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The Ethics of Cheating

The Ethics of Cheating

Julia Webster, Co-Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

Homework sucks. It’s a fact of life. It’s a certainty, along with death and taxes. It takes too much time and requires too much effort. It detracts from one’s social life, and ultimately causes much more grief than it should. Many of us have sports practice, band practice (nerds), dates to catc...

5 Ways You Can Be Politically Active

5 Ways You Can Be Politically Active

Megan Mattei, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

Due to the recent election, people are becoming more politically active. It is easier to become educated and voice your opinion more than ever before through quickly advancing technology. We have access to the news 24/7 and can put our opinions on any social media we want at any time we want. This past ...

How to deal when life starts killing you; An Expose

How to deal when life starts killing you; An Expose

Katherine Cognard-Black, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life, Top Stories

“You know what I’ve had…” says Hale, a senior at Leonardtown “it.” The collective body of the left side of Mr. Guffy’s 5th period class room, replies with confused head cocks and a “what” is uttered from a few mouths. “I'VE HAD IT.” she repeats again. A mantra for the month of March...

Growing Up Bad

Growing Up Bad

Jason Ferris, Head Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life, Top Stories

Weaving our red minivan down the highway, my mother beat on her horn and muttered strange things under her breath. My brother was too busy reverse-engineering her phone to notice but I took note of every word and repeated my collection at the dinner table. When words like “f**k” and “b**ch” came...

Oh Moms

Oh Moms

Jason Ferris, Head Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life

There is a reason why dads have this nifty little mantra: a happy wife, a happy life. Us spawn of these couples understand our fathers completely. That is not to say that fathers are tame by any stretch of the word; it is just that moms have this distinguishing brand of crazy that seems to be universa...

Take the Pledge to Become a Co-op Voter!

Take the Pledge to Become a Co-op Voter!

Megan Mattei, Senior Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

This past January, my Global and International Studies (GIS) program offered my peers and myself the opportunity to represent SMECO at Youth Tour, a week long conference sponsored by the NRECA in Washington D.C. SMECO is a cooperative (co-op), an organization run by its members. SMECO is an electric c...

The History of Santa

The History of Santa

Cara Correll, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

Santa Claus, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas; whichever name by which you know him, this Christmas staple is a jolly, white-bearded man who delivers presents on Christmas Eve. The bulk of people are unaware of the man who inspired Santa Claus and of all his positive contributions. Just who was thi...

Membean on the Loose

Membean on the Loose

Joslyn Brodfuehrer, Senior Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Top Stories

Each and every week the students of Leonardtown High School suffer, forced to undertake the horror of all horrors: MEMBEAN. Ok, maybe the situation is not so dramatic. Yet, there is a resounding dislike of this vocabulary practice mechanism. Membean is a silent killer. It foists its many levels on helple...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Julia Webster, Co-Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

Birthdays are an integral part of getting older, being more responsible, and becoming an adult. Our culture places great importance on the day of your birth. After all, these changes come with newfound freedoms like drinking, driving, voting, and yes, starting careers. These are the tenets of an adul...

When I Grow Up…

When I Grow Up…

Julia Webster, Co-Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed, Top Stories

If you had asked me eight, nine, ten years ago what I wanted to be “when I grow up,” I would have put on a goofy smile and spit out marine biologist, fashion designer, scientist. Normal, ordinary things that every kid dreams about. If you had asked me three, four, five years ago, I would have la...

Why Classic Books Are So Hard to Understand?

Why Classic Books Are So Hard to Understand?

Julia Webster, Co-Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Book, Op/Ed

We’ve all been there. Your English teacher assigned you a novel that you just can’t wrap your head around, no matter how hard you try (or didn’t try). It’s the day before your comprehension test, you’re ten pages in and no closer to understanding what “the slings and arrows of outrageous...

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Brad Oosterink, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed, Top Stories

As of December 7, 2016, it has been exactly 75 years since the Japanese attacked an American Naval Base with heavy artillery weapons. This is not as much about what happened on that day in 1941 as how we remember it. If anything, this article may give you insight about how to remember and honor the m...

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