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Warplanes WW1: Pilot your own aircraft in this fight and flight VR game

by Connor Bennett, Reporter June 15, 2021

Warplanes World War 1 fighters is a hidden gem among VR games, and here’s why. Warplanes World War 1 fighters puts you in the pilot seat of a plane during World War 1.  You can choose to be a part...

Covid summer part 2: Everyone gets out of town

Covid summer part 2: Everyone gets out of town

Everyone remembers the Covid Summer Part One: staying at home, not being able to go anywhere, no vaccinations, and no big gatherings.
by Brynne McKinney, Reporter June 15, 2021

Although it’s nice people are finally able to go places again, gas prices, car rentals and airline tickets are all skyrocketing in price. Since there is a high demand for traveling, airlines, hotels,...

Green with envy: Why isn't LHS a Green School?

Green with envy: Why isn’t LHS a Green School?

by Brayden Gregory, Interim Editor-in-Chief June 14, 2021

When rival school, Oakdale High School was named a Green School, in May 2021, I started thinking. Why aren't more schools in FCPS working to become Green School certified? Change is being put in too...

The March Family gathering together to read a letter from their father, who is at war.

Little Women: What this modern woman learned by joining the March family

by Audrey Kilgore, Reporter June 14, 2021

At just 15, Louis May Alcott vowed she would one day be famous after realizing the poverty of her family. At Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, she and her family lacked money but were rich in connections,...

Making a dash to clean up trash: Landsdale Community adopts Ed McClain Road

Making a dash to clean up trash: Landsdale Community adopts Ed McClain Road

After many frustrating drives along Ed McClain, the Landsdale Community decided to take action.
by Chloe Little, Reporter June 11, 2021

Food wrappers, drink bottles and glasses, tires and hubcaps. What do all these have in common? This trash is typical of what is thrown away on the sides of Ed McClain Road in Monrovia.  One group decided...

Even though it has gory fight scenes, this is an entertaining movie.

Mortal Kombat: The third movie will please fans

by Ryan Dorsey, Reporter May 28, 2021

Mortal Kombat is a franchise known for its 18 fighting video games dating back to 1992. The premise of the game is two players choose between a selection of unique characters with unique abilities and...

How Frederick County works for a brighter future in sustainability!

How Frederick County works for a brighter future in sustainability!

by Brayden Gregory May 28, 2021

In 2021, the environment is a very big topic that is discussed. Gen Z is taking the charge in a better future through sustainability and Eco friendly life changes. This container holds a variety of story...

Where are the Black excellence movies and television shows that reflect positive issues?

Horror series Them: When Black suffering becomes trauma fetish

OUR TRAUMA, THEIR ENTERTAINMENT
by Maya Apau and Leila Gibril May 27, 2021

Our Trauma, Their Entertainment  The majority of Black film depicts the pain and suffering at the hands of racists that Blacks in America have endured.  Slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights.   While...

TikTokers, Nikita Dragun, Thomas Petrou, Larri Merritt, Alex Warren, Hudson, Kouvr Annon, Sienna Mae Gomez, and Jack Wright collab with Netflix for the Hype House Show.

Netflix “Hype House Show” gets negative hype – Please cancel it!

by Sarah Webb and Alyssa Pizer May 27, 2021

Fans threaten to cancel their Netflix subscriptions because of the new Hype House show. We agree and are against the idea of the Hype House and their new reality TV show simply because these TikTokers...

Sometimes, your mental battery is drained and leading a normal day does not seem to be the right thing to do.

Check in with yourself: We need mental health days alongside sick days

by Chloe Little, Reporter May 26, 2021

The alarm clock rings. Snooze it. It rings again, a quick 10 minutes later. No cough, no fever, just a general “I can’t do this today,” and that’s okay. It’s okay to take a break for mental health.  May...

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