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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...

Oh, the places you could go: If you need to leave, here’s where you can live

Oh, the places you could go: If you need to leave, here’s where you can live

by Kasal Smaha, Reporter

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

These days, it seems as if America is growing crazier by the week. A lack of a Supreme Court Justice in a time when incredibly important decisions must be made and a massive court battle between the government and one of the country’s largest corporations seems to reinforce this. In addition, the number of Google searches for “how to move to Canada” spiked after the Super Tuesday presidential p...

Cameron makes an aggravated response to Facebook’s new reactions

Cameron makes an aggravated response to Facebook’s new reactions

by Beau Cameron, Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When Facebook began 12 years ago, it was the most popular social media site on the web. Even now, as Twitter and Instagram gain more users, it remains a fixed construct in our minds. "Friending" and "liking" is part of everyday conversation. You "like" photos on Instagram; you "like" tweets on Twitter, a...

Black History Month: Emphasize modern American role models

Black History Month: Emphasize modern American role models

by Kennedi Ambush, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Today, many children and adults lack knowledge of black history. Black history is the mis...

Almost certain failure: Why we make, and break, those New Year’s resolutions

Almost certain failure: Why we make, and break, those New Year’s resolutions

by Katie Lehman, Reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Approximately 45% of Americans  make a New Year’s resolution each year. But how many people actually go through with the resolutions they make? This year only   8% of people will be successful. Many people give up on their resolutions during the first week or two of the new year. Only 46% of peo...

My first growl: A Clemson cub eyes NCAA Football Championship victory

My first growl: A Clemson cub eyes NCAA Football Championship victory

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

January 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Ah, the College Football Playoff National Championship... Filled with ruthless tackles, booming fans, Hail Marys, and touchdown celebrations. This sporting event is the New Year's Eve ball drop of college sporting events. The 2016 championship game is between the Crimson Tide of University of...

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