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Explore the dark past and the bright future of mental health care

Explore the dark past and the bright future of mental health care

by Grace Brooks, Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Forest Haven Mental Asylum opened in 1925 and closed 66 years later in 1999. The now abandoned institution is roamed by thrill-seeking, urban adventurers.   Roaming and adventuring throughout the empty asylum gets the adrenaline pumping and excitement rolling, creeping through the halls, classrooms...

Fidget spinners whirl out of class control

Fidget spinners whirl out of class control

by Devin Barge, Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Fidget spinners are handheld toys, that can spin minutes on end with a single spin. This new fad has become a worldwide phenomenon as kids and adults continue to buy this toy, increasing its market value and giving teachers big headaches. The science behind the fidget spinners is quite simple really...

The Town of New Market comes alive with monthly events

The Town of New Market comes alive with monthly events

by Sydney Rossman, Managing Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

After two years of constant road construction, the town of New Market is finally back to normal, except there are now wider sidewalks and light fixtures. During the spring, summer and fall Shane Rossman and the town council are putting the spotlight on New Market with monthly events. On April 29...

Famous last words: Don’t make the last words you text be your last words on earth

Famous last words:  Don’t make the last words you text be your last words on earth

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Spring 2017

One choice could take a life. Choosing to drive distracted is choosing to put lives at risk. In 2015 alone distracted driving killed 3,477 people and injured 391,000. “If you have a phone, my best advice to you is before you start driving, lock it in the trunk.  Whatever it is, it can wait,” sa...

Nutrition & Portion Sizes: Overeating is as easy as (2 slices of) pie

Nutrition & Portion Sizes: Overeating is as easy as (2 slices of) pie

by Rose Fiore, Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

With fast food readily available, many young people don't feel the need to making their own meals. The meals they choose at fast food restaurants are often too big and most don't have the right nutrients. For example, let's say you're thirsty and looking for something cool to drink. If you stop at...

Pat Carson: A familiar face with a unfamiliar backstory

Pat Carson: A familiar face with a unfamiliar backstory

by Matthew Gelhard, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

Pat Carson is in the halls so often that most students probably think she is a staff member. Carson substitutes almost every day for many classes at LHS. She might be a familiar face around Linganore, but how many can boast a family connection?  I can. Pat Carson grew up in Chicago, with her mother an...

Lyme Disease: small tick, big consequences

Lyme Disease: small tick, big consequences

by Alex Ismael, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features

A few weeks ago, my mom went to get a routine blood test. When the results came back, it was a positive for Lyme Disease. We were all confused. I would not characterize my mom as an outdoor lover, she is not one who willingly goes into woods or grassy areas. My family has no idea how she contracte...

Attendance matters: Twiford and Hardister track students coming and going

Attendance matters:  Twiford and Hardister track students coming and going

by Lily Weaver, Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, students and staff hear a lot about academic goals and progress, but did you know that attendance goals and progress are equally important to FCPS? Every week, Principal Nancy Doll publishes LHS progress toward the annual attendance goal. The annual target is 96% present, the current progr...

Stress Awareness Month: How do we cope with our feelings?

Stress Awareness Month: How do we cope with our feelings?

by Katie Lehman, Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Spring 2017

Psychiatric patients in the ‘50’s had the same level of stress and anxiety as high school students do today, according to the American Psychological Association. Shocking, right? Well, not for students. If anything, it makes sense to them. Since 1992, April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’, and for...

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