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Teacher’s taste: Maria Hiaasen

Teacher’s taste: Maria Hiaasen

Carolyn Twomley, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Ms. Hiaasen is an AP English 11 and AP Seminar teacher with a bubbly personality that is reflected through her taste in entertainment, cuisine and fashion. Staff writer Carolyn Twomley sat down with Hiassen to dig deeper into her sense of style. Q: How would you describe your taste in fashion? A:...

Political views polarizes ethics

Emily Zhu, Associate Editor

December 5, 2019

Barbara Jordan, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, presents her keynote speech to Congress in the 1976 Democratic National Convention. “I could list the problems which cause people to feel cynical, angry, frustrated…I could recite these problems, and then I could sit down and offer no soluti...

Tik-tok sparks cultural revolution

Geoffrey Dochat

November 22, 2019

Even if you have been literally living under a rock for the past year, you still would have heard about TikTok, the newest social media craze. The platform allows users to create lip-syncing videos to a wide selection of songs from popular artists and sounds from other users. The app has become extremely...

Vaping epidemic prevails

Vaping epidemic prevails

Faizah Saadmim and Christopher Cao

November 22, 2019

Teen vaping rates and e-cigarette related deaths have been rising since 2017. The CDC has confirmed 1,479 vaping-related injuries and 33 deaths in the United States over the past six months. In response to the rise in teen vaping deaths across the country, the Maryland Department of Health increa...