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Students want more locally grown fresh food

Students want more locally grown fresh food

by Peyton Johnson, Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

Frederick County Public Schools has spent the past year exploring the possibility of adding more locally grown fruits and vegetables to the lunch menu. Because this is such a big decision for the school district, Steve O’Brey, food procurement coordinator at FCPS, wants to ensure that they have enough ...

Warning to all incoming freshmen! Tips on how to prepare for the next four years

Warning to all incoming freshmen! Tips on how to prepare for the next four years

by Ryan Sheehy, Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

My first day at Linganore was my most memorable. This was the day when I realized I now had a fresh start. I could begin talking to people I've never talked to. I could belong in classes that I never thought I would take, and I am now open to endless opportunities. I knew that this is where I would fin...

How best to help the homeless?

How best to help the homeless?

by Emily Lotito, Reporter

December 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

During the holidays, families cozy up by the fire and eat hot meals every night, but not everyone is granted that warm wish. The homeless have a very different experience. How can the community and high school students help the homeless during the colder seasons? Advocates for Homeless Families is an or...

Top 10 memes of 2018

Top 10 memes of 2018

by Carson Buck, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top 10 of 2018

It has been one crazy year, to say the least. It's hard to believe that just 11 months ago kids were eating Tide Pods and screaming "do you know the way" in class. It's safe to say that we've come a long way in a year packed with great memes. I tasked myself with ranking the top 10 memes of the year...

FCPS 2019-20 draft calendar is a win

FCPS 2019-20 draft calendar is a win

by Emily Webb, Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

FCPS recently posted the 2019-2020 school year draft calendar for public review. However, the public comment period came and went with few students aware it was available. For those of us watching the calendar, there are some significant changes that have been made that will affect the coming school y...

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Hawking's ideas about the study of astronomy apply to Frederick County Public Schools. There are three science course requirements that every high school student in Frederick County must fulfill: physics, biology, and chemistry. These three science courses all center around terrestrial matters...

The great tractor debate – John Deere or Case IH?

The great tractor debate – John Deere or Case IH?

by Peyton Johnson, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Recently, Lancer Media created a poll to determine which tractor Case IH or John Deere is the best. This debate may seem unusual for those who don't know much about either, but for those in the FFA or just interested in agriculture, may say that this is the greatest debate of all time. Despite the de...

Journalism protects American democracy

Journalism protects American democracy

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Jamal Khashoggi, a writer for The Washington Post and critic of Saudi Arabia’s ruler Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared on October 2 after entering a Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey. His apparent death, along with many other journalists since 1993, illustrated the frightening truth that press freedom is i...

Home arts: Sewing stitches generations together–sister, mother, and grandmother

Home arts: Sewing stitches generations together–sister, mother, and grandmother

by Sierra Rossman, Guest Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Art comes in many different forms. One of those forms that is quickly declining in popularity is sewing. What little we have left of the art is partially contained in stories. My grandmother tells stories of how she would hand-sew full-size quilts with her mother, neighbors, and girls from their town...

Coffee of the season? Depresso. The barista? Seasonal affective disorder

Coffee of the season? Depresso. The barista? Seasonal affective disorder

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever felt especially irritated at the cold weather? Positively peeved it isn’t warm anymore? Despairingly depressed with how the world just is? Chances are that you’re experiencing a few symptoms of  affective disorder, also known as SAD. SAD is a seasonal depression, meaning it onl...

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