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Fans wait anxiously at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug midnight premiere

Midnight premieres are more than just a movie

by Olivia Goldstein, Editor December 19, 2013

Crazy costumes. Late night. Long lines. Popcorn. That can only mean one thing: midnight premieres. And where there are midnight premieres, there is bound to be mischief and excitement. In the past few...

Photo of the day: Thursday, December 19th

Photo of the day: Thursday, December 19th

by Brennan Nolan, Photographer December 19, 2013

Members of the band played Christmas carols from the balcony this morning for the enjoyment of the student body.

News and announcements for Thursday, December 19

by Lancer Media Staff December 19, 2013

Great job to the members of the Linganore band who played us some wonderful Christmas music this morning. Just a reminder that applications for the Social Studies Historical Society are due tomorrow,...

Linganore/TJ hockey goalie Devin Shields makes a pad save.

Courtesy of Mrs. Ericsson

Winter sports look to have a strong season

by Kyle Brodt, Reporter December 18, 2013

With winter comes snow, warm fires, the holidays, and…. LHS winter sports! Whether it is basketball, ice hockey, indoor track, or wrestling there is plenty to cheer for. Fans have had a pretty good look...

Protesters chant outside the Wendy's fast food restaurant, August 29, 2013, in Rock Hill, Missouri. Organizers of the protests are demanding to two things: a minimum wage increase from $7.35 per hour to $15 per hour and the right to organize labor unions. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

Minimum wage debate heats up in Maryland

by Hannah Jaffe, Reporter December 18, 2013

It has been more than four years since the official end of the Great Recession; yet most American workers’ pay has not been increased. The cost of living is continuing to rise while salaries remain stagnant,...

“I triple dog dare ya!” -Everyone remembers this hilarious scene from the classic holiday movie, A Christmas Story

The top 10 Christmas movies and TV specials you won’t want to miss

by Erin Formulak, Reporter December 18, 2013

You cuddle up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and a big blanket. The tree is up; the decorations have been hung; and a warm fire is crackling. However, there is something missing from that cozy...

Cody Simpson and Kate Mannarino at a meet and greet in D.C. on August 3, 2013

Teenage Heart-Throb Cody Simpson releases anticipated EP

by Kate Mannarino, Reporter December 18, 2013

Australian artist Cody Simpson released his much anticipated The Acoustic Sessions on November 19th, 2013.  This five-song EP, his third, covers four of his own tracks from previous albums, including...

The author's family celebrating Hanukkah.

Thanksgivukkah: Turkey and latkes?

by Amanda Tapscott, Reporter December 18, 2013

Hanukkah is over. What? Christmas hasn’t even begun. The Hebrew word “Hanukkah” means “to dedicate.” The holiday is a Festival of Lights that begins on the 25th day in the month of Kislev...

Mrs. Bell, A201

Teachers decorate doors for the holidays: Vote for your favorite!

by Lancer Media Staff December 18, 2013

Check out these holiday doors and tweet @LHSJournalism your favorite for the People's Choice Award.                        

Should coffee be a controlled substance?

Should coffee be a controlled substance?

by Kobi Azoulay, Reporter December 18, 2013

Almost every shopping center has a Starbucks; coffee has become a normal part of today’s culture.  The drink that used to be considered an “adult drink” has seen an increase in popularity among...

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