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Paramore concert gets audience off its feet

Paramore concert gets audience off its feet

by Erin Formulak and Caitlin Denny

November 25, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“What’s up, Fairfax? Some of you out there might know, some of you might not… so for those of you who don’t know, WE ARE PARAMORE!” We were lucky enough to be offered two free tickets to Paramore’s Self-Titled Tour on November 9, 2013 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. The whole experience,...

Teens worship John Green books

Teens worship John Green books

by Ryan Stark, Reporter

November 18, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

John Green is one of America’s rising stars in teen culture. The man has worked in a variety of forms: ask anyone, and there’s a good chance they’ve come into contact with his work in some way, whether it be reading one of his books, watching his Crash Course videos for AP World, or interacting...

How awkward is awkward?

How awkward is awkward?

by Brennan Nolan, Reporter

November 15, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Have you ever been in a position of what’s known as “awkward silence?” Imagine that you are in that awkward silence, except the only difference is it takes years to get out of it. Most teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 know what this feels like. This feeling and process has a name. It’s...

Modern island adaptation of Twelfth Night premieres at LHS November 14-17

Modern island adaptation of Twelfth Night premieres at LHS November 14-17

by Hugh Norko, Reporter

November 14, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

The fall play, Twelfth Night, is being performed both November 14-15 at 7 p.m, and November 16-17 at 2 p.m.  Tickets purchased online will be $6 for students, $8 for adults, and $10 at the door. Set in a Pacific island in the 1960s, twins, separated in a shipwreck, stumble upon an island controlled by ...

Pure Heroine: Lorde album review

Pure Heroine: Lorde album review

by Morgan Buchanan, Editor

November 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In a world of generic, predictable pop music created by artists such as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, a refreshing sound comes from New Zealand native Lorde