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Facebook Live: Viral birth video warns of TMI to come

Facebook Live:  Viral birth video warns of TMI to come

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

May 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

You're scrolling through your news feed. You 'like' your cousin's prom picture. You 'love' your mom's status about how proud she is of her kids. You even go out of your way to read the article your best friend's mom shared about increasing college tuition prices. And then you see it. Like a horrib...

No knight in shining armor: Third parties looking to finish last this election

No knight in shining armor: Third parties looking to finish last this election

by Kasal Smaha, Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With the controversial presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees inching closer to official nominations, the idea of a third-party candidate entering this year’s presidential election has gained some traction, with Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard meeting with Republican Mitt Romney to discuss the matter and with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson claiming that his party has a “rea...

Open Books, Open Minds: How censorship limits students

Open Books, Open Minds: How censorship limits students

by Beau Cameron, Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

“It’s not appropriate.” If you’re a teenager, your parents have probably told you that a thousand times. Then it’s off to your room to change out of your adorable new skirt or to text your friends an apology that you can’t make the R-rated movie you all had planned to see. In the str...

Technology fail: Students learn better with old-fashioned pencil and paper

Technology fail:  Students learn better with old-fashioned pencil and paper

by Tory Spruill, Reporter

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the learning environment directed towards more BYOD technology, school systems are emphasizing lowering printing costs, which helps the budget and the environment. Many teachers and students, however, prefer paper-integrated learning over a screen. Is the old-fashioned paper method of learni...

Health classes make public service announcements about teen issues

May 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ninth grade health classes created public service announcements about teen issues for their CRES tests. Mrs. Barbara Ferguson selected some of the best for display on Lancer Media.

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No quick fix for self-esteem struggles

No quick fix for self-esteem struggles

by Hannah Haught, Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

These days a three-word phrase that people, especially teens, are finding increasingly difficult to say is "I love myself." With all of the damaging comparisons we make between ourselves and others, having confidence in ourselves isn't always the easiest thing to do. Professionals, pseudo-psychologists...

One Linganore student feels the Bern… just a little bit

One Linganore student feels the Bern… just a little bit

by Kasal Smaha, Reporter

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On April 22, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a town hall debate in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would be speaking. I have seen many such events on television in years past, debates and the like, but I decided that I would like to witness something...

Apau speeds in to a new opinion about raising the speed limit

Apau speeds in to a new opinion about raising the speed limit

by Avery Apau, Megan Reesman, and Jade Pack

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Plenty of teens running late for school might enjoy putting "the pedal to the metal;" however, increasing the speed limit on route 70 is not a good idea. Since Monday, April 4, 2016 the State Highway Administration raised the speed limit on two parts of Route 70. The speed limit along the 31 miles ...

Is Girl Scouting still relevant?

Is Girl Scouting still relevant?

by Emily Gorham and Amanda Anderson

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Currently, there are almost 2 million Girl Scouts throughout the world and another 800,000 adult volunteers. Almost 40% of women in the United States have participated in Girl Scouts at one time or another during their childhood, ranging from singer Taylor Swift to former Supreme Court Justice Sandr...

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