygail Atim
Image Courtesy of: Pixar

2022 Ravens And NFL Free Agency signings/Trades So Far

Lawson Mungo Staff Reporter 25 March 2022 Ravens/Big NFL Free Agent Signings/Trades so Far 3/23/22 Ravens Signings So Far!!! The Baltimore Ravens (the best team) have made some big moves so far this off season. […]