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Underwood and Royal take the stage

Underwood and Royal take the stage

by Elizabeth Anderson, Mackenzie Berry, Emily Webb, and Jacob Blue

January 8, 2020

Two veteran actors have been cast in small but critical roles in the spring production of Newsies. Underwood and W. Royal, antique typewriters, have been featured in film and television for more than a century. After their retirement in the 1950’s, they are excited to return to the stage followi...

Pre-Vet students agree: Grooming their teachers’ dogs is “paw-some”

Pre-Vet students agree: Grooming their teachers’ dogs is “paw-some”

by Peyton Johnson, Editor

December 20, 2019

Every year Mrs. Patricia Beachy and her pre-vet class learn how to groom dogs. They learn the types of brushes used for different purposes, how to use clippers and they study the different breeds. Many teachers and students even bring in their dogs to participate in the grooming.  Mrs. Beachy brin...

NEHS members shop for baskets of books for needy elementary school families

NEHS members shop for baskets of books for needy elementary school families

by Grace Gaydosh, Editor-In-Chief

December 19, 2019

The holiday season is all about spreading holiday cheer and giving back to the community, especially to people who are less fortunate than others. In honor of the holiday season, National English Honor Society members Maddy Spisso, Grace Gaydosh, Angelique Fink, Alaina Burger, Tabitha Moses, Maya...

Winter break: It’s not always the most wonderful time of the year

Winter break: It’s not always the most wonderful time of the year

by Elizabeth Anderson and Ashley Baker

December 18, 2019

At first glance, the holiday season might seem like a period of happiness and rest, particularly for students and teachers who have almost two weeks of winter break. But underneath lies the looming shadow of heightened stress and anxiety for students and staff  In fact, a poll conducted by the American Ps...

Nicholas Paré rocks and rolls at final Linganore concert

Nicholas Paré rocks and rolls at final Linganore concert

by Ashley Martin, Managing Editor

December 18, 2019

On Friday December 13, Nicholas Paré and musicians Sean Frazier, Jak Pare, Alec Barnhart, and Jeff Barnhart held aconcert. Admission was $5 per person, and a large portion of ticket sales were donated to the band program at Linganore. Before and during the concert, Paré sold "Farewell" T-shirts to ...

Yours, Mine and Ours: Holiday traditions passed through generations

Yours, Mine and Ours: Holiday traditions passed through generations

by Caroline Hobson, Ruby Cerny, and Emily Lotito

December 17, 2019

When most people imagine a classic winter holiday, they see nativity sets, Christmas trees, and carolers. If not that, they see menorahs, driedels, and lakes. Of course, this is not the case for every family. Families constantly break  and create new traditions. There is a history behind each family...

My quest for the prettiest ugliest Christmas sweater

My quest for the prettiest ugliest Christmas sweater

by Ashley Martin, Managing Editor

December 15, 2019

The month of December we encounter many celebrations, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, but I have been preparing for my personal favorite, National Ugly Christmas Sweater day, which is December 21. This special day has become a social standard, everyone must have the best ugly sweater. I myself have...

“GO TEAM Therapy Dogs” team up with Learning for Life students to make school less stressful

“GO TEAM Therapy Dogs” team up with Learning for Life students to make school less stressful

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor

December 13, 2019

When most people think of “trading cards,” they think of the dusty old shoe box in their dad’s closet, filled with old baseball cards from his childhood. While this is the stereotype, “GO TEAM Therapy Dogs” is changing the image of trading cards with collectible cards featuring their team of the...

All about StudyMate: New study tool added to FCPS Schoology

All about StudyMate: New study tool added to FCPS Schoology

by Joshua Todd, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Within the chaotic world of high school, striving for an A is no easy feat. Students struggle every day attempting to achieve a perfect grade to impress colleges, peers, and parents. These perfect grades require strong understanding of the topics. Enter StudyMate, your secret weapon to learning and memorizing c...

Successful small businesses require dedication and organization

Successful small businesses require dedication and organization

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Launching a brand may seem too difficult and time-consuming if you are dealing with heavy course loads and extracurricular activities, yet many students find it rewarding--in more ways than one. Miranda Mossburg, a senior at Towson University...

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