On May 27, Boonsboro High School English students from Cindy Ours' and Sarah Hamilton's classes visited the Newseum, a museum of journalism and media in Washington, D.C.
Here are some student reflections on the trip.
The most memorable moment was doing the "Be a reporter" interactive game. It was fun because it was cute and gave us a taste of how it felt to be a reporter.
Museums, museums, museums. Let's just admit, most of us find these cold walk-throughs a total bore.
But that was before the Newseum. Most museums are the same, and every display has a pretty little sign that says "Do Not Touch" next to it. But this exciting new D.C. hotspot is a horse of a different color.
The Newseum is made for people to have fun with and play with. With interactive computer games, a visitor is only a finger-touch away from being an investigative journalist. There are huge displays of the Berlin wall and photographs of journalists who were forced to go to jail for seeking out the truth and writing their story.