The Griffin

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...

Swindled seniors suffer

Swindled seniors suffer

Reece Spann, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Seniors, the time has finally come. It is 2018, our year to celebrate and finish out high school on a high note. The class of green and black gets to graduate and get the heck out of school. But what was supposed to be the best year of our adolescent lives, enjoying events such as spring break, prom...

MLK Day in 2018; a period of necessary reflection

Olivia Summons, Editor-in-chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A polarized political climate. Decades post the debut of Martin Luther King Jr Day and people find solace in taking sides instead of fulfillment in unanimity. In Martin Luther King Jr.’s time, the civil rights movement stood for nonviolent activism in the face of federal and state laws. Yet today,...

Sexual harassment culture demands change

Sexual harassment culture demands change

Dorrie Gaeng, Editor-in-chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Harvey Weinstein. Al Franken. Roy Moore. Kevin Spacey. Whether you’re a news junkie or want nothing to do with media, you’ve probably heard these names in circulation. What exactly do these men have in common? While the number of victims and the severity of accusations varies, there is one common...

If our walls could talk

Olivia Summons, Editor-in-chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorial

From the SAT, APs, PARCC, ACT, perhaps it’s time to consider if this barrage of academic acronyms is veiling a deeper issue. Dulaney has little problem with academic opportunity. Walking down the hall students are exposed to a variety of language courses, internship programs, advanced courses and...

The solution to mass killing is not complex

Johnny Chen, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What is the cause of mass shootings? Is it the existence of guns? No, it is the incapability of inadequate humans who refuse to oblige to basic morals. The problem does not lie in guns themselves, but rather the people who use them. Unfortunately, it is not possible to access the qualifications of these...

Feelings trump free thought

Audrey Bartholomew, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a predominantly upper-middle class, suburban high school, it has never been more important to talk about politics, the normalization of hate, and everything that makes us human instead of alien to each-other. Last summer, white nationalist riots rocked the town of Charlottesville, Virginia. Ending...