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My job shadowing adventure: Principal Doll wears many hats–leader, teacher, friend

My job shadowing adventure: Principal Doll wears many hats–leader, teacher, friend

by Devin Barge, Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Spring 2017

I had the opportunity to shadow Mrs. Nancy Doll for an entire school day and got an insider's look at what it's like to be a public high school principal.  It might seem like I had a "day off," but my day became a tremendous learning experience. 10) Nancy’s Notes Every Friday, Mrs. Doll sends out a memo/a...

Choosing a college: Should you worry about assault?

Choosing a college:  Should you worry about assault?

by Rose Fiore, Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

Many high school students are excited to choose their colleges based on their academic needs and social life, but are they also looking at the crime records? The U.S. Campus Safety and Security website offers data about the number of crimes that have been committed on any U.S. campus. Over the pa...

Celebrating Linganore’s out of district transfer students

Celebrating Linganore’s out of district transfer students

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Spring 2017

A small but mighty 4.6%, or 64 students, of Linganore’s population are out of district transfers. Linganore welcomes transfer students in hopes that they will enrich our student population and increase diversity. An out-of district transfer is a process that allows students to attend a school outside ...

Black History Month: My role model is my aunt, Dr. Bettina Beech

Black History Month:  My role model is my aunt, Dr. Bettina Beech

by Devin Barge, Photo Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "Black History Month?” To most, it's learning about the accomplishments of African Americans in their struggle to outgrow the shadow of slavery along with their fights for civil rights. We study figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick...

Surviving Cancer: Children are dying, don’t you care?

Surviving Cancer: Children are dying, don’t you care?

by Lily Weaver, Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

This summer I contacted a page on Instagram called DanceHopeCure that raises more awareness for childhood cancer. (They also have a Facebook page and a website.)  I thanked them for all they have done for the fighters and survivors. As a former patient, now a 5-year survivor, it means a lot to me t...

Love somebody? Love Your Melon warms the head and the heart

Love somebody? Love Your Melon warms the head and the heart

by Elizabeth Anderson and Lily Weaver

February 7, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

Dinner, candy, flowers. It's tough to be original on Valentine's Day. Why not a beanie? Love Your Melon sells items such as beanies, baseball caps, scarves, and jewelry. LYM's main goal however,  is to raise awareness about childhood cancer: a whopping 50% of their proceeds are donated to cancer resea...

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...

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