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French Honor Society hangs Seurat mural: Photo of the Day 2/23/19

French Honor Society hangs Seurat mural: Photo of the Day 2/23/19

by Sierra Rossman, Reporter

February 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2019

On February 6, the French Honor Society hung a mural commemorating the 1884 painting Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte which translates to A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. French teacher and French Honor Society adviser Madame Dragana Blonder printed a version of the ...

A Lancer’s best friend may be a dog

A Lancer’s best friend may be a dog

by Jacob Blue and Joseph Hartung

January 25, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

It is no surprise that teens today are stressed out with projects, SATs, and college applications while they try to balance healthy social and physical lives. Many turn to their best friends for help--those best friends are often dogs. In a survey done in 2014 about Stress in America, it found that ...

David Bly brings the pole vault team to new heights

David Bly brings the pole vault team to new heights

by Ethan Hart and Carter Holsinger

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

After 28 years of experience with pole vault, Linganore pole vault coach David Bly is just getting started. Bly, who has coached the pole vault team since 2017, has been a catalyst for a program that previously had not had much success. Since his takeover, Bly and his jumpers have become the backb...

Kolias’s English 11 blasts to the Roaring 20’s

Kolias’s English 11 blasts to the Roaring 20’s

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

After several weeks of reading, taking notes, and being quizzed on The Great Gatsby, Mrs. Patti Kolias’s English class finally reached the final project, which was to create an edible party dish from the 1920’s from scratch, a poster highlighting a theme or character, or some third relevant pro...

What happens when you mix competitive cheer and high school cheer? You get the super team

What happens when you mix competitive cheer and high school cheer? You get the super team

by Julie Walker and Kat Taylor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

Recently, there has been an increasing number of cheerleaders competing on both high school level teams and competitive teams, causing a new level of rivalry in the world of high school cheer. The question is, what skills do competitive cheerleaders bring to the table that someone wouldn't achieve on...

Staff and alumni look forward to Liberty Elementary getting remodeled

Staff and alumni look forward to Liberty Elementary getting remodeled

by Kendall Martin and Sydney Henry

January 24, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

Liberty Elementary school was established in 1927, and 92 years late,  FCPS is planning a remodel. The construction team that is making this happen are trying to figure out the best way to expand and modernize the school. They also want to make it a more safe place for students. As a former stude...

The hidden gem of FCPS: “Earn and Learn” with the Youth Apprenticeship Program

The hidden gem of FCPS: “Earn and Learn” with the Youth Apprenticeship Program

by Cara Bond and Alison Gagne

January 23, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

The emphasis is on students to prepare their path for the future. Along with receiving an education, high school students have countless opportunities to ease their transition from school into the work world. From the more education-based programs available at the Career and Tech Center (CTC) to the ha...

Connolly, Hall and Mathews set personal records in track

Connolly, Hall and Mathews set personal records in track

by Kendall Martin and Julie Walker

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Khelsa Connolly, Rachel Hall and Caroline Perrone were featured in The Frederick News Post as All-County athletes in cross country for their achievements during the 2018 fall season. Senior Khelsa Connolly has been making waves in the cross country and track community,  breaking records and sett...

Let’s get down to business: Intro to Business class learns ins and outs of working world

Let’s get down to business: Intro to Business class learns ins and outs of working world

by Emily Webb and Harry Heitzig

January 22, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

What fast food restaurants should be in the cafeteria? Students in Roger Rich's Introduction to Business class determined it should be Noodles and Company, Taco Bell, Wildcat’s Den, Texas Roadhouse, and Panera. This food court proposal was one of the first projects of the semester. The project...

Mrs. Parente’s FOT class makes mini golf courses

Mrs. Parente’s FOT class makes mini golf courses

by Kendall Martin, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

On January 8, Mrs. Parente's second period FOT class started a project making a mini golf course. They had five days to work on it. The materials they could use around the classroom were colored pencils, markers, pipe cleaners, construction paper, fabric, glue, index cards, rubber bands, craft sticks, pa...

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