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The student news site of Linganore High School

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Select states new detransition bills cause widespread controversy

Select states’ new “detransition” bills cause widespread controversy

by Delaney Browne, Reporter June 1, 2023

The word detransition means to halt or reverse a transition process that has already begun or happened in the past. In the case of many detransition bills across the U.S., the word means to change someone...

Netflix is failing to appeal to many watchers, causing them to lose subscribers.

The fall of Netflix: Is Netflix slowly destroying themselves?

by Faith Kyere, Reporter December 9, 2022

Netflix, the supposed best streaming service, has been falling behind in recent years. Their outdated library causes subscribers to find themselves spending more time scrolling through their feed than...

In the new Scooby Doo, CoCo flirtatiously talks to Velma making her swoon.

Ghosts aren’t the only thing coming out of this closet

by Evelyn Ward, Reporter November 4, 2022

For years, people have had their suspicions about Velma Dinkley and her preference for women, even after she dated Shaggy. It has been 53 years since Scooby Doo's debut on September 13, 1969. Following...

These are the top 2021 creators of 2021.

Top 10 LGBTQ+ influencers of 2021

by Sophia Hopkins, Reporter December 20, 2021

Spencer Wuah (10.8 million followers) @spencewuah Becoming popular on TikTok, he creates many videos that are comedy related content. He doesn't just empower one group, but empowers everybody,...

Cover and quote from I Wish You All The Best named one of the best books of 2019 by Buzzfeed

Book review: non-binary teen’s triumphs in “I Wish You All The Best”

by Rowan Grob, Reporter November 1, 2021

“But the more I stare at my body, the more I hate it. It’s the same feeling I had  before I realized I’m non-binary. Things just aren’t where they’re supposed to be, and I feel like I’m larger...

Main characters Simon and Prince Wilhelm featured in Young Royals, are shown having a candid moment, embracing each other while they face the consequences of being in the public eye.

Review: Young Royals crowns Netflix with inclusivity

by Evelyn Stewart, Reporter September 27, 2021

Netflix’s Young Royals is a raw and beautiful coming of age series that is attracting queer teens everywhere--it's already been translated from its Swedish origin to several language subtitles. When...

Courtesy of Jessie Hernandez. Graduating seniors often have more decisions to make than where they want to go to college. Do they prioritize career choices? Their long-time companion? Both? Neither?

Senior Struggle: Can high school relationships survive college and career choices?

by Jessie Hernandez, Reporter April 22, 2021

You and your partner are celebrating three years of dating, most of your high school experience.  The honeymoon phase feels like it will last forever. You have plans to go to college together after high...

Emma Nolan, the main character, stands off from the crowd alone as the rest of the group takes all the glory

The Prom (2020): When will LGBTQ+ issues become more than a plot point?

by Jessie Hernandez, Reporter March 24, 2021

Overpriced dress? CHECK. Hair styled? CHECK. Prom-posal poster? CHECK. Code for Google Meet prom? CHECK. FCPS has announced that there will be no proms held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions....

GSA student mailing a letter to their penpal across the county.

GSA promotes “Snail-(E)mail” among LGBTQ+ students facing pandemic

by Mackenzie Berry, Editor January 11, 2021

Merriam-Webster just announced the word of the year is "Pandemic."  With that, add all of the vocabulary we now use daily:  Zoom meetings, Google Meet, Breakout Rooms, quarantine, social distancing and...

& THE AWARD GOES TO.... Will FCPS take home the Oscar? Lets see how  diversity plays a factor in the educational system!

The Oscars are attempting to stop institutional racism: Can we?

by Maya Apau, Editor in Chief October 12, 2020

Best Actor? No. Best Picture? NO. Diversity? YES! Picture this: the new diversity requirements for the Oscars are put to the test in a local high school. Would your school be nominated? Would your school...

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