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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...

Yours, Mine and Ours: Holiday traditions passed through generations

Yours, Mine and Ours: Holiday traditions passed through generations

by Caroline Hobson, Ruby Cerny, and Emily Lotito

December 17, 2019

When most people imagine a classic winter holiday, they see nativity sets, Christmas trees, and carolers. If not that, they see menorahs, driedels, and lakes. Of course, this is not the case for every family. Families constantly break  and create new traditions. There is a history behind each family...

Lake’s English class performs 12 Angry Men: Photo of the Day 11/22/19

Juror 3 (Alex Kullgren) and Juror 4 (Haley Lewis) talk about the case.

by Grace Truedson, Reporter

November 22, 2019

On Monday, November 18, Mr. Dan Lake's fourth period English 9 class started their performance of the play 12 Angry Men. When Lake announced that the class was going to perform, everyone was thrilled to hear that they wouldn't have to read it silently. "It's super interesting and I'm super desperat...

Creative writing class turns the page to bullet journaling

Natalie Rebetsky, Mason Eddins, Katelyn Lynch, Alexis Keeling, Katie Lehman, and Beau Cameron work on their bullet journals.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

September 20, 2018

On September 13, the creative writing class learned how to bullet journal as their warm-up activity for class. The goal was to try a new way to organize thoughts and brainstorm while writing. Bullet journaling was created in 2013 by digital product designer and author Ryder Carroll, who wanted a to find a soluti...

Sentence diagramming: In everyone’s dreams, some nightmares and others fantasies

A screenshot from SenGram diagramming app.

by Brandon Neuman and Renata Farrell

January 21, 2018

Sentence diagramming is a way to organize your sentence as a picture. It graphs words of the sentence to demonstrate types of words and parts of speech and functions. It can be used to create better and fuller sentences. The best benefit of sentence diagramming, however, is the grade boost on most E...

Bibliophile Troxel transfers from Windsor Knolls

Troxel instructs her third period English 12 class.

by Beau Cameron, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017

Ms. Mary Troxel is teaching 9th and 12th grade English during her first year at LHS. Previously a teacher at Windsor Knoll's Middle School, Troxel transferred because she enjoys teaching novels and upper level concepts. She's excited to go more in-depth with this year's readings. "I grew up in...

Students receive awards for their achievement during the school year: Photo of the Day 6/1/16

Colleen Avila receives the platinum award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA through out all of high school.

by Grace Weaver, Editor

June 1, 2016

Every year, students gather in the gymnasium to receive awards for their achievement through out the school year. Parents were invited to join in the ceremony to take pictures and celebrate the achievements that the students have made through out the school year. A student can receive an award for...

He, She, We….Ze?

Quote adapted from Gone Girl by David Fincher

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

December 11, 2015

Just as Americans are beginning to accept same-sex marriages, the LGBT community pushes for more--and it's intrusion on sacred ground: Grammar. The LGBT community and its allies have introduced the entirely new pronouns, ze/zir, so Americans can speak more gender inclusively, and major universities are adopting the terms. Harvard Un...

Advanced acting performs Norko’s sci fi play

Damon Norko has a copy of the book he impersonated Edgar Allan Poe in his room.

by Angelica Burr, Reporter

March 21, 2014

Damon Norko has been teaching English at Linganore for seven years, but his secret love is writing. One of his plays, called My Brother, the God Particle, was performed by Mr. Julian Lazarus’ advance acting class on Thursday, March 20th. The play My Brother, the God Particle, takes a science fict...

Hero projects use left and right brain intelligence

Hero projects use left and right brain intelligence

by Anna Lott, Reporter

June 10, 2013

What if raising your SAT score was as easy as painting a picture?      A recent study conducted by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies proved that students who enroll in art courses often have higher SAT scores (

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