The Griffin

Constant change promotes growth, resilience and tenacity

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

It’s that time of year again. The return to school inevitably ushers in a myriad of policy changes throughout the school, and this year is no exception: the introduction of devices (complete with bright blue Baltimore County public schools-issued cases), an extended school day (five minutes that somehow...

Scandals permeate public discourse

Scandals permeate public discourse

Geoffrey Dochat, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Controversy, scandal, lying, criminals. These are not the words that come to mind when discussing our nation’s government, yet these words dominate the public discourse. News lines are filled with politicians’ names and accusations of federal offenses and sexual harassment far too often. People with...

Crazy rich representation

Emily Zhu, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyone wants to be the hero of their own story. When Constance Wu, the heroine of “Crazy Rich Asians,” reflected on the concept of her role and how it elevates minority representation in film she said: “I mean, it kind of makes me want to cry right now…because I didn’t see that growing...

Four years later: lesson learned

Four years later: lesson learned

Olivia Summons, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Countless times, I have seen someone fling their head back in spontaneous indignation: "Nothing in high school prepares you for life, why do we have to learn this?" Never have I disagreed more with any commonplace statement. High school obviously equips students with the academic basics to pursue any path i...

Don’t panic, it’s not over yet

William Chen, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To all the seniors, it’s that time of year. With each school cycle means we’ve come full circle- it’s time for college applications once again. And with that, seniors are left with more than just a pile on their plate. Difficult Advanced Placement classes coupled with this looming task of college e...

Can we auto-correct humanity?

Dylan Mccabe, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Two years ago, I took a trip to New York City. Before I got on the subway I looked up and counted 29 passengers in my car. Every single person was on their phone. I saw blank expressions. People were glued to their "social" networks, ironically making them antisocial instead. With an overwhelming societa...

Studies Prove students face excessive work

Morgan Pierce, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I find myself trapped in the never-ending continuum of stress and overextension. I come home from a long day of school and practice, and then I spend the rest of my night being suffocated by mountains of notes and worksheets. Like so many other high-schoolers, my typical day seems to solely consist ...

Inadequate communication disillusions

Inadequate communication disillusions

Dorrie Gaeng, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The 2018 school year has been a trying one for the Dulaney community and schools across the country. The Parkland school shooting – followed by the pellet gun scare at Loch Raven High School – have left an unfortunate impression on the community. But with these travesties comes an opportunity for...

Stand to stop sedentary risks

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I sit at my desk during my fourth 90-minute period of the school day, I suddenly start feeling a stiffness in my back and pain in my neck. After the six hour school day is over, I go home and I am greeted by more homework – and more sitting. For many other students, it is the same exact routine:...

Unsecure environment prompts anxiety

Audrey Bartholomew, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Why is it that my safety matters only after I am dead? Why is it that my school cares about me only after 17 other students just like me have been murdered in the most gruesome way possible? I’m sorry, I am, but you cannot tell me that my county and my high school cares about me and the rest of...

Friday prom date stirs concern

Imogen Wright, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Prom is one of the seminal events of a teen’s high school career, the last big hurrah before graduation: the dress, the tux, the hair, the limo, the friends, the date, the photos, the party and the big shebang, Grad Gala. With the immense amount of preparation, it is easy to say that prom is an all-day...

Staff editorial: where technology goes, ethics must follow

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As Baltimore County administrators have embraced the screen revolution sweeping classrooms across the nation, it is difficult to tell if our district’s leaders are innovative educational advocates or Silicon Valley’s newest tech promoters. The school board is prepared to vote on a $140 million laptop...