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Greer Long

Greer Long , Editor-In-Chief

Greer Long is a senior at SPHS and has been a part of The Talon since she was a freshman. Long was news editor last year and is now beginning her first year as Editor-in-Chief. Long enjoys writing current event pieces, features articles and designing pages. Her hobbies include baking, drawing and criticizing pieces of writing. Long’s favorite thing to do outside of school is to try new foods and travel to new places.

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May Issue 2020

May Issue 2020

Greer Long, Editor in Chief
May 20, 2020
Trader Joe’s offers a variety of healthy food options at very affordable prices. The first Trader Joe’s store opened in California in 1967. “Trader Joe’s is affordable for healthy foods which is hard to come by,” senior Micayla Sloat said.

Trader Joe’s Must-Haves

Greer Long, Editor-In-Chief
March 31, 2020
Senior Camryn Chew participates in basketball in the winter and lacrosse in the spring. She committed to play lacrosse at Loyola University Maryland in December 2018. “This season I’m hoping to win the state championship,” Chew said.

Camryn Chew

Greer Long, Editor-In-Chief
March 9, 2020
As the holiday quickly approaches, many people scramble to find a costume just days before Halloween. Last year, numerous costumes were inspired by movies such as Avengers, Baywatch and The Purge. “Last year I wore a Purge costume one day and a cowgirl costume the next,” senior Lexi Kasten said.

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Greer Long, Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2019
This fall, the SPHS homecoming dance will be on Oct. 19. Many girls have already found dresses for the exciting night. “I had an idea to see if they were on this app I had called Poshmark… I ended up finding a dress for half the price it used to be,” senior Miriam Moghtader said.

Hoco on a Budget

Greer Long, Editor-In-Chief
September 26, 2019
As the health of the environment worsens, humans must focus on making sustainable choices. Environmental movements such as “skipping the straw” have become prevalent in recent years.  “Most of the time meat and seafood produce tons of waste into the environment with pollution and plastic waste,” senior Grace O’Brien said.

Skip the Seafood

Greer Long, Editor-in-Chief
September 3, 2019
 Sisters Miriam and Abby Moghtader are tennis stars who play the sport year-round. Both girls have been playing tennis since they were only five years old. “This tennis season I’m hoping to accomplish another undefeated season filled with hard work and a lot of fun from our close team,” Miriam Moghtader said.

Moghtader Tennis Stars

Greer Long, News Editor
April 30, 2019
 Junior Camryn Chew is committed to Loyola University Maryland. She started playing lacrosse at just five years old. “This season I’m hoping to win the state championship,” Chew said.

Triple Threat

Greer Long, News Editor
April 1, 2019

Green Club

Greer Long, News Editor
February 25, 2019
Julie Lowman is both a skilled math teacher and a talented writer. Last summer, she wrote a novel called “The Intensity of You.” “I wanted to write something that was applicable to high schoolers and the issues they face,” Julie Lowman said.

Undercover Author: Julie Lowman

Greer Long, New Editor
January 28, 2019
The ice hockey team practices twice a week at the Naval Academy ice rink. Last year, they lost in the first round of playoffs against South River . “It’s kind of an unknown sport, it’s not really advertised through the school,” junior Connor McGrath said.

Ice Hockey Q&A

Greer Long, News Editor
December 19, 2018
 Instagram is a social media app used to share photos. Recently, Instagram clothing accounts have popped up everywhere. “It’s a good way to make money and get rid of unwanted things,” junior Micayla Sloat said.


Greer Long, News Editor
November 29, 2018
As the homecoming dance quickly approaches, so has a list of “Student Expectations for Homecoming.” A hand-out was distributed to students in early October containing a series of controversial rules. “Other than the unconstitutional searches I don’t care about the new homecoming rules,” junior Wyatt Eagleson said.

New Homecoming Rules

Greer Long, News Editor
October 15, 2018
Mikie Harmeyer, Cameron Bear and Connor Panebianco are a few of the talented sophomores on varsity lacrosse. After last year’s state championship win, the boys will be working hard all season to win states again. “This season I’m hoping to help SPHS win another state championship,” Bear said.

Sophomore Takeover

Greer Long, Features Editor
May 2, 2018
 Students take AP classes to earn college credit and show rigor. Although hard classes raise your GPA, taking too many could cause unnecessary stress. “It is important to challenge yourself and show you are capable of taking on a tougher class to colleges,” sophomore Rosslyn Scott said.

Up, Up, and GPA

Greer Long, Features Editor
March 2, 2018
The art scene in Miami, Florida is often overlooked for the citys famous beaches and restaurants. When I visited Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Wynwood Walls over the summer, I was impressed by the beautiful art I found. “I love walking through art museums and seeing the different style of each artist,” sophomore Micayla Sloat said.

Miami Art Scene

Greer Long, Features Editor
December 14, 2017
As basketball season approaches, sophomore Camryn Chew looks forward to getting back on the court. The hard work she put in during off-season helped Chew prepare for tryouts.  “I really like scoring but my favorite part is playing defense,” Chew said. Photo courtesy of Camryn Chew

Camryn Chew: The rising star

Greer Long, Features Editor
December 1, 2017
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