What’s Going on In the Red Cross Club

“It helps students realize that they can make a big impact.

Atholton Swim Club Pools Together A Second Place Finish

On April 7th, the Atholton swim club participated in the 2019 Howard County Invitational Swim Meet. Consisting of 17 different events, including 6 relays, the Atholton Jellyfish came in second place overall.

A Whole New World: Exchange Students At Atholton

Rebecca Leger Staff Reporter April 27, 2019 A teenager steps off a plane into a new world different from his own—frightened, nervous, but hungry for new experiences. His eyes wide for the exploration of cultures […]

Raider Rally: Atholton’s Spring Pep Rally

Sweat from the tired senior players and encouraging chants from the sideline filled the main gym at Atholton High School during the Teacher vs. Senior volleyball tournament. Later, basketball players partook in the March Madness […]

Bully Free Forever Club Invites Leader of Free Hugs Movement

Kyle Tracht Staff Reporter If you have a locker, you’ve probably noticed the notes. You know, the heart-shaped notes with positive messages written on them, stuck on every locker in the building? Yeah, those notes. […]

Welcome Spring Fever

Fresh breezes, flowers, baby animals, vitamin D, and cheerful Americans. All this because the Earth finally made a 23.5-degree vertical tilt towards the sun. I’m talking about springtime if you haven’t noticed yet.

Dance Company takes Florida

Sarah Propst Staff Reporter April 23 2019 Dance and Harry Potter don’t sound like two things that go together, do they? This wasn’t the case for the Atholton Dance Company when a group of 50 […]

French Class Takes on the National Gallery of Art

French 4 and 5 classes head to DC to study French art throughout history.

Shazam! Thunders Through the Theater

Lighting struck the ground, blowing the concrete to dust around him and the bright lightning bolt on his chest sparking as he uttered the word, “Shazam!”

Atholton Hosts Battle of the Books 2019

Atholton’s gymnasium, usually filled to the brim with basketball teams or freshmen getting their PE credit, was packed with book-crazed fifth-graders on Friday night. Across the floor there groups varying from three to five children […]

A Pretty and Polished Affair: Becca’s Closet Hosts Prom Dress Giveaway

Kaodi Gerry-Ofor Staff Reporter April 8, 2019     Frantic girls, a multitude of dresses, boxes of shoes, tables of jewelry, a makeup artist, and the seemingly ceaseless bell that signified the adoption of a […]

Atholton Theater Students See “To Kill A Mockingbird”

 “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” uttered Jeff Daniels portraying the the iconic To Kill A Mockingbird character Atticus Finch during an abridged version of the adapted play for a performance of the packed Library of Congress theater.

The 501st Legion- Bad Guys Doing Good Things

Kyle Tracht Staff Reporter 4/4/19 Stormtroopers- for most of us, they’re those forgettable extras from Star Wars, minions for the heroes to cut through in the dozens. For over 13,000 people across the world, however, […]

Anti-Vax Moms Begin Half-Hearted World Takeover

Julia Washington, Brooke Harper, and Stacy Ashburn have formed a group dubbed “Anti-Vax Moms Against the World.”

High School Teacher Did Not Assign Homework, Arrested

A teacher at Central Valley High School was arrested and escorted out of her classroom yesterday during fourth period for not assigning any homework to her students.

AHS Introduces Underwater Basket Weaving as Varsity Sport

People gathered around the pool, breathing in the chlorine and tension filling the air. Underneath the surface of the water, there were five students, strapped with scuba diving masks and ready to win. “Get set,” […]

Trump Spotted at Local Party City Store Buying King Costume

Trump reported to be “super excited” and “ready to rule”

NBA Decides To Add A 4-point Line Due To The Effortlessness Of Making 3-Pointers

Abideen Jallow April 1 2019 Staff Reporter “This is too easy,” said Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. In this era of the NBA, 3-point shooting has become a lot more prominent than in […]

My Experience at a Dance Concert

To start this off, I just want to say that I don’t know anything about dance, much less ballet. So at this concert, I was more confused than anything since I’ve never been to a ballet concert.

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and On

The first weekend of the NCAA tournament is over now, and it was awful.

Suit Up: Atholton DECA Takes on State-wide Competition

For some, business means three-piece suits and glass conference room tables. For junior Mihir Kurup, it means an annual competition against students from all across Maryland at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, where he must demonstrate […]

Shrek The Musical!

Come out and see Shrek The Musical this week!

Fish Out of Water: Writing Poetry

Let’s set the record straight: I hate writing poetry. At least, that was until I walked into Poetry Club.

