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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 Fall 2016, 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...

Top 10 of 2016: Events that changed history

Top 10 of 2016:  Events that changed history

by Summer Etzler, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

This year will go down in history.  We'll remember this year for fake news stories, the election, and more.  Here are my top 10 events that changed America. January 2016 Executive action on guns: In January, President Obama gave a speech proposing to increase gun control in the wake of the Sa...

Celebrate your “Young Life” and make better choices in 2017

Celebrate your “Young Life” and make better choices in 2017

by Kaycee Morris, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

Each year on the first of January, people decide make new year's resolutions to better their lives. Some common ones are to eat healthier, exercise more or curse less. Most people don't follow these decisions after a couple of months. In high school, it's tough keeping yourself on track and sta...

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