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Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

by Summer Etzler, Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Ever since the beginning of my junior year, I stopped standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. I was hesitant to do this because I was worried about what others would think of me. I knew it would be a risky protest, but I want to make others aware of why I am protesting. There has been a controversy in the media ab...

From $2 to over $600: What does it cost to save a life?

From $2 to over $600:  What does it cost to save a life?

by Victoria Rock, Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

On  August 25, Mylan Pharmaceutical Company released the new price for the EpiPen. The company pushed a 500% increase into billions of dollars, the CEO now making 19 billion dollars. The injector contains 0.3 mg of epinephrine, a chemical that can reverse the effects of a life threatening allergic reaction. “Th...

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

by Emily Reed, Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Chances are that you have never heard of the new Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education policy on testing that was passed on August 24th, 2016. Unfortunately, Policy 511 will not bring about any major change to the status quo. The policy states that FCPS recognizes that a student, at the ...

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

by Beau Cameron, Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

When referring to a male, you use he/him pronouns. You refer to females by she/her pronouns. So what do you call someone with no gender? Depending on who you ask, the answer varies. The English language has no gender-neutral singular pronoun to refer to individuals who identify as non-binary (not exclus...

Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and an app? That’s what you get with Cracker Jack

Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and an app? That’s what you get with Cracker Jack

by Hannah Haught, Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Cracker Jacks have been an American favorite since first introduced in 1896 by F.W. Rueckheim at Chicago's First World Fair. The classic snack comes in box with a little toy, typically made of paper or plastic, underneath all of the popcorn and peanuts. Admittedly, the snack is not at the top of most...

Facebook Live: Viral birth video warns of TMI to come

Facebook Live:  Viral birth video warns of TMI to come

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief
May 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

You're scrolling through your news feed. You 'like' your cousin's prom picture. You 'love' your mom's status about how proud she is of her kids. You even go out of your way to read the article your best friend's mom shared about increasing college tuition prices. And then you see it. Like a horrib...

No knight in shining armor: Third parties looking to finish last this election

No knight in shining armor: Third parties looking to finish last this election

by Kasal Smaha, Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

With the controversial presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees inching closer to official nominations, the idea of a third-party candidate entering this year’s presidential election has gained some traction, with Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard meeting with Republican Mitt Romney to discuss the matter and with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson claiming that his party has a “rea...

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...

Technology fail: Students learn better with old-fashioned pencil and paper

Technology fail:  Students learn better with old-fashioned pencil and paper

by Tory Spruill, Reporter
May 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the learning environment directed towards more BYOD technology, school systems are emphasizing lowering printing costs, which helps the budget and the environment. Many teachers and students, however, prefer paper-integrated learning over a screen. Is the old-fashioned paper method of learni...

Health classes make public service announcements about teen issues

May 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Ninth grade health classes created public service announcements about teen issues for their CRES tests. Mrs. Barbara Ferguson selected some of the best for display on Lancer Media.

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