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Middle School Honor Societies: Does the benefit of membership outweigh the pressure?

Middle School Honor Societies: Does the benefit of membership outweigh the pressure?

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2019

Being a sophomore, I find myself constantly analyzing my involvement in school thus far and the crushing importance of my next two years. With junior year comes the college application process, SATs and honor society applications. My friends all freak out about honor society acceptance, but I was curious. ...

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, News

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC test, as it is more commonly known—is being scrapped in Maryland. This online standardized test is familiar to most Maryland high school students, as it must be taken by students in English 10 and Algebra I (and, for the ...

Walkersville books get a new cover: FCPL opens state-of-the-art library

Walkersville books get a new cover: FCPL opens state-of-the-art library

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

At 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 10, hundreds of people gathered at 2 South Glade Road in Walkersville, Maryland, to witness a very special event--the opening of the new Walkersville Library. Patrons ranged from the youngest children to the oldest adults, but they all had something common: their love ...

NEHS makes ornaments for “Season’s G-readings” tree: Photo of the Day 11/17/17

NEHS makes ornaments for “Season’s G-readings” tree: Photo of the Day 11/17/17

by Hannah Haught, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Photo of the Day, Showcase

On the week of November 13-17 National English Honor Society members worked together with English teacher Mrs. MaryEllen Newcomb to create ornaments for a Christmas tree. The tree was appropriately named "Season's G-readings" as all of the ornaments were made from the pages of old books. The idea cam...

Don’t Harm To Kill A Mockingbird

Don’t Harm To Kill A Mockingbird

by Hannah Haught, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Once again, a school has banned Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. In fact, the entire school district of Biloxi, Mississippi has removed the novel from their eighth grade curriculum due to language in the book. School board vice president, Kenny Holloway, said, "There is some language in the book...

Sports Boosters and other groups raise spirit on Back to School Night: Photo of the Day 8/26/2016

Sports Boosters and other groups raise spirit on Back to School Night: Photo of the Day 8/26/2016

by Beau Cameron, Editor

August 26, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day, Showcase

August 25, students and parents crowded the hallways the annual Back to School Night. Parents can meet the teachers and learn about what the students will be studying this school year. Some parents came to join PTSA, order their yearbooks or buy Linganore gear in the Marketplace, held from 7 - 8:30...

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