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Fallston library remains open

Kate Froehlich, Executive Editor
July 4, 2009
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The Fallston Library will not be closed as the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new budget plan that will spread budget cuts across the entire library system. A June 24 press release announced the Board's revised budget recommendations, calling for a 10% reduction...

Potential library closing sparks outrage

Kate Froehlich, Executive Editor
June 22, 2009
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A recommendation to the Board of Trustees of the Harford County Public Library system to close the Fallston branch sparked outrage in the community, culminating with a meeting on June 18 at the Bel Air branch. A final public hearing will take place in an undetermined area of Fallston at 6:30 p.m. Th...

Administration adapts to PC crisis

Kate Froehlich, Editor
June 2, 2009
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Four years into JC's plan to modernize the school through Tablet PCs, the administration made the decision to continue to find parts for upperclassmen laptops and look for alternative routes to handle the problems left by the bankruptcy of Gateway. In addition, the incoming freshmen will purchase their...

JC plans for facelift

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
June 1, 2009
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As countless alumni opened their mailboxes in early April, they were greeted by a hefty envelope filled with a paper they were not at all expecting to see: the master plan. The packet contained eight different views of an architect's rendering of  the changes that are coming to JC. Renovations to...

Your Teacher: coming to a computer near you

Kate Froehlich, Editor and Kate Froehlich, Editor
June 1, 2009
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Citing low enrollment in classes, JC made the decision to cut Introduction to Theatre, Probability and Statistics, and AP Vergil from class options, and offer AP French, AP Art History, and Programming online through the Connections Academy. The poor economy is the driving force behind the decision....

Tough economy, higher tuition lead to lower projected enrollment

Natalie Shaw, Editor in Chief
May 21, 2009
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Preservationists look to preserve historic buildings. Environmentalists try to protect the earth and its inhabitants.  President Richard O’Hara and fellow administrators follow their own pursuit and, as O’Hara puts it, try to “be good stewards of the school’s resources.” Those resources are finit...

Part suppliers save laptops

Natalie Shaw, Editor in Chief
May 21, 2009
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For months, laptops sat in the I/T room, waiting for parts to make them functional. Students snatched up the few available loaners to at least have something to work with after losing countless typed assignments as a result of multiple computer malfunctions. As time lapsed, the panic began to grow. ...

UPDATE: Snyder wins Junior Miss

Katie O'Hara, Photo and Design Editor
May 19, 2009
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America’s Junior Miss pageant has been giving teenage girls scholarship opportunities since 1958, helping over 500,000 girls by doling out money for school. Kristi Snyder, a junior who participated in the Junior Miss pageant, won for the Greater Baltimore Area. Prior to the Junior Miss pageant, S...

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