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From 1962-2017: The Ever Evolving Face of Linganore High School

From 1962-2017: The Ever Evolving Face of Linganore High School

by Alex Ismael, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Features, Spring 2017

Ever wonder what Linganore looked like back when it opened in 1962? It was quite different than what it looks today. There were a lot fewer housing developments in and around the Linganore district than there are in 2017. There were more endless fields, farms and a lot less traffic. The driveway was...

My job shadowing adventure: Principal Doll wears many hats–leader, teacher, friend

My job shadowing adventure: Principal Doll wears many hats–leader, teacher, friend

by Devin Barge, Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Spring 2017

I had the opportunity to shadow Mrs. Nancy Doll for an entire school day and got an insider's look at what it's like to be a public high school principal.  It might seem like I had a "day off," but my day became a tremendous learning experience. 10) Nancy’s Notes Every Friday, Mrs. Doll sends out a memo/a...

Choosing a college: Should you worry about assault?

Choosing a college:  Should you worry about assault?

by Rose Fiore, Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

Many high school students are excited to choose their colleges based on their academic needs and social life, but are they also looking at the crime records? The U.S. Campus Safety and Security website offers data about the number of crimes that have been committed on any U.S. campus. Over the pa...

Celebrating Linganore’s out of district transfer students

Celebrating Linganore’s out of district transfer students

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features, Spring 2017

A small but mighty 4.6%, or 64 students, of Linganore’s population are out of district transfers. Linganore welcomes transfer students in hopes that they will enrich our student population and increase diversity. An out-of district transfer is a process that allows students to attend a school outside ...

Black History Month: My role model is my aunt, Dr. Bettina Beech

Black History Month:  My role model is my aunt, Dr. Bettina Beech

by Devin Barge, Photo Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "Black History Month?” To most, it's learning about the accomplishments of African Americans in their struggle to outgrow the shadow of slavery along with their fights for civil rights. We study figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick...

Surviving Cancer: Children are dying, don’t you care?

Surviving Cancer: Children are dying, don’t you care?

by Lily Weaver, Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

This summer I contacted a page on Instagram called DanceHopeCure that raises more awareness for childhood cancer. (They also have a Facebook page and a website.)  I thanked them for all they have done for the fighters and survivors. As a former patient, now a 5-year survivor, it means a lot to me t...

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...

Confessions of an overprotective sister: How I deal with cancer

Confessions of an overprotective sister: How I deal with cancer

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief
December 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Everyone remembers in vivid colors the day that changed everything: college graduation, wedding day, the birth of a child. Mine is completely different. My red-letter day was when my sister was diagnosed with cancer. My ten-year-old sister, went for a check-up because her arm hurt. My family thought it...

Hayden’s Heroes: Providing hope for people with Histiocytosis

Hayden’s Heroes: Providing hope for people with Histiocytosis

by Bailey Davis, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features

On November 12 & 13, Hayden's Heroes, Inc. hosted a Memorial Soccer Tournament at Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD, in honor of Hayden Boerum. Hayden Finn Boerum was born on July 31, 2007. He lived his early childhood life as a bright young boy who went to Oakdale Elementary School. He loved...

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