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Get to know new teacher Pam Flickinger: “I want students to feel welcome”

Get to know new teacher Pam Flickinger: “I want students to feel welcome”

by Lauren Hall, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Ms. Pam Flickinger transferred from Governor Thomas Johnson High School to pursue her passion of teaching mathematics at Linganore. Flickinger grew up in Jefferson, Maryland and went to Brunswick High School. After high school, she went to Towson University and majored in math and secondary education....

Elizabeth Van Horn captures meaning in photographs

Elizabeth Van Horn captures meaning in photographs

by Lindsey Russo

October 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Elizabeth Van Horn wants to show her students the meaning in photography. Mrs. Elizabeth Van Horn is the new photography teacher. She went to the University of Delaware for graphic design and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She’s been a teacher for six years and enjoys her job. She wanted to teach photo...

Getting to know the new teachers: Cory Matheny encourages students to “do more”

Getting to know the new teachers: Cory Matheny encourages students to “do more”

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features

English teacher, Cory Matheny, transferred from a position at Boonsboro High in Washington County where he taught AP World History and English. Although he is new to the school, he feels welcomed by his students. As a high school student, Matheny focused on soccer, English, and history. If he could...

21 tips for the Class of 2021

21 tips for the Class of 2021

by Renata Farrell, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Class of 2021 just started their high school journey a short five weeks ago, but, before they know it, in less than three short years, they will be seniors frantically filling out and turning in college applications. Here are some tips for the class of 2021: Get involved! Join clubs and other groups...

Urbana graduate, Halter joins math department–changes to red and black

Urbana graduate, Halter joins math department–changes to red and black

by Jason Byrd, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The math department welcomes Mr. Kenneth Halter, a new geometry and Algebra Ⅱ teacher who marches to the beat of his own drum.  An Urbana high school graduate, he has shed his blue and silver for his true colors, red and black. Halter began his career student teaching at River Hill High School in Howard ...

Explore the dark past and the bright future of mental health care

Explore the dark past and the bright future of mental health care

by Grace Brooks, Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Forest Haven Mental Asylum opened in 1925 and closed 66 years later in 1999. The now abandoned institution is roamed by thrill-seeking, urban adventurers.   Roaming and adventuring throughout the empty asylum gets the adrenaline pumping and excitement rolling, creeping through the halls, classrooms...

Fidget spinners whirl out of class control

Fidget spinners whirl out of class control

by Devin Barge, Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Fidget spinners are handheld toys, that can spin minutes on end with a single spin. This new fad has become a worldwide phenomenon as kids and adults continue to buy this toy, increasing its market value and giving teachers big headaches. The science behind the fidget spinners is quite simple really...

The Town of New Market comes alive with monthly events

The Town of New Market comes alive with monthly events

by Sydney Rossman, Managing Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

After two years of constant road construction, the town of New Market is finally back to normal, except there are now wider sidewalks and light fixtures. During the spring, summer and fall Shane Rossman and the town council are putting the spotlight on New Market with monthly events. On April 29...

Famous last words: Don’t make the last words you text be your last words on earth

Famous last words:  Don’t make the last words you text be your last words on earth

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Spring 2017

One choice could take a life. Choosing to drive distracted is choosing to put lives at risk. In 2015 alone distracted driving killed 3,477 people and injured 391,000. “If you have a phone, my best advice to you is before you start driving, lock it in the trunk.  Whatever it is, it can wait,” sa...

Nutrition & Portion Sizes: Overeating is as easy as (2 slices of) pie

Nutrition & Portion Sizes: Overeating is as easy as (2 slices of) pie

by Rose Fiore, Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

With fast food readily available, many young people don't feel the need to making their own meals. The meals they choose at fast food restaurants are often too big and most don't have the right nutrients. For example, let's say you're thirsty and looking for something cool to drink. If you stop at...

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