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Long-term substitute Jacob McCrary reads a story to his French 1 students to help with reading comprehension.

Long-term substitutes: the academic heroes of Covid-19

by Evelyn Stewart, Reporter October 12, 2021

In elementary school, we all celebrated every time we saw a substitute at the front of the classroom, anticipating a day with far less work and much more fun.  Sophomore Lily Benco remembers one of...

Eleanor, Fabiola and Devi peaking at the trouble coming toward Devis house party.

Review: Never Have I Ever seen a series this unique

by Audrey Kilgore, Editor October 11, 2021

“Hey gods, it’s Devi Vishwakumar, your favorite Hindu girl in the San Fernando Valley. What’s poppin’?” This was definitely not the opening I was expecting at the beginning of the Netflix...

Shown above is the health metrics board of Frederick County. This board is updated every seven days.

Simple (but unpopular) solutions to solve the increase in Covid exposure at FCPS

by Madeline Hull and Caroline Hobson October 5, 2021

We see what really happens in the halls of FCPS schools.  We can see what FCPS has done in the past and what they are doing now to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and while we love being back in school,...

My new appreciation adulting: The benefits of teenagers working

My new appreciation “adulting”: The benefits of teenagers working

by Sophia Hopkins, Reporter September 27, 2021

As of 2019 only 19.2 percent of teenagers are working. With a steep decline in the number of teens working, is school enough to teach students the skills of the "real" world?  With part-time jobs throughout...

Fast Fashion works in a rigorous cycle; consumers buy cheaply made products and then throw them away once the trend fades.

Save our planet: Fast fashion moves too fast

by Ruby Cerny, Editor September 21, 2021

According to Earth.org the fashion industry alone makes up 10% of the world’s carbon emissions and 20% wastewater. Factories work day and night to produce the clothing you are wearing right now. Millions...

Freshman year went by fast, and Im looking forward to sophomore year.

Freshman Perspective: Class of 2024 ends miserable year with optimism

by Leila Gibril, Reporter June 16, 2021

With the school year coming to an end, high school students are continually coming closer to college. Did being online hinder that experience? How did you feel about your overall performance in your first...

TikTokers, Nikita Dragun, Thomas Petrou, Larri Merritt, Alex Warren, Hudson, Kouvr Annon, Sienna Mae Gomez, and Jack Wright collab with Netflix for the Hype House Show.

Netflix “Hype House Show” gets negative hype – Please cancel it!

by Sarah Webb and Alyssa Pizer May 27, 2021

Fans threaten to cancel their Netflix subscriptions because of the new Hype House show. We agree and are against the idea of the Hype House and their new reality TV show simply because these TikTokers...

The pharmacy at Safeway in Mount Airy, Covid-19 vaccination area.

My experience with the Covid-19 Vaccine: It’s worth it!

by Emily McNally, Managing Editor May 23, 2021

At first I was scared, hearing all the rumors and lies about the one thing that is supposed to solve most of the world's problems. It was frightening and definitely alarming.  Why is getting a vaccine...

A close view of the deserted center of the FSK Mall... with its ironic Welcome Back sign.

Why do I need a time machine to go to a good mall?

by Audrey Kilgore May 22, 2021

In Season 3 of Stranger Things, when teen friends El and Max were skipping through the mall during El’s very first visit, the camera panned around at a bright, bustling scene with people everywhere....

The 2021 season NHL playoff bracket

Washington Capitals lose to Boston, crushing my hope for Stanley Cup – again

by Brynne McKinney, Reporter May 21, 2021

My favorite team is definitely the Washington Capitals. I have been a  Caps fan for as long as I can remember; however, I really started to watch and enjoy the game of hockey in 2018 when the Washington...

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