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Class rings too expensive?

Class rings too expensive?

by Kyle Brodt, Reporter

October 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Next to a wedding ring, the high school class ring is often the most important (and sometimes the most expensive) piece of jewelry that a person might own. The tradition of class rings began in 1835 when the idea was first introduced at West Point Military Academy to signify their unity as soldiers....

Fresh not frozen: Could LHS join the salad bar movement?

Fresh not frozen: Could LHS join the salad bar movement?

by Nichole Baye and Kaycee Oland

October 2, 2013


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

What if the school put in a fruit/salad bar filled with different varieties of fruits, lettuces, toppings, all fresh and delicious? The cafeteria serves the basic kinds of fruits and small side salads that are low in price. Peaches, oranges, strawberries, and apples are a typical fruit served in the...

No hair don’t care: Zink battles Alopecia

No hair don’t care: Zink battles Alopecia

by Marissa de La Viez and Ross Hayek

October 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine waking up every morning, looking in the mirror, and seeing that you’re bald. This is something junior Ashley Zink goes through on a daily basis. She is going through what only 2% of the population is experiencing. It’s not cancer: it’s Alopecia. Alopecia is a condition that causes...

Unglorified sports: Volleyball and field hockey on track for state titles

Unglorified sports: Volleyball and field hockey on track for state titles

by Amanda Tapscott, Caitlin Denny, Erin Formulak, and Kelly Angeletti

October 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Last year, the volleyball team made it to the regional finals with a record of 10 and 4 and the field hockey team made it to semi-finals with a record of 8 and 2. As of October 1st, the varsity volleyball team standings are 5-2, beating Westminster, FSK, Frederick, Oakdale, and Urbana but losing a c...

Festivals, pumpkins, haunted trails: Who doesn’t love Fall adventures?

Festivals, pumpkins, haunted trails: Who doesn’t love Fall adventures?

by Phoebe Kolesar and Theresa Bentz

October 2, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

Great ways to spend your fall season this year The Fall season introduces not only warm drinks and apple pie, but many fun festivities for teens looking for adventure. Why not invite some of your friends to a haunted house one night this month or take your little sibling to a nearby pumpkin patch?...

Tattoos and gauges gain popularity among teens

Tattoos and gauges gain popularity among teens

by Max Mullen and Elspeth Barnhart

October 1, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Piercings and tattoos are body decorations that are rapidly gaining popularity among teenagers. Piercings are holes made in a person’s skin, so that jewelry can be worn. Tattoos are puncture wounds filled with ink that create designs deep in a person’s skin. Tommy, a tattoo artist at Bullett’s...

Travel Club plans 2014 trip to England, Ireland and Wales

Travel Club plans 2014 trip to England, Ireland and Wales

by Abby Ryan, Reporter

October 1, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

“Travel expands your horizons. We can get so caught up in our own little worlds; traveling helps you see the ‘bigger picture’ of life,” said Mrs. Dawn Murphy social studies teacher in charge of the travel club. To date, Murphy has been on six trips with the club. She first went to Russia for...

Photo of the day: October 1st, 2013

Photo of the day: October 1st, 2013

October 1, 2013


Filed under Photo of the Day

Journalism and ninth grade English students took a trip to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. the day before the government shut down. This is a view from the balcony at the museum.

Martial arts: More than just KAR-A-TEE

Martial arts: More than just KAR-A-TEE

by Brennan Nolan, Reporter

October 1, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Culture Wars, Lancer Media Blogs, Showcase

Picture Spongebob doing KAR-A-TEE, The Karate Kid and the famous phrase “Wax on, wax off,” or Bruce Lee driving his head into a cinderblock. Although these pop culture references seem compelling, there’s more to martial arts than just “karate chops.” Martial arts involves the body, the mind, ...

Holding hands: How much is too much?

Holding hands: How much is too much?

by Olivia DuBro and Kate Mannarino

October 1, 2013


Filed under Lancer Media Blogs, Opinion, Showcase, The Other Side of the Spear

“No, I love YOU more” “No, I love YOU more!” “Aw, babe, no I love you most!” We’ve all heard the couple that just can’t get enough of each other, but in public, when is enough enough? At Linganore High School, PDA rules are not very strict. Couples hold hands while they walk to class;...

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