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  • November 30Auditions for Spring Musical on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and Wednesday, Dec 14.
  • November 30SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING! Mon, Dec. 12: Pajama Day! Tues, Dec. 13: Holiday Movie Day! Wed, Dec. 14: White Out! Thurs, Dec. 15: Ugly Sweater Day! Fri, Dec. 16: Flannel Friday!
  • November 30Wednesday, December 7 is a late start!
  • November 30Our first Girls Basketball game at home is this Tuesday, December 6!
  • November 9The Eagle Project needs your help! Click here to learn more.
The Student News Site of Frederick High School

Frederick Lantern

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Hope

Hope

Olivia Nunez , Special Contributor November 24, 2022

As I continued to walk, tears started rolling down my face. The ground was black, burnt up, and crisp crunched like a fallen leaf in Fall.  This was once a lush meadow covered in a thin blanket of gorgeous...

How Can Hair Mean So Much and So Little?

How Can Hair Mean So Much and So Little?

Ryley Anderson, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

Hair meant everything to me when my aunt had lost all hers to chemo two years ago. She had beautiful, long, thick, black hair.  I remember the week we flew back up to North Dakota sitting on the gray...

Rotten Love

Rotten Love

Vee Forshay , Special Contributor November 9, 2022

My husband has been acting strange lately.  He’s been staying out way longer than he should; he comes home smelling like fresh cologne, and he refuses to kiss me, or give me any affection for that...

The Sweet Taste of Dirt

The Sweet Taste of Dirt

Bella Neiberger , Student Contributor October 20, 2022

The sides of my cheeks pulled my lips into a tight smile as I stood in a circle around the grooming area. It was the first day of horse camp. The sun shone through the big doors just down the hall, filling...

There was something moving. Another spider.

Teresa went to the bathroom to fetch some toilet paper and crushed the second spider. She then wondered if there were more lurking around. Teresa wasn’t fond of dealing with the spiders, but it gave her something to do.

Where They Reside

Joelle Richard, Special Contributor March 17, 2022
There was something moving. Another spider. Teresa went to the bathroom to fetch some toilet paper and crushed the second spider. She then wondered if there were more lurking around. Teresa wasn’t fond of dealing with the spiders, but it gave her something to do.
“People think you need to have nice things and a fancy job to be happy in life. Well, guess what? They’re wrong. I live my life doing what I want and seeing things that not everyone else gets to see, and I do it by doing what I love. That’s freedom.”

Road to Success

Sophie South-Miner, Special Contributor March 9, 2022

Zach watched the clock tick with a hand on his face and an elbow on his desk as he waited for the bell to ring. It was a conundrum, he was absolutely bored in his classes, but he hoped they would stretch...

We shuffled into a little room, where others already sat. A girl maybe 15, my brother’s age. A boy my age, eyes suspicious. A weary mother cradling a baby. All of us were uneasy, and the tension was as thick and heavy. Like the mud around us.

Stuck in Afghanistan

Malia Jeffers, Special Contributor March 3, 2022
We shuffled into a little room, where others already sat. A girl maybe 15, my brother’s age. A boy my age, eyes suspicious. A weary mother cradling a baby. All of us were uneasy, and the tension was as thick and heavy. Like the mud around us.
We had no idea why those owls fell out of the tree.

We had no idea that two days later, bombs would be falling on our heads instead of owls.

Owls: A Memoir of Fear

Scout Editors February 25, 2022
We had no idea why those owls fell out of the tree. We had no idea that two days later, bombs would be falling on our heads instead of owls.
The Ballad of Swords and Sparks and Stuck

The Ballad of Swords and Sparks and Stuck

Kate Greiner, Special Contributor December 14, 2021

The following piece won the Quill and Scroll writing contest for December 2021. She listens to the ticking of the clock, Pen glistening by the light of the morning. Ink dried... still infinitely Stuck...

Pondering the Past: Pantoums

Pondering the Past: Pantoums

As the year closes and students and teachers start to look back on the past year with the Frederick Dreamcatcher decided to look back ourselves with some poetry. Below are several pantoums from Mr. Coon’s...

Cold Feet

Cold Feet

Madeline Kovanda April 29, 2021

The wind howled as early morning began. The winter season had no thoughts of mercy and the snow continued to fall without stop for the second day in a row. “It’s about time you showed up!” Howard...

Boiling Mad Bops

Boiling Mad Bops

April 23, 2021

Let's face it, it has been a frustrating year. Fortunately, some students in Mr. Coon's Creative Writing class found a way to vent their frustration about the year using one of the newest trends in poetry,...

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