Category: Opinions

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

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. 

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 […]

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 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 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.