From the Desk of the Chief: An Introduction

What I love most about The Mountain is how it’s been my creative outlook for the last three years, exercising the writing muscle rarely used in other classes/activities. Following my sophomore year as a staff writer, I became the editor of the sports section before being named co-Editor […]

Winter Break Extended Due to Southwest Meltdown

By: Naomi Etienne and Emma Schwarz Winter break has been extended due to Southwest Airline’s malfunctioning. As people around the country travel to places around the globe during their break, their flights are getting put on pause.  One major reason vacations have been cut short or extended is […]

Midterms Are Back

By: Melia Botticelli and Fateha Syed Midterms are making a comeback for the first time in three years, and due to high schools not being able to give them out throughout Covid-19, students aren’t sure what to expect and how to prepare themselves for the upcoming exams. This […]

2023: A Year of New Beginnings

By: Kailea Mundorf and Hannah Chang As the New Year begins, people start to imagine what their lives could become — a sign of the future, new ambitions, and new goals. This is what prompts the age-old “New Year’s Resolution,” a way for people to mark the new […]

Freezing Cold Temperatures Recorded in Maryland

By: Serenity Holland Temperatures in Maryland have been offensively rigid this December. Northeastern air is taking on the lower end of thirty-degree weather causing the community to face prompt adjustment. Kickstarting the heat and digging out sweatshirts from the bottom of the closet has come sooner than expected.  […]

15 years later, Tennessee makes the big win

By: Kate Carneal and Camden Lippert For fifteen years, Tennessee football has been fighting for a victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. On Saturday, October 15, history was made as the Volunteers defeated Alabama (52-49) in front of their home crowd.  The win shocked the college football world. […]

Protestors Vandalize Precious Van Gogh painting

By: Kailea Mundorf and Hannah Chang Global climate change has been an important issue, prevalent to our planet’s future. Many environmental advocates have begun taking more drastic measures to get their message across, but at what cost? Two protesters marked their stance against global emissions this Oct. 14 […]

Paris Fashion Week Rocks the Runway

By: Rachel Swigart and Willow Moon Every year, Paris Fashion Week pulls out all the stops with showstopping runways. Celebrities show up in style, models strut in unique looks, and new trends emerge throughout the week. This year, designers like Vescace, Dior, and many others were able to […]

Cute or Cringe: Homecoming Proposals

By: Emma Shwartz and  Lainey Hynes Homecoming season is in full swing for Mt. Hebron, which means many students are asking each other for homecoming. Grand gesture homecoming proposals have been around for years, but opinions on them vary. So, we asked Hebron students, are homecoming proposals cute […]

Mt. Hebron students take the PSAT

By: Fateha Syed Mt. Hebron students will be taking their PSAT  on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.  Every year the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States jointly offer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a national academic assessment.  Some students do not […]

What’s Next for the United Kingdom?

By Jacinda McNeal Fordjour After 70 years, her reign has come to an end. Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England, passed away on Sep. 8, 2022. As most of the world has only experienced Queen Elizabeth holding the crown, curiosity as to what the United Kingdom will […]

Mt. Hebron Students Share Opinions on Lunch

By Arayana Ladson The Mt. Hebron school year is officially coming to an end, and with it students are reflecting on the many changes between this year and past ones, one of those being school lunches. Due to the lockdown last year following the spread of Covid-19, food […]

Awards Show Season in Full Swing This Spring

By Gauri Nair and Gabby Teachey Spring has officially arrived, and with it comes all the exciting new opportunities for celebrities to showcase their stunning outfits. The Grammys, one of the most prestigious nights in the music industry, aired on April 3. A week earlier the Oscars took […]

Mt. Hebron Finals Around the Corner

By Fateha Syed This year will be the first final test administered since the Covid-19 outbreak back in 2019. Midterms this year were canceled due to the increase in Covid-19 cases and student mental health concerns. As finals are just around the corner, students are faced with the […]

Rising Gas Prices Alarm Many

By: Fateha Syed Gas prices have been steadily rising in recent weeks, raising worries of oil supply shortages and delays. Gas prices are now almost 40 cents per gallon more than their original price. Nowadays, mostly everyone uses some sort of transportation that uses gas. The change has […]

Recapping a Wild 2022 NFL Free Agency

By Jeffrey Mansour With the kickoff of the new league year, the 2022 NFL free agency period has seen an unprecedented number of transactions involving many of the league’s top athletes. Record-breaking contracts have been signed and numerous superstars have found new teams to play for in a […]

Chromebook Conundrum: Youtube Blocked on School Laptops

By Lauren Gustafson After over a year of online school being entirely dependent on the use of Chromebooks, Google Drive, Peardeck, and Wifi, the transition back to in-person school has morphed education to encompass the different styles of learning developed during Covid-19. In place of paper, school-issued Chromebooks […]

March Madness Mayhem Begins

By Edric Brillantes The biggest sports tournament of the year is just around the corner. March Madness is the national college basketball tournament, which pits the best college teams from all over the country for a chance to win the NCAA Basketball Championship. A mainstay of the tournament […]

Ravens Offseason Preview for 2022

By: Jeffrey Mansour In a wild 2021 season, the Baltimore Ravens’ surprisingly strong start was followed by an astonishing six-game losing streak. The team finished the campaign with its first losing record since 2015 and its first playoff absence since 2017. With a disappointing season in the rearview […]

Spring Showers or Snow?

By Eliana Klein With the current weather patterns changing day by day, Maryland residents are struck with confusion and annoyance. Days post deep winter have been ranging from highs of 73 degrees Fahrenheit to lows of 27 degrees. These changes are leaving students dreading to get out of […]

Ye. vs Davidson

By Audrey Parker and Nafisa Anjum Following the split of socialite Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West, Kardashian has become involved with American comedian Pete Davidson. This has led to a series of posts and slander on social media from Kardashian’s ex-husband West. Meeting at Kid Cudi’s birthday […]

Shaun White’s Final Year Shredding Powder

By: Eliana Klein As the Winter Olympics advance, more and more headlines are being filled with the recent news of Shaun White’s final year of shredding powder. White, the 35-year-old three-time gold medalist, will represent the United States during the snowboarding event in Beijing. He has been competing […]

Mt. Hebron Celebrates Black History Month

By Audrey Parker Commemorating Black History Month, Mt. Hebron staff and students decorate classroom doors with photos and facts about black figures. Initially acknowledged by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926, Black History Month is annually celebrated throughout the United States during the month of February.  Many schools […]

Mt. Hebron’s Hectic Track Season

By Arayana Ladson There have been major impacts on the winter sports season at high schools due to Covid-19 restrictions. Mt. Hebron is one of the hundreds of schools that have had their seasons rushed, pushed back, or postponed. Complications such as these have made for a rocky […]