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Is junior year the hardest year?: Fact or fiction

Edwin Wu November 29, 2022

Junior year is often regarded as one of the busiest and perhaps scariest years out of the four years of high school. Some people attribute the year’s daunting reputation to the swamp of homework and...


Joey Crossney November 3, 2022

This past week, leaves were falling, the wind was blowing, pumpkins were growing, but, most importantly: it was Halloween! Halloween is a family favorite, best known for the spooky decorations, candy,...

Dispensers put in girls bathroom

It’s perfectly normal: Breaking the period stigma

Abby Rothrock November 3, 2022

It’s official; as of October first, at least two sanitary dispensers are required in all Maryland public school female restrooms. House bill 205 in the state of Maryland titled: Public Schools - Provision...

What do runners think about when running?

Edwin Wu November 1, 2022

While people generally assume runners think about winning or pacing while exercising, I investigated what actually goes on the minds of runners.  According to an article by Outside, nearly 40% of runners...

What is ARL?

Alice Kim and Dawood Kashif October 11, 2022

Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) is the place where Howard County Students go to learn from specialized courses that are not offered at their regular home school. High school juniors and seniors...

Centennial juniors explore new cities and opportunities in pre-college programs

Abby Conrad October 7, 2022

This summer, the anticipation of junior year was building for the class of 2024; getting close to finishing high school, entering adulthood, and going to college was all part of the excitement. Some people...

Pretty in red white and blue

Pretty in red white and blue

Joanne Yoon and Naomi Chao October 4, 2022

At a typical Centennial home-game, students in the stands put down their phones and math homework, pause their conversations and rise to their feet, displaying the rowdiest school spirit we’ll see all...

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Fall traditions

Joey Crossney October 4, 2022

With summer fading, you can now feel the crisp air of the fall mornings as you arrive at school. The start of fall also means that many people will be participating in traditional fall activities like...

Pricey school lunches worry HCPSS students

Edwin Wu October 3, 2022

During the pandemic, Howard County Public School Systems provided free lunches to all students regardless of income. However, for the 2022-2023 school year, HCPSS is charging for school lunches due to...

Volunteers handing water bottles out for Jackson residents (BBC News)

What’s the damage? Thoughts on America’s infrastructure

Rachel Middleton September 29, 2022

The current clean water shortage occurring in Jackson, Mississippi is raising questions and getting people thinking about what caused it, as well as whether or not this could have been prevented. Many...

HoCo student’s thoughts on dress code: Has it gotten stricter?

Abby Rothrock September 28, 2022

It’s important for students to have the opportunity to express themselves through clothing, and for the most part, Howard County Public Schools have tried to give students the chance to do so. This year,...

Kartik Sullivan: The captain in the goal

Kartik Sullivan: The captain in the goal

Dawood Kashif September 23, 2022

Centennial High School’s own Kartik Sulivan has taken on the responsibility of not only being the man in goal but also being the man to lead the team.  Sulivan, a senior, started playing soccer in...

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