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Three Key School Students Named Semifinalists  In 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program

Three Key School Students Named Semifinalists In 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program

| September 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Three Key School seniors, Andrew Harrington (Edgewater), Catherine (Kate) Kirby (Annapolis), and Fortney (Fish) Stark (Harwood), were named semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. […]

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From the Classroom: Memes And You

From the Classroom: Memes And You

| April 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hey, Annapolis! It’s been a while. To misquote a popular song–”There ain’t no rest for the juniors.” I–and, no doubt, most of the other 11th graders in the Annapolis area–have been inundated with schoolwork, plagued by thoughts of being rejected from every college in America and even some in Uganda, swamped with review for the […]

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From The Classroom: Finally, Equality

From The Classroom: Finally, Equality

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The defining political issue for our generation has been–more than anything–gay marriage. Global warming, to a lesser extent, has made its way into the hearts and minds of young activists, as have abortion issues and education reform–but we have not embraced any of these in the way that we’ve embraced gay rights. Through the outpouring […]

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From The Classroom: Taney Was Racist, Remove His Statue

From The Classroom: Taney Was Racist, Remove His Statue

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

<–To share this opinion with google, facebook, or twitter, please click the icons to the left. To sign the petition, please click the links below. To discuss it…please leave a comment! Sign the petition! Every American history class, including mine, learns about the Dred Scott case and Chief Justice Roger Taney. Roger Taney was a […]

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From The Classroom: 2012 pt. 4

From The Classroom: 2012 pt. 4

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Welcome back to From the Classroom’s rundown of the 2012 GOP field, where the candidates are evaluated and vetted, two by two. We’ve already been through Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Ron Paul and Rick Perry. And now we’re on to… Mitt Romney Mitt Romney is the all-American candidate. His smile and […]

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From The Classroom: 2012 Part 3

From The Classroom: 2012 Part 3

| November 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Welcome back to From the Classroom’s rundown of the 2012 GOP field, where the candidates are evaluated and vetted, two by two. We’ve already been through Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain, and now we’re on to… Ron Paul Ron Paul is a very principled man, and is admired for his dedication […]

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From The Classroom: Election Fever 2012

From The Classroom: Election Fever 2012

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Welcome back to my series of columns about the 2012 GOP field–specifically, my look at them as a member of the generation that is going to have to live with their decisions the longest. This column we’ll be covering two of the most folksy social conservatives, renowned for their conservative and faith-focused hearts (read: not […]

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From The Classroom: 2012 Fever

From The Classroom: 2012 Fever

| November 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

My generation was more instrumental in electing Barack Obama than youth had been in any previous election–and now, in 2012, we bear the responsibility of deciding whether or not to help re-elect him as well. Will he be an enduring fad, like skinny jeans and the word “lol”, or cast aside like silly bandz and […]

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From The Classroom: The College Chase (4/4)

From The Classroom: The College Chase (4/4)

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

I know I’ve made the process of choosing a college sound extraordinarily difficult, but to be fair, I’m a bit biased—that’s the point of the process where I’m at right now, so I don’t have much to compare it to. But from what I’ve heard—from upperclassmen friends and admissions officers alike—the worst is surely yet […]

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From The Classroom: The College Chase (3/4)

From The Classroom: The College Chase (3/4)

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hi, all. College–the searches and the stress–becomes an essential component of high school life, and in an era where it’s increasingly important that students attend college, the amount of emphasis placed on the subject has increased radically. This four-part series deals with the ups, downs, and idiosyncrasies of the college search.  We’ve talked a little […]

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From the Classroom: The College Chase (2/4)

From the Classroom: The College Chase (2/4)

| October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

It costs a lot to go to college—some people would say an arm and a leg. More accurately, when you compare the cost of an arm amputation to the cost of a year at a top university, an undergraduate education is about twenty arms. Much of the cost is necessary, however inconvenient—to bring in top […]

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From The Classroom: The College Chase Part 1

