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Rev up your tractors for Drive Your Tractor to School Day

Rev up your tractors for Drive Your Tractor to School Day

by Devin Barge, Reporter
May 26, 2016
Filed under News

May 24, 2016 marks the first annual Drive your Tractor to school competition. Students and staff drove multiple sized tractor to school to show off their agricultural muscle.  While this is a long-standing tradition, Drive Your Tractor to School competition is new this year. Competitors included...

The Whimsical Wizards win the 2016 Quidditch tournament

The Whimsical Wizards win the 2016 Quidditch tournament

by Alyssa Mattison, Editor
May 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, May 18, seven teams stepped away from Linganore and into the wizarding world of Hogwarts for the second annual Quidditch tournament. Under a stormy sky, teams competed to win the golden snitch trophy and a bag of Harry Potter themed prizes. The teams who participated in the tournament in...

York wins FCPS 2016 Outstanding High School Special Education Instructional Assistant

York wins FCPS 2016 Outstanding High School Special Education Instructional Assistant

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Many students know her by her round-rimmed glasses, her friendly smile, and her charming patience. Ms. Mary Jo York is a Special Education Assistant who goes above and beyond to help any and all students who are willing to accept assistance. On May 17, she was awarded the FCPS Outstanding High School...

Trucks, Bikes, and Cars, Oh my: Lancers Make It Happen plans second annual car show

Trucks, Bikes, and Cars, Oh my: Lancers Make It Happen plans second annual car show

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief
May 16, 2016
Filed under News

The Lancers Make it Happen club is hosting their second annual auto show. This year, the event will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Linganore front parking lot. Last year, the show brought in more than $1,200, a huge success. There is a five dollar minimum donation to register...

Student journalists gets ‘New Voice’ with Maryland legislation

Student journalists gets ‘New Voice’ with Maryland legislation

by Grace Weaver, Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under News

Maryland has now joined many states with the “New Voices” bill that has made it through the State Senate.  The Maryland House had an overwhelming 130-6 vote to pass the new legislation. It will need to be signed by Governor Hogan and then go into effect on October 1, 2016. The New Voices Bill...

Harry Potter Alliance hosts second annual Quidditch tournament

Harry Potter Alliance hosts second annual Quidditch tournament

by Alyssa Mattison, Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

 Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is where the world of witchcraft and wizardry comes to life. The co-presidents of the club, seniors Corinne DeFrancisci and Marissa Maze, try to incorporate as many Hogwarts traditions as they can throughout the school year, including the popular sport of Quidditch. ...

Lancer Media wins 22 awards from the annual Frederick News Post competition

Lancer Media wins 22 awards from the annual Frederick News Post competition

by Lancer Media
April 28, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On April 27, Lancer Media traveled to the Frederick News Post for the annual Frederick News Post/ Mike Powell Excellence In Journalism awards ceremony. Of the 96 awards, Lancer Media won 22 individual awards. In most categories, Lancer Media took at least two titles. "I am so proud of all of the journalists.  Yes,...

Noah Ismael wins student peace award for Frederick County

Noah Ismael wins student peace award for Frederick County

by Lancer Media
April 25, 2016
Filed under News

Senior Noah Ismael received a Frederick County Student Peace Award on April 16 at the Friends Meeting School in Ijamsville.  He received a $100 check and a second check for $100 was donated to a charity of his choice, in this case Relay for Life.  Sponsored by many organizations in Frederick County, the awa...

Lancer Media achieves SNO Distinguished Site Award

Lancer Media achieves SNO Distinguished Site Award

by Lancer Media
April 22, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Lancer Media has won the Student Newspaper Organization’s (SNO’s) Distinguished Site Award for the 2015-2016 school year.  Of the over 2,000 websites that SNO hosts, Lancer Media is the twelfth to win the award this year The Lance earned six individual badges to win the highest honor. The badges include ...

Barbie’s new bod causes a buzz

Barbie’s new bod causes a buzz

by Elena Guardia, Reporter
April 19, 2016
Filed under News

On January 28th, 2016, iconic doll Barbie got a makeover. There is now a Barbie who looks like everyone, in every shape size and color. Barbie now comes in 22 eye colors, 24 hairstyles, seven different skin colors, a flat foot, and of course three new body shapes in addition to the original doll; tall,...

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