Monday, April 15, 2013
Four students won $250 and honorable mentions for their submissions to C-SPAN's video documentary competition.
Four Hammond High School students won honorable mentions and $250 for their short documentaries submitted as part of CSPAN's 2013 student video documentary competition. Eric Smith, Tim Baker and Bryce Rosenberg, 10th graders at Hammond, received an honorable mention for the documentary "Set the Standard for Safe Fracking" about hydraulic fracking. The students stood in front of Lake Elkhorn, while detailing the dangers of hydraulic fracking. Their video included clips from the well-known fracking documentary "Gasland" and statements from politicians. Monyi Lwin, also a 10th grader at Hammond, received an honorable mention for her documentary "It's Time" about reducing reliance on foreign oil. Lwin's video features animation, news clips, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Montgomery and Prince George’s county schools serve more fruits and vegetables, but students may not be eating them.
- Erin Egan
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Every day at lunch, children across Prince George’s and Montgomery counties may be facing what conventional wisdom says is one of their worst nightmares. No, it’s not monsters hiding under their beds or behind their closet doors. It’s not zombies chasing after them, either. It’s fruits and vegetables. After Congress passed a nationwide law limiting the amount of calories schools are allowed to serve at lunch, schools in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties are adhering to the rules and serving up more healthy options for students. “Before this year, each student had to select three out of five items,” said Marla Caplon, Director of the Division of Food and Nutrition Services at Montgomery County public schools. “This year, the student …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Have you seen these masterpieces of modern food?
Spring Break ended this week for students in Howard County, but not before a handful of students from several Columbia high schools volunteered their time, energy and smarts toward helping end hunger in their neighborhoods. Seven students from Long Reach, Wilde Lake, Oakland Mills and River Hill high schools worked for several hours Monday stacking canned foods for a display at the Mall in Columbia in hopes to raise hunger awareness and funds for the Howard County Food Bank. "We have all our lives to go on these little vacations, but it's our senior year and you want to end with something really positive," said Swathi Narayan, 18, who will soon graduate from Oakland Mills. The student group, called Food for Tomorrow, is a student-led …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Howard County Department of Public Works announced fixes to three local intersections should be done by the end of November.
Construction of a new sidewalk, ramps and crosswalk-striping is officially scheduled to begin Nov. 21 on a stretch of Savage-Guilford Road that spans three schools, according to the Howard County Department of Public Works. The $32,000 project will include ramps, a sidewalk and re-painted crosswalks at three Savage-Guilford Road intersections–Lincoln Avenue, Jefferson Street and Madison Street–according to project manager Ray Mercado. The three schools affected–Bollman Bridge Elementary, Bethel Christian Academy and Patuxent Valley Middle–all sit within a half-mile of each other and have students walking to and from class every weekday. Savage-Guilford Patch reported on the crosswalk issue in September, and Howard County Councilwoman Jen …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A chronic condition didn't stop the North Laurel teen from making his martial arts tournament debut.
Cary Caprio grew up playing soccer and basketball with the Laurel Boys and Girls Club. And as a student at St. Vincent Pallotti High School, the Laurel resident has competed in wrestling and cross country. But for about the past 18 months, Caprio, who turns 18 in April, has discovered a new athletic role as a competitor in mixed martial arts (MMA), a competitive form of martial arts that blends boxing, grappling, and kickboxing among others. And it came about mostly by accident. “I just kind of moved into it,” said Caprio, who had his first bout last month in Sterling, VA. He has done this while dealing with Crohn's disease, a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the digestive tract leading to abdominal pain, among other …
Friday, June 3, 2011
As some try to find work, others worry about retirement.
Charles Macgill has lived in his home for 45 years, spending much of that time restoring the large, historic house in Catonsville, MD. But Macgill, 74, and in good health, said he is worried he may be spending his final days in the house. Macgill and his wife are struggling to pay for electric and heating costs, he said, and may have to sell. If he does, he notes, it will come in a bad housing market. "In a sense, I'm losing all around," he said. The S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index this week showed a 5.1 percent drop in home prices compared to this time last year. Prices fell to their lowest level since 2002 and are down 32.7 percent from their peak price five years ago, according to CNN Money. That wasn't all the bad economic …