Joy To The World, A Concert Has Come

Story by: Luke Strovel
Photo Courtesy of ArtStation

Shaking it up with POMs

Story by: Elena Lederman
Photo Courtesy of: Kush Kommula//@atholtonsports

Running with Indoor Track

Story by: Sophia Weaver
Image Courtesy of: Kush Kommula/@atholtonsports

A-Town Strives for Victory and Another Banner

Story by: Evan Huggins
Photo Courtesy of: Kush Kommula//@atholtonsports

Pinning Down the Raider of the Month Winners

Story by: Ayo Awofeso
Image Courtesy of: Mr. Stuppy
Receiving positive feedback in a formal setting is less common for teachers than students. This is something that Teacher Development Liaison Mr. Stuppy sought to improve at the beginning of the school year.

Flurries and Fun: How Snow Days Are Helpful

Story by: Jordan Neperud
Image Courtesy of: Morgan Ryan

Things To Do Over Winter Break

Story By: Atholton Staff
Image Courtesy of Google

Yes, Social Media Can be a Good Thing

Story by: Morgan Ryan
Image Courtesy of: Morgan Ryan

The Harriet Tubman Building: A Monument of History and Hope

Neel Singh Feature Editor January 3, 2023 Only a few feet away from the percussive sounds of Atholton’s band room and the clicks of powerpoint presentations from the Social Studies department, a seemingly ordinary government […]

Mental Health Matters… For Teachers Too?

Maria Emmons Ad and Social Media Manager 3 January, 2023 A teacher at a nearby high school, Mr. Smith begins his day at 4am. He gets in his exercise for the day, an hour long […]

A Splash of Color and Kindness for our Security Officer

Visual art is something that can be created in many different ways. Mediums such as dance, photography, and painting all express different things to various people. At Atholton, there are a multitude of outlets through courses and clubs, for students to pour out their creative ideas. While enjoying what they love to do, artsy students also have the ability to connect with people by contributing to the community around them. Recently, Atholton’s security officer in particular, Officer Guizzotti, became one of their biggest supporters.

Budding Bonsai’s: A Tranquil Trip to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Story by: Shifa Shaikh
Image courtesy of: Shifa Shaikh

Tucked away on the boundless and blossoming grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington D.C. is the world’s first and finest museum devoted to the art of Bonsai: the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. 

Out of School and Into Summer: Teacher Summer Plans

Story by: Morgan Ryan and Natalie Zepf
Image courtesy of: Google

The Star of 2022 Coachella: Harry Styles

Story by: Mary Wilkinson
Image Courtesy of: Google

Trattoria-E-Pizzeria: A Much Kneaded Treat

Story by: Morgan Ryan
Image Courtesy of: Morgan Ryan

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. […]

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.

Computer Science Club

Story by: Cole Gaither
Image Courtesy of: Cole Gaither

The NFL Divisonal

By Evan Huggins (Sports Editor)
Photo Courtesy: Google

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What People Forget about Martin Luther King Jr.

How much does the average person know about Martin Luther King Jr? Though most people have learned about the activist in school as well as his assassination and his famed ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, to properly celebrate MLK day, it is crucial to first understand the context of his life. 

Atholton Students Take Learning Outside the Classroom

Story by: Sophie Saunders
Image Courtesy of: Sravya Tallapragada