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Why isn’t insulin, a life-saving drug, affordable for all?

Insulin, a necessary drug to manage diabetes, is now too costly for many to afford. Statistics are from the ADA.

by Caroline Hobson and Ashley Alt

January 23, 2020

On a normal morning, many teens wake. . . and hit the snooze button. . . again. They brush their teeth and are out the door, but for sophomore Ashley Alt, mornings look a little different. She wakes up to check her blood sugar. Next, she carefully plans her carb count for breakfast and makes sure sh...

Selective Service: I object to a system that includes men but not women

Uncle Sam should want men and women when trying to recruit for the military.

by Bailey Spore, Managing Editor

November 15, 2019

October 2019: I am 18 years old. I am a legal adult in the United States of America. Now I can buy fireworks, skydive, go to jail, play the lottery, and swim in the pool during adult swim. I'm also legally required to enroll for Selective Service in the case of a military draft. If this is your first time hear...

Trayless Tuesdays? Will Maryland ban styrofoam from school cafeterias?

Students incorrectly dispose of Styrofoam.

by Lindsey Russo and Ashley Baker

April 10, 2019

Maryland will be the first state to ban polystyrene foam containers as a result of of their long-term damaging effect on the environment. Linganore should incorporate a program such as "Trayless Tuesdays" to better prepare for the change. A popular alternative, paper boats can eliminate the polystyre...

Why we should not lower the voting age

16-year-olds aren't ready to vote.

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Would allowing teens to vote at 16 have changed the midterm elections? Probably. After students began to use their voice in light of tragedies, such as the Parkland shooting, many politicians have acknowledged that teens aren’t simply focused on their social lives. They are worried about their futures...

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

Grace Gaydosh and Julie Walker pose with a Field of Screams actor.

by Grace Gaydosh and Julie Walker

October 17, 2018

It’s pitch black outside. You’re running through the woods, not knowing what’s around the corner, and then everything around you goes silent. You hear a quiet groan coming from ahead as you squeeze your friend’s hand. You reluctantly keep walking. This is how we felt as we walked through the T...

My trip around the world: No place like home

A photo from the early 2000's, Lilly swims under water in Puerto Rico.

by Lilly Player, Reporter

March 28, 2018

Since I was little, my family has moved from state to state. My father is an airline pilot, and each time he moves up or changes jobs, he has to live near the base of the airline.  I’ve had a constant cycle of packing up my bedroom, unpacking, and then re-packing it. While many people are envious o...

Which way does the wind blow? The future of clean air in Maryland is at stake.

Which way does the wind blow? The future of clean air in Maryland is at stake.

by Cindy Zheng, Reporter

March 21, 2017

Under the Clean Air Act, Maryland has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to require Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia to continuously run their air pollution controls during the ozone season (May 1 to October 31). These controls are used to maintain the purity of the air standa...

Why the Electoral College needs to go

The difference in the elections depending on the systems we use.

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016

This is not just Democratic sour grapes. After every modern election, there is a general cry  for the Electoral College to be dissolved. While I'm not asking for a complete overhaul of the Electoral College, I just want the states to divvy up the electoral votes based on the proportion of the popular...

Student journalists gets ‘New Voice’ with Maryland legislation

Green State- Colleges and high school have added restrictions on administration censorship
Yellow- Only high schools have added restrictions on censorship
Blue- There is a campaign to get freedom of speech 
Grey- Neither college or high school has added protection against restrictions

by Grace Weaver, Editor

May 9, 2016

Maryland has now joined many states with the “New Voices” bill that has made it through the State Senate.  The Maryland House had an overwhelming 130-6 vote to pass the new legislation. It will need to be signed by Governor Hogan and then go into effect on October 1, 2016. The New Voices Bill...

Maryland Politics: Do you know who represents you?

Maryland Politics: Do you know who represents you?

by Elena Guardia, Reporter

March 14, 2016

There's campaign ads on every channel; the news showing a constant coverage of politics; and everyone is preparing for April 26th, election day in Maryland! Did you know that there is more than one election?  The Maryland primaries decide state offices, too. With all the buzz about the presidential ele...

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