Month: January 2019

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.

Electives Chart 2.0

Scheduling is in full swing as of now, and there are many students that are uncertain as to what classes they want to/still have to take. Well, have no fear…

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.

Bandersnatch: Black Mirror’s Telltale Games Spin-off

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is Netflix’s interactive film, which follows the story of Stefan Butler, a budding game developer in the 1980s, as he attempts to build a choose-your-own-adventure game named Bandersnatch.

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.