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“The end is nothing, the road is all:” Marching band celebrates being “Together Again”

Linganore Drumline rehearses with new Covid-19 guidelines
October 8, 2020

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings the Marching Band can be heard from any car passing by on Old Annapolis Road, and this year that hasn’t changed. However, while the band may be rehearsing as usual, this...

Community celebrates Class of 2020 with parent-organized “Clap-Out”

A drone captures the graduates gathering at Gaver Farm before the clap out.
June 9, 2020

Going to school for four years and having an abrupt end without a graduation, prom, or even an official last day was rough on the seniors. Luckily, the caring families of this community did everything...

Healthcare workers become unexpected heroes in the age of COVID-19

Frank Apau, Nurse-in-Charge at Holy Cross Hosptial gives a peek inside life as a frontline health giver.
“Nurses are really heroes, they put their lives out on the line, not knowing what they are going to be faced with every day,” said wife Margaret Apau.
June 8, 2020

Nursing is never routine.  Medicine is full of kicks, turns, and surprises. There is never a moment where hospitals, offices, or practices are empty.  Nursing includes witnessing, caring, grieving...

Music to the Rescue: Virtual concerts help to heal hearts during national COVID-19 crisis

Lancer Media chose favorite virtual concerts to jam out with during quarantine.
Music has always been a way to lift the soul when the world seems blue.
May 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic forces a new reality of life under self-quarantine--for both audiences and performers. During these troubling times, many artists have set up cameras in their homes to record digital...

Windows to the Soul: We adjust to the new normal

As a member of a very large and close family, the Beam family, like many others, is experiencing the hardships of being separated from their extended family members while in quarantine.
May 15, 2020

"Just leave me alone!" When wishes come true, suddenly being alone is not what we thought.  Zoom much?  Talk to your friends from one car to the other?  Spend a lot of time looking at the outside...

Use your head: Think before you ask questions about a black woman’s hairstyle

African American girls endure constant comments related to their hair--much of it comes from the speaker not understanding the black hair basics.
Black hair is remarkable: kinks, curls, naps, and braids.
May 12, 2020

***This is PART 2  of a series of stories about the black experience at a suburban Maryland high school. In Part 1, Lancer Media reported on the spark of activism created when the  AACC (African American...

Still I Rise: African American Culture Club teaches lessons about racism to staff

Minority students at LHS explained that they deal with these negative experiences on a daily basis.
"Any one experience of racism is one experience too many.” --Beth Ericsson, science teacher.
May 11, 2020

**This is Part I of a series of stories featuring the African American experience in a suburban Maryland high school. As African American students in a predominantly Caucasian school, there are multitude...

Life on Pause: We settle into a routine during COVID-19

8:00 a.m.: Dana Kullgren uses her garage to work on a project for her art class during the stay-at-home order.
May 3, 2020

While all Americans are searching for coping strategies to handle boredom, stress, anxiety, and fear, teens are also managing to study and participate in learning.  Labled "Continuity of Instruction,"...

Student workers risk Covid-19 while keeping economy steady

Braden Weinel cuts a pizza at work while wearing a face mask during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The economy is riding on Generation Z.
May 1, 2020

The days are routine:  wake up late, video games, exercise, take a nap, talk to friends. Students in Frederick County, Maryland have been conducting distance learning from the comfort of their homes...

COVID-19 Rough cut: Families set up barber chairs in kitchens, bathrooms and patios

Alex Kullgren gets his hair cut by his father, Jonathan Kullgren, in a bathtub during quarantine. Social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in many people choosing to cut their hair at home.
April 28, 2020

Who doesn't love the feeling of getting poked with scissors, hair ripped out of their heads, and stabbed with a comb while getting a haircut? This is actually an act of love and desperation. No one...

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