Category: Features

Dress to Impress: Becca’s Closet Hosts its First Event in Two Years!

Natalie Zepf Social Media Manager/ Online Custodian May 9th 2022 The metal clink of hangers, the subtle scrutiny of dresses, thoughts of “not this one,” “maybe,” and “this is the one” racing through people’s minds. […]

Spirit/ Charity Week!

By: Maria Emmons A single mom goes to the grocery store with kids and has to return groceries because she doesn’t have enough money to pay for them. A teen girl cannot afford to pay […]

‘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.”

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 […]

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 […]