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!”

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 […]

Knicks Superfan Heartbroken After Girlfriend Leaves Him

All of us can learn from the mistakes of Knicks superfan, Matthew Cooper, who took his former girlfriend Susan Kitchens to her first NBA game last Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

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.

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!

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 […]

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.

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?

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.

Inclusivity at Raider Nation

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

An Inside Look of the Space RAIDers

by Evan Newman Staff Reporter January 18, 2019 Sparks flying, keys clacking, the robot is already starting to take shape. The Robotics Club is, well, a club that makes robots. The robots are made over […]

Why You Should Take Journalism Next Year

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

Day in the Life: AP Student

One could describe stress as high school’s weapon of choice. With homework, internships, and efforts towards a social life, the life of a high school student doesn’t always seem like High School Musical.

Hip, Hop, Hooray at the HoCo Dance Festival!

This past Saturday, Wilde Lake High School hosted the annual Howard County Dance Festival, showcasing the work of many hardworking dance departments throughout the county in one performance.

Taking the Plunge!

To infinity and below! Senior Jessie Zinderman is taking on the Super Plunge at the Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, January 19th. After years of participating in the Polar Bear Plunge, Zinderman has pledged to do the Super Plunge this year, where she will jump into the freezing water once every hour for a full 24 hours.

Make A Run For It: It’s Good For You

Running can be a pain to think about, but you might be surprised by all the benefits procured from the miracle pill.

NBA Mid-Way Check-In Survey

The NBA season is nearly half-way through and there have been lots of big performances and events so far. So we (Abideen Jallow, Raymond (RJ) Brown, and Kellen Morris) are going to see where our opinions differ half-way through the nearly nine month long season.

Lamar Jackson and the New-Look Ravens

Jackson has electrified a team and a fanbase that was down in the dumps after falling to 4-5 this season, and looks to improve heading into next year.

Same People, New Faces

The hilarity and community of AHI Tuna, Atholton’s improv club.

Is Atholton Doing New Year’s Resolutions?

The public has mixed views on whether or not making a resolution is ‘legit’, so we got the scoop from our very own here at Atholton.

Violent Video Games and the Holidays

Thoughts on navigating the aisles of GameStop.

Ranking The Top 10 Holiday Movies

Get into the holiday spirit as we countdown the best holiday movies from 10 to 1.

Which Phone is Right For You?

Munam Ahmed Staff Reporter       Phones are always improving each year, and 2018 has been a big year for the advancement of cell phones. Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Google, Red, OnePlus have […]

How 21st Century Standards Are Affecting Teens’ Mental Health

Gisele Chiang-Tenbrock Jaylynn Floyd Staff Reporters She slowly walked down the hallway, holding back tears as she checked her grades on her phone. She had failed all of the five tests that she had taken […]

A Look Into the Choir Life at Atholton

Do you love singing? Are you interested in taking choir? Take a deep dive into the life of an choral student.

Atholton Athletes Sign Letters of Intent for Division 1 Sport

On November 14, in front of their friends and families, five Atholton athletes signed their letters of intent to play a sport on the collegiate level.

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.