Welcome New SGA Officers!

Yesterday, students across Atholton High School voted for Student Government Association class officers to represent them across the school. Here are the winners.

Top 10 Merriweather Summer Concerts Upcoming in 2019

As we head into summer, everybody is looking forward to the upcoming concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Here is a list of the Top 10 concerts that you should definitely go see this year if you wanna have a great time with friends while school is out of session.

Sister to Sister to Success

The Sister to Sister organization is a club for tenth through twelfth-grade girls that are passionate about community service and sisterhood.

Crossword- 5th Edition

Across: 1 You do this to leather 3 𝚽 5 … — … 8 Beast of burden 9 Staple British beverage 10 Food of choice for vegans 11 A lower garment typically worn by men in […]

Marching Band Ends the Year by Cheering on Girls on the Run

The Atholton Marching Band closed out their year by motivating runners during the Girls on the Run 5k.

LGBT Pride Month

Rebecca Leger Staff Reporter       The flag waves in the gentle breeze, its radiant colors shining in the glow of the sun; the rainbow stands for the strength and beauty of an entire community founded […]

Marching Band Has Begun Marching to Victory Again

The shining trumpet began the march, guiding the audience’s gaze to their black and green uniforms.

Success STEMs from Science Olympiad Hard Work

Atholton’s Science Olympiad team had an exciting season this school year. Out of three major competitions, the group managed to grab multiple first place awards small events.

SMOB Elect Allison Alston: Why She Advocates

Chera Yoon Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2019 ‘Treat yourself like you’re someone you care about,’ was the motto that led Allison Alston through her successful campaign for 2019–2020 Howard County Student Member of the Board (SMOB). […]

Custodians: Atholton’s Nighttime Warriors

They sweep the floors, clean the cafeteria, and keep our school clean; the most essential jobs at Atholton have long been preformed by  Custodians.

The Motley Initiative: A New Identity

Alexandra Gardner Section Editor 5 June 2019 A few years ago, Atholton wanted to reward students for their proficiency in school. Administration came up with the Raider Reach: a rudimentary system designed for elementary school […]

Live In Action: The Atholton Role Playing Game Club

You can play the role of someone else that you have always wanted to be by joining the Atholton High School Role Playing Club.

Spring Sports Banquet

Last night, the spring sports teams, including baseball, softball, track, tennis, Allied Softball, and lacrosse, celebrated the end of their seasons at the Spring Sports Banquet and the ensuing awards show.

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.

5 Things More Important Than the New Royal Baby

On Monday, May 6th, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave birth to their first child. Here are five things that are more important.

What’s Going on In the Red Cross Club

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

SPOILER-FREE Avengers: Endgame Review

Avengers: Endgame was the epic culmination of the 21 MCU, or Marvel Cinematic Universe, movies that came before it and wrapped up what Marvel President Kevin Feige calls, “the Infinity Saga.” Endgame does exactly what it was supposed to do, it provided a conclusion to a storyline with over 20 movies weaved into it that started 11 years ago with the first Iron Man movie.

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.

Atholton Math Team Talent: A Year in Review

This year, Atholton’s Math Team rocked math competitions, leaving other Howard County schools in their parabola dust.

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.

NBA Finals Reflection

Abideen Jallow and RJ Brown June 14 2019 Staff Reporters The NBA Finals has finally come to an end and we are here to give our analysis on the results… Abideen: My prediction of the […]

John Wick Chapter 3: Minor Spoilers

Action, thriller, and John Wick fans alike could not wait to see Keanu Reeves reprise his role yet again in John Wick Chapter 3.