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Thanksgiving 2016: We need a day of healing, no matter who is in the White House

Thanksgiving 2016: We need a day of healing, no matter who is in the White House

by Savannah Sitler, Emily Sherwood, Reporters

November 14, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

The past 18 months of anger and partisanship has taken a huge toll on the United States. Everyone has taken sides, constantly arguing and proving themselves to each other. November has been dreaded since the election process began. Now we look forward to another national November event. Thanksgiving is ...

Veterans Day is every day: Why I stand for the Pledge

Veterans Day is every day: Why I stand for the Pledge

by Brandon Cooper, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

With police brutality, the election results, and the frustrating way the country is (or is not) operating, I completely understand why some choose to exercise their right to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if some wanted to lay on the floor during the Pledge....

Advice for what the presidential candidates should be talking about

Advice for what the presidential candidates should be talking about

by Victoria Rock, Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Many of us are frustrated and angry. It's just a week  to Election Day, and our candidates are more focused on destroying on another's reputations than discussing real issues. According to a poll by the American Psychological Association many people that are focused on this election are stressed out. As a high school student, I know that many of us are excited to start...

High school vs. Middle school: Was the transition as bad as everyone says?

High school vs. Middle school: Was the transition as bad as everyone says?

by Taylor Holmes and Grace Gaydosh

October 20, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Looming lockers, intimidating bullies, big and scary buildings. When you’re in 8th grade, high school seems like a terrifying experience. High school and middle school are very different. With all of the fun high school has to offer, there are also a lot of responsibilities. The transition, while traumatic...

Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Why I don’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

by Summer Etzler, Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Ever since the beginning of my junior year, I stopped standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. I was hesitant to do this because I was worried about what others would think of me. I knew it would be a risky protest, but I want to make others aware of why I am protesting. There has been a controversy in the media ab...

From $2 to over $600: What does it cost to save a life?

From $2 to over $600:  What does it cost to save a life?

by Victoria Rock, Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

On  August 25, Mylan Pharmaceutical Company released the new price for the EpiPen. The company pushed a 500% increase into billions of dollars, the CEO now making 19 billion dollars. The injector contains 0.3 mg of epinephrine, a chemical that can reverse the effects of a life threatening allergic reaction. “Th...

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

by Emily Reed, Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Chances are that you have never heard of the new Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education policy on testing that was passed on August 24th, 2016. Unfortunately, Policy 511 will not bring about any major change to the status quo. The policy states that FCPS recognizes that a student, at the ...

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

by Beau Cameron, Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

When referring to a male, you use he/him pronouns. You refer to females by she/her pronouns. So what do you call someone with no gender? Depending on who you ask, the answer varies. The English language has no gender-neutral singular pronoun to refer to individuals who identify as non-binary (not exclus...

Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and an app? That’s what you get with Cracker Jack

Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and an app? That’s what you get with Cracker Jack

by Hannah Haught, Editor

May 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Cracker Jacks have been an American favorite since first introduced in 1896 by F.W. Rueckheim at Chicago's First World Fair. The classic snack comes in box with a little toy, typically made of paper or plastic, underneath all of the popcorn and peanuts. Admittedly, the snack is not at the top of most...

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