The Griffin

Revamped science curriculum introduced

Emma Shannon, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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To kick off the new science curriculum, half of next year’s student body will be walking through the front doors to an entirely different set of science classes. Maryland has approved a new state curriculum called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with an emphasis on crosscutting concepts,...

Assessing seniors’ college preparedness

Anna Mason, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2018


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Senior Amanda Molino disagrees with the findings that just 42 percent of all seniors here feel prepared for college-style classes. “I feel pretty prepared,” Molino said. “I don’t anticipate college classes to be that much different from the classes we’re taking now. Especially for people...

Sequel celebrates 30th edition

Sequel celebrates 30th edition

Audrey Bartholomew, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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This school year marks the 30th print edition of Sequel, Dulaney’s creative arts magazine, which began in 1988 and has since earned prestigious awards including the Student Work Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the 2016-2017 edition. Class adviser, Meekah Hopkins, began teac...

Despite progress, stigma persists

Despite progress, stigma persists

Dorrie Gaeng, Maria Eberhart, and Emlyn Langlieb

May 29, 2018


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For an anonymous senior, openly discussing mental health has proved to be beneficial in combatting anxiety. “Luckily I grew up in a family where there was no stigma surrounding mental health. It was okay to be not okay. But in other families, this can be frowned upon, which is where things get hard,”...

Dance’s past ethics violations unsettles teachers

Dance’s past ethics violations unsettles teachers

Maria Eberhart, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


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Abruptly announcing his resignation 11 months ago, former Baltimore County Public School Superintendent Dallas Dance pleaded guilty to four counts of perjury March 8 for failing to disclose payments totaling $147,000 from consulting work and speaking engagements. Business teacher Pat Holt was alarmed...

Too juul for school: habit spreads

Dorrie Gaeng, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


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Vaping and juuling have become a social phenomenon, characterizing student activity both in and outside of school. According to an anonymous pen-and-paper survey of 241 students in select English classes, 32 percent of the student body has tried vaping or juuling. “I started juuling when my friend...

Hashing it out with Hogan

Hashing it out with Hogan

Olivia Summons, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


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Perhaps the extensive timeline of renovation propositions has come to an end. Editor-in-chief Olivia Summons interviewed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who delivered an optimistic outlook onto the future of the Dulaney building. When asked what set Dulaney High School apart from other schools in Baltimore...

Murals beautify building

Murals beautify building

Emily Williams, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


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Bringing color into the classroom, business and computer science teacher Damon George enlisted seniors Ju Kim, Kelly Pentz and Madi Sedgwick to paint murals in room 312. “When you look around and see off white walls and fluorescent lighting, the thought was let’s do something about it to give...

Innovation, modernization: to tech or not to tech

Innovation, modernization: to tech or not to tech

Emlyn Langlieb and Anna Mason

April 5, 2018


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Junior Riley Smith was not surprised that 64 percent of students want computers, according to an anonymous pen-and-paper survey of 241 students in English classes. “If you had the option, why wouldn’t you want a computer?” Smith said. Whether Dulaney receives laptops next year or not is still...

Women’s history month inspires unity

Women’s history month inspires unity

Olivia Summons, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


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When sophomore Cindy Jia first joined Vex Robotics her freshman year, she quickly realized she was the odd one out. “I’m the only girl in robotics, and we have roughly 50 different members, which makes an almost 50 to one male to female ratio,” Jia said. Jia shared her frustration on t...

Protests sparked by security concerns

Protests sparked by security concerns

Emma Shannon, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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Chants of “not one more” reached the ears of passersbys outside Dulaney on March 14 as students left class at 10 a.m. to gather with signs advocating for improved school security and gun control. In addition to honoring the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, participants...

Words with Wynkoop

Words with Wynkoop

Olivia Summons, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Principal's Corner, Showcase

Keen on combatting in-school substance abuse, Principal Samuel Wynkoop sat down with the Griffin staff to discuss student well-being and curtailing drug use. Wynkoop hopes to stress a focus on parental involvement in combatting drug use and health awareness. “I would like to address the conversation...