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Savage Strong: Savage Dance Company sponsors Lily’s Hope 5k

Savage Strong: Savage Dance Company sponsors Lily’s Hope 5k

by Grace Corbitt, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Savage Dance Company performed in the freezing weather before Lily's Hope race at West Winds golf course on November 12.  A major sponsor of the event, the dance studio in Eldersburg, Maryland is owned by Greg and Nichole Savage. Lily Weaver, who has Ewing's Sarcoma and is receiving rounds of chemothe...

National Principals Month: What About the Assistant Principals?

National Principals Month: What About the Assistant Principals?

by Katie Gallagher, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features

October is National Principal Appreciation Month, a time to say a “thank you” to the principals who make your school function. But what about the Assistant Principals? They work equally as hard as the head principal and can be underappreciated. Three assistant principals Chris Bittner, Michelle Gi...

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 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. ...

Binge watch recommendation: Grey’s Anatomy returns for 14th season

Binge watch recommendation: Grey’s Anatomy returns for 14th season

by Allyson Duda, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

Grey’s Anatomy, a show about a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, is now back and in its 14th season. You may even need to take your blood pressure after almost every episode. So far this season, viewers have been shocked by the most talented neurosurgeon having a brain tumor. We are tryin...

FAQs: Stressed from the college application process?

FAQs: Stressed from the college application process?

by Tommy Moyer, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features

October is scary for more than just Halloween. Many seniors are left confused and stressed by the college admission process. Thankfully, student services is here to help students understand the application process. Here are some FAQ that may clear up any trouble. How many and what type of schools should I apply t...

To the U.S. Military, thank you

To the U.S. Military, thank you

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The duty of every military personnel is to protect and preserve the freedom of fellow Americans. They are "on the job 24/7" and have to "be professional every hour and day" of their lives. People in our community and throughout America devote their lives to keeping our country safe. Even as s...

Land of the free — Home of the brave

Land of the free — Home of the brave

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Human instinct, for many, is to run away from danger. Every day, police officers, military personnel and firefighters run towards danger, for us. They risk their lives for strangers every day. Country singer, Lee Brice, at his concert on September 22, 2017 at The Great Frederick Fair, stopped all music and said, "It can be very ea...

SGA and School Culture Committee plan student activities for National Bullying Prevention Month

SGA and School Culture Committee plan student activities for National Bullying Prevention Month

by Lauren Hall, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

Before the school year began, the SGA determined their theme "Be Kind." SGA president, Jack Dubro, said, "A community survey concluded that many think that Linganore could be a more tolerant place, so that's where the theme came from." This theme was shared with the faculty and staff and has been...

Officer Brooks returns to home base in Mt. Airy

Officer Brooks returns to home base in Mt. Airy

by Allyson Duda and Alexis Fowler

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Officer J.D. Brooks, a 1996 graduate, is one of the ten new policemen opening the first Mt. Airy police department.  Brooks, a 13-year Taneytown police veteran, is excited to be part of this new venture to build a new police force from the ground up. Most everyone at the police department has their own responsibilities, and Brooks is the Public Information Officer(PIO). Within ...

Horrible Harvey: Animals suffered in the hurricane, too

Horrible Harvey: Animals suffered in the hurricane, too

by Greyston Harding, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating Category 3 hurricane that tore through Houston, Texas. The hurricane lasted from August 25th to September 3rd. In some places, 50 inches of rain accumulated. Domesticated and wild animals alike suffered. Lancer Media contacted Houston's local ASPCA (American Society...

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