All posts by Aliza Saunders

A senior at Atholton, Aliza Saunders took journalism last year and was on the editing team, writing about topics ranging from a student's travels in Malaysia to school start times. Over the summer, she traveled to Israel and Poland and got to hike along Mediterranean Sea. Aliza has a passion for all things from Chipotle to social advocacy to tennis.

America’s Happiness Problem

Our lives constantly revolve around what’s happening next—a perpetual cycle of working for something else, something better. But, what is that something we’re so passionately working towards?

Atholton Presents One Night Only: A Night of Eclectic Shows

On May 1st, the curtains opened to reveal students of the Atholton Drama Department showcasing their writing, directing, and acting skills in four one-act plays.

Fish Out of Water: The Fortunate Psychic Reading

While I wouldn’t consider myself a skeptic, I have never been fully convinced of the power of psychics. So I decided to see a psychic myself.

Westminster High School Tears Down Posters & Stereotypes

Students at Westminster High School are promoting inclusivity after their diversity posters were torn down by the administration.

Student Spotlight: Tommy McCarty, Raider Abroad

Tommy McCarty (’18) is spending one year in Malaysia, living with a host family and attending the local school.

The Wheels on the Activity Bus Go ‘Round and ‘Round

Fifty years after its creation, Atholton High School continues to provide new opportunities for students seeking to become active participants in its community. This year, Atholton welcomes its first ever Activity Bus, a school-sponsored bus departing Atholton every Tuesday at 3:45 in the afternoon.

County Labors Over New Start Date

Since the 1990s, Howard County Public Schools have begun the student school year in late August, either a week or two weeks before Labor Day weekend; however, this might no longer be the case for next school year.