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New Teacher: Mr. Quinn

New Teacher: Mr. Quinn

Julia Shovan, Staff

October 25, 2017

  With his usual jovial smile, Mr. Daniel Quinn joined me in his classroom for a brief interview. As you may already know, he moved here from Canada just last summer. He previously worked in the Canadian Parliament, and he’s worked as a political organizer and a teacher. He taught United States...

Maryland: A Hot Spot for Human Trafficking

Maryland: A Hot Spot for Human Trafficking

Savannah Collins

May 22, 2017

According to the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF) website, Maryland is "uniquely situated" to be a center for human trafficking. Between the major cities of Philadelphia and Washington D.C., Baltimore specifically can produce high numbers for victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking...

Doctor Strange Movie Review

Doctor Strange Movie Review

Lauren Wallace, Staff

December 19, 2016

Superhero movies are the new trend in the film industry. Part of the reason these exciting, action packed films have been doing so well is new technology. With recent technological advances, the larger than life stories that many grew up with, have been able to take off. With the technology of today,...

Food Deserts in Baltimore’s Urban Communities

Savannah Collins

November 8, 2016

According to an article by the Baltimore Sun, one in four Baltimore City residents live in a "food desert." A food desert is a part of a city or county that has a severe lack of grocery stores that offer fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods. In these areas, residents often have no access to a c...

5 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known My Freshman Year

5 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known My Freshman Year

October 17, 2016

1. Fitting In Isn't Important Like most freshman, I walked into mercy scared to death that I wouldn’t fit in or make any friends (a year later this sounds absolutely ridiculous since I had immediately made plenty..) This (now) stupid fear would lead me into a year of comparing myself to the girls ...

The Flint Water Crisis & Baltimore’s History of Lead Poisoning

The Flint Water Crisis & Baltimore’s History of Lead Poisoning

Savannah Collins, Staff

March 14, 2016

You may have heard in recent months about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. High levels of lead have been present in Flint's water supply for a little over a year now. Unfortunately, many children in Flint have contracted lead poisoning. When reading about the statistics of this disaster, it may remind...

Pink Parade

Pink Parade

Lauren Wallace, Staff

November 3, 2015

Breast cancer is an incurable and fatal tumor that starts within the cells of a breast. In the United States breast cancer is a very common disease with over more than three million cases a year. About 40,290 women are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015, but the death rates have been decreasing...

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

Raquel Ramos and Deanna Stephen

March 16, 2015

Christina McDonough York College of Pennsylvania Majoring in Nursing Club Sports She chose this college because it's close to home and has a good nursing program "I play soccer, basketball, and lacrosse."   Molly Tobias Kennesaw State University Division I Women's Lacr...

Late Nights and College Applications

Sarah Sudlow, Editor

October 20, 2014

11:40 PM. Twenty minutes before your application is due. Your fingers, covered in Doritos crumbs, are furiously typing the end of an unpolished obviously-completed-the-night-before essay. At 11:59 PM your essay is finally done; you submit your application. That is when you see it. You used “your”...

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