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Thank you: It’s a dirty job, but our custodians make our school beautiful every day

Thank you:  It’s a dirty job, but our custodians make our school beautiful every day

by Jacob Bolger and Benjamin Rose

January 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

Staff members work day in and day out to educate and advise students, cook lunches, and coach athletic teams. One group of staff who do not receive nearly enough recognition for their hard work is the custodial staff. Linganore has 13 custodial staff members who work on day and evening shifts and ...

Perspective: The dilemma of being December new students

Perspective: The dilemma of being December new students

by Tymira Davis and Tatyana Bennett

January 23, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

People said first days would be “no biggy,” but for us it was a “big biggy.” It all started when our mom and dad were looking for a single family home. They were hoping to find one around Germantown where we lived, but much to our chagrin, there was nothing in our price range. My mom had an ...

The powerful music of vinyl records

The powerful music of vinyl records

by Emily Reed and Gabrielle Smith

January 22, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

Gabrielle 'Gabbie' Smith and Emily Reed had never met until they discovered their shared love of vinyl records. They sat down to discuss vinyl records and decided to put together a guide for the new and experienced users of vinyl records. Hopefully, others will be convinced to listen to vinyl records as w...

Move over marching band: orchestra brings classical music to the stage

Move over marching band:  orchestra brings classical music to the stage

by Lauren Hall and Emily Kelly

January 22, 2018


Filed under Features

Linganore is famously known for its marching band, but orchestra is often overlooked. Here's the inside scoop on what orchestra actually is, how it differs from band, and why students love it. Mr. Dye, the only orchestra teacher, said "I love the sound of orchestra music. The literature is one of...

A Jewish Secret Santa? My eight days of kindness

A Jewish Secret Santa?  My eight days of kindness

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

As a mixed-breed teen, half Jewish and half Catholic, I love the season and the blend of traditions. I'm usually decorating a Christmas tree while wearing a Yamaka, or baking holiday cookies while lighting the Menorah. For the first time ever, I decided to mix the secret Santa formula with a Jewish,...

To the police force, thank you

To the police force, thank you

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

In recent years, the media has often portrayed negatives about the police force, and there are some police officers who might deserve this attention,  but, overall, this constant highlighting of the few who are not doing their jobs eclipses the work of the police officers who go into work every ...

Every blessing counts

Every blessing counts

by Bridget Murphy and Braden Weinel

December 14, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

Braden Weinel was stopped by a red light in Frederick, Maryland. His dad was driving, and he was late for soccer practice. The light was about to turn green. He looked out to the left and saw a man sitting on the guard rail. He had nothing, and, although some say that you shouldn't give to homeless pe...

Coastal Carolina and East Carolina popular college choices for Class of 2017

Coastal Carolina and East Carolina popular college choices for Class of 2017

by Katie Gallagher, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features

Tis' the season of college applications! The start of the senior year poses a responsibility to students of figuring out what they want to do for the rest of their lives...stressful right? According to Naviance records, the top five most commonly applied to colleges at Linganore High School over the past three...

A closer look at family life: Night shift work influences parents, children

A closer look at family life:  Night shift work influences parents, children

by Lilly Player, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

A typical father/daughter conversation for me takes place for the hour in the car between Libertytown and BWI Airport, roughly six times a month. That’s because my dad is a pilot for Frontier Airlines. Think that’s glamorous? It may seem so with free, or very cheap, flights to almost anywhere, but...

Distinguished Graduates 2017: Arts & Humantities awardee Jason Fraley recognized for journalism accomplishments

Distinguished Graduates 2017: Arts & Humantities awardee Jason Fraley recognized for journalism accomplishments

by Nicholas Stephan and Lauren Hall

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features

Class of 2003's Jason Fraley can name any Oscar nominee or winning film of any year from the 1940’s to the present. During the 2017 Distinguished Graduate assembly, Fraley received the Arts & Humanities award. Fraley works as an entertainment critic for WTOP. Fraley has been a journalist a...

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