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The student news site of Linganore High School

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The student news site of Linganore High School

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Sleep deprivation causes many students to fall asleep during class, which can negatively impact multiple areas of their lives including grades.

Are students getting enough sleep? Frederick County Board of Education works to make sure of it

by Delaney Browne and Tate Haskins March 14, 2024

Sleep is very important in the mental and physical development of a teenager and is needed to thoroughly adapt to changes happening in their lives. According to, the average high school...

Frederick High School students head to waiting buses as others walk home during heavy snowfall in January

From Snow Day to Asynchronous Day

by Evelyn Ward, Reporter January 11, 2023

Students love to wake up and see a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground and finding out school is canceled. Despite a love for a periodic snow-day surprise, they do not enjoy a school year that drags...

Is arguing about masks worth the time and stress?  On February 22, the BOE will reconsider the mask mandate for schools.

Drop the mask mandate: Despite transmission fears, it’s time for learning to take front seat

by Emily Rice, Reporter February 17, 2022

Masks affect students’ ability to make relationships and communicate with their peers. Facial expressions are a huge part of showing emotion. With half of a face covered, how can someone tell what we...

Brady Vlha is running for the 2022-2023 Student Member of the Board. The SMOB is a non-voting member of the BOE that voices the opinions of Frederick County students.

Student Member of the Board candidate Brady Vlha pushes for change, open to hearing concerns

by Madeline Hull, Editor In Chief January 21, 2022

Junior Brady Vlha is running for Student Member of the Board (SMOB) for Frederick County Public Schools. If elected, Vlha will attend Board of Education meetings and express student concerns. Each student...

Sammie Hoefs gets excited thinking about graduating on the same field her dad did years ago.

A COVID guideline graduation could potentially bring back old school traditions

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

With mere days before graduation, all eyes are on seniors. Many of us feared the loss of an in-person graduation after the Class of 2020 had to make appointments one by one to have photos taken in the...

Caroline Hobson and Madeline Hull posing for a picture while wearing face-masks back in March 2020.

High school students talk about their understanding of Covid-19

by Madeline Hull and Caroline Hobson January 15, 2021

There’s a tendency for people to think, "It doesn't cause severe disease so why should I be concerned?" "It's not going to put me in the hospital." "It’s not going to kill me." That's probably true...

Liz Barret talks to students during PREP.

Barret breaks boundaries: Board member speaks about her journey

by Caroline Hobson and Gabby North November 4, 2019

Frederick County Board of Education member Liz Barret came PREP to talk to the students about relationships, unexpected mentors, and how the people that came into her life helped her become the woman that...

A third option is necessary when selecting gender on school-related forms.

An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option on school-related forms

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2019

Dear FCPS: In 2019, the District of Columbia’s public school system will apply a third gender marker on their enrollment forms, allowing students to select “non-binary” rather than male or female...

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