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Learning Commons invites students to share what they are thankful for

Learning Commons invites students to share what they are thankful for

by Josh Tidd, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

November is the month of giving thanks and kindness. This is probably because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. At the beginning of the month, the library invited students to write down what they are thankful for and tape it to the window. This gives students a opportunity to reflect and think about ...

October: Breast Cancer Awareness month spotlights common suffering

October: Breast Cancer Awareness month spotlights common suffering

by Kendall Martin and Emily Webb

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of Invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States. Although rare, men can also get breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people all over the ...

Students are expanding to bigger things in woodworking

Students are expanding to bigger things in woodworking

by Ryan Sheehy, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Woodworking is a very popular elective for high schoolers to take. Students have begun to expand to bigger projects in Mr. Rudderow's woodworking class. They weigh in on what they think about working on projects with bigger scale. Class of 2019 member, Tristan Greer said, “I really love how each...

New futsal club “kicks” into gear

New futsal club “kicks” into gear

by Braden Weinel, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

This year, the newly created futsal club, led by advisor Mark Lastova,  grabbed the attention of many students, with over 50 members signing up at the club fair. Futsal is a Uruguayan style of soccer that is played on a hard surface, such as a basketball court. The game is played with five players on...

Start your career at the firehouse

Start your career at the firehouse

by Josh Tidd, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Features

The New Market Volunteer Fire Department is actively looking for young people between the ages of 14  - 18 to become junior volunteers. Not only is this experience an excellent pathway to a career in health care, criminal justice, medicine and fire and rescue, it also gives students volunteer hours ...

The science of scared: What makes us afraid?

The science of scared: What makes us afraid?

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Do you get scared easily? Are you afraid of the dark? Do you hate horror movies? Do haunted houses freak you out? Halloween, the scariest holiday, brings some people joy and, in some cases, tears. It seems kind of odd that people would enjoy being scared, but studies show it is our bodies' natural r...

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

by Grace Gaydosh and Julie Walker

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

It’s pitch black outside. You’re running through the woods, not knowing what’s around the corner, and then everything around you goes silent. You hear a quiet groan coming from ahead as you squeeze your friend’s hand. You reluctantly keep walking. This is how we felt as we walked through the T...

Gaver Farm: Fall is not complete without apple cider donuts

Gaver Farm: Fall is not complete without apple cider donuts

by Ashley Nash, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Gaver Farm is now open for the fall season. At Gaver Farm, visitors can pick their own pumpkins and apples; they also have a corn maze, slides, bakery, animals, and a giant pillow to bounce on. During the fall, they begin selling the world’s best apple cider donuts. These have been sold at Gaver F...

Disney vs College – Which would you choose? Both!

Disney vs College – Which would you choose? Both!

by Lily Weaver, Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Disney: The happiest place on earth. College: Four years of intense learning. What happens when you combine both? You get the magical Disney College Program. Most have no idea that this opportunity exists. For 2016 graduate Grace Weaver, and 5,000 2018 CP’s the magic is just beginning. She...

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...

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