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Christopher Robin Movie Review: Re-live your childhood

by Emily DiPasquale, Reporter

October 20, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase

Christopher Robin (PG)  is a drama/fantasy movie which was released on dvd on November 2018. I remember watching Winnie the Pooh on Disney when I was growing up. Before me, my mom would watch The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh so it comes as no surprise that I wanted to go see Christopher Robin. One...

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC test, as it is more commonly known—is being scrapped in Maryland. This online standardized test is familiar to most Maryland high school students, as it must be taken by students in English 10 and Algebra I (and, for the ...

Movie Review: “Like Father” has little to like

Movie Review: “Like Father” has little to like

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

In Like Father (rated TV-MA), another stereotypical, and, unfortunately humorless, romantic comedy, Rachel Hamilton’s (Kristen Bell) workaholic tendencies leave her alone at the altar by her fiance Owen (Jon Foster). As she flees from the ceremony, she catches a glimpse of her father, Harry (Kelsey Gram...

Unpopular opinion: Sony’s Venom is misunderstood masterpiece

Unpopular opinion: Sony’s Venom is misunderstood masterpiece

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

After Venom hit theatres on October 5th, it was torn apart by critics and condemned for its exclusion of Spiderman, its absurdist humor, and even for the symbiote’s appearance. Robbie Collin of The Telegraph said, “Sony Pictures appear to have lavished a nine-figure sum on, and are now hoping ...

Bloodsworth: Maryland’s One Book is a tragic, yet inspiring story

Bloodsworth: Maryland’s One Book is a tragic, yet inspiring story

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Book Reviews, Fall 2018, Showcase

“Heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and well-written.” These are the words forensics science teacher Ms. Jessica Baker, used to describe the events of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. Every year, the One Maryland One Book program chooses a book according to a theme and encourages communities all over Maryland to read the selected piece together...

Field hockey finishes their season on a high note: Photo of the day 10/18/18

Field hockey finishes their season on a high note: Photo of the day 10/18/18

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day, Showcase

The varsity field hockey team won their game last night against the Catoctin Cougars with a final score of 2-0. Throughout the entire game, the Lancers dominated the ball, rarely letting Catoctin have possession. This led to many shots for the Lancers. After a slow start to the first half, the Lance...

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

by Grace Gaydosh and Julie Walker

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s pitch black outside. You’re running through the woods, not knowing what’s around the corner, and then everything around you goes silent. You hear a quiet groan coming from ahead as you squeeze your friend’s hand. You reluctantly keep walking. This is how we felt as we walked through the T...

Are the dangers of artificial turf fields worth the risk?

Are the dangers of artificial turf fields worth the risk?

by William Quansah, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

Artificial turf has increased in popularity over the years across the world, especially in the United States. There are over 13,000 artificial turf fields across the United States, and that number is growing. They’re nice to play on, due to their flexibility with weather, and they are easy to maintain. ...

Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness for suicide and mental health

Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness for suicide and mental health

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

On October 20, the Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be holding their sixth annual Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk in Baker Park. Out of the Darkness Walks have been occurring nationally since 2002. The first walk took place overnight and participants walked a to...

Screen Time: Will iOS 12 really limit our phone obsession?

Screen Time: Will iOS 12 really limit our phone obsession?

by Rachel McCoy, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features, Showcase

Let’s face reality.  You are on your phone for hours every day, but do you know exactly how many hours? On September 17, Apple released IOS 12, which is a software update that is available to download on newer Apple devices. This update includes a new feature called Screen Time. Screen Time tracks the time a perso...

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