by: Ben Lahmann, Riley Suszkiw, and Aidan Vogts
In the week leading up to Glenelg’s prom on April 30, the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club planned a schedule of anti-drunk-driving activities to deter students from drunk driving, as well as other destructive actions.
By: Allie Kang
Cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) is a condition that impacts both humans and animals from birth and is caused by the deformation or the absence of the cerebellum in the brain. Primarily focusing on the presence of cerebellar hypoplasia in dogs, the limited experience surrounding this condition has resulted in a narrow selection of accessible resources that work to cover the potential etiology, the study as to why developmental failures may occur in the first place, as well as detailed research revolving around the overall complications and prognosis of this neurological disorder. Nevertheless, even as the frequency of this condition remains relatively low, the observations surrounding the effects on life are just as important as those of other commonly known disorders.
By: Ashley Ford
On February 24, 2022, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
Since that day, heartache and tragedy have dominated headlines: lives and structures have been destroyed, and some 2.6 million Ukrainians have fled the country, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency, which said the number could balloon to 4 million should Russia keep up its attack.
This war has affected more than the people living in Ukraine. It has caused prices of everyday goods, including gas, to shoot up to record prices.
Here's a timeline of some of the events that have occurred leading up to the invasion, and during the invasion (up to March 16):
The Glenelg High School Robotiators, Team 888, won its first competition of the 2022 season March 4-6.
The team has worked hard since the beginning of their build season in January to build, code, and prep their robot for each competition. Holding meetings seven days a week, Team 888 has persevered through all difficulties in hopes of making it to their District (States) and World Championships.
Please wish them the best of luck in their next competition on March 19. The matches can be viewed on Twitch.
The Robotitators would like to thank the staff across the building for always supporting the team and students as they continue to work hard over the next month.
If you are curious to learn more about the Robotiators and their progress, take a look their website: Robotiators 888
By: Mack Leach
You may have noticed the recent touch of color that brightens the end of the math hall on the second floor.
Designed by freshman Zoe Desmond (she/her), and painted by the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club over several months, the school’s newest mural promotes the emblematic message to be yourself.
By: Zorais Naroo, Riley Suszkiw, and Aidan Vogts
The Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT is feared every year by students for the stress it causes. The three hour long standardized test, however, is experiencing changes in 2024.
The changes for the test come as questions of the test’s fairness and its practicality arise around the country.
By: Mehar Dhanjal, Izzy Reyes, and Jonathan Illuzzi
We’ve all seen or heard the pithy phrase “Live, Laugh, Love.” First appearing in poetic form in 1904, Bessie Anderson Stanley’s advice about success might as well have been written about the one person who truly embodies its message: Debbie Derwart.
If you know anything about Derwart, it’s that she is a lover of people and of life. It’s only fitting, then, that her tenure at Glenelg began on Valentine’s Day in 2018.
By: Ryan Fitzgerald
When older iconic public figures' names trend on social media, many users panic to make sure they are okay. When “Betty White” was trending on Twitter on Dec. 31, I, like many others, felt the need to check just to make sure she was okay. To my dismay, and fans alike, I was met with articles from various news outlets reporting White’s death.
By: Riley Suszkiw and Aidan Vogts
PERFORMERS, STUDENTS THRILLED WITH THEATRE DEPARTMENT’S OCTOBER PERFORMANCE OF "THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW"
by: Mack Leach and Justin Zulu
Following a long delay to COVID-19, the Glenelg theatre department raised its curtain Thursday, Oct. 21 for their fall performance, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Directed by Ms. Kassidy Sharp, Sleepy Hollow told a classic horror tale that featured a cast of ecstatic students being back on stage.
With so many things being taken away due to the pandemic, Glenelg students were buzzing to see another show.
by: Sam Kersh
It isn’t every day that your ideas become reality.
But for senior Kara Rivenbark, her idea to inspire athletes at Glenelg came to life through the design and painting of a mural on the wall entering the Colosseum.
