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Food Allergy Awareness: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

Food Allergy Awareness: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

by Alex Ismael, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

May 14th through 20th is the 20th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week. Of course, a week is not long enough to bring awareness to a growing danger across the world. In the United States, approximately 15 million people have a food allergy. That equates to a food allergy for 1 in 13 children in school. A food allergy is ...

Wise words from today’s leaders to tomorrow’s: What advice can I give you?

Wise words from today’s leaders to tomorrow’s:  What advice can I give you?

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I am 18 years old and about to pursue a career in International Studies. (That's today's plan, but I'm feeling pretty sure of it.) Throughout my teens, I have been motivated to learn more about myself and others through my passions:  Scouting, drama, Destination Imagination, Model United Nations and journa...

Don’t let tutoring torment you: Why grading in PREP is ridiculous

Don’t let tutoring torment you:  Why grading in PREP is ridiculous

by Ethan Hart, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In the inaugural year of the PREP block, there have been many ups and downs. In this period, many students use this time to monitor grades, get a head start on homework assignments, study for classes and tests, as well as completing and making up classwork assignments. However, other students hav...

Online Gym: It’s a legitimate credit, if done right

Online Gym: It’s a legitimate credit, if done right

by Katie Lehman, Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Spring 2017

With the power of the internet, more learning tools have become available for students all over the world. Now with online classes, students have more opportunities to take a wider range of classes on their own schedule--in the summer and during the school year. Gym class is one of the classes that st...

Are we PREP-ing for success or just relaxing? Fix the problem with graded PREP

Are we PREP-ing for success or just relaxing? Fix the problem with graded PREP

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Linganore's mission is to equip students for life-long learning through lessons in academics, accountability, and attitude.” That is the message proudly proclaimed on the front page of our school website. Yet, in PREP, unfortunately, we are beginning to lack the accountability and focus on academics to live ...

Take Your Child to Work Day teaches life lessons

Take Your Child to Work Day teaches life lessons

by Lily Weaver, Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

April 28th was Take Your Child to Work Day. Ever since I was little I have always gone to work with my mom, while my brother goes with my dad. My mom is a third grade teacher in Montgomery County and my dad is a high school PE teacher in Montgomery County. When I grow up I want to be an elementary...

Take your child, not your teen, to work

Take your child, not your teen, to work

by Hannah Haught, Managing Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Take Your Child to Work Day began in 1992 and hasn’t always been the school-skipping event we know today. The day originally began under the name Take Our Daughters to Work Day and was a movement to increase the number of women in the workplace. By showing girls what their future could have in store, the event hoped to e...

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...

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