The Griffin

Don’t ditch fiction

Lindsay Docken, Grade 11

May 18, 2017

Dear Editor, We are facing a serious dilemma: the egregious lack of fiction in school. I could discuss the strong positive correlation between those who avidly read fiction and the number of phrases and words—even sentence...

Shift school start time

Eugene Choe, Grade 11

May 18, 2017

Dear Editor, If you look around the school, hundreds of groggy teenagers trudge through the halls, resigning themselves to another day fighting their bodies to get to class on time. The solution for sleep deprivation is simple:...

Seek activities that fulfill

Kirsten Roys, Grade 11

May 18, 2017

Dear Editor, Why do so many students participate in clubs or activities that they are simply not interested in? I often hear peers rejoicing when a club or practice is cancelled, and I don’t understand why anyone would want...

Letter to the editor: on Trump

Michael Zimmerman

February 15, 2017

Dear Editor, While this is in response to the editorial “Does Trump victory forebode havoc?” I want to be as clear as possible: this is not arguing for Trump. The facts show that he is a racist and a misogynist and not...

Reevaluate heating policy

Jules Dotterweich, grade 11

November 17, 2016

Dear Editor, It was Sunday night and Baltimore County had just made the call to cancel schools the next day. I recall opening my email and seeing a message from my varsity soccer coach, Aaron Velky. From the subject of the...

Mastery grading questioned

Julia Clark, grade 12

November 17, 2016

Dear Editor, I would like to offer an additional perspective on the issues central to a recent article “Defending Mastery Grading,” Oct. 20. While I can agree with many of the points addressed, like the improvement of study...