HCPSS Implements New COVID-19 Precautions
Story by: Lindsey Bloom
Image courtesy of: Mary Wilkinson
Due to the rise in Omicron COVID cases, new safety measures were implemented by Howard County upon return from winter break.
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.
HCPSS in a Pandemic: Everything You Need to Know
Story By: Morgan Ryan & Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly
Photo Courtesy of: Canva
Empty desks. High absences. A packed health room. The cause, a virus. Ever since HCPSS schools opened on August 30th, students, staff, and parents have been adjusting and making themselves aware of the new COVID-19 regulations.
The Making of a Yearbook, Pandemic Edition
Caroline Perret Staff Reporter 25 May 2021 Atholton’s yearbook this year is all about “changing it up.” And that’s exactly what they did. Due to the virtual school year, it’s been extremely challenging to create […]
Atholton’s Class of 2021: High School and Beyond
As Atholton’s seniors prepare for college and future success after graduation, they reflect on their experiences during high school and the college admissions process.
Story by: Ryen Eley
Photo Courtesy of: @hcpss_ahs on Twitter
Teachers Taking Action: The Impact of Work to Rule on Students
Caroline Perret Staff Reporter 23 April 2021 The Be the Change club was able to have a very successful start during the coronavirus pandemic–that is until February 18, when their sponsor broke the news. Work […]
Atholton’s Model United Nations Club Attends First Conference of the School Year
The picture shows what a typical Frederick County Model United Nations Conference looks like, but students had a much different experience this year due to the pandemic.
Story by: Ryen Eley
Photo Courtesy of: http://fcpsmun.weebly.com/model-un-2020-pictures.html
Howard County sports return: Weighing the pros and cons.
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 […]
Missing School Spirit? PAC is Bringing It Back!
Principal’s Advisory Committee plans tutoring, online assembly and student immersion alongside recounting the food drive and office hours. Image courtesy of Nikki Farnham, displaying school spirit pre-COVID at Atholton.
Sidelined: All Athletes are Being Benched by Corona
Story by: Mia Hargrett
Photo by: Mia Hargrett
The excitement and tension in the air are palpable. You can smell the sweat and see the determination on the players’ faces as the clock winds down. When the buzzer finally goes off, the fans go crazy, shouting and stomping on the bleachers to celebrate their team’s win. That was last year. This year, everything has changed.