By: Zorais Naroo
Many in the west tend to discuss Ukraine’s current suffering, perhaps most notably because of its common online coverage. On YouTube, many livestreams and maps reveal the current impact on Kiev and show how people are reacting to the war.
People seem very interested in seeing how Ukranians cope with the Russian invasion, especially as many are fleeing to other European countries like Poland, and the war has caused an immigration catastrophe.
But what about Russians?
By: Keegan Wagner
On Feb. 24, Russia launched a full scale invasion of Ukraine, complete with shelling of the country’s capital, Kyiv. In the days following, Russian forces have displaced hundreds of Ukrainian citizens while the Ukrainian government has urged its citizens to take up arms against the Russian soldiers.
As a response to the invasion, U.S. President Joe Biden has implemented a growing list of strict economic sanctions on Russia. This move has been mirrored by many other countries that support Ukraine. But these sanctions, along with some military and care supplies, are the extent of foreign aid sent to the country.
By: Nevin Shatzer
Is 7:25 a.m. too early of a start time for school? The Howard County Board of Education seems to think so, pushing for new start times as late as 8:30 a.m. within the next two years. Although on paper this seems like a good way to provide teens with more rest, I can’t help but wonder whether these later start times will actually have their intended effect.
As a collective group, most (students) find themselves struggling to wake up in the morning and staying awake during school, leading some to fall asleep in class, pay less attention, and develop unhealthy caffeine habits.
By: Michael Nagle
When talking about the ego of a sports player one name always comes to mind: Antonio Brown.
A wide receiver for 11 years on four teams, Brown, today, is more known for his antics on the field and off than he is for his play-making ability that defined his early career.
By: Bella Carstea
We’ve all seen the “Safe Space” posters hanging in classrooms, the rainbow mural in the math hallway calling students to be themselves with pride. But is that enough?
As a senior at Glenleg who has been out and proud for six years, I’ve seen the improvement our school has made in the past four years. Even something so simple as a rainbow pin on a teacher’s lanyard that tells a student “You’re safe to be yourself here,” presents such an invaluable message.
While physical representations of support are necessary, it’s important to continuously acknowledge that all students must be respected. To this end, there is more work to be done here, throughout our country, and the world. Sometimes, hearing and listening to perspectives can be a unifying experience.
I asked members of the LGBTQIA+ community in our high school community to express their viewpoints and perspectives: