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Back to the drawing board

Back to the drawing board

Lauren Becker, News Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under JC News, News, Video

Over Christmas break, new whiteboards were installed in 63 classrooms over three and a half days. Many students and teachers are happy with the change from chalkboards to whiteboards and are excited for the new opportunities they bring.

Pacificus achieves first in ASPA competition

Pacificus achieves first in ASPA competition

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
January 11, 2017
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

The Pacificus, JC’s yearbook, recently won first place in the American Scholastic Press Association’s yearbook competition for last year’s edition of the yearbook. According to Yearbook Advisor Christine Zurkowski, the judges assess the quality of the elements of the yearbook including “photography,...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 2

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 2

Lauren Becker, News Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Powwow Assembly On Thursday, Jan. 5, students attended an assembly about the annual Morning Star Powwow. The assembly’s purpose was to give students a glimpse of what the Powwow is like and to promote Native-American culture. The assembly was led by Barry Lee, a member of the band Spirit Wing, who ...

Tom Durkin selected as new principal

Tom Durkin selected as new principal

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Breaking News Briefs, JC News, News

On Jan. 4, the administration announced  Tom Durkin as the new principal for the 2017-18 year. Durkin is currently the Assistant Principal at St. Vincent Palotti High School and will officially become principal on June 12. Durkin has been the Assistant Principal at Palotti for two years, and he work...

How Trump plans to ‘Make America Great Again’

How Trump plans to ‘Make America Great Again’

Lauren Becker, News Editor
December 28, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC

Trump’s policy Trump intends to make immigration more selective in order to prioritize the jobs, wages, and security of the American people. To make this happen, he plans on enforcing immigration laws, blocking funding for sanctuary cities, temporarily suspending immigration from regions that tra...

Students take early lead in Math League competition

Students take early lead in Math League competition

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

JC took an early lead in the county’s Math League competition this year. The Math League team at JC has won the regional competition for the past two years, and they have the chance to do so again for the second year in a row. After two competitions, JC has a score of 45, while the second and third...

College preparatory dance program announced

College preparatory dance program announced

Zachary Miller, Media Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

The Performing Arts Department will be establishing its first ever college preparatory dance program. The program will be led by dance instructor Laura Ward-Moran, former owner of the Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance. The program will offer two courses to JC’s aspiring professional dancers...

Satellite school succeeds in new location

Satellite school succeeds in new location

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
December 16, 2016
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

JC’s partnership school, the John Carroll School of Chongqing, officially opened its doors in September. The satellite school is a part of the Chongqing Bashu Ivy School and is the home of 40 Chinese tenth graders, three American teachers, and 16 Chinese teachers. With the help of a program called...

In case you missed it: Week of Dec. 5

In case you missed it: Week of Dec. 5

Lauren Becker, News Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Sock and tie day On Thursday and Friday, women were permitted to wear Christmas socks and men were encouraged to wear Christmas ties. This added to the festive spirit in the hallways, according to senior Taylor Brewer. “I think it lifted the Christmas spirit by allowing students to bring out thei...

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 28

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 28

Lauren Becker, News Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

National Honor Society induction ceremony On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 1, juniors and seniors were inducted into the JC chapter of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is a nation-wide program established in 1921. Membership is based on the four pillars of the NHS: scholarship, ser...

Seniors win Maryland High School Moot Court Competition

Seniors win Maryland High School Moot Court Competition

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
December 5, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Seniors Grace Mottley and Caleb Olsen placed first in the Moot Court competition hosted at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Dec. 3. The team beat Franklin High School in the final round by one point. “I was impressed with the performance of the team. It got a little nail biter during...

Variety Show surpasses expectations

Variety Show surpasses expectations

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

The senior class Variety Show raised a total of $8,370 this year. Variety Show is a fundraiser that uses money raised to fund prom. The class raised more money raised than any other Variety Show since it was brought back in 2013. The Variety Show is a tradition where seniors perform different skits abou...

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