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Alex Dembeck’s top 10 people who influenced teens in 2018

Alex Dembeck’s top 10 people who influenced teens in 2018

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase, Top 10 of 2018

Between the politics of the midterm elections, Winter Olympics, and vast human rights movements, 2018 will definitely be a year to remember . Many people have  impacted teens throughout the last 12 months, but these ten figures remained in the headlines throughout the majority of the year. We praise...

Forensics classes learn about blood spatter

Forensics classes learn about blood spatter

by Bailey Spore, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

December 7, students in Forensics classes learned about blood spatter. Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, a specialty in the field of forensic science, involves the study and analysis of bloodstains at a violent crime scene with the goal of helping investigators draw conclusions about the nature, timing and o...

What happens when you combine Disney and Final Fantasy? A Kingdom Hearts review

What happens when you combine Disney and Final Fantasy? A Kingdom Hearts review

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Have you ever wanted to be severely confused about a plot while simultaneously cursing Donald Duck under your breath? That is essentially the Kingdom Hearts experience. The original and first Kingdom Hearts is a Playstation 2 game released on March 22, 2002. Though it may seem like an odd combinat...

The word is Writers’ Week! Join in the fun during PREP and after school

The word is Writers’ Week!  Join in the fun during PREP and after school

by Rachel McCoy, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

December 10 kicks off the first day of Writers' Week. Everyone who has a love for writing can participate in a week full of writing activities during PREP and after school. During this week, members of the National English Honor Society can earn hours for participation in these events. For every...

Lancer Candy Lane is a place for all families to get into the holiday spirit: Photo of the Day 12/10/18

Lancer Candy Lane is a place for all families to get into the holiday spirit: Photo of the Day 12/10/18

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day, Showcase

On December 8, Linganore hosted the annual Lancer Candy Lane, the jolliest event of the year for the community. The event was held in the cafeteria and was created to provide a place for local families to enjoy themselves and get into the holiday spirit. Families can enjoy making crafts, drinking hot cho...

Home arts: Sewing stitches generations together–sister, mother, and grandmother

Home arts: Sewing stitches generations together–sister, mother, and grandmother

by Sierra Rossman, Guest Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Art comes in many different forms. One of those forms that is quickly declining in popularity is sewing. What little we have left of the art is partially contained in stories. My grandmother tells stories of how she would hand-sew full-size quilts with her mother, neighbors, and girls from their town...

Varsity basketball surges past Lions: Photo of the Day 12/8/18

Varsity basketball surges past Lions: Photo of the Day 12/8/18

by Christian, Nolan

December 8, 2018


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

On December 7, basketball season tipped off in a wild night with the Lancers hosting the Lions. Coach Chris O'Connor debuted in his first game as the varsity coach. Prior to the game, O'Connor said, "It will be good to see who has really brought themselves up to the level of play to start and see...

Coffee of the season? Depresso. The barista? Seasonal affective disorder

Coffee of the season? Depresso. The barista? Seasonal affective disorder

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever felt especially irritated at the cold weather? Positively peeved it isn’t warm anymore? Despairingly depressed with how the world just is? Chances are that you’re experiencing a few symptoms of  affective disorder, also known as SAD. SAD is a seasonal depression, meaning it onl...

NEHS members shop for families at the Scholastic Book Fair: Photo of the Day 12/6/18

NEHS members shop for families at the Scholastic Book Fair: Photo of the Day 12/6/18

by Grace Gaydosh, Managing Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day, Showcase

On December 5, National English Honor Society members Beau Cameron, Alex Ismael, Shelby Tkacik, Kaley Henyon, Grace Gaydosh, Maddy Spisso, Kat Taylor, and Hannah Ratchford went to the Frederick Fairgrounds for the 2018 Holiday Warehouse Sale. They bought books for two local families and will be decorating baskets for the books. NEHS members will be delivering the baskets to the families on...

Sarah Gunn talks economics

Sarah Gunn talks economics

by Peyton Johnson, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

On December 3, economic education specialist Sarah Gunn talked to students in PREP about the Federal Reserve. Gunn taught about the importance of the Federal Reserve in students' lives and how the choices they will make later in life relate to the Federal Reserve. Many people think the primary pu...

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