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Erika Jacobs wins National Certificate of Excellence for new design of the CTC building

Erika Jacobs wins National Certificate of Excellence for new design of the CTC building

by Summer Etzler, Reporter
November 20, 2016
Filed under Features

The Association for Learning Environments awarded a National Certificate of Excellence to a team of CAD Architecture students from this Career and Technology Center at Frederick Community College. The students designed an expansion of the CTC for their 21st Century Educational Redesign Project. The CT...

A Eulogy to Vine: A girl devastated for more than six seconds

A Eulogy to Vine: A girl devastated for more than six seconds

by Nicole Muller, Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Vine, the popular 6-second video social media site, was purchased by Twitter and officially launched in January 2013.  In October 2016, Twitter announced it would gradually shut down the service. A Eulogy to Vine: Many lives have been affected by you, Vine. You’ve inspired millions across the...

November National Adoption Month: Grace Gaydosh answers questions you might have been too shy to ask

November National Adoption Month: Grace Gaydosh answers questions you might have been too shy to ask

by Grace Gaydosh, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Best of SNO, Features, Showcase

For over 20 years, National Adoption Month has been celebrated in November. Many local agencies and adoptive family groups arrange events during the month to raise awareness, especially for children in foster care who are waiting for permanent families in a different country. While adoption-relat...

One-act play awakens audience to a thespian’s greatest fear: “The Actor’s Nightmare”

One-act play awakens audience to a thespian’s greatest fear: “The Actor’s Nightmare”

by Emma Wynkoop, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine waking up and being thrown on stage in front of a massive audience, forced perform a show you've never heard of. This scenario is the reality of accountant George Spelvin, played by senior Garrett Wiehler, in Linganore's fall drama, "The Actor's Nightmare." The second of the three one-a...

Drama shows audiences the lottery you never want to win

Drama shows audiences the lottery you never want to win

by Emma Wynkoop, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

What comes to mind when you think of winning the lottery? Fortune, happiness, glory? In the drama department's production of "The Lottery", winning brings the exact opposite. The final of the three one-act shows in The Nightmare Zone, "The Lottery" presents a small town in an ambiguous time per...

Howard’s acting gives new meaning to phrase “It’s all in your head”

Howard’s acting gives new meaning to phrase “It’s all in your head”

by Emma Wynkoop, Reporter
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

How many times have we heard these phrases in our lives? "It's all in your head." "Life's what you make of it." "We create our own problems." In Linganore Drama's production of Mind Games, a one-act play, part of the larger themed night The Nightmare Zone, senior Lincoln Robisch plays a therapist...

Inktober Drawing challenge improves artwork

Inktober Drawing challenge improves artwork

by Nicole Muller, Reporter
October 23, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

It takes most artists hours to complete a good, detailed piece. What if they had only one day? Artists across the globe are up to the challenge. In the month-long “art-athon” called Inktober, the artist is challenged to complete one drawing in ink per day that follows the daily one-word prompt. As a pa...

The Nightmare Zone: Drama’s fall production gives audiences thrills and chills

The Nightmare Zone: Drama’s fall production gives audiences thrills and chills

by Emma Wynkoop, Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Features

Instead of one fall play, the drama department this year will be producing three short one-act shows, each running about  half an hour. These one-acts include The Lottery, Mind Games, and The Actor's Nightmare. Each show has a creepy and frightening theme to it, giving inspiration to the night's...

Yammarino flashes back to kindergarten for internship

Yammarino flashes back to kindergarten for internship

by Kelsey Ward, Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Features

One, two, three, eyes on me! On October 11, I became a kindergartner again at Kemptown Elementary School. For Alyssa Yammarino, Class of 2017, this is a regular occurrence. She leaves school before third block to attend her internship. "There are 36 interns this year, 14 of which are helping at an ele...

Linganore bands together for a cure to breast cancer

Linganore bands together for a cure to breast cancer

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Breast cancer is the most common cancer, with more than 249,000 new cases expected for the year of 2016. It is increasingly important that doctors and scientists find a cure to this disease. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has occurred in October for the past 31 years. Since then, there have been numerous...

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