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Meet the geese

Meet the geese
Welcome to the world of West’s winged fiends.
May 22, 2015

No geese were touched or harmed during the making of this article. Only pictures were taken. Observe the wild Canadian goose in its natural habitat, the school grounds. Watch as the goose chases an...

Sit, stay, listen

Sit, stay, listen
Service dogs help Watertown High students read aloud with confidence
April 20, 2015

Talking to animals always seems easier than talking to people; they listen, but don't judge. For many students, reading in front of an audience can be a daunting task, or for some, a very stressful...

PHS student volunteers time at Maryland Zoo

PHS student volunteers time at Maryland Zoo
March 10, 2015

Throughout the year, each Pikesville student has his or her own preferred way to spend the weekend. Some hang out with friends, some attend football games, some work, and some choose to stay home and catch...

Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem

Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem
Mice have been spotted throughout Emerald Ridge High School more than once this year
October 28, 2014

Emerald Ridge’s pet mice are scampering around in the walls all around you, but don’t panic just yet. Just two months into the school year, ER staff and students have spotted mice roaming the halls...

Foxes cause disturbances on school property

Head soccer coach Rick Pribyl said he believes this soccer ball was chewed up by a fox.
School district is taking action in response to complaints about foxes on campus
October 22, 2014

Huskies are no longer the only animals associated with BVNW. Recently, foxes have been spotted outside of the school causing disturbances. “I think the foxes are more of an annoyance,” lead daytime...

Freshman falconer: Student gains raptor permit

Spencer Sweeney, a freshman at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, has spent over two years working to become a permitted falconer.
October 15, 2014
Freshman Spencer Sweeney has dedicated her time for two years to pursue her passion and join the ranks as a permitted trainer of birds of prey.

Science building gets new mascot

A bearded dragon has taken up residence in the new science building, becoming the mascot of the biology lab.
Bearded dragon finds a new home as biology lab class pet
September 25, 2014

Class pets are usually pretty simple – goldfish, hermit crabs and the like. In the new science building, Dr. Rasmussen’s bearded dragon named Spyro isn’t just unusual for LHS, he’s also got a recessive...

Quirky, miniature and spiny: Students choose hedgehogs as pets

A lot of people have dogs and cats, [but having a hedgehog] is like going to the zoo every day,
March 28, 2014

Among the classic cat, dog, and fish lovers, only a few dare to adopt these quirky, miniature mammals, otherwise known as hedgehogs. Senior Katherine Jones and freshman Ross Kirby are two among these...

Holy moly! Rogue mole on the loose

Holy moly! Rogue mole on the loose
February 17, 2014

Papers are scattered everywhere. Chairs are turned over, and the office is in disarray. Calamity has struck Algonquin: a mole is on the loose. As you walk between classes, be on alert for a five-fingered...

Puppy Bowl X: Everything you wanted to know

Puppy Bowl X: Everything you wanted to know
January 31, 2014

Reporters from the Cunniff Kids News have their questions about Sunday's big show answered by the producers at Animal Planet. View original story. Puppy Bowl X will be airing this Sunday on Animal Planet...

Squirrels wreak disaster on garden beds

A fox squirrel finds a fallen nut around the trees surrounding the Quad. They will typically peel off the husk and eat it on the spot, or hop off to find a place to bury it, traveling as far as 100 meters to hide their catch.
October 29, 2013

Attempts by the Gardening Club to plant onions and arugula in garden beds next to Main have been hindered by campus squirrels distributing their nuts, an annual problem. “There’s just so many of...

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