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The soundtrack of my childhood: the legacy of the 75-80 Dragway

The soundtrack of my childhood: the legacy of the 75-80 Dragway

by Julie Walker, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The 75-80 Drag way began its local legacy in early 1960. The owner of the track, Mr. Bill Wilcom had just arrived home from being stationed out West serving his time in the Airforce.  He had began seeing race tracks popping up in empty fields and was inspired to bring the idea home with him. His father...

The finish line is near, but the battle isn’t over — What’s up next for Lily Weaver

The finish line is near, but the battle isn’t over — What’s up next for Lily Weaver

by Bridget Murphy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2018

March 13, 2018 update: Lily's procedure has been pushed back to an undetermined date. There are a few more rounds of treatment and steps she will go through. Please keep her in your thoughts and wish her luck. On February 19, Lily Weaver was pronounced NED (No Evidence of Disease). Weaver has been battling Ewings Sarcoma cancer since she relapsed in the end of July 2017. Weaver cel...

Free SAT given by the county during school on March 7

Free SAT given by the county during school on March 7

by Grace Gaydosh, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Junior year is all fun and games until students have to start worrying about college. When applying to a college, one of the first things they need to think about is taking the Scholastic Assessment Test, also known as the SAT. This year the test will be given to all juniors free of charge on March...

Alchawki, French intern brings her teaching skills to Madame Blonder’s classes

by Sammie Hoefs, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features

Mrs. Samar Alchawki is an intern from Mount St. Mary's University and plans to earn a Masters in Education. When she lived in Egypt, she taught French and now wants to continue her career here in the U.S.  She said, “When I see their [students] success through their French education over time I feel I have succeede...

Mauro and Liu introduce the Asian Culture Club to LHS

Mauro and Liu introduce the Asian Culture Club to LHS

by Jacob Bolger, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The new Asian Culture Club was created to address issues including stereotypes and racism. The club meets in Mrs. Michelle Richardson's room on 'C days'. It was founded by Class of 2019 member Michael Mauro and Class of 2020 member Lawrence Liu. They see racial stereotyping as a large issue in this...

Video games: a normal part of many teenagers lives but an increasing danger for some

Video games:  a normal part of many teenagers lives but an increasing danger for some

by Sean Alvarado, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Video games are a normal part of many teenagers' lives. But how do you know if you have a hobby or an addiction? What is video game addiction? Video game addiction is very real, and the consequences are similar to drug or alcohol addiction. Everyone starts by casually playing video games; then...

Mr. LHS holds first dance rehearsal in anticipation of March event

Mr. LHS holds first dance rehearsal in anticipation of March event

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

It's that time of the year again -- Mr. Linganore 2018 is finally here! On January 24, the ten contestants met for their first dance practice of the year. The show is March 10. The dance this year is the rumba.  Mrs. Linda Sanders has been choreographing for the event for many years.  She chose...

High school internships are an early path to future careers

High school internships are an early path to future careers

by Yesenia Montenegro and Emma Howard

January 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Registration for 2018-2019 courses begins in early February.  This is the time some juniors and seniors are considering internships as part of the school day. Internships are a great way to start learning about a job early. An internship can help you decide what type of career you want to go into...

The halfway mark is time for reflection and anticipation

The halfway mark is time for reflection and anticipation

by Emily Webb, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under Features

With Semester 1 coming to a close, students were both excited and reflective. What was your favorite class this semester? Byrd: “I enjoyed journalism because it wasn’t stressful and it was a nice break from my other classes.” Class of 2020 member Ave Boghossian-James said, “I liked spo...

Final House Design Project enthralls AED students

Final House Design Project enthralls AED students

by Bailey Davis and Chris Eastlake

January 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Features

After learning the basics of architecture for an entire semester, students in Mr. Mark Lastova’s AED 1 class were tasked to take all of their skills and knowledge gained throughout the course and apply it to a single project: The Final House Design. In Architectural Engineer Design 1, students...

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