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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 takes theaters across the universe by meteor storm

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 takes theaters across the universe by meteor storm

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Best of SNO, Showcase, Spring 2017

As a long time Marvel fan and comic connoisseur, I was skeptical about the developing Marvel cinema. The first Guardians of the Galaxy, however, solidified my faith in the budding franchise. The movie introduced lovable and intriguing characters with complex backgrounds. Its sequel, Guardians of the Gala...

Love somebody? Love Your Melon warms the head and the heart

Love somebody? Love Your Melon warms the head and the heart

by Elizabeth Anderson and Lily Weaver
February 7, 2017
Filed under Best of SNO, Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

Dinner, candy, flowers. It's tough to be original on Valentine's Day. Why not a beanie? Love Your Melon sells items such as beanies, baseball caps, scarves, and jewelry. LYM's main goal however,  is to raise awareness about childhood cancer: a whopping 50% of their proceeds are donated to cancer resea...

Two movements, one city

Two movements, one city

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Best of SNO, Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

The day of the presidential inauguration, my Trump-supporting uncle texted my mother. For two years, the presidential campaign has divided our family and nation.   4:38 AM: “Time to make America Great Again.” 4:38 AM: “What time is your speech?” 4:39 AM: “11:45. I’m introducing him.” 4:3...

November National Adoption Month: Grace Gaydosh answers questions you might have been too shy to ask

November National Adoption Month: Grace Gaydosh answers questions you might have been too shy to ask

by Grace Gaydosh, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Best of SNO, Fall 2016, Features, Showcase

For over 20 years, National Adoption Month has been celebrated in November. Many local agencies and adoptive family groups arrange events during the month to raise awareness, especially for children in foster care who are waiting for permanent families in a different country. While adoption-related i...

On the Way to 50K: Discover the author inside yourself during NaNoWriMo

On the Way to 50K: Discover the author inside yourself during NaNoWriMo

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter
October 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Best of SNO, Fall 2016, Showcase

    It's been lurking in the shadows for nearly a year, ready to pounce on the first of November. . . NaNoWriMo. Don't worry, it's not a terrible monster--this is National Novel Writing Month, called NaNoWriMo for short and sometimes NaNo for shorter. It's an annual event, hoste...

Open Books, Open Minds: How censorship limits students

Open Books, Open Minds: How censorship limits students

by Beau Cameron, Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

“It’s not appropriate.” If you’re a teenager, your parents have probably told you that a thousand times. Then it’s off to your room to change out of your adorable new skirt or to text your friends an apology that you can’t make the R-rated movie you all had planned to see. In the str...

Not everything is AP: Child Development courses create stronger future parents, citizens and families

Not everything is AP: Child Development courses create stronger future parents, citizens and families

by Alyssa Mattison, Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

By the time second period begins, most students are already counting down the minutes until the bell rings, but that's not the case for Child Development students. While others are sitting in their seats struggling to stay awake, Mrs. Kate Lane’s students are welcoming the Little Lancers into the sch...

Top 10 of 2015: Unique holiday songs to celebrate the season

Top 10 of 2015: Unique holiday songs to celebrate the season

by Emily Reed, Reporter
December 22, 2015
Filed under Best of SNO, Holiday 2015, Showcase

Tired of the same old songs being played on the radio during the holiday season? Are you sick of listening to awful karaoke singing of Mariah Carey's #1 hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You"? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you have stumbled across the essential guide to surviving the ho...

Don’t know much about geography: Why Americans need a crash course on the forgotten subject

Don’t know much about geography: Why Americans need a crash course on the forgotten subject

by Abigail Montgomery, Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

As the one of the richest and most powerful countries, I believe the United States has a responsibility to use its wealth and influence to better the world.  We, as Americans, like to think that we always know what’s best, but the reality is that our nation, by virtue of its bossiness, often displays...

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

by Lancer Media Staff
January 8, 2015
Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

UPDATE:  Kirby Delauter issued an apology to the reporter on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. On January 6, 2015,  a news outlet claiming to be the North Korean News Service tweeted about Frederick County councilman Kirby Delauter’s recent attempt to “restrict press freedom” in Frederick after ...

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