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#LanceroftheWeek: Alyson Sniffen makes a difference through music and scouting

#LanceroftheWeek: Alyson Sniffen makes a difference through music and scouting

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Only two years into high school, Class of 2020 student Alyson Sniffen is making waves in the LHS community--and outside of it. Sniffen participates in mock trail and band, as well as Girl Scouts, and cares a great deal about making a positive impact on the people surrounding her. "There are so many...

Girl scouting has an image problem, and it’s not solved by joining the boys

Girl scouting has an image problem, and it’s not solved by joining the boys

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Juliette Gordon Lowe, the founder of Girl Scouts, once said, “Right is right even if no one else does it.” Lowe, known as “Crazy Daisy,” would be turning over in her grave if she knew what was going on right now, just weeks before her birthday on October 31. This day is also known as Foun...

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

Do you think that the government doesn’t work? It is very easy to believe this with the headlines that appear in the news every day. However, I think that I might have a solution for you… become an intern in a congressional office! I am sure that you’re thinking that you can’t be an intern f...

Erin Lafferty goes Gold with her troop

Erin Lafferty goes Gold with her troop

by Kelsey Ward, Reporter

December 19, 2016


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Fall 2016

The Eagle Scout award in Boy Scouts is familiar to everyone as the height of leadership and personal achievement.  For Girl Scouting, the Gold Award has not had the same attention, even though it is equivalent and, possibly, more difficult to earn.  It was modernized in 2010, making it a personal l...

Is Girl Scouting still relevant?

Is Girl Scouting still relevant?

by Emily Gorham and Amanda Anderson

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Currently, there are almost 2 million Girl Scouts throughout the world and another 800,000 adult volunteers. Almost 40% of women in the United States have participated in Girl Scouts at one time or another during their childhood, ranging from singer Taylor Swift to former Supreme Court Justice Sandr...

Ban Bossy movement encourages young women to be more assertive

Ban Bossy movement encourages young women to be more assertive

by Jessica Steves, Reporter

March 29, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a leader. But when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded as bossy. Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up.” This is the opening of the pledge that many women and girls take when they decide to Ban Bossy...

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