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The science of scared: What makes us afraid?

The science of scared: What makes us afraid?

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Do you get scared easily? Are you afraid of the dark? Do you hate horror movies? Do haunted houses freak you out? Halloween, the scariest holiday, brings some people joy and, in some cases, tears. It seems kind of odd that people would enjoy being scared, but studies show it is our bodies' natural r...

Protecting the American people — What we need to do next

Protecting the American people — What we need to do next

by Bridget Murphy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2018

I should feel safe when I walk into school, the place where I go to learn and grow. I should feel safe when I go to see a movie premiere with my family or to see a concert with my friends. I should feel safe when I go to church on Sundays with my grandmother and mother. I should feel safe when I ...

A closer look at family life: Night shift work influences parents, children

A closer look at family life:  Night shift work influences parents, children

by Lilly Player, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features, Showcase

A typical father/daughter conversation for me takes place for the hour in the car between Libertytown and BWI Airport, roughly six times a month. That’s because my dad is a pilot for Frontier Airlines. Think that’s glamorous? It may seem so with free, or very cheap, flights to almost anywhere, but...

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