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Two movements, one city

Two movements, one city

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Best of SNO, Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

The day of the presidential inauguration, my Trump-supporting uncle texted my mother. For two years, the presidential campaign has divided our family and nation.   4:38 AM: “Time to make America Great Again.” 4:38 AM: “What time is your speech?” 4:39 AM: “11:45. I’m introducing him.” 4:3...

Confessions of an overprotective sister: How I deal with cancer

Confessions of an overprotective sister: How I deal with cancer

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief
December 19, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Features, Showcase

Everyone remembers in vivid colors the day that changed everything: college graduation, wedding day, the birth of a child. Mine is completely different. My red-letter day was when my sister was diagnosed with cancer. My ten-year-old sister, went for a check-up because her arm hurt. My family thought it...

Hayden’s Heroes: Providing hope for people with Histiocytosis

Hayden’s Heroes: Providing hope for people with Histiocytosis

by Bailey Davis, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Features

On November 12 & 13, Hayden's Heroes, Inc. hosted a Memorial Soccer Tournament at Old National Pike Park, Mt. Airy, MD, in honor of Hayden Boerum. Hayden Finn Boerum was born on July 31, 2007. He lived his early childhood life as a bright young boy who went to Oakdale Elementary School. He loved...

How keep your horse warm and cozy this winter

How keep your horse warm and cozy this winter

by Nicole Muller, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Features, Showcase

At Linganore, it’s become a trend for students to bring blankets to school to keep warm during class. If the student with the blanket gets too warm for comfort, she can simply take off the blanket. Horses don’t have the luxury of taking off a blanket. Would the horses want to? As an equestrian, I...

Surviving cancer: The disease doesn’t end when treatment ends

Surviving cancer: The disease doesn’t end when treatment ends

by Lily Weaver, Reporter
November 21, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Features, Showcase

Cancer doesn’t end when treatment ends. Whether you're cured or not, the shadow of cancer haunts you for the rest of your life. The cancer might not physically be there, but there will always be a fear in your mind and heart. There are countless side effects of cancer, many of them long term. Offic...

In praise of the Groutfit: Shades of grey are suddenly colorful

In praise of the Groutfit: Shades of grey are suddenly colorful

by Bridget Murphy, Editor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Features, Showcase

Grey outfits or "groutfits" are bashed and praised. The people who bash grey clearly do not know what they're talking about. Most haters say that groutfits don't look good because they are all the same color. Grey hater, Natalie Kuscan, said, "It makes people look colorblind since they're wearing...

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 Fall 2016, 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 Fall 2016, 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, Fall 2016, 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-related i...

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 Fall 2016, 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...

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