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MHS looks into ebooks

MHS looks into ebooks

December 3, 2015
Filed under Broadcast, Feature videos, Features, Investigative videos, The Latest, Video

Heavy backpacks have school looking into ebooks. Check out Kim Fleming's video on this topic.

Artificial turf raises concerns for some, not for others

Artificial turf raises concerns for some, not for others

By Abbe Pannucci, Round Table features editor
November 20, 2015
Filed under Featured, Investigative, Investigative articles, News, The Latest

Middletown High School is known for its terrific turf; however, it might not be so terrific after all. Research is now showing that artificial turf, just like the type used on the MHS field, could have hazardous chemicals that might lead to cancer. Soccer players and goalies especially are most susceptible to...

Backpacks put a strain on students’ bodies

Backpacks put a strain on students’ bodies

By Kiley Hill, Round Table opinion editor
November 5, 2015
Filed under Featured, Investigative articles, News, The Latest

It’s 20 pounds. That’s the amount of weight kids carry on their backs every day as they make their way from class to class. Students strain their backs in the name of education. They might end up with good grades; they might also end up with back problems. One hundred and eighty days of never-ending...

Teen stress is becoming a serious problem

Teen stress is becoming a serious problem

By Freddy Roberts, Round Table sports editor
November 3, 2015
Filed under Featured, Features, Investigative, Investigative articles, News, The Latest

The clock on a night stand clicks by in a student’s bedroom while he sits at his desk, trying to memorize the last couple of vocabulary words for a major exam the next day. Bags under both of his eyes begin to form and stress rolls over him until the student is done studying, which is far into the...

Differences examined between public, private schools

Differences examined between public, private schools

By Alyssa Klink, Round Table TV executive producer
October 13, 2015
Filed under Featured, Investigative, Investigative articles, News, The Latest

Every year, parents around the nation pay thousands of dollars to send their kids to private school. There are multiple reasons why one might think that private school institutes better than public school; stricter dress code, nicer school trips, better quality of school and even better one-on-one education....

FCPS: All blocked up

FCPS: All blocked up

By Molly Spillman, Round Table photo editor
March 17, 2015
Filed under Featured, Features, Investigative, Investigative articles, News, The Latest

Internet blocks on the computers at school and the new Frederick County Public Schools-supplied Chromebooks may simply be a nuisance in the lives of teachers and students, but there is surely more than meets the eye on this ever-changing debate. Kathleen Schlappal, the current principal at Tuscarora...

Skateboarders unhappy with restrictions

Skateboarders unhappy with restrictions

By Tucker Ziegler, Round Table Reporter
March 10, 2015
Filed under Featured, Investigative articles, News, The Latest

In the agenda distributed to every student at the beginning of the school year, under the section marked “Skateboarding and Rollerblading,” Middletown High School proclaims it illegal to ride a skateboard on school property. For many students, it is just another school policy, something that will...

Athletes and supplements: How much is too much?

Athletes and supplements: How much is too much?

By Nick Forbes, Round Table Reporter
December 22, 2014
Filed under Feature articles, Featured, Features, Investigative articles, News, News articles, School news articles, The Latest

Before Middletown High School senior Keller Falkenstein exits the locker room to head up to the weight room for his third-period lifting class, he pulls the funnel and water bottle from his locker and adds a heaping spoonful of strange red powder before heading to the water fountain to fill up his bottle. Walk...

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