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  • 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...
  • For more college freshmen, an offer to start a semester late

    For more college freshmen, an offer to start a semester late
    As the fall semester began at Towson University last year, Erin Garnes settled into one of the dormitories and signed up for clubs and other school activities. But one thing separated her from Towson students: All of her classes were taught by...
  • 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...
  • Ollie M.J. Ray, city teacher

    Ollie M.J. Ray, city teacher
    Ollie M.J. Ray, whose career teaching in city public schools spanned nearly four decades, died Tuesday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital. She was 82. "They say teachers are born, and Ollie had not only the native ability to be a teacher but also the...
  • Girl Scouts reach out to senior citizens [West Friendship]

    Girl Scouts reach out to senior citizens [West Friendship]
    You might call these four young ladies Angels of Mercy. Congratulations to Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1757 members Mayuri Albal, Emily Kline, Laura McAllister and Rebecca Rominik Romano, who recently were awarded the Girl Scouts prestigious Silver Award....
  • Setting the right course on college [Letter]

    Setting the right course on college [Letter]
    I have thought the college process is a little over the top after having put four children through college ("We share the blame for college student woes," June 16). The stress and the drama associated with high school students looking to make "the right...
  • Harford school officials concerned over lack of capital funding

    Harford school officials concerned over lack of capital funding
    Harford County Public Schools officials are working with their counterparts across the state to find "alternative" and "creative" methods to raise money for badly-needed capital repairs that, in some cases, could get local school systems in trouble with...