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Take Your Child to Work Day teaches life lessons

Take Your Child to Work Day teaches life lessons

by Lily Weaver, Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

April 28th was Take Your Child to Work Day. Ever since I was little I have always gone to work with my mom, while my brother goes with my dad. My mom is a third grade teacher in Montgomery County and my dad is a high school PE teacher in Montgomery County. When I grow up I want to be an elementary...

Take your child, not your teen, to work

Take your child, not your teen, to work

by Hannah Haught, Managing Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Take Your Child to Work Day began in 1992 and hasn’t always been the school-skipping event we know today. The day originally began under the name Take Our Daughters to Work Day and was a movement to increase the number of women in the workplace. By showing girls what their future could have in store, the event hoped to e...

President Trump creating an uproar in minority communities

President Trump creating an uproar in minority communities

by Katie Lehman, Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

President Trump has been in office less than three months, but he already has had major influence on Americans. Regardless of citizens' negative or positive views of his actions, it cannot be denied changes are happening. Trump is proud of delivering on his campaign messages.  About half of Americans...

Which way does the wind blow? The future of clean air in Maryland is at stake.

Which way does the wind blow? The future of clean air in Maryland is at stake.

by Cindy Zheng, Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

Under the Clean Air Act, Maryland has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to require Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia to continuously run their air pollution controls during the ozone season (May 1 to October 31). These controls are used to maintain the purity of the air standa...

Limiting phone addiction…Is there an app for that?

Limiting phone addiction…Is there an app for that?

by Lourdes Jack, Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

Worst way to start off the day is waking up and not being able to find your phone. The anxiety and little heart attack you get is enough to make anyone go crazy. Being a part of the Millennial generation (born between 1984-2000)  has made worrying and being on a phone as normal as brushing teeth, bu...

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

Throughout history, economics and protesting have gone hand and hand: during the Revolutionary War the patriots boycotted British-made goods. In the midst of the civil rights movement along with marches and sit-ins, there were boycotts of segregated public transportation, but is boycotting effective or even easy? Effective? Maybe. Easy? No. I...

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

On March 8th, hundreds of students, teachers, and parents gathered outside the Board of Education for the first Frederick Transgender rights rally. Organized by James Vankuilenburg, transgender male and student president of Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s Gay Straight Alliance, the group addressed t...

We the People have an opinion about political speech in school

We the People have an opinion about political speech in school

by Grace Weaver and Tory Spruill

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

On March 1, 2017, students at Westiminster High School, just 30 minutes away from Linganore High School, wore t-shirts to school with artwork by Shepard Fairey depicted on them in protest of posters being taken down in their schools. In mid-February, teachers at the Carroll County high school, hun...

Get off the bandwagon: Throw the “backpack challenge” away

Get off the bandwagon: Throw the “backpack challenge” away

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Spring 2017

Remember the cinnamon challenge in 2011-2012? We tried to eat a spoonful of throat-drying oxygen-impairing cinnamon with no water. We all did it (I certainly did), and we all laughed as our peers choked and coughed. Even after 222 teens had to be rushed to the hospital over the course of 2012 and four-year-old Matthew Radar was pronounced dead from inhaling cinnamon, some of us were still laughing. With...

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