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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...

Irish American month reminds us of ethnic inequalities for Syrians

Irish American month reminds us of ethnic inequalities for Syrians

by Bridget Murphy, Reporter
March 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

March does not only dedicate one day to the Irish-- St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th-- but the whole month. During March, 44 million Irish Americans celebrate their ancestry by joining in parades, celebrating through Mass, dancing, and family gatherings. Many throughout America show their Irish reverence...

Not everything is AP: Child Development courses create stronger future parents, citizens and families

Not everything is AP: Child Development courses create stronger future parents, citizens and families

by Alyssa Mattison, Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

By the time second period begins, most students are already counting down the minutes until the bell rings, but that's not the case for Child Development students. While others are sitting in their seats struggling to stay awake, Mrs. Kate Lane’s students are welcoming the Little Lancers into the sch...

Pro and Con: Let’s let summer be summer

Pro and Con: Let’s let summer be summer

by Avery Apau, Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Summers have been getting shorter and shorter. What used to be every student's 11 weeks of sun, sleep and sand is now only nine weeks. Your school system is chipping away at your glorious free time.  In the 2015-2016 school year, schools in Frederick County started on August 22nd, two days earlier th...

Heroin use skyrockets: What can we do to prevent addiction?

Heroin use skyrockets: What can we do to prevent addiction?

by Hannah Haught, Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In recent years heroin use has spiked drastically, making it one of the most popular and deadly drugs. Heroin initially gained popularity among users due to the euphoric high it gives resembling that of prescription pain medication. Today, heroin has wrecked lives throughout the nation with heroin-related deaths quadrupling between ...

Maryland Politics: Do you know who represents you?

Maryland Politics: Do you know who represents you?

by Elena Guardia, Reporter
March 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There's campaign ads on every channel; the news showing a constant coverage of politics; and everyone is preparing for April 26th, election day in Maryland! Did you know that there is more than one election?  The Maryland primaries decide state offices, too. With all the buzz about the presidential ele...

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