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No call to play this Call of Duty: WWII

No call to play this Call of Duty: WWII

by Adam Cooper, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

The Call of Duty franchise is seen as a lion in the first person shooter genre with its immense popularity; however, in the last few years, the games in this franchise have been less than stellar. Sadly this newest game, released in early November 2017,  just manages to stave off the death of the fr...

Holiday decorations and U.S. law: keep church out of state

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor in chief

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

In December, it's easy to take in the lights and trees with wide, child-like eyes. It's easy to overlook the flood of Christmas-themed decorations in our area. So when Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, placed a light string on their fence to spell out "Merry Christmas," it's just another pretty decoration,...

Merry Christmas to all, not just Christians

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

Merry Christmas! Are you offended? Of course not. What is this “war” that we fight during this season every year? Can’t we agree that “Merry Christmas” is a neutral greeting? According to a New York Times article, the “War on Christmas” started in 2005 because of a book written by John Gibso...

Work together, not apart: How to fix the SGA’s biggest problem

Work together, not apart: How to fix the SGA’s biggest problem

by Tommy Moyer, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Our school’s SGA has been wildly successful.  In 2015-2016, the SGA raised $12,171. In the area of community service, the SGA holds blood drives, toy drives, and raises awareness for cancer. However, the SGA’s largest weakness is the lack of participation in its events. It is very hard for the SGA to s...

Hour of Code: Hours of fun and easy for everyone

Hour of Code: Hours of fun and easy for everyone

by Renata Farrell, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

Computer Science Education Week was December 4-10. This is when the Hour of Code takes place. Anybody can do the Hour of Code at any time, and it is not limited to just that week. The Hour of Code is a fancy name for hours of computer science fun. The The Hour of Code is something that students...

Gilmore, McWilliams create student focus group to address insensitivity, school problems

Gilmore, McWilliams create student focus group to address insensitivity, school problems

by Devin Barge and Jason Byrd

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With a school that has a demographic of 86.3% students that identify as Caucasian, 6.1% Hispanic, 2.2% Asian, 2.7% African American, and 2.2% of students who identify as multiple races. However, these percentages don't represent all of the diversities in our school. Nearly 10% of students are receiving f...

Don’t Harm To Kill A Mockingbird

Don’t Harm To Kill A Mockingbird

by Hannah Haught, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Once again, a school has banned Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. In fact, the entire school district of Biloxi, Mississippi has removed the novel from their eighth grade curriculum due to language in the book. School board vice president, Kenny Holloway, said, "There is some language in the book...

Girl scouting has an image problem, and it’s not solved by joining the boys

Girl scouting has an image problem, and it’s not solved by joining the boys

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Juliette Gordon Lowe, the founder of Girl Scouts, once said, “Right is right even if no one else does it.” Lowe, known as “Crazy Daisy,” would be turning over in her grave if she knew what was going on right now, just weeks before her birthday on October 31. This day is also known as Foun...

How mighty is the SAT?

How mighty is the SAT?

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A few years ago, whether students liked it or not, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was a huge part of their future. Seniors busied themselves applying to colleges and taking the SAT for the last time before they applied. Now, some seniors are choosing not to take the SAT because the schools they ar...

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