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President Trump creating an uproar in minority communities

President Trump creating an uproar in minority communities

by Katie Lehman, Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

President Trump has been in office less than three months, but he already has had major influence on Americans. Regardless of citizens' negative or positive views of his actions, it cannot be denied changes are happening. Trump is proud of delivering on his campaign messages.  About half of Americans...

Which way does the wind blow? The future of clean air in Maryland is at stake.

Which way does the wind blow? The future of clean air in Maryland is at stake.

by Cindy Zheng, Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

Under the Clean Air Act, Maryland has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to require Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia to continuously run their air pollution controls during the ozone season (May 1 to October 31). These controls are used to maintain the purity of the air standa...

Limiting phone addiction…Is there an app for that?

Limiting phone addiction…Is there an app for that?

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

Worst way to start off the day is waking up and not being able to find your phone. The anxiety and little heart attack you get is enough to make anyone go crazy. Being a part of the Millennial generation (born between 1984-2000)  has made worrying and being on a phone as normal as brushing teeth, bu...

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

Throughout history, economics and protesting have gone hand and hand: during the Revolutionary War the patriots boycotted British-made goods. In the midst of the civil rights movement along with marches and sit-ins, there were boycotts of segregated public transportation, but is boycotting effective or even easy? Effective? Maybe. Easy? No. I...

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

On March 8th, hundreds of students, teachers, and parents gathered outside the Board of Education for the first Frederick Transgender rights rally. Organized by James Vankuilenburg, transgender male and student president of Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s Gay Straight Alliance, the group addressed t...

We the People have an opinion about political speech in school

We the People have an opinion about political speech in school

by Grace Weaver and Tory Spruill
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

On March 1, 2017, students at Westiminster High School, just 30 minutes away from Linganore High School, wore t-shirts to school with artwork by Shepard Fairey depicted on them in protest of posters being taken down in their schools. In mid-February, teachers at the Carroll County high school, hun...

Get off the bandwagon: Throw the “backpack challenge” away

Get off the bandwagon: Throw the “backpack challenge” away

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Spring 2017

Remember the cinnamon challenge in 2011-2012? We tried to eat a spoonful of throat-drying oxygen-impairing cinnamon with no water. We all did it (I certainly did), and we all laughed as our peers choked and coughed. Even after 222 teens had to be rushed to the hospital over the course of 2012 and four-year-old Matthew Radar was pronounced dead from inhaling cinnamon, some of us were still laughing. With...

Value your education: You don’t know how good you have it

Value your education: You don’t know how good you have it

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Spring 2017

The term sophomore means more than just being in the 10th grade. In Greek, it means that a person is wise, but also foolish. Young teens think they are wise in understanding how the world works, but they are foolish when choosing the right path to take. Having grown up in a different state's schoo...

It’s Time to call foul and teach Grayson Allen a lesson

It’s Time to call foul and teach Grayson Allen a lesson

by Matthew Gelhard, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Spring 2017

Grayson Allen, a sophomore basketball player at Duke University, has been caught using foul play in his first two years. He has been accused of changing tempos and outcomes in games by engaging in heated shouting matches and even physical altercation such as tripping and grabbing of other players. D...

Top 10 of 2016: Memes & trends that should stay in 2016

Top 10 of 2016: Memes & trends that should stay in 2016

by Tory Spruill, Photo Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dabbing It started with Cam Newton, and progressed to every single teenager looking for a way to say they can dance.  You vs me The pictorial meme created a way for putting down other people. Sure, it creates a mean of self-appreciation, but it shouldn’t be an excuse to make others feel bad about the way they look o...

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