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Twitter poll of the week: Semester 1 ends in a week. What are your grades?

Twitter poll of the week: Semester 1 ends in a week. What are your grades?

by Peyton Johnson and Christian Dorsey

January 19, 2020

The new semester begins in just a week and for students that means final grades and exams are just around the corner. Seems like most students got the grades they expected. 53.3% of the votes said their grades were just what they expected. So set your expectations high for the new semester and you might...

Poll of the Week: Where do you expect to be by the end of 2030?

Poll of the Week: Where do you expect to be by the end of 2030?

by Peyton Johnson and Christian Dorsey

January 14, 2020

A lot can happen by the end of this decade and it seems as if the results are split, with approximately a quarter on each answer. Everyone imagined something different in their future. It seems like it will be a long time before we students get married or have children, and a lot can happen in ten years.  

As paper prices rise, teachers and students must adapt to using less

As paper prices rise, teachers and students must adapt to using less

by Rachel McCoy and Sammie Hoefs

January 3, 2020

“I don’t think we have a paper crisis. I think we have a different standard operational procedure, and we need to think about how we are using our resources as a society,” said Principal Nancy Doll.  Classes had been running smoothly, until a paper shortage began in early November. Some conflic...

Mental health certification: “How does that make you feel?”

Mental health certification: “How does that make you feel?”

by Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh

December 18, 2019

Breathe. Just breathe. I’ve had two panic attacks in school but nobody knows how to  help me--I’ve been sent home both times. If I had broken my arm, this story would be a lot different. The staff at Linganore would have known exactly how to help me.  Recently, anxiety has become the lead...

Christmas Creep: The gift that keeps on giving

Christmas Creep: The gift that keeps on giving

by Emily Webb, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2019

Happy Hallow--Merry Christmas!  The end of October usually means spooky decorations and crowded stores, but lately, it signals the start of tinsel, wreaths, and annoying Christmas jingles. The name for this phenomenon? Christmas Creep--a term coined to describe a marketing strategy where retailers rel...

Identity Crisis: Move over Myers-Briggs–Enneagram is king of personality tests

Identity Crisis: Move over Myers-Briggs–Enneagram is king of personality tests

by Emily Webb, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2019

I am an ESFJ and a 2 on the Enneagram. I have taken the NEO Personality Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Enneagram, the DISC Assessment, and countless others. Needless to say, personality tests are my obsession.  It all started when I was in sixth grade. My teacher assigned us to take th...

Donut Wars: Hull explores the hole truth

Donut Wars: Hull explores the hole truth

by Madeline Hull, Editor

November 19, 2019

National Doughnut Day was on November 5, and it inspired me to decide once and for all which doughnut shop is the best in Frederick, Maryland. Dunkin Donuts 3.3 Miles from Linganore We teens are huge fans of Dunkin Donuts. It’s close by, and it has our essentials: iced coffee and doughnuts.  I...

Selective Service: I object to a system that includes men but not women

Selective Service: I object to a system that includes men but not women

by Bailey Spore, Managing Editor

November 15, 2019

October 2019: I am 18 years old. I am a legal adult in the United States of America. Now I can buy fireworks, skydive, go to jail, play the lottery, and swim in the pool during adult swim. I'm also legally required to enroll for Selective Service in the case of a military draft. If this is your first time hear...

The Swamp

The Swamp

by Matthew Strahlman, Reporter

November 11, 2019

“A man is known by the company he keeps” - Aesop  President Trump said that he wanted to “drain the swamp.” Ironically, each of these actors associated with Trump's administration has been indicted, jailed, or tried in court for criminal activity: Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's c...

How do we cure the reading allergy?

How do we cure the reading allergy?

by Ruby Cerny, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Almost everywhere you go, the eyes of children, teens, and even adults are glued to the screens of their smartphones. Nowadays, cellphones are often used as a form of entertainment, where is reading daily for pure enjoyment in a teen’s life? Who takes time to read a book? An American Time Use study from 2...

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