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Student Study Tips

Student Study Tips

Laura Conway, Junior Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Hello, Leonardtown Raiders! After you recently learned how to adjust to the new fall season (thank you Rhea Brown), here’s how to start up some new fall study habits and keep those grades up. Over the past three years at Leonardtown, I have learned various good and bad study habits, from complete pro...

How to Make Your Junior Year Count

How to Make Your Junior Year Count

Kaitlynn Zacher, Junior Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Your junior year of high school is known to be one of the most important and stressful. It’s your first year being an upperclassman, and so you face many new upperclassmen responsibilities. It is important for students to make every year count, every year special.  This year, I made it my top priority to get ...

Strong Bucks

Strong Bucks

Samantha Blottenberger, Senior Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

What are Strong Bucks?  Strong bucks are a little piece of paper that contains a rubric about what being Raider STRONG means. The S stands for Scholarly, the T stands for Trustworthy, the R stands for Respectful, the O stands Ownership, the N stands for No Excuses, and the G stands for Genuine. Strong Bucks...

Transition From Warm to Cold- How to Thrive in the Fall and Winter

Transition From Warm to Cold- How to Thrive in the Fall and Winter

Rhea Brown, Junior Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

As temperatures drop and the leaves turn vibrant orange and brown, it is clear that fall is here. While autumn and winter means cozy sweaters and hot chocolate, it can also have its negatives. Here are four tips on how to make the colder months your time to shine. Get Ahead of the Clock On Sunday, No...

Class President Interviews

Class President Interviews

Peyton Island, Junior Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

This 2019-2020 school year, I talked to our class presidents. I asked the class presidents a few questions. I asked the class of 2022, 2021, and 2020,  “What are you changing from last year to this year?” The class of 2022 president Judy Nyugen answered the question by saying “My class and ...

How to Make My Junior Year Count

How to Make My Junior Year Count

Kaitlynn Zacher, Junior Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Your junior year of high school is known to be one of the most important and most stressful. It’s your first year as being an upperclassman, and so there is a year full of upperclassmen responsibilities. It’s important to every student to make every year count, every year special.  This year, I...

How to be a Good Student

How to be a Good Student

Kaitlynn Zacher, Junior Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

School is a stressful, yet a very important time. You play a spring sport, plus take four AP’s and work at your family-owned restaurant on the weekends, that's a big workload. There are many things a person can do to make them a “Good Student”, and help manage that workload. Here are some tips. ...

Technology in Young Kids

Technology in Young Kids

Kaitlynn Zacher, Junior Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Today, the younger generations can be accountable for vast differences, even compared to just theirs and our generation. Just like mine and my parents, it was vastly different too, but I never could fully understand why until I personally went through the visible changes the world i smoking, technologi...

Freshman 15 And How To Avoid It

Freshman 15 And How To Avoid It

Daelyn Funk, Senior Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Freshman 15 (according to medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com) A popular term for a ‘rite of passage’ affecting many American students in the first—freshman—year of college or university in which they live away from home. Food consumption often becomes more erratic and the diet more ...

Seniors’ Most Embarrassing Moments

Seniors’ Most Embarrassing Moments

Kaitlynn Zacher, Sophomore Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

“Freshmen year on the first day of school I sat in the wrong 4th period class and kept arguing I was right but whole time I was suppose to be somewhere else.” -Carissa Stanton   “The moment my sister began dating Xan Hayes. It was embarrassing for my entire family. “ -Hannah DeVito &nb...

A Letter To My Senior Self

A Letter To My Senior Self

Emily Carpenter, Junior Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Dear Emily, In the span of four brief years, you have experienced immense pressure, intense rigor, and amongst all other critical emotions- overwhelming happiness. Your happiness has not come easily, it has been a painstaking, everlasting expedition that will remain an eternal struggle for the re...

Seniors, Where Ya Goin’?

Seniors, Where Ya Goin’?

Markayla Hollins, Sophomore Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Every senior has a specific place they want to go when they get out of highschool whether it be the military, college , etc but they all have a special place in mind that they want to go. While in journalism class I was assigned prophecies and prophecies are a prediction so i gathered some seniors that...

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