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New English course offers sophomores a challenge

New English course offers sophomores a challenge

by Ruby Cerny and Cullen Vogel

January 28, 2020

In 2020-2021, sophomores have the option to take a new English course. The course combines both 10th and 11th grade English to be one year-long course. Though this course is open to any and all, some high achieving ninth graders received a letter suggesting the student to take the course.  The le...

Debunking college myths: Grace talks to Greg about what to expect

Debunking college myths: Grace talks to Greg about what to expect

by Grace Gaydosh and Greg Gaydosh

January 26, 2020

For high school students, especially juniors and seniors, there can be lots of misperceptions about college-- excitement, nervousness, and rumors can create these misperceptions. There are so many things to look forward to. There are also some unknowns that might worry you. You might have some questi...

College fair during lunch: food for the future: Photo of the Day 10/11/2019

College fair during lunch: food for the future: Photo of the Day 10/11/2019

by Ruby Cerny, Reporter

October 11, 2019

Both juniors and seniors are in their last few years, or even months, of high school. During this time, students often struggle and stress about what college they are going to and what they will major in. After all, their future depends on this. On October 2, Student Services hosted a mini college/career fair...

College applications: We don’t know what we’re doing, do you?

College applications: We don’t know what we’re doing, do you?

by Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh

September 24, 2019

November 1:  The dreaded college application deadline.  Maybe you’re lucky, and the college you are applying to has a deadline of December 1. Seniors are feeling the pressure.  Procrastinating is easier. Just don’t even start the process. That’s where many seniors are today. The entir...

So you want to be a music major?

So you want to be a music major?

by Alyson Sniffen and Elizabeth Anderson

January 25, 2019

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” These words were spoken by the Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius, yet they are quoted even today centuries later--despite the fact that most people are forced to work for a paycheck and not their own enjoyment. ...

Generation Z is the future—- Even without a computer!

Generation Z is the future—- Even without a computer!

by Maya Apau and Tabitha Moses

December 3, 2018

In our story “What has our generation lost? Gen Z is in trouble”, we wrote about how this new generation is lacking social and life skills. Gen Zers are in a hurry, not for purposeful reasons, but for selfish and problematic reasons instead. Yet the quick pace movement isn’t necessarily a hurry to use...

Juniors beware: Are you ready to face these trials of junior year?

Juniors beware: Are you ready to face these trials of junior year?

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

September 24, 2018

My fellow juniors: It’s a universally-known fact that junior year is the toughest year in high school. It can seem like everything is happening at once, that you have a mountain of work to do to prepare for college, and that your future is approaching at break-neck speed. It is true that juniors are...

79 Days of Summer : Catie Jo´s guide to senior success.

79 Days of Summer : Catie Jo´s guide to senior success.

by Catie Jo Tansey, Reporter

May 25, 2018

The summer is the perfect opportunity for rising seniors to get a head start and prepare for all of the important tasks coming up during the next school year! Ask any senior, and they will tell you the fall of senior year is the worst. Here's a list of something to do every day to ensure success in ...

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships Bill creates hope for future of higher education

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships Bill creates hope for future of higher education

by Ethan Hart, Editor

May 24, 2018

In Maryland, about 64% of high school graduates directly move on to college or university education. Out of this 64%, only 14.5% will graduate a 2-year college on time. Thanks to a new bill signed by Governor Larry Hogan, those students who aren’t able to finish college on time due to finances wil...

Class of 2018: 16 days until Footloose Tech seniors say farewell to the stage

Class of 2018: 16 days until Footloose Tech seniors say farewell to the stage

by Natalie Roth, Reporter

May 1, 2018

Let me take you back to the closing night of LHS’s 2018 musical, Footloose. As actors and techies alike gather around for the last circle up (a pre-show warm-up for all members of the show), a bittersweet moment is shared. Memories of past and present shows flood back to everybody in the circle. For...

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