The Griffin

Teams wow at school’s first speech, debate tourney

(From left to right) Students from River Hill High School shake hands with a sophomore Olivia Summons and senior Jessica Ye after the debate about the benefits and costs of the Internet of Things

Meera Rothman, Editor in chief

November 17, 2016

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, 2016

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...