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National Honor Society inducts 70 new members: Photo of the Day 11/14/2018

National Honor Society inducts 70 new members: Photo of the Day 11/14/2018

by Haley Enders, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day

The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on November 13. The hallway was crowded with inductees at around 6:30 p.m., lined up and ready to get their pictures taken on the main staircase. The ceremony began with an opening message from Mrs. Durann Ecalono, co-adviser for NHS. The NHS o...

Bloodsworth: Maryland’s One Book is a tragic, yet inspiring story

Bloodsworth: Maryland’s One Book is a tragic, yet inspiring story

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Book Reviews, Fall 2018, Showcase

“Heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and well-written.” These are the words forensics science teacher Ms. Jessica Baker, used to describe the events of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. Every year, the One Maryland One Book program chooses a book according to a theme and encourages communities all over Maryland to read the selected piece together...

Schoology slays Google Classroom: FCPS transitions to new learning management system

Schoology slays Google Classroom: FCPS transitions to new learning management system

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News, Showcase

FCPS is implementing a new learning management system in all Frederick County Schools: Schoology. This year, teachers have the option to use it, but FCPS plans for Schoology to replace Google Classroom and the HAC grading system entirely in 2019-2020. "We tested a lot of different systems before ...

Students support LGBT rights with Day of Silence

Students support LGBT rights with Day of Silence

by Tymira Davis, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under News

The Day Of Silence is when students from any school take a day-long vow that they will be silent  from bell to bell. It was started when a student from the University of Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, was brutally beaten and murdered for being gay. There are many stories like this one where people cannot share their sexuality an...

Second annual GSA dance a success: Photo of the Day 3/14/17

Second annual GSA dance a success: Photo of the Day 3/14/17

by Katie Lehman, Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Spring 2017

On March 11, Linganore's Gay Straight Alliance club held their second annual dance in support of the LGBT community. With the success of last year's first dance, the group welcomed students from Governor Thomas Johnson High School's GSA to attend as well. GSA students collected donations for the Tr...

Forensic Science gets gruesome around school: Photo of the Day 2/17/17

Forensic Science gets gruesome around school: Photo of the Day 2/17/17

by Cindy Zheng, Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

Every year caution tapes and blood splatters are found all over the school.  The halls are transformed into crime scenes that need solving. Ms. Jessica Baker's Forensic Science class experiences real-life crime scenes where they learn to "package evidence, work as a team, and analyze a scenario,"...

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

by Beau Cameron, Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

When referring to a male, you use he/him pronouns. You refer to females by she/her pronouns. So what do you call someone with no gender? Depending on who you ask, the answer varies. The English language has no gender-neutral singular pronoun to refer to individuals who identify as non-binary (not exclus...

Forensics classes take a stab at solving murders: Photo of the day 06/13/16

Forensics classes take a stab at solving murders: Photo of the day 06/13/16

by Tory Spruill, Reporter

June 15, 2016


Filed under Photo of the Day

On June 13 and 14, Ms. Jessica Baker's Forensic Science classes solved murders. As a final project, students in each class had to design a murder for the next class period to solve. Junior Naomi Conaway said, "What was awesome was getting to create your own crimes for different classes to solve....

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