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Class of 2021 tries to “unmask” the college application process during a global pandemic

Due to the widespread restrictions as a result of COVID-19, many Class of 2021 students feel that their college search process is similar to swiping right or left on a dating app.

by Sierra Rossman, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2020

What about the Class of 2021? With COVID-19 restrictions, the college touring process feels a lot like swiping left or right on a dating app to find the perfect match.  A student’s senior year is supposed to be a time of finishing tours and applying to colleges; however, with the entire process m...

We’re drowning our quarantine worries in pots of coffee

Consuming coffee has become much easier now that we're at home. Many have found themselves grabbing that extra cup to keep their day going.

by Ashley Nash, Managing Editor

October 4, 2020

A good ol’ cup of Joe is now a good ol’ pot or two of coffee. One cup before first period. One cup after first. Another cup for lunch and maybe a visit to the local Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru. That’s the new pandemic coffee pattern.  Our coffee consumption has increased since being at home for school. In a Twitter ...

What’s all the buzz about the spelling bee?

Emily Webb and Ethan Hart consult on how to spell a word in the second round.

by Bailey Bennett, Reporter

March 11, 2020

Can you spell “Scherenschnitte” (the German art of cutting paper with scissors)?  If you are a member of the winning spelling teams, NEHS and Academic teams, maybe! On February 27, the NEHS held its seventh annual spelling bee in the Learning Commons after school. Competing in the spelling bee were staff, ...

Who will take the cake at this year’s Mr. Linganore 2020 cake decorating competition?

Max Ross' cake includes a silhouette of his character, Alexander the Great, made fondant.

by Emily McNally and Kayla Beam

March 9, 2020

On March 4, the seven Mr. Linganore contestants became bakers in the annual cake decorating competition, which took place in the cafeteria during the third lunch shift. Each contestant’s cake was themed after a specific character they will be portraying in the contest.  To get in the spirit f...

NEHS and MuAlpha Theta explore Washington, D.C. landmarks: Photo of the day 2/26/2020

NEHS and Mu Alpha Theta students admire exhibits at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

by Zachary Tilmont, Reporter

February 27, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, the National English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta took a field trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  Braden Weinel, the President of NEHS and Warren Stewart, the President of Mu Alpha Theta, planned this...

David Kominars becomes the greatest showman for Mr. Linganore 2020

David Kominars becomes the greatest showman for Mr. Linganore 2020

by Braden Weinel, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

David Kominars is comfortable being in the spotlight. He started his musical theatre career as Willard Hewitt in the 2017 production of Footloose and now will portray Phineas Taylor Barnum in the 21st annual Mr. Linganore competition. The theme is "Men of Vision." P.T. Barnum was a showman and politician in the 19th ...

Actors feel like “Kings Of New York” at Newsies callbacks: Photo of the day 12/10/19

Senior David Kominars sings for his callback.

by Gabby North, Reporter

December 11, 2019

On December 9, callbacks were held for drama’s spring musical Newsies! The competition was fierce, with over 30 students called back for various lead roles, the largest callback it has been in years.  After completing a week of rigorous auditions, students were excited to further show off their t...

Extra! Extra! Newsies auditions in full swing: Photo of the Day 12/8/19

Thays Sena, Natalie Rhodes, Lydia Knotts, Natalie Roth, and Cara Bond finish strong on their dance audition.

by Emily Webb, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  Auditions for the spring musical, Newsies, have just wrapped up. Forty-eight potential cast members came together to show off the best of their acting, singing, and dancing skills.  Two weeks prior to auditions, interested students received an audition preparation packet. I...

National English Honor Society inducts officers, members: Photo of the Day 10/29/19

The NEHS gathers to have their picture taken after the ceremony.

by Matthew Strahlman, Reporter

October 29, 2019

The Linganore chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) inducted 42 members on October 28 in an evening ceremony. Seven officers were elected in May, but they were formally installed during the ceremony. Braden Weinel as President Matthew Strahlman as Vice President of Education Yesenia Mo...

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