Pointers from a Paintballer

When I first heard of the Fish Out of Water stories, I was immediately interested. The first idea that came to mind was skydiving, but I was on a budget. I had selected possibly the next best thing: paintball.

Atholton Strives for Equity and Empowerment

Rebecca Leger Staff Reporter Smiling faces beam in the hallways and sounds of laughter echo off the walls as students shuffle to their classes. This is a common scene in the halls of Atholton—the reason […]

Piggy Banks, Power Tools, & The Perfect Machine: Student Women Engineering

Atholton’s own Student Women Engineering Club took home 1st place in the Rube Goldberg Machine Competition through wit, grit, and good old fashioned cow boots.

Winter Band Camp Hits All The High Notes

Atholton’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band hosted their annual Winter Band Camp, led by their band teacher, Mr. Eric Posner, on February 22nd and 23rd at Atholton to learn new techniques from guest instructors and musicians.

Small Action Activism

How to stay woke and still sleep at night.

The History of Memes: The Quest for the Big Chungus

The inaugural Raider Review video essay, this 5-minute clip embarks on a scientific endeavor into a better understanding of meme culture.

Lights, Camera, English!

Poems, improv, songs galore, what could make you want to come more?

Let’s Talk Politics… At A Better Time

Have you ever sat down casually to watch the Oscars, a time for celebration of the finest cinematic achievements  of the year, then feel disappointed when the host breaks out into political grandstanding?

Superintendent Makes Big Changes in Proposed 2019 Budget

Superintendent proposes increases to mental health programs and staff benefits.

Isn’t It Romantic: A Rom-Com Unlike Any Other

Rebecca Leger Staff Reporter February 21, 2019 Isn’t it Romantic falls outside the lines of what a typical romantic comedy is about, which adds to its absolute brilliance. It’s funny, witty, and full of emotion. […]

POMS, Putting the Hospitality Back Into Competition

The Atholton POMS team hosted its first competition here at Atholton on February 2nd, but with some major key differences than one might expect from the competition.

Student Spotlight: Andy Boulle

As his first website didn’t make the leap he was expecting, he decided to take his talents to a new project, “NoodleBeat,” a music streaming platform that he coded himself.

10 Things More Exciting Than the Super Bowl

By: Matthew Bloom and Jessie Wang Staff Reporters Photo credits to hollywoodreporter.com Reading Jane Austen novels (Sorry Ms. Stackhouse) A bowl of room-temperature soup Bing as a default search browser When you’re done standardized testing […]

Atholton Scores High in Maryland State Department of Education Report Card

In early December, the Maryland State Department of Education released the annual report cards for school across Maryland and gave Atholton High School five out of five stars.

You Have to Give Them Props: Atholton Theater Department’s Annual Festivals

On January 3rd, Atholton High School’s Theater Department traveled down the road to Howard Community College to partake in the Howard County Theater Festival. Atholton later ventured to Towson University on January 11th and 12th for the annual Maryland Thespian Festival.

February Professional Learning

On February 5th, while schools are closed and students are at home, teachers still have a full day of learning ahead in teacher-taught seminars.

The Interesting Life of Ms. Chaudhry

If you ever thought that teachers have no life, you probably haven’t met Ms. Chaudhry. A lobbyist, teacher, and fan of The Walking Dead, she does it all.

Let’s Get This Bread With Toastmasters! A New Public Speaking Club

Students created a club centered around improving public speaking skills.

The Government Shutdown

On December 22, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a government shutdown due to several disputes between the Democratic party and the Republican party in the White House over immigration issues. Since 1776, there have been a total of 21 government shutdowns, the current one being the longest one we have ever had. The shutdown hits closer to home, at Atholton High School, affecting students and events alike.

Howard County named Lisa Myers first woman, first African-American police chief

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced on Tuesday, January 8th that former Howard County police captain Lisa Myers will become the first female and the first African American police chief of the county.

Why You Should Take Journalism Next Year

Watch this video to see why you should take journalism next year!

Varsity Baseball Winning Season

Abideen Jallow May 10 2019 Staff Reporter Batter up! This baseball season is a season worth tuning into, where the hopes for a state championship is on the rise. The varsity baseball team of Atholton […]

Allied Softball Hits it out of the Park

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the cracking of bats can be heard ringing in the gym as Atholtons Allied Softball team faces off with their foe. Commandeered by club sponsor Mr. Stuppy and manager Cameron Okolita, the club leaves it all on the field in every game.