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Bee more friendly: How being a backyard beekeeper can help save the honey bees

Bee more friendly: How being a backyard beekeeper can help save the honey bees

by Sierra Rossman, Reporter

May 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2019

When you see a bee floating in the air around your house what do you think? Most of us would swat at it or run away. Excluding wild swarms, there are about one to five trillion honey bees in the world. Although this may seem like a large number, the population is disappearing dramatically. In 2015 alone, 42...

Alumni in the “news”– Evans siblings live their dream jobs in journalism

Alumni in the “news”–  Evans siblings live their dream jobs in journalism

by Braden Weinel, Editor

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2019

Former journalism student and 2010 graduate Jace Evans once wrote sports articles for The Lance. He now predicts professional sporting games for the whole world to see. His younger sister, Brooke, who graduated in 2013, is now a TV news producer for WBOC in Salisbury, Maryland. The Evans siblings be...

Promposal Pandemonium: I’ll be there for you… at Prom

Promposal Pandemonium: I’ll be there for you… at Prom

by Ashley Martin, Editor

May 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

On April 25th, 2019, Matt Schiller surprised Clare Beiter with a "Friends" themed poster that said, "The one where we go to prom." Schiller collaborated with Shay Arneson on creating the poster. They both thought it would be a great idea to do a Friends themed idea because that is Beiter's favorite...

Feel stressed? Try our ten favorite tips and tricks to help get you through the rest of the year!

Feel stressed? Try our ten favorite tips and tricks to help get you through the rest of the year!

by Leah Bolger and Elizabeth Rajnik

May 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2019

Students are racing to finish off the school year successfully. With AP tests and state-mandated testing, students are feeling stressed and need to find a way to decompress. In fact, according to a survey done by the American Psychological Association (APA), high school students report that their stress levels during...

Promposal Pandemonium: Finding the “picture perfect” date

Promposal Pandemonium: Finding the “picture perfect” date

by Ashley Martin, Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

With his creative skills Matthew Gelhard asked Emily Byrnes to prom using sign shaped as a camera with a picture of Byrnes on the front side saying "Wow it's a picture perfect prom date... So say yes to prom!" Gelahard said, " Promposals are supposed to a creative thing, and I believe you are supposed...

“For Sale” and other poems star in morning announcements for poetry month

“For Sale” and other poems star in morning announcements for poetry month

by Leah Bolger, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Features, Spring 2019

Throughout the month of April, teachers volunteered to read their favorite poems aloud for the announcements. This was a celebration for National Poetry Month and by sharing these poems, a unique opportunity was created for not only these select teachers, but also the students who watched. Nation...

Every bunny needs somebunny: Pre-Vet class enjoys 31 rabbits visit!

Every bunny needs somebunny: Pre-Vet class enjoys 31 rabbits visit!

by Emily McNally and Ashley Baker

May 2, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Bugs Bunny, Roger Rabbit, Peter Rabbit, Br’er Rabbit, Thumper the Rabbit and more.  Rabbits are symbols of spring and trickster fun. Pre-Vet Small animal class had an up-close look at these furry creatures: 31 of them! Patti Hubbard, a local rabbit breeder brought in a total of 13 different breeds, ...

Hampton Herons? New elementary school needs a fitting name

Hampton Herons? New elementary school needs a fitting name

by Julie Walker, Managing Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Features, News

Frederick County's Board of Education revealed the new architectural designs for the new elementary school that will be added to the community by 2022, taking its new home in the neighborhood of Hamptons West in Lake Linganore. A new elementary school for the Oakdale district would not only relieve the overcrowding...

Promposal Pandemonium: If the Shoe fits? … Ask her to Prom

Promposal Pandemonium: If the Shoe fits? … Ask her to Prom

by Ashley Martin, Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

With only 12 days until prom Kojo Benefo asked his best friend Avé Boghossian-James to prom using a pair of yellow Vans and a cute sign saying “ Avé, prom would be off the wall with you!” Benefo collaborated with Boghossian-James's friends, Lizzie Hall and Katie Johnson in order to pick out...

Promposal Pandemonium

Promposal Pandemonium

by Ashley Martin, Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Prom Season is upon us. It is just days until the big night, boys and girls are trying to find the perfect date and with that the perfect way to ask them. A promposal is an elaborate request to be someone’s date to prom. According to The Washington Post the first viral promposals started between 2002...

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