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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, ...

#SigningDay2020: Graeson Ruch hurls his way to Dickinson University

Graeson Ruch waits to sign his National Letter of Intent.

by Nick Titus, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Graeson Ruch is an outstanding three-sport athlete who is on the court or the field 365 days a year playing basketball, football, and track and field. On February 5, he was one out of eight athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent, and Ruch signed his for track and field for Dickinson Univers...

AP Bio explores interactive mitosis and meiosis lab: Photo Of The Day 2/10/20

Megan Brobst and Ethan Hart create a mitosis model out of beads.

by Kayla Beam, Reporter

February 10, 2020

At first glance it didn't look like students were in biology, but rather jewelry because of the bright red and yellow beads when in fact they were doing a lab. On February 4, AP Biology students in Mrs.Beth Ericsson’s class conducted an interactive mitosis and meiosis lab. Students had to fill...

Star performances propel track and field team to state championship: Photo of the Day 2/7/20

Senior pole vaulter Carter Holsinger gives sophomore pole vaulter Quinn Ruch advice before he attempts to qualify for states

by Keifer Spore, Editor

February 7, 2020

On February 6 the girls and boys track and field teams competed in the 3A West Region Championship held at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center. Both the boys and girls teams placed second overall with the boys behind South Hagerstown and the girls behind Oxon Hill. Linganore expected and earned o...

#SigningDay2020: State contender in shot put, Ethan Hart throws signs to Dickinson College

Ethan Hart and his family smile for the cameras after he signs to Dickinson

by Chris Perise, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Ethan Hart is a varsity track and field athlete and has signed to continue his athletic career at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Hart is outstanding, both on the field and in the classroom. He is a team captain for indoor track and field and finished first in the region (2020) and third in the state (...

Boys and girls track teams compete at Counties: Photo of the day 1/22/20

Samuel Metzner competing in the 500 meter.

by Zack Hunsaker and Elizabeth Rajnik

January 22, 2020

On December 20 the Linganore boys and girls Indoor Track and Field teams competed in the Frederick County Championships at Hagerstown Community College.  The meet was originally supposed to take place on the 18th but due to possible inclement weather, it was rescheduled. Overall, the boys team finished...

Boys and girls track teams successfully adapt to new competition at Western Maryland Winter Classic

Sophomore Mikayla Moxley fights to keep her place in the 800 meter race.

by Elizabeth Rajnik and Adam Liston

January 19, 2020

On Friday, January 10, the boys and girls indoor track and field teams started the new year right with a successful outcome in the Western Maryland Winter Classic track meet held at Hagerstown Community College. The boys team placed first with a total of 93.5 points, and the girls team placed second to...

Indoor track and field teams surprise competition at the Smithsburg Invitational

Senior, Ethan Hart prepares to throw.

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor

December 24, 2019

On Friday, December 20, the boys and girls indoor track and field teams competed in the Smithsburg Invitational at Hagerstown Community College. The teams definitely had something to celebrate going into winter break as both the girls and boys team placed third in the meet. The majority of Linganore...

National Adoption Month 2019: Ethan Hart and his adopted sister Lilly discuss her heritage and upbringing

Ethan hugs his little sister Lilly at their home in upstate New York in 2007.

by Ethan Hart, Editor-In-Chief

November 19, 2019

When my parents spent countless nights filling out paperwork, visited adoption agencies for hours on end, and took me on a month-long trip to China in an attempt to adopt my sister, I asked myself what any logical 6-year old would ask himself: Why are we adopting? This is too much work. From the moment...

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