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Frederick Lantern

The Student News Site of Frederick High School

Frederick Lantern

The wind is going insane

When Will The Wind End?

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

“It's so damn windy I can’t even drive straight,” said Robert Allen, one of many students at FHS who despise the recent harsh winds. It's been no secret that the wind in the Frederick area has been...

This year students are noticing more and more that teachers are behind and just overall not grading the assignments that students are turning in. This is resulting in conflict and is making students annoyed with how their grades look because of the lack of work teachers seem to be doing.

Why hasn’t my grade changed?

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

I had a guitar class, I was failing the class for the whole semester, I always wondered why because everything was submitted and yet nothing had changed until the end of the semester. It later occurred...

Will Smith walks away from a smiling and preening Chris Rock just moments after he assaulted the man on live television. The event has caused an uproar not just in Hollywood but all over the nation over whos to blame for the situation. The debate and its importance to so many people, including those in our community, shows how society is still working on how to handle people who both verbally and physically attack others.

The Oscars Get Out of Hand

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

This past Sunday was the Academy Awards, which honors the films of the past year with golden Oscars. Yet winning films were not the main focus of the evening after an altercation. Will Smith, who is best...

While hair style is important to almost every teen, hair care isnt necessarily a top priority. But it should be, given that choices made by teens now may permanently damage their hair. Luckily, there are only a handful of things someone needs to know to keep their hair strong and healthy.

Take Care with Your Hair

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Hair is important to teenagers. It shows off a teenager's individuality and style. It gives teens confidence. It links to family history and heritage. Teens spend an average of 11 hours every month on...

The Ishihara test is a type of eye exam made up of colored dots used to determine colorblindness. However, it may not be used enough, as studies show a large number of students dont know that theyre colorblind--and worse, these students may be at a disadvantage in their classes.

We’re Often Blind to Colorblind Students

Alexis Otterbein, Staff writer February 28, 2022

Look at the drawing above. Study it closely. Do you see the green line? If you can't, you may be one of the one in twelve men who are colorblind. According to, 9% of the global...

A student shutting down in the halls due to their mental health plummeting. While there are several ways we can help teens with their mental health, the easiest and most impactful thing the school can do is to cut down the length of each school day.

It’s Time to Cut Class to Help Students

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer February 26, 2022

It's an inarguable fact that school impacts a student's mental health tremendously. It's only natural: school dominates a student's life. In order to keep a "full schedule," a student will be at Frederick...

Fake pockets

A Pocketful of Nothing

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

Let’s all admit it--women’s fashion is probably the worst thing in the world. Most clothes are low quality, way overpriced, and have inconsistent sizing. But perhaps the most insidious way women's...

Tyler’s new album, Call Me If You Get Lost, was released back in June. His album was decent, but is a far cry from the quality of his previous work.

Get Lost In Tyler The Creator’s New Album

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

Tyler The Creator seemed to be everywhere this summer. His latest album Call Me If You Get Lost debuted at number one on the Billboard chart in July and has earned 169,000 album-equivalent units. While...

Tis the Season to be Dumb

‘Tis the Season to be Dumb

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

As we know Thanksgiving has just ended, and with December starting, you’ll start to find Christmas absolutely everywhere. So much to the point where it even starts to get annoying here and there, such...

Kid sleeping in class

Treat Us More Like Kids

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

When I was younger, I distinctly remember my family and friends always wanting me to sleep because of how hyper I was. Now that I’m older it seems to be the exact opposite: it seems as if I want to sleep...

Masked sophomore Kaya Paluda talks with unmasked freshman Krysta Tschida share a laugh during class. St. Vrains current masking policy requires masks in schools but allows some exemptions. This has caused some concern and chaos as students wonder whether masking is worth it anymore.

To Mask or Not to Mask?

Alexis Otterbein, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

Should we still have to wear masks in school? This has been a huge matter of public opinion all around the country. Different school districts and areas have different rules, which has led to student...

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