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Teams wow at school’s first speech, debate tourney

Teams wow at school’s first speech, debate tourney

Meera Rothman, Editor in chief
November 17
Filed under News

The weeks of preparation that senior Jessica Ye and sophomore Olivia Summons spent researching paid off Nov. 12. Summons and Ye competed at the Baltimore Catholic Forensic League debate tournament here, earning a bronze medal and an undefeated record. All five other debate partners finished with two...

Teachers share stress, remain optimistic

Meher Hans and Emma Walz
November 17
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Of the 20 percent of staff members who responded to an anonymous questionnaire in their mailboxes last month, just over a third were neutral on the new grading policy. Yet critics emerged. “The policy is being piloted this year and, therefore, there are a lot of changes that are coming in on a weekly...

Holt wins state title

Holt wins state title

Grace Knotts, Editor-in-chief
October 24
Filed under News

His students maintain business teacher Pat Holt was a natural to be named Future Business Leaders of America Adviser of the Year, an honor he received at the group’s national convention last summer. “He’s willing to sacrifice hours of his own time to ensure student’s success,” FBLA State...

Puddle poses problem

Puddle poses problem

Jessie Dorety, Staff writer
October 24
Filed under News

The puddle in the courtyard that is home to the ducks has become a concern to faculty members and to the Horticulture club due to the large amount of standing water. It damages the turf area in the courtyard and could potentially serve as a breeding ground for mosquitos carrying the zika virus. “All...

Writers, actors team for dinner theater premiere

Writers, actors team for dinner theater premiere

Audrey Bartholomew, Staff writer
October 24
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Twice a week this summer, five members of Sequel, the school’s literary magazine, perched at the Cockeysville branch of the county library and set to work on their murder mystery. What they wrote became the script for the school’s first dinner theater production “Kiss the Bride,” set for Oct....

2003 grad, editor mourned

2003 grad, editor mourned

Greg Zapas, Staff writer
October 24
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A diligent student and aggressive journalist. These are words teachers use to describe 2016 alumnus “Sia” Georgandis, who died of cardiac arrest July 31 while on a business trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, according to the Baltimore Sun. “She was almost destined to be a journalist,” Advanced...

Football team responds to Kaepernick

Doria Diacogiannis, Editor-in-chief
October 24
Filed under News, Sports

Varsity football quarterback and junior Ty Woodard, is behind San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during pre-game national anthems. “He’s standing with his own color, and he’s going further than football, further than life,” the National Student Athlete of the...

Staff, students divided on color-coded zones

Sophie Bates, Editor-in-chief
October 24
Filed under News

The zone policy instituted this year has sparked mixed reactions from students and teachers. Physics teacher Peter Sykes notes that the policy encourages students to do what is expected of them and gains a level of trust. "I trust when somebody grabs the pass to go to the bathroom they'll come...

Election 2016: seniors to vote in historical race

Election 2016: seniors to vote in historical race

Julie Chotivatanapong and Meera Rothman
October 18
Filed under News

Senior Zach Swanson doesn’t mince words. “I don’t like either candidate, but I think Trump is the lesser of two evils,” Swanson said. “I don’t want Hillary in the White House with the scandals she has been a part of.” Senior Drew Bossi, who interns for Congressman Ruppersberger, agrees. “If...

Griffin fundraiser at Chipotle set for Nov. 9

Griffin fundraiser at Chipotle set for Nov. 9

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief
September 28
Filed under News

The newspaper's Chipotle fundraiser is coming up Nov 9 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 50 percent of the proceeds raised that night will go towards the Griffin. Make sure to show the cashier the flyer pictured or mention that you are purchasing towards the fundraiser for 'The Dulaney Griffin.'