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Howard County Anti-Discrimination Policies up for Revision

By Caderyn Delker
Staff Writer

Last March, community members and Howard County administrators came together and began working on a committee dedicated to the revision of “Policy 1010”, HoCo’s current anti-discrimination policy. Policy 1010 contains all of Howard County’s procedures pertaining to harassment and discrimination within our schools. Previously, Policy 1010 lacked specific language to protect students from discrimination on the basis of immigration status or gender identity.

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Students agree that diversity is important at Hammond (Left to Right: Carson Long, Madhu Nallani, Joel Olujide, Isabelle Dyson)

At each meeting, committee members carefully combed through Policy 1010, making edits, broadening its applications, and taking pointers from other counties’ policies in order to revise and improve our own. Membership consists of carefully recommended student representatives, parents, and teachers from all over the county. Continue reading

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Hallway Decorating and Mural Painting: Told Through Tweets

By: Nicolette Brookman

@NicoletteLB22 on Twitter

Every class has been working extremely hard on their murals and hallways this week, and we are compiling the tweets showing their progress throughout the week into one post. Check back on our website on Friday to see the winners of each competition and to see pictures of the final products!

Monday, October 5th:

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Theme Day: Told Through Tweets

By: Nicolette Brookman

@NicoletteLB22 on Twitter

Today was by far the busiest day for hallway decorating and murals, but we won’t forget about all of the amazing costumes from today. Here is a recap of some of the most notable costumes we saw today.

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Battle of the Classes: Told Through Tweets

By: Nicolette Brookman

@NicoletteLB22 on Twitter

Battle of the Classes took place tonight in the gym from 7pm-9pm. The juniors may have won, but the competition was fierce and each class gave it their all. We’ve compiled all of the tweets to recap the event in case you missed it or if you just want to relive the action.

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Spirit Week Safety: Anna and Elsa’s U-No-Sick Tips

By: David McKay

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One of the easiest ways to get sick is to brave the winter elements without proper winter attire. Anna should be wearing a hat and a scarf! Photo Credit: moviepilot.com

Happy Cartoon Day, boys and girls! Princess Anna and Queen Elsa of Arendelle at your service! It’s very good to be here on this festive week, but now here’s something crazy for you. Elsa and I are not just here for the crazy costumes and the laughs that come with them.

We’re here to hand out some small advice that can help you in a mountain-high manner – protections against disease this season. No one likes getting sick and that is why my sister and I have agreed to provide a few tips on facing the diseases of my favorite feeling; the cold! Let’s begin now.

Tip #1: Most Common Viruses

The most common viruses winter can throw at you are the flu, pneumonia, other lung issues, and of course, the common cold. They aren’t uncommon, but I’ve heard from the trolls that pneumonia can kill, so watch out!

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The Cheeburger Cheeburger Challenge: Told Through Tweets

By: Nicolette Brookman

@NicoletteLB22 on Twitter

Tonight, all of the classes competed to see which grade could earn the most points for their class in Battle of the Classes. Eating a one-pound burger was worth one point, and eating a one-half pound or veggie burger was worth one half of a point. Mr. Osborne and Ms. Schleupner started the idea a few years ago. Each year, the proceeds benefit the current sophomore class, so 20% of tonight’s proceeds went to the Class of 2018. We recapped the festivities through a series of tweets.

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