Rivenbark, along with several of her classmates, imagined arches spanning part of the wall to mimic a Colosseum, and Gladiator athletes preparing for battle.
by: Aleena Khan, Mack Leach and Riley Suszkiw
Mrs. Sandra Suber came all the way from Kingston, Jamaica to eventually become Glenelg's newest assistant principal.
Born in Jamaica, Suber moved to Baltimore County when she was six, and has spent her time in Maryland ever since.
Suber has been in education for around 26 years. Her inspiration to go into education, specifically student counseling, started when she was enrolled in the child care program at Western High School in Baltimore. After finishing high school, she enrolled at Towson University where she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, majoring in psychology and counseling.
Following a long educational journey, with stops recently as assistant principal at Centennial and Long Reach High Schools, Suber said she is more than thrilled to land at Glenelg.
"I am very excited to be at Glenelg because the population and the dynamic is so pleasant," she said. “My favorite thing is in the morning when I’m greeting the kids, all the parents wave. It's just a great way to start the day!"
Suber said she is hoping to bring many of her skills to the Glenelg community and is looking forward to getting to know all of the students.
Even though she doesn’t watch many sports outside of Glenelg’s, she watches many action movies to match the thrill. Like many students, Suber finds much joy in watching Marvel movies in her free time.
By: Zorais Naroo, Meredith Neely, Justin Zulu and Ben Lahmann
Glenelg High School welcomed new faculty and staff this year. Here are those that look to make an impact on our school community:
by: Aleena Khan, Mack Leach and Riley Suszkiw
Some may know her as Shawn, others as Mrs. Hastings-Hauf. To all, she is Glenelg’s newest principal.
While Hastings-Hauf brings a wealth of experience to the position, she hopes it is her excitement that resonates and connects most with students and staff.
“I feel so fortunate and excited to be here,” Hastings-Hauf said. “I’m excited to have found a school that matches my energy level and commitment both to academics and social connections.”
By: Evan Whatley
The COVID-19 pandemic has plagued the world and the United States over the last year. The pandemic has vastly changed the lives of almost everyone on the planet. After the challenges of 2020 and the struggles of overcoming the nationwide pandemic, there tends to be belief that the return to normalcy is trending upwards. News of a COVID-19 vaccine being approved by the FDA and released in December of 2020 has given hope for regularity.
By: Vivian Conteras
As we’ve started to move into the fall and winter months, many who struggle with seasonal affective disorder, also known as seasonal depression or SAD have begun to see the changes in their mood, social lives, eating patterns, sleep changes, behavioral changes, and other common symptoms that occur. The seasonal change complied with COVID can also cause symptoms to worsen.
By: Ben Lahmann
William Sanford Nye, better known for his work as “Bill Nye” on PBS, is still educating the public 22 years later. Recently, Nye has taken his content to both TikTok and Netflix in hopes to educate the young and old on current topics in the world. Talking about the science of aging to COVID-19 and the effectiveness of masks, Nye remains a source of credible information.
By: Avery Ahlquist
Virtual learning provides students with a whole host of new issues, a main one being staying focused while in Google meets. Turning cameras on is highly encouraged to help students engage. However, most students refuse to use the camera feature for a number of reasons.
By: Alayna Soltis
In recent months, COVID cases have spiked, resulting in a total of 12 million cases just in the US. Among these months is flu season, which will also take part in the concern of if a sore throat and stuffy nose is the flu, or covid. The good news is a vaccine is close to being developed with some companies. The U.K. has even allowed BioNTech’s vaccine for emergency use. Maryland has taken certain precautions to try and lower the number of cases. With Thanksgiving close, the cases will only go up with many families traveling.
By: Zorais Naroo
Despite claims from both parties of high support, enthusiasm for both candidates, Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump, is worryingly low when the stakes are extremely high as many issues tackle the nation at once in this chaotic year. On September 29th, the first Presidential Debates were held featuring the two candidates. Moderated by Chris Wallace, the debates were largely agreed on to be a huge mess.