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How mighty is the SAT?

How mighty is the SAT?

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A few years ago, whether students liked it or not, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was a huge part of their future. Seniors busied themselves applying to colleges and taking the SAT for the last time before they applied. Now, some seniors are choosing not to take the SAT because the schools they ar...

1:1 Chromebooks improve learning but create headaches

1:1 Chromebooks improve learning but create headaches

by Grace Corbitt, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since 1:1 Chromebooks were introduced a year ago, they have taken over classrooms. Most students said "goodbye" to paper assignments and big clunky textbooks, and "hello" to Google Classroom and Google Drives. After having the Chromebooks for a year, both students and teachers are  getting b...

Haiti Mission Trip: Helping those in poverty is a rich experience

Haiti Mission Trip:  Helping those in poverty is a rich experience

by Bailey Davis, Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I have always had sympathy for the Haitians living in the indescribable poverty of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, but I never took it upon myself to actually do something about it, until I opened up my eyes and saw the need. Life Connection Mission is an organization that provides humanitarian...

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...

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