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Trayless Tuesdays? Will Maryland ban styrofoam from school cafeterias?

Trayless Tuesdays? Will Maryland ban styrofoam from school cafeterias?

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

Why we should not lower the voting age

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

Our favorite spooky seasonal activity: Field of Screams Maryland

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

My trip around the world: No place like home

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

Why the Electoral College needs to go

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

Student journalists gets ‘New Voice’ with Maryland legislation

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...

A drone’s eye view: A Mt. Airy snow story from the air

A drone’s eye view: A Mt. Airy snow story from the air

by Lancer Media Staff

January 26, 2016

While many were sledding or removing snow from their cars on January 25, senior Ryan Bond took his drone for an aerial drive through Mt. Airy.  The town looks pristine and peaceful from the sky.      ...

What are they waiting for? Change the Maryland state song

What are they waiting for? Change the Maryland state song

by Garrett Wiehler, Reporter

October 23, 2015

Local and state officials all across the country are moving to change government-sponsored symbols that have ties to the Confederacy and, by implication, to racism. The catalyst for these changes was the shooting of nine people in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, North Carolina, by a teenager who was ...

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