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Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury
Administration removes LGBTQ art before Open House
Coach Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality
Stefanie Elsperman uses spiritual blog and group to inspire others
College applications and SATs take a back seat for disaster victims
A hidden silence

Jayden Warren, Lewisville High School

December 11, 2017

Two white dancing boots march out onto the Woodrow Wilson football field. Once they reach their destination, they turn toward the crowd and two silver pom-poms shimmer above...

Students address inadequate fan sections

Susie Seidel, Parkway West High School

December 7, 2017

Flashback to the 1990s: the back wall of the gymnasium is lined with additional bleachers to accommodate a student section that is constantly growing. However, this year,...

Blue wave in North Penn School Board election

Anissa Gardizy, North Penn High School

December 6, 2017

The North Penn School Board has maintained a long and consistent republican ideology, but this year, five democratic candidates swept the board. Tina Stoll, Christian Fusco,...

Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Soreya Adeline Djemene, Watkins Mill High School

December 5, 2017

As I walked into class, I felt the “who the heck is this?" look from them. I made my way to a random seat in the back and listened as the teacher spoke a language I didn't...

Student sees rise in popularity as SoundCloud rapper

Kailin Zhang, Marquette High School

December 5, 2017

5,413 plays in 1 month. 114 likes in 1 month. 16 reposts in 1 month. While some students dream to reach these numbers, for Julian Elliott, senior, these numbers are...

Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury

Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West High School

December 4, 2017

Juggling five different orders at once, senior Kaleigh Stanfield handles a midday coffee rush with practiced ease. The change comes when she has to lean out the drive through...

Administration removes LGBTQ art before Open House

Alyssa Kraus, The John Carroll School

December 4, 2017

On Oct. 26, the administration at The John Carroll School removed a student’s artwork from display in the Art Wing. The painting, created by senior Nicole Kanaras for her...

Don’t take his talent for Grant-ed

Min Ju Kang, West Ranch High School

November 30, 2017

Mallet in each hand, he raises his arms. The focus in his eyes intensifies. As he strikes the wooden bars facing upward at him, he radiates with an enthusiasm that further...

This is what makes us girls: a “Sour Heart” review

This is what makes us girls: a “Sour Heart” review

November 28, 2017

Love her or hate her, Lena Dunham has established herself a place in today’s pop culture. Ever since...

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

November 24, 2017

This is my open letter to the Board of Education. I’ll send it as soon as I finish my college applications. In...

Coach Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality

Coach Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality

November 22, 2017

Known as the "Beautiful Game," soccer is by far the most popular sport on earth. Fans only need a...

Frederick County plans to recognize language proficiency on diplomas

Frederick County plans to recognize language proficiency on diplomas

November 21, 2017

Adopted by Maryland in April 2016, the Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school district for...

A hidden silence

Jayden Warren, Lewisville High School

December 11, 2017

Two white dancing boots march out onto the Woodrow Wilson football field. Once they reach their destination, they turn toward the crowd and two silver pom-poms shimmer above...

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Blue wave in North Penn School Board election

Anissa Gardizy, North Penn High School

December 6, 2017

The North Penn School Board has maintained a long and consistent republican ideology, but this year, five democratic candidates swept the board. Tina Stoll, Christian Fusco,...

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Administration removes LGBTQ art before Open House

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Student sees rise in popularity as SoundCloud rapper

Kailin Zhang, Marquette High School

December 5, 2017

5,413 plays in 1 month. 114 likes in 1 month. 16 reposts in 1 month. While some students dream to reach these numbers, for Julian Elliott, senior, these numbers are...

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Junior recounts her experience as an ESOL student who spoke no English

Soreya Adeline Djemene, Watkins Mill High School

December 5, 2017

As I walked into class, I felt the “who the heck is this?" look from them. I made my way to a random seat in the back and listened as the teacher spoke a language I didn't...

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Students address inadequate fan sections

Susie Seidel, Parkway West High School

December 7, 2017

Flashback to the 1990s: the back wall of the gymnasium is lined with additional bleachers to accommodate a student section that is constantly growing. However, this year,...

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Coach Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality

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