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While many are ringing in the new year by throwing confetti or getting a new years kiss, others are thinking about bettering themselves for the coming year. Junior Emma Rini’s New Years resolution is to work on [herself]” in general.

New Year, New You

Julia Owens, Managing Editor
December 23, 2021
Freshman Chase Martin performs alongside his bandmates Bella Holmes, Alex Eloff, and Dylan Freeman. Their band, Walk Ins Welcome, is one of the many Priddy Music Academy bands that were at the event. “It’s really nice to be able to perform with your band, but also be messing around with your friends at the same time,” Chase said. “Plus, we are supporting something great while doing it.”

Burgers and Bands

Cassidy Martin, Guest Writer
December 11, 2021
The Severna Park Community Center (SPCC) as the swim team prepares for a meet and dance lessons take place. SPCC was founded in 1995, and is one local organization that has activities for teens. Sophomore Parker Montagne believes a “Band at the community center” should be started.

Teen Events are Not Just in School

Alethia Brown, Guest Writer
December 10, 2021
The varsity womens four row in their 2021 Head of the Charles race. The women placed 53rd out of 84 boats with a time of 20 minutes 57 seconds.  ¨Its one of the biggest regattas in the world, people come from all over the place to race,¨ Broadneck senior Hannah Klein said,¨We were lucky enough to get a four.¨

Annapolis Junior Rowing

Ruby Ondatje, Guest Writer
December 9, 2021
During the Severna Park Model UN Conference, delegates debated the usage of fracking. Most countries were in agreement on eliminating the energy source, but the USA and China were strongly opposed to the solution. “I found it fun getting to meet a bunch of new people and learning about the history of different countries and their positions on specific issues,” sophomore Galen Richardson said.

The Model UN of SPHS

Kaylee Winters, Guest Writer
December 7, 2021
 When choosing after high school what to do some have colleges lined up, but some have recruiters lined up. What did you choose? “The Marines is something that I am very passionate about,” Aaron Young said.
Photo by Maya Jones.

Aaron Young Marine Corps

Izzy Williams, Staff Writer
December 6, 2021
Shipping times may vary and tend to get longer as the holidays get closer, so it can’t hurt to order things early. You can also get a head start on wrapping if you have everything earlier.

Holiday Shipping Recommendations

Julia Owens, Managing Editor
December 2, 2021
Students like Maddy Matassa often don’t get enough sleep. This can result in microsleep and being unable to focus in class. “Juggling school and sports with the homework and studying on top of that makes it challenging to find time for me, especially sleep,” Maddy said. Photo by Zoe Philip

Sleep, Necessary but Never Enough

Zoe Philip, Staff Writer
November 30, 2021
There are many different types of books sold at the bookstore. The Indie Next section is a collection of books that independent bookstores read and review. This bookshelf is a great place to “[find] a lot of cool books [you] probably wouldn’t have read,” freshman Owen Blackburn said.

Local Bookstore Opens

Mia Slote, Guest Writer
November 22, 2021
This cookie was made with a simple sugar cookie base, red icing and minimal sprinkles. It’s that easy. If you have any extra sprinkles of any color, don’t be afraid to use them, even if they might not fit in with a winter holiday theme. Most cookies won’t hold up with tons of icing and sprinkles and won’t be that fun to eat. Keep it simple and don’t stress about making it look professional. As long as you have fun, make some cookies and don’t make a mess of the kitchen, any cookie decorating is a win.

Cookie Decorating Tips

Sarah Sternhagen , Staff Writer
November 21, 2021
Fall is officially here and that means it’s time to celebrate some traditions and fun activities this season.

Fall Traditions

Ginger Harrison, Online Editor
November 9, 2021
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