She stands with poise, black skin shining, teeth radiating through parted lips. Her yellow coat hugs tightly around her small body, popping out against the crowd behind her like a perfect exclamation point. She raises her hands and hangs them at the ready, then she opens her mouth and speaks. Amanda Gorman’s performance of her poem , “The Hill We Climb,” on the inauguration day of President Biden was powerful for many reasons. That moment was more than a political victory for Biden or a victory for democracy; it was also a victory for a rarely appreciated craft- poetry.
Thalia Shoemaker Staff Reporter March 15, 2021 After a very long wait with the cancelation of two sports seasons since the COVID-19 pandemic began, high school fall sports are finally starting again. As COVID-19 continues […]
What’s with 85-minute classes, lunch, and more, as answered by Ms. Jennifer Mallo, Atholton’s district representative at Howard County Board of Education meetings.
Story by: Gisele Chiang-Tenbrock
Photo Courtesy of: Rye Bean
This past admissions year, seniors were given a new college application experience that has sparked a movement away from the SAT and ACT, standardized tests that had dominated high school students’ minds for nearly one hundred years. Due to COVID-19 lockdown procedures, the College Board has been unable to administer the SAT and ACT tests. As such, many universities have adopted test-optional policies in the interim, creating a new frontier for college admissions as they navigate life without standardized tests.