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Li Scores as NMSQT Semifinalist

Li Scores as NMSQT Semifinalist

November 9, 2018

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced their semifinalists for the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition. 10 BCPS students have been awarded, including senior Daniel Li from...

Students Frustrated as BCPS Blocks Google

Students Frustrated as BCPS Blocks Google

November 7, 2018

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”   This phrase (taken from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace) is a prime example of the Socratic Paradox, or the “I k...

New Year, New Challenges

New Year, New Challenges

October 31, 2018

  The beginning of the 2018-2019 school year is bringing many new changes to the school, especially changes that enhance the educational resources for Catonsville High students. BCPS has introduced new ...

Westowne Elementary School Cancels School Play

Westowne Elementary School Cancels School Play

October 31, 2018

Westowne Elementary School has replaced its latest play production after receiving complaints about negative stereotypes of Arab culture.   The drama club at Westowne Elementary School intended to perform a live production of the popular 1992 fil...

The School Day Gets Even Longer

The School Day Gets Even Longer

October 31, 2018

One of many new things this school year is that the school day was extended by 5 minutes. This is a consequence of Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, which ordered that school start after Labor...

Device Roll-Out Rolls Out

Device Roll-Out Rolls Out

October 29, 2018

This school year started with a few major changes: an extra five minutes, active shooter drills, and, arguably the biggest, personal touch-screen laptops for all students.   As CHS students debate over these new additions, teachers also learn to navigate technical difficulties and n...

Freshmen Transition to CHS

Freshmen Transition to CHS

October 16, 2018

Transitioning from middle school to high school is a big change: bigger workload, more expectations, increased responsibility, and so much more. Due to the difference, freshmen have mixed feelings about...

Tadesse Wins Cummings Youth Fellowship

Tadesse Wins Cummings Youth Fellowship

September 28, 2018

As more and more young role models appear in politics, CHS teens are becoming both confident in sharing their political voice and curious as to how our government operates. Catonsville junior Deborah...

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at CHS

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at CHS

May 8, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18, Holocaust survivor Edith Cord spoke in front of a crowd of about 60 sophomore AP World History students.   Cord provided students with a historical presentation and a lecture on her life story and experiences.   "I...

CHS Responds to Gun Violence

CHS Responds to Gun Violence

May 1, 2018

American students have taken to the streets in protest of nationwide gun violence and the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida at Stoneman Douglas High School. In response, some CHS students have...

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