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  • For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'

    For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'
    Fifty years after "The Addams Family" debuted on TV in black and white, John Astin still has that wild gleam in his eye and the same mischievous grin. With his thick mustache, albeit a white one, he could easily be Gomez Addams in his debonair golden...
  • What inspires you to vote? [Letter]

    What inspires you to vote? [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks' column "Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment" (June 25) resonated with me. I did vote in last month's primary election. I am embarrassed for people who are entitled to vote but did not and am saddened by the lackluster...
  • For math scholar John Urschel of Ravens, playing football adds up

    For math scholar John Urschel of Ravens, playing football adds up
    Every time John Urschel has found himself at a crossroads, his mother has nudged him toward a life of academia. Every time, football's pull proved stronger. During his college recruitment, she urged him to forsake high-level college football for an...
  • Carroll's first student representative on state school board eager to learn from experience

    Carroll's first student representative on state school board eager to learn from experience
    Most high school students aren't interested in understanding state budget documents, reviewing policy or improving education systems. But Steven Priester, known for wearing colorful bow ties to Carroll County Board of Education meetings, isn't like most...
  • Westminster teen travels to Washington for government 'training'

    Westminster teen travels to Washington for government 'training'
    When Jeremy Price travels to Washington, D.C., this weekend, it won't be just for sightseeing. Price, a rising senior at Westminster High School, was selected by Carroll American Legion Post 31 as one of two representatives from Maryland to take part in...
  • Head of home, hospital teachers takes concerns to Howard Board of Education

    Head of home, hospital teachers takes concerns to Howard Board of Education
    In the midst of the continuing impasse between the Howard County Board of Education and the Howard County Education Association, another group of teachers is also struggling to get its voice heard. Tony McGuffin, president of the Howard County Home...
  • MSA warning signs [Editorial]

    MSA warning signs  [Editorial]
    State education officials told us that scores on this year's Maryland School Assessment exams would go down, and that they most certainly did. Schools state-wide embarked last fall on their first full year of instruction tied to the Common Core standards,...
  • Nat'l Sailing Hall of Fame helps Arundel students practice nautical science

    Nat'l Sailing Hall of Fame helps Arundel students practice nautical science
    The Dreambuilder was making slow progress. The 35-foot-long sailboat meandered in the waters off Annapolis on Wednesday as its teenage crew stood on deck and watched in dismay. “I don’t think I’ve ever gone so fast,” Tommy...
  • Reflections on a year as student rep to Harford school board

    Reflections on a year as student rep to Harford school board
    Benjamin Barsam recently wrapped up an opportunity that few 17 and 18-year-olds get, to be taken seriously by the adult members of a governing body. Barsam, 18, served as the student member of the Harford County Board of Education for the 2013-2014...
  • Muslim community pushes to close schools on two holy days

    Muslim community pushes to close schools on two holy days
    At nearly every Baltimore County school board meeting for the past decade, Dr. Bash Pharoan has testified for his allotted three minutes about a single issue: the calendar. The Muslim physician, whose children attended county schools, wants the school...
  • Meg Lawrence receives Catholic youth honor [Highland/Fulton]

    Meg Lawrence receives Catholic youth honor [Highland/Fulton]
    One of the pleasures in life is watching someone that you became acquainted with when he or she was a middle school student grow up into the kind of person you knew he or she would become. Meg Lawrence is one such person. Meg and I became acquainted...
  • Hereford High graduate has passion for motocross

    Hereford High graduate has passion for motocross
    Growing up in Parkton, 2014 Hereford High graduate Trevor Betsill played all the recreational sports of football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse and ice hockey, but when he got to high school, it was wrestling that he chose to compete in for the Bulls. He...