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Political Divisions Impact Students

Political Divisions Impact Students

November 11, 2017

This past election, at least to high schoolers, seemed to be the most divisive election in recent history. And, as only makes sense, when parents teach their kids their beliefs, they take those opinions...

The Case of the Disappearing GT Classes

The Case of the Disappearing GT Classes

November 1, 2017

Junior year. College is contemplated, classes become harder, and everything becomes more real.  Something that has changed as students become upperclassmen is the classes that are offered. GT options...

NHS Process Challenges Students

November 1, 2017

Juniors and seniors at CHS apply for the National Honor Society each fall; they have high hopes of getting in, especially after a long application process.   Requirements include a mandatory 3.3 GPA or higher, 5-10 hours of service, one essay, and multiple teacher references th...

The Whys of Elective Costs

The Whys of Elective Costs

October 26, 2017

Electives classes are usually the most popular and favored among students. They give students a chance to choose these classes, and electives can help students find hidden talents and passions.   ...

Is Summer Reading Worth It?

Is Summer Reading Worth It?

October 26, 2017

Although summer comes as a break for stressed high school students, there are always things to do, one of them being the infamous summer reading. Each summer, incoming freshmen and any returning high...

Society of Women Engineers Supports Female Students

Society of Women Engineers Supports Female Students

October 24, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers is a new club that was started by juniors Erin Kreis, Riley Sherwin, and Elizabeth Simpson. SWE meets every Tuesday and Thursday after school at 2:30. Tech Ed teacher Kevin...

Junior Prom Plans Revealed

Junior Prom Plans Revealed

October 24, 2017

Junior Prom is a cherished and memorable high school tradition. This year's prom for Catonsville's juniors and their guests will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 and the class of 2019 have already begun...

Cell Phone Policy Revisited

Cell Phone Policy Revisited

October 17, 2017

According to The Atlantic, over 51% of all high school students carry a smart phone with them with them to class every day. Cell phones are a problem that have been plaguing teachers increasingly over the past decade...

Bus Overcrowding in BCPS

Bus Overcrowding in BCPS

October 17, 2017

The new school year brings new concerns, one of which is overcrowded buses and students standing on moving vehicles.   This problem is often caused by buses being assigned to crowded stops. The inability to accommodate all students causes many students to ...

The Return of AP Art History

The Return of AP Art History

October 17, 2017

It's not often that CHS adds a new AP class, so it's news when one is added. Recently, the art department offered students a new class, AP Art History. Taught by art teacher Al Grosso, AP Art History focuses...

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