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Showing an animal at the Frederick Fair: Wash, dry, clip, cut…repeat

Showing an animal at the Frederick Fair: Wash, dry, clip, cut…repeat

by Peyton Johnson, Editor

September 14, 2019

For most students, the first few weeks of school are consumed with new classes, routines, friends, and teachers. For a student entering an animal in the Frederick Fair, the focus is on washing, drying, grooming, and showing.  The Great Frederick Fair opened on September 13 and the fairgrounds were ...

Pre-Vet class hones in their skills on raw chickens: Photo of the Day 1/17/18

Pre-Vet class hones in their skills on raw chickens: Photo of the Day 1/17/18

by Greyston Harding, Reporter

January 18, 2018

During the Pre-Vet class led by teacher Patricia Beachy on January 16, students practiced different types of sutures on raw chicken breasts. This exercise was used to show students a more realistic way to suture an incision. Sammie Volo said, "I really liked doing this activity, even though it was...

Horrible Harvey: Animals suffered in the hurricane, too

Horrible Harvey: Animals suffered in the hurricane, too

by Greyston Harding, Reporter

October 10, 2017

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating Category 3 hurricane that tore through Houston, Texas. The hurricane lasted from August 25th to September 3rd. In some places, 50 inches of rain accumulated. Domesticated and wild animals alike suffered. Lancer Media contacted Houston's local ASPCA (American Society...

A Dog’s Purpose: What do you know about animal actors in movies?

A Dog’s Purpose: What do you know about animal actors in movies?

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

February 15, 2017

In modern film, Hollywood animal welfare standards have gone to the dogs. The film A Dog’s Purpose has received  backlash from the public after a disturbing video of a dog being unwillingly pushed into a moving body of water was leaked the week of the movie’s release. The featured German Sheph...

Pre-Vet class crosses the term’s finish line with mice racing: Photo of the Day 10/29/16

Pre-Vet class crosses the term’s finish line with mice racing: Photo of the Day 10/29/16

by Emily Sherwood, Reporter

October 30, 2016

Mrs. Pat Beachy's Pre-Vet/Small Animal Science class finished Term 1 with mice races. The class had been studying rodents for the past semester, and one of their assignments involved making a maze that a mouse would be able to finish. Alyssa DeVries, Class of 2018, works at Rick's Fish & Pet Supply in Frederick. She p...

The Pre-Vet Small Animal Care goes to Great Frederick Fair; Photo of the Day 9/20/16

The Pre-Vet Small Animal Care goes to Great Frederick Fair; Photo of the Day 9/20/16

by Victoria Rock, Reporter

September 26, 2016

The Great Frederick Fair welcomed students to explore agriculture and teach the youth about the industry agriculture. The students were given a questionnaire that helps them develop an understanding of the important role that agriculture plays in Frederick County. Not only did they learn from the...

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

by Sylvia Nelson, Reporter

April 13, 2016

On March 4, Walt Disney Animation Studios' released Zootopia. On a scale from Lion King (highest), to Wall-E (lowest),  Zootopia is closer to Lion King, but doesn't quite "the king" status. The songs are catchy, and the plot is great. The movie has singing and dancing, with a million funny stereot...

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