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Kids helping kids — Food drive through the month of October

Kids helping kids — Food drive through the month of October

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News

Did you know that one in nine Marylanders is food insecure? That is over 680,000 people in our state who experience hunger day to day. Throughout the month of October the Maryland State Food Bank is hosting the "Kids Helping Kids" challenge throughout all schools in Maryland. Character Counts! coordinator Dawn Aburto ...

Building a show: Tech rehearsals begin for the Giver

Building a show: Tech rehearsals begin for the Giver

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News

Preparation for this year's fall play have begun. Actors started rehearsals October 25, and the technical crew began working on October 29. The many jobs outnumber the actors: builders, run crew, painters, set designers, makeup crew, and more. Even though you might not be seeing them on the stage,...

Getting to know the new teachers: Cory Matheny encourages students to “do more”

Getting to know the new teachers: Cory Matheny encourages students to “do more”

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Features

English teacher, Cory Matheny, transferred from a position at Boonsboro High in Washington County where he taught AP World History and English. Although he is new to the school, he feels welcomed by his students. As a high school student, Matheny focused on soccer, English, and history. If he could...

Community debates how to solve the headdress issue

Community debates how to solve the headdress issue

by Devin Barge, Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, News, Showcase

The school administration is mailing a letter to all households stating that the PTSA will be forming a Heritage Committee that will partner with the Boosters, Alumni Association, administration and community. The purpose of this committee is to explore ways that will honor the traditions of Linganore...

Football perched at top of 3A: road to states looking clear

Football perched at top of 3A: road to states looking clear

by Adam Cooper, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Showcase, Sports

Linganore football has demolished the competition for the majority of the season. The varsity team is currently standing at 4-1 after a tough game against Walkersville but they are also top of the 3A in the region. The schools are split into regions based on point system determined by MPSSAA. Septem...

Honoring our history, the right way

Honoring our history, the right way

by Beau Cameron, Co-editor-in-chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

When I went to my first Linganore football game, I loved The Tribe. I loved how excited the crowd got, the feeling of community and togetherness. However, that feeling didn’t come from the headdress. I understand that it is an important symbol, but if it can be taken as offensive, and its intention...

Feet first: Girls soccer on winning streak

Feet first:  Girls soccer on winning streak

by Emily Webb, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Showcase, Sports

The girls Varsity and JV soccer teams have kicked off the fall season with an outstanding start. Although they are only midway through the season, the girls are already proving to be a major threat to opposing teams. Varsity The Varsity team has played 11 games, all of which they have either won or t...

One Tribe — One Headdress

One Tribe — One Headdress

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

One of our first school-wide lessons this year was to watch a video that is about tolerance for everyone, with John Cena as the star. Throughout the video, Cena asks you to picture the 'average American,' but you really can't, because America is a melting pot of different ethnicity and cultures. "Almost ...

Fifth graders move up to New Market Middle: Photo of the day 6/8/17

Fifth graders move up to New Market Middle: Photo of the day 6/8/17

by Katie Lehman, Editor

June 8, 2017


Filed under Photo of the Day, Spring 2017

On June 8, fifth graders of New Market Elementary celebrated moving up to middle school. Starting at 8:30 a.m., friends and family checked into the building to get ready for the ceremony to be held in the LHS auditorium. The event began with the honors chorus of the elementary school, conducted by Julia Seil...

Welcome Class of 2021: Lancer Sports Overview

Welcome Class of 2021: Lancer Sports Overview

by Ethan Hart, Christian Nolan, and Matthew Gelhard

June 6, 2017


Filed under Spring 2017, Welcome Class of 2021

Varsity Football 2016-2017 record: 7-4 Head coach: Richard Conner Season Highlights: Went as far as the second round of the playoffs, losing to Damascus. Key wins include defeating Middletown and Urbana. Prediction: With a young team and so many injuries, varsity football is bound to make ...

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