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Deep Creek Lake, MD

Deep Creek Lake, MD

Hannah W., Reporter

June 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

  In spring of 2015, my family and I took a trip to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. While this may sound lackluster, our experience was very unique. We rented a ‘tiny house’ cabin in a small community called ‘Blue Moon Rising’. ‘Tiny houses’ are homes that have a very small square footage;...

Hiking the Cumberland Gap

Hiking the Cumberland Gap

Kathleen M., Reporter

June 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

The Cumberland Gap, a narrow pass through the Cumberland mountains near the junction of Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, played a huge role in American colonial history by providing a passageway through the lower central Appalachian Mountains. The Cumberland Gap, now usually referred to as “The Gap,”...

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Heather L., Reporter

June 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

A multitude of animals and a variety of plants converge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna, Delaware. Bombay Hook was established in 1937, and members of the Civilian Conservation Corps began constructing pools for wildlife to flourish. I visited Bombay Hook on May 23, 2015, with my family,...

A Visit to the Betsy Ross House

A Visit to the Betsy Ross House

Maria D., Reporter

June 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

The city of Philadelphia is known for many things: The Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, and cheesesteaks, to name a few. What you might not think of in relation to Philadelphia is history. Philadelphia is home to more than a few historical sites from the colonial and revolutionary periods. I...

A Visit to the Naval Academy

A Visit to the Naval Academy

Maddie M., Reporter

June 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

The Naval Academy was founded in 1845 in Annapolis, Maryland. It currently has 4,576 students, who are called midshipmen or mids. On May 16th, I visited the Naval Academy while touring Annapolis. While walking around, I saw students both at school and walking around Annapolis, always dressed in their...

A Country Breakfast in Delaware

A Country  Breakfast in Delaware

Kennedy C., Reporter

June 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

This weekend, the stress brought by the end of the year permeated heavily through my house. My older sister, Kyla, and I both scrambled to finish study guides and end of year projects as quickly as possible. The obvious lack of sleep and less than healthy diets in an effort to continue working were beginning...

Look Out: It’s Fourth Quarter Stress!

Look Out: It’s Fourth Quarter Stress!

Frankie K., Reporter

May 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

As this school year comes to a close, the stress levels seem to be increasing. With impending finals and the seniors thoughts of college, the students seem to be in a frenzy. Some students, while taking time to study, are also trying to fit in a social life which is proving harder than it seems. Want...

Tools to Use to Ace Your Final

Tools to Use to Ace Your Final

Kennedy C., Reporter

May 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

With June only a week away, students grow restless with the thought of the impending summer vacation. Before there’s time for relaxing beaches, summer concerts, and hanging out with friends, students across the United States have to make it through final exams. To the freshmen who have never had to...

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

Maria D., Reporter

May 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Warm weather, beach days, sleeping in are some of the endless the reasons why people love summer. With no school, little homework, and lots of free time, summer has a million possibilities. One thing many students enjoy doing is going on vacation. Some stay local, sticking to the Delaware or New Jersey...

Splish and Splash Into Summer

Splish and Splash Into Summer

Emily R., Reporter

May 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

There’s a lot of great things to do over the summer to keep cool, but one of the all time favorites is definitely going to water parks. Water parks are a great way to spend time with the whole family since there’s something for everyone to do. For example, most water parks have their fair share of...

Bae: Should the slang term be eliminated from our text talk?

Angelina M., Editor

May 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

Recently, technology, social media sites, and smart-phone apps have progressively played a bigger and bigger role in the lives of all kinds of people around the world. With apps like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat gaining extreme popularity, specifically amongst teens, new slang terms or texting terms...

Life With Pets

Life With Pets

Hannah W., Reporter

May 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion/Review

Each family has its own unique dynamic, yet nearly 50% of American households own pets. However, there are many people who are hesitant to add an animal to their family. Due to the fear of expenses, allergies, the pet's personality, and more, millions of dogs and cats are left without a home. Although...

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