From The Classroom: The College Chase Part 1

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

I generally enjoy meeting adults other than my parents, not because I dislike my parents, but because other adults make original conversation. (“Pick your clothes up off the floor” becomes dull about the fourth time you hear it). In fact, a lot of young people enjoy being around adults more than we let on. We […]

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From The Classroom: Back to School

From The Classroom: Back to School

| September 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: Seth Perry has not been replaced. Seth Perry was a pseudonym for Fish Stark. THis year Fish has come out of hiding behind his nom de plume. Three months ago, you could feel the jubilance in the air—it was even thicker than the gosh-darn humidity. We—by which I mean Anne Arundel’s adolescents—were free […]

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From The Classroom: The MVA Diaries, Part 3

From The Classroom: The MVA Diaries, Part 3

| June 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Seth here! Did you see part 1 and part 2? This is the third and final column in a series about the MVA and why the environment over there needs to change. Previously I talked about the place, and the process, now I’m going to talk about… The people: There are some friendly […]

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From The Classroom: The MVA Diaries, Part 2

From The Classroom: The MVA Diaries, Part 2

| June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey all, it’s Seth. Did you catch the first part of my MVA diatribe? This is a series of columns about the unfriendly environment at the MVA–and why we need to change it. This is the second in the series, which was broken up because it runs over 2000 words (which, incidentally, is the approximate […]

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From The Classroom: The MVA Diaries, Part 1

From The Classroom: The MVA Diaries, Part 1

| June 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Note: This series is broken up into three parts due to its being too long–kind of like the lines at the MVA. So check back tomorrow and Thursday at 4:00pm for the continuing, never ending saga of the MVA.  Just like the real thing! Well, it’s about that time. The state of Maryland considers me […]

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From The Classroom: A Night On The Town–Prom Edition

From The Classroom: A Night On The Town–Prom Edition

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

What’s up, Annapolis? Donald Trump has just declined to run for president, leaving me with about three columns worth of material that is no longer usable. But, of course, the great city of Annapolis is great at providing a wealth of things to write about, even if it can’t figure out what to do with […]

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From The Classroom: 10 Laws The Next Generation Will Pass

From The Classroom: 10 Laws The Next Generation Will Pass

| May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

FIRST, A SHAMELESS PLUG As some of my readers know, my love for writing goes above and beyond my column here. At any given time I’m working on a bunch of writing projects, some big, some small–and I recently completed one of the bigger ones–my second novel. If you are interested in reading the first […]

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From The Classroom: Your Future Congress

From The Classroom: Your Future Congress

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mecca. Pilgrims stream into the city like red ink onto Sarah Palin’s high school essays. They crowd the marketplaces, buying baklava and baba ganoush and other foods with gratuitous amounts of the letter ‘a’. They gaze up in awe at the temples and mosques, the places where their prophet walked, the paintings and mosaics worn […]

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From The Classroom: Friday

From The Classroom: Friday

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

<–Be sure to share the Friday insight from Seth with your facebook friends and twitter followers with the icons to the left, because it’s Friday, Friday! I like to use this column to educate the older folks, those not on facebook or just feeling generally out of touch, about the sorts of things that create […]

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From The Classroom: A Very Important Message To Parents

From The Classroom: A Very Important Message To Parents

| March 25, 2011 | 5 Comments

<–Please, if there ever was a post worth sharing with your facebook friends and twitter followers, this is it. You know the drill. (Editor) Normally I use these columns to vent my generations’ (and sometimes just my own) feelings on a celebrity or cultural norm or school policy or elected official. Today’s column, though, is […]

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From The Classroom: A Peek Backstage

From The Classroom: A Peek Backstage

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello, Annapolis! The Key School’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is running from Thursday to Saturday with performances at 7:30 each night. It’s a great show for kids, but the funny bits and delightfully memorable music will appeal to adults. It’s the most amazing show ever to grace the face of the earth. The […]

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