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Homecoming 2021: Uniting through spirit at the first pep rally since 2019

by Audrey Kilgore, Leeda Djourshari, and Alexa Waser October 14, 2021

After 18 months of isolation, the community came together again for the school’s annual pep rally. The pep rally is a gathering to take a break from work, celebrate the community, and to get ready for...

Mason-Dixon Search Dogs demonstrate rescue skills

by Matt Nyandjo, Nate Reinfurt, and Christian Williams October 12, 2021

Every year, 600,000 missing people are reported in the United States.   Mason-Dixon Search Dogs is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 in Hartford County where they utilize and train K9 search dogs....

Look at that wrinkle in my tire: makes me love the smell of rubber.

Ready, Set, Go!: A look inside drag racing

by Emma Henry , Reporter October 12, 2021

When most kids are just learning to ride a bike, the children in my family were in junior dragsters, driving as “slow” as 45 mph in 11.90 seconds. By the time I was 13, I was regularly driving 85...

Sophomore Dalton’s Dimmick’s grand champion computer graphics entry into the Community Show was made entirely with his own imagination. “We were learning to use the Pen Tool, different swatches, and the Free Transform Tools in Adobe Illustrator,” Dimmick said. Even though he’s only in Computer Graphics 1, this piece makes it clear he has a great future ahead of him in the course.

The 47th annual community show entries create a local buzz

by Kiefer Ely, Eric Simonson, and Makyla DeVries October 7, 2021

From October 4 to 5, the 47th annual Linganore-New Market Community Show showcased individuals skills and accomplishments. From floral arrangements to animal showcases, there is a place for...

How does the band achieve perfection? Its simple, dedication to each individual detail. Standing in formation, marching with a roll step, and attending hours of band practice are just a few key steps that help them reach greatness.

Getting the band back together: The “Cinematic Universe” transforms marching experience

by Caroline Hobson, Editor in Chief September 30, 2021

  Between band camp, running through shows, extra long practices, and Friday night football games. The Linganore Marching Band and Color Guard march to the tune of their own drums (and other...

The hill painting is the first event in the celebration of homecoming week.

Spray paint, grass and school spirit: Painting the hill for homecoming kicks off the week

by Mia Lucas, Reporter September 30, 2021

Have some spray paint?  Want a chance to make graffiti without getting in trouble?  Hill painting for homecoming is just the ticket. The hill paintings are a long time tradition, and they...

Abbey and Emma on the first day of 4th grade at New Market Elementary School.

Best Friends: Your other half

by Marissa DePalma, Editor September 27, 2021

You share a lot with your best friend, but did you know you share brain waves?  “Scientists have found that the brains of close friends respond in remarkably similar ways as they view a series of...

Fiverr can turn anyone into an Entrepreneur in no time!

Make money selling your skills on Fiverr

by Kiefer Ely, Reporter September 27, 2021

Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services established in 2010, and has been ranked in the top 200 websites in the world since 2013. There are over 500 categories of services offered on...

Local Beekeeper Arron Tressler’s hive is trying to make a new queen. The small cocoons are actually the eggs of the future queen.

National Honey Month: Everyone needs to embrace the local bee

by Makyla DeVries, Reporter September 22, 2021

Did you know that September is national honey month! More than 600 millions pounds of honey are sold in the USA. Honey has many benefits for the human body, and local honey can be used to help treat...

Green with envy: Why isnt LHS a Green School?

Green with envy: Why isn’t LHS a Green School?

by Brayden Gregory, Interim Editor-in-Chief June 14, 2021

When rival school, Oakdale High School was named a Green School, in May 2021, I started thinking. Why aren't more schools in FCPS working to become Green School certified? Change is being put in too...

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