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Survey: cheating persists

Survey: cheating persists

Julie Chotivatanapong and Greg Zapas
February 15
Filed under News

Despite the implementation of the new countywide mastery grading policy providing students with redo opportunities, the percentage of students who say they have cheated has risen 2 percent from last year. This year's 88 percent rate marks the first year where cheating rates have increased since the steady...

Crafting unique college essays, ignoring competition preoccupy seniors

Crafting unique college essays, ignoring competition preoccupy seniors

Meher Hans, Editor-in-Chief
December 14
Filed under News

For senior Arielle Williams, the college application process has been nothing short of agonizing. “I’m second guessing and worrying about getting everything done on time and if it’s good enough,” Williams said. “That’s the most stressful part.” She’s not alone. According to a Nov....

Supporting LGBTQ+

Supporting LGBTQ+

Emma Walz, Managing editor
December 14
Filed under News

The link between white privilege and racial activism. The experiences of those with marginalized sexualities. Vulnerability and emotions in the face of oppression. Students discussed these topics and more at Disrupt, a youth summit hosted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)...

Class tackles cyber security

Class tackles cyber security

Dorrie Gaeng, Staff writer
December 14
Filed under News

Reports of Russia hacking the United States election trouble computer science teacher Damon George. “Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or other, I think we should all be concerned that we had a foreign country trying to--and arguably successfully--manipulating our election,” he said. While...

Reno advances: debate persists

Reno advances: debate persists

Meera Rothman, Editor in chief
December 14
Filed under News

Even as plans for renovation are revised and revealed to the public with a June start date in mind, opponents continue public opposition. Jennifer Tarr, parent of a student here and an active member of Friends of Dulaney, was one of the people who spoke up at the Nov. 17 Central Area Educational Advisory...

Announcements gets tech upgrade

Announcements gets tech upgrade

Grace Knotts and Daniel Longest
December 14
Filed under News, Showcase

Members of Dulaney News, the morning announcements team, are noting positive and negative following the addition of new equipment. The total cost of the new technology totaled $12,461.90. Students on the team noted adjustments they’ve had to make from last year. Junior Jonathan Morthole sees ben...

Game to be hosted in honor of alumna Dec. 17

Game to be hosted in honor of alumna Dec. 17

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief
November 29
Filed under Announcements, News, Showcase

The women's basketball program will be hosting its first annual alumni game on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m here. The game is being held in memory of class of 2011 alumna Nancy Kelly, a scholar athlete for the Lions. All proceeds raised will go towards the Nancy Kelly memorial fund. The game will be followed...

Prizes drive students to donate

Adam Zimmerman, Staff writer
November 28
Filed under Briefs, News

The Student Government Organization is holding its annual canned food drive until Dec. 28. Cans donated are being collected in A-day homerooms and participants receive tickets to be entered in a drawing for several prizes, which include a new laptop and gaming system. The top two homerooms who collect...

Teachers mobilize to change grading policy

Teachers mobilize to change grading policy

Meera Rothman, Editor in chief
November 22
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Teachers here are joining the countywide teacher union’s effort to challenge mastery grading. “I’m not against the idea of mastery grading, but the workload that is created without any thought is a concern,” said Maureen Burke, who is the representative here of the Teachers Associatio...

Survey: students dislike new mastery grading even as policy evolves

Survey: students dislike new mastery grading even as policy evolves

Julie Chotivatanapong and Amanda Musolf
November 18
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Junior Alex Ozbolt wasn’t surprised that the Griffin’s anonymous survey in English classes found 66 percent of students here find their classes harder thanks to Baltimore County Public Schools’ new mastery grading system. “On paper, the theory that students would be able to master their scores...

TV network’s campaign history bus rolls up here

TV network’s campaign history bus rolls up here

Meher Hans, Editor in chief
November 18
Filed under News, Photo Gallery

  Freshman government students attend an information session on the C-SPAN network’s Campaign 2016 history bus Nov. 10. A representative informed students of the network’s mission to serve as a database for unbiased information, adding that the website’s video library is available for p...

Later school start draws support, concern

Meera Rothman, Editor-in-Chief
November 18
Filed under News

The school board’s newly approved 2017-2018 calendar doesn’t impress junior Mark Bonner, especially the plan to morph spring break into a long weekend. “It’s a bunch of bologna,” he said. “Spring break is supposed to be lit. It can’t be with only four days.” The Board of Education has...