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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...

Honoring our history, the right way

Honoring our history, the right way

by Beau Cameron, Co-editor-in-chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

When I went to my first Linganore football game, I loved The Tribe. I loved how excited the crowd got, the feeling of community and togetherness. However, that feeling didn’t come from the headdress. I understand that it is an important symbol, but if it can be taken as offensive, and its intention...

One Tribe — One Headdress

One Tribe — One Headdress

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

One of our first school-wide lessons this year was to watch a video that is about tolerance for everyone, with John Cena as the star. Throughout the video, Cena asks you to picture the 'average American,' but you really can't, because America is a melting pot of different ethnicity and cultures. "Almost ...

Food Allergy Awareness: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

Food Allergy Awareness: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

by Alex Ismael, Reporter

May 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

May 14th through 20th is the 20th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week. Of course, a week is not long enough to bring awareness to a growing danger across the world. In the United States, approximately 15 million people have a food allergy. That equates to a food allergy for 1 in 13 children in school. A food allergy is ...

Wise words from today’s leaders to tomorrow’s: What advice can I give you?

Wise words from today’s leaders to tomorrow’s:  What advice can I give you?

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I am 18 years old and about to pursue a career in International Studies. (That's today's plan, but I'm feeling pretty sure of it.) Throughout my teens, I have been motivated to learn more about myself and others through my passions:  Scouting, drama, Destination Imagination, Model United Nations and journa...

Don’t let tutoring torment you: Why grading in PREP is ridiculous

Don’t let tutoring torment you:  Why grading in PREP is ridiculous

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the inaugural year of the PREP block, there have been many ups and downs. In this period, many students use this time to monitor grades, get a head start on homework assignments, study for classes and tests, as well as completing and making up classwork assignments. However, other students hav...

Online Gym: It’s a legitimate credit, if done right

Online Gym: It’s a legitimate credit, if done right

by Katie Lehman, Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Spring 2017

With the power of the internet, more learning tools have become available for students all over the world. Now with online classes, students have more opportunities to take a wider range of classes on their own schedule--in the summer and during the school year. Gym class is one of the classes that st...

Are we PREP-ing for success or just relaxing? Fix the problem with graded PREP

Are we PREP-ing for success or just relaxing? Fix the problem with graded PREP

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

“Linganore's mission is to equip students for life-long learning through lessons in academics, accountability, and attitude.” That is the message proudly proclaimed on the front page of our school website. Yet, in PREP, unfortunately, we are beginning to lack the accountability and focus on academics to live ...

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