The Griffin

Operation: don’t die at dinner, I dare you

Emma Shannon, Associate Editor

January 3, 2019

The minute #spookyszn ends, winter break begins. As soon as I can date my papers with an “11” instead of a “10,” I go from zero to screaming Mariah Carey in the car (which I will refer to as my sleigh for the next three months) faster than Party City can stock Santa hats. I love winter break....

“Boy Erased” illuminates a stifled struggle

Colman Hallinan, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

The gut-wrenching facts about conversion therapy came to the big screen recently as writer-director Joel Edgerton adapted “Boy Erased” from Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name. “Boy Erased” follows Garrard Conley (Lucas Hedges), a gay teenager born into a fundamentalist family in Arkansas....

Touching novel exposes eccentric characters

Touching novel exposes eccentric characters

Maria Eberhart, Editor-in-chief

January 3, 2019

"When did life get so loud.” Protagonist Will Larkin, in the light-hearted novel “Float Plan,” contemplates this while serving potato bread at a soup kitchen for his court-mandated community service. Following a series of unfortunate circumstances involving a gazebo attack, a wrestling unitard...

iPhone screen time data exposes discrepancies

Ethan Samels and Anna Grace Farnum

January 3, 2019

Honestly, I never quite realized how low my iPhone usage was until this experience. In reflection, I realize I don’t play games or watch YouTube/Netflix all the time, and I usually only check social media one or two times a day. I don’t use social media much because I don’t feel the need to constantly...

Local neighborhoods emanate festive cheer

Colman Hallinan, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

Since their first introduction outside Thomas Edison’s workshop in 1880, electric Christmas lights have been one of America’s favorite holiday traditions. Surrounding Dulaney neighborhoods are no exception. Festivals all over the country celebrate exterior displays of color and light intricately...

Club Spotlight: New A Capella group professes inclusivity

Ethan Samels, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Music teacher Christina Senita wishes only one thing for her A cappella club Echo – that it provides a safe place for those looking to belong somewhere. Echo is an A cappella club held at Dulaney that meets every Friday after school. Although it has been a club ever since Senita, Echo’s advisor, arriv...

scene at dulaney: New Earth Science room impresses

scene at dulaney: New Earth Science room impresses

Aziza Cossentino, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Students in science teacher Jenna Roberts’ 3A honors Earth Systems class engage in one of many interactive labs. The students place stars on a graph in relation to their luminosity and temperature. Both Roberts and students report that the new curriculum is beneficial due to a more personalized take ...

an artist among us: Photographer explores fashion in Paris

an artist among us: Photographer explores fashion in Paris

Anna Simoes, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Photography is one of the top growing art forms of this generation, as seen on social media and other digital platforms. Senior Sasha Howard came to love photography from none other than the popular photo sharing app, Instagram. "I would always see these amazing pictures on my explore page that I w...

Your zodiac, your fate, your future: it’s written in the stars

Audrey Houghton, Associate Editor

October 31, 2018

Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Like actual fire, fire signs destroy everything. 50 percent of marriages end in divorce and 100 percent of divorced people are Aries. Coincidence? Doubt it. Leos are neglectful mothers that become senile in their old age and scream at babies. Sagittarii are just ...

Comfort food satisfies at Poulet

Grace Monacelli, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

If you are looking for a fast and inexpensive meal that is still delicious, then Poulet is the place for you.The location where I enjoyed a meal was Greenspring station in Lutherville, and the chain is currently working on opening another location on York Road in Timonium, MD. Poulet is open from 7:00...

Renowned bakery by Jason Hisley takes the cake

Miranda Parish, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

When in a time crunch, grocery stores with prepackaged "bakery" items seem too good to be true. But are these cheap alternatives worth the stop, when you could support a local bakery while getting the most flavor for your buck? As seen on television shows, "Cake Boss," "Cupcake Wars" and "Cutthroat ...

“The Hate U Give” illustrates the reality behind police brutality

Giacomo Cascella, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Best-selling novel "The Hate U Give," authored by Angie Thomas, projects African-American teenager Starr Carter’s insightful experience with police brutality onto the big screen. "The Hate U Give" is a bold look at institutionalized racism, from the perspective of America’s black youth. The movie co...