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Screen Time: Will iOS 12 really limit our phone obsession?

Screen Time: Will iOS 12 really limit our phone obsession?

by Rachel McCoy, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Best of SNO, Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

Let’s face reality.  You are on your phone for hours every day, but do you know exactly how many hours? On September 17, Apple released IOS 12, which is a software update that is available to download on newer Apple devices. This update includes a new feature called Screen Time. Screen Time tracks the time a perso...

$1,000 for a cake? How sweets bring a community together

$1,000 for a cake? How sweets bring a community together

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Best of SNO, Community Show 2018, Fall 2018, Showcase

Buying a cake at the local fair may cost $15. At the cake auction for the FFA, you'll need to shell out up to $1,000. From September 30 to October 2, Linganore hosted the 45th Annual Linganore-New Market Community Show. The community show supports the Linganore FFA Chapter and the communities sur...

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

by Brianna Dellavalle and Bridget Murphy

January 24, 2018


Filed under Best of SNO, Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

All I need is an app that plays songs I enjoy, without charging me a monthly fee and without having to check my phone every two seconds to choose the next song. Many music listeners lean toward SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Music as their ‘go-to’ source for their daily tunes. My unpopular opinio...

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, Features, Showcase

This is my open letter to the Board of Education.  I'll send it as soon as I finish my college applications. In mid-October, I read in The Washington Post that senior students in the Washington, D.C. region have been granted one weekend homework-free, so they can work on their college applications. ...

The Seal of Biliteracy: Frederick County plans to recognize language proficiency on diplomas

The Seal of Biliteracy: Frederick County plans to recognize language proficiency on diplomas

by Yesenia Montenegro, Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, News, Showcase

Adopted by Maryland in April 2016, the Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school district for students who have studied and are competent in two or more languages. The recognition encourages students to continue studying higher levels of a language  and makes graduates more employable, since em...

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

Do you think that the government doesn’t work? It is very easy to believe this with the headlines that appear in the news every day. However, I think that I might have a solution for you… become an intern in a congressional office! I am sure that you’re thinking that you can’t be an intern f...

This is IT, the horror triumph of the year

This is IT, the horror triumph of the year

by Nicholas Stephan, Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, Showcase

The 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic blood-soaked thriller novel It hit theaters on September 8th, its opening day box office record, devouring even Deadpool’s for an R-rated movie. As a young child, I was always fascinated by book’s like King’s. It follows seven kids in the Losers Club as they try and thwart an evil clown-sha...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 takes theaters across the universe by meteor storm

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 takes theaters across the universe by meteor storm

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Best of SNO, Showcase, Spring 2017

As a long time Marvel fan and comic connoisseur, I was skeptical about the developing Marvel cinema. The first Guardians of the Galaxy, however, solidified my faith in the budding franchise. The movie introduced lovable and intriguing characters with complex backgrounds. Its sequel, Guardians of the Gala...

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...

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