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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...

1:1 Chromebooks improve learning but create headaches

1:1 Chromebooks improve learning but create headaches

by Grace Corbitt, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since 1:1 Chromebooks were introduced a year ago, they have taken over classrooms. Most students said "goodbye" to paper assignments and big clunky textbooks, and "hello" to Google Classroom and Google Drives. After having the Chromebooks for a year, both students and teachers are  getting b...

Haiti Mission Trip: Helping those in poverty is a rich experience

Haiti Mission Trip:  Helping those in poverty is a rich experience

by Bailey Davis, Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I have always had sympathy for the Haitians living in the indescribable poverty of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, but I never took it upon myself to actually do something about it, until I opened up my eyes and saw the need. Life Connection Mission is an organization that provides humanitarian...

Extended summer = extended boredom and plenty of school year misery

Extended summer = extended boredom and plenty of school year misery

by Hannah Haught, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Due to a mandate for schools created last year by Governor Larry Hogan, The 2017-2018 school year started after Labor Day and ended by June 15 for all Maryland public schools. This, in addition with the required 180-day school year, and breaks for holidays and snow days, is leaving the 2018-2019 sch...

Linganore needs its headdress back — and here’s why

Linganore needs its headdress back — and here’s why

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Our values and history as a school have been thrown into the spotlight in these last couple months. Ever since the “Tribe” leader was banned from wearing a Native American headdress, the student body has been torn apart by arguments about the ethics of wearing a Native American artifact for football ...

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

Do you think that the government doesn’t work? It is very easy to believe this with the headlines that appear in the news every day. However, I think that I might have a solution for you… become an intern in a congressional office! I am sure that you’re thinking that you can’t be an intern f...

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