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Assessing School Safety Options: What to do next?

Assessing School Safety Options: What to do next?

by Allison King, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every day, our school administration, county officials and members of our police force continue their efforts towards keeping students safe in schools. Numerous school shootings have occurred in America, most recently at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland.   Schools such as Columbine, Sandy Hook, Stone...

Should schools be selling gum?

Should schools be selling gum?

by Sean Alvarado, Reporter

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Gum is seen as the bad guy in elementary and middle schools, but high school students can get a wealth of benefits from chewing gum in class. Recently, the school store re-opened before and after school--and business is brisk.  The school store could help by selling gum. My opinion is that high school ...

Almond milk: Dairy milk’s plant-based impersonator

Almond milk: Dairy milk’s plant-based impersonator

by Allison King, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most of us grew up including a glass of milk (or two or three) in our daily diets, but, recently, almond milk and other milk alternatives, including soy, coconut, rice and cashew milk, have become increasingly popular. What’s up with that? Less than 2g of protein, made mostly of water and sugar, and ...

Holiday carriage rides spark protest in Frederick city

Holiday carriage rides spark protest in Frederick city

January 25, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

Lambert's Carriage Company hosts seasonal horse drawn carriage rides throughout Downtown Frederick each year. Rides are scheduled throughout December in the evenings. On December 29, 2017, North Market Street was filled with bright white signs held by protesters standing silently in the freezing cold. A local animal rights activist group lead by Michael and Stacy Boyer protest the use of horses as carriage haulers.   ...

Con Carriage Ride- A cruel and outdated method of transportation

Con Carriage Ride- A cruel and outdated method of transportation

by Fiona Rowan, Guest Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

An animal rights group led by Michael and Stacy Boyer have been protesting against the Lambert Carriage Company seasonal rides in downtown Frederick. I agree that horse drawn carriages are a cruel and outdated way of transport in busy cities. Not only is it inhumane, but it's dangerous to the hors...

Pro Carriage Ride–Keep Frederick’s beloved tradition

by Katie Gallagher, Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

I do not agree with the recent protests against the horse drawn carriage rides in downtown Frederick. Horses have been used to transport humans for centuries. The earliest sort of horse drawn carriage dates back to 2000 BC that was used in Mesopotamia and called a chariot. Horse drawn carriages we...

Dance Moms: Reality television is hardly realistic

Dance Moms: Reality television is hardly realistic

by Kelsey Ward and Ashley Nash

January 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

The Lifetime series Dance Moms is a show filled with drama, fighting, and of course -- dancing. The show first aired in 2011 and professes to reveal the real the behind the scenes of the Abby Lee Dance Company from Pittsburgh. There are seven dancers on the team. The show’s success comes from the...

Free speech is not an excuse for discrimination

Free speech is not an excuse for discrimination

by Lilly Player and Rachel Player

January 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

In 2012, David Mullins and his partner, Charlie Craig, walked into Masterpiece Cakeshop, owned by Jack Phillips, and asked for a wedding cake. Phillips denied their request for a wedding cake, saying that making a wedding cake for a same sex marriage was against his religious beliefs. Mullins and Craig file...

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

by Brianna Dellavalle and Bridget Murphy

January 24, 2018


Filed under Best of SNO, Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

All I need is an app that plays songs I enjoy, without charging me a monthly fee and without having to check my phone every two seconds to choose the next song. Many music listeners lean toward SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Music as their ‘go-to’ source for their daily tunes. My unpopular opinio...

Creative writing class could be more than an elective

Creative writing class could be more than an elective

by Riley Glynn and Jason Byrd

January 23, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

Plenty of creativity and great writers can come from a creative writing class. At least one creative writing class should be offered in Linganore High School.  Every single FCPS high school has a creative writing class except for Linganore and Catoctin. While there are some opportunities to be a...

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