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Give the gift of life for an endangered animal

Give the gift of life for an endangered animal

by Grace Gaydosh, Managing Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On December 7, senior Emily Sedgwick presented a PowerPoint  on adopting an endangered animal in Mrs. Samira Diggs' AP Psych class. Sedgwick was inspired to take action after learning these animals are close to extinction. According to Psychology Today, humans have an unconscious connection wi...

Eight nights of Hanukkah give Jewish families the opportunity to celebrate traditions

Eight nights of Hanukkah give Jewish families the opportunity to celebrate traditions

by Emily Lotito, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features

During the eight nights of Hanukkah, people light the candles in their menorah and play with the dreidel. People eat foods fried in oil like potato pancakes called Latkas  and jelly-filled doughnuts. Families exchange gifts every night while kids eat chocolate coins. During Hanukkah, my family doesn't do all the "traditional" kosher rules or eat the traditional kosher dinners but we do eat matzo ball soup and...

Lancer Media takes a pumpkin spice taste-test

Lancer Media takes a pumpkin spice taste-test

by Peyton Johnson, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

On November 16th, Lancer Media tasted many different pumpkin spice flavored foods.  The pumpkin spice items that were tasted were doughnuts, Mini Wheats, cupcakes, Cheerios, pie, cheesecake, pretzel bites, and a cake roll. Next to every food, there was a sheet of paper for students to leave comments and s...

Learning Commons invites students to share what they are thankful for

Learning Commons invites students to share what they are thankful for

by Josh Tidd, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

November is the month of giving thanks and kindness. This is probably because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. At the beginning of the month, the library invited students to write down what they are thankful for and tape it to the window. This gives students a opportunity to reflect and think about ...

October: Breast Cancer Awareness month spotlights common suffering

October: Breast Cancer Awareness month spotlights common suffering

by Kendall Martin and Emily Webb

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of Invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States. Although rare, men can also get breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people all over the ...

Students are expanding to bigger things in woodworking

Students are expanding to bigger things in woodworking

by Ryan Sheehy, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Woodworking is a very popular elective for high schoolers to take. Students have begun to expand to bigger projects in Mr. Rudderow's woodworking class. They weigh in on what they think about working on projects with bigger scale. Class of 2019 member, Tristan Greer said, “I really love how each...

New futsal club “kicks” into gear

New futsal club “kicks” into gear

by Braden Weinel, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

This year, the newly created futsal club, led by advisor Mark Lastova,  grabbed the attention of many students, with over 50 members signing up at the club fair. Futsal is a Uruguayan style of soccer that is played on a hard surface, such as a basketball court. The game is played with five players on...

Start your career at the firehouse

Start your career at the firehouse

by Josh Tidd, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Features

The New Market Volunteer Fire Department is actively looking for young people between the ages of 14  - 18 to become junior volunteers. Not only is this experience an excellent pathway to a career in health care, criminal justice, medicine and fire and rescue, it also gives students volunteer hours ...

The science of scared: What makes us afraid?

The science of scared: What makes us afraid?

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Do you get scared easily? Are you afraid of the dark? Do you hate horror movies? Do haunted houses freak you out? Halloween, the scariest holiday, brings some people joy and, in some cases, tears. It seems kind of odd that people would enjoy being scared, but studies show it is our bodies' natural r...

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

by Grace Gaydosh and Julie Walker

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

It’s pitch black outside. You’re running through the woods, not knowing what’s around the corner, and then everything around you goes silent. You hear a quiet groan coming from ahead as you squeeze your friend’s hand. You reluctantly keep walking. This is how we felt as we walked through the T...

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