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Fierce competition for school facilities

Fierce competition for school facilities

by Hugh Norko, Reporter
September 13, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

Bumped from their regular cafeteria location, poms practices in the main hallway two times a week while the NJROTC rifle team shoots in the cafeteria. This is typical of competition for space, even though LHS is the newest high school with room for 1,600 students! School facilities are in very high...

NJROTC future in jeopardy

NJROTC future in jeopardy

by Beth Barnhart and Max Mullen
September 12, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

On its tenth anniversary, the NJROTC program is at risk of being discontinued beginning in the 2014-2015 school year if the unit doesn’t reach a minimum enrollment of 100 students by October 1, less than a month away. There are currently 83 students enrolled. The Navy put LHS on probation for not meeting...

Parking permits: Make your own?

Parking permits: Make your own?

by Marissa de La Viez, Editor
September 11, 2013
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Countless rebels stealthily enter the school lot each morning, lacking the validation that they can park legally. (Well, they can be counted, and The Lance staff did just that.) Most students roll in with their paid-for white passes visible in their windshields.  Who pays, and who doesn’t? How should ad...

Linganore appoints new head baseball coach

Linganore appoints new head baseball coach

by Kyle Brodt, Reporter
September 10, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

David Keiling will lead the Lancers as the new varsity baseball coach. Keiling played baseball and wrestled for Linganore, graduating in 2004. He went on to West Virginia University but did not play any sports in college. He has coached at Middletown High School for the past five years as an assistant...

New year, new rules: Lifting of the bans

New year, new rules: Lifting of the bans

by Caitlin Denny and Amanda Tapscott
September 10, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

With brims pulled low over foreheads and eyes glued to smart phones, students navigate the crowded hallways and enjoy free time at lunch. In a surprise reversal of past years of strict bans, this year, students are permitted to wear hats inside the building and use their cell phones during lunch. Over...

Photos: August 28th Club Signups

Photos: August 28th Club Signups

August 28, 2013
Filed under News, Photo of the Day, Showcase

Wednesday was the club signup day for LHS students. At lunch, students could sign up for clubs and activities that occur in Fall 2013. They had the opportunity to tour displays of the clubs.   CLUB SIGN-UP SHEETS ARE DUE BY THURSDAY, 8/29/2013. The following clubs are being offered in Fall 2013: Ac...

NIH visits LHS music students

by Noah Ismael, Online Editor
May 22, 2013
Filed under News

On May 20, 2013, two representatives from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIDCD, part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, visited to present “It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing,” a program stressing the importance of hearing protecti...

Noah Ismael

Noah Ismael

May 12, 2013
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Noah, our editor-in-chief, is one of our  brains behind The Lance. A reporter since his freshman year, he is very involved as a part of Linganore's Lancer Media club that meets on Wednesdays in addition to the class. He has written several stories for the journalism program, and he won The Frede...

Combined Team 686 Makes it to Semifinals at FIRST Chesapeake Regional Competition

Combined Team 686 Makes it to Semifinals at FIRST Chesapeake Regional Competition

by Jacob Butehorn, Reporter
May 7, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

Bovine Intervention went big at the Baltimore Convention Center for the Chesapeake Regional FIRST robotics competition on April 12 – 13 by going undefeated in 8 qualification rounds and making it to the semi-finals. After literally flying in this year’s game of ultimate ascent, Bovine Intervention...

Navy simulator comes to Linganore

Navy simulator comes to Linganore

by Luke Lafferty, Reporter
December 17, 2012
Filed under News

This article won the second place Kate Leckie Excellence in News Writing award from The Frederick News-Post.   During the December 4th fire drill, students filed past the curious sight of the Navy demo that had been set up in the rear parking lot. What had started out as a demonstration with mild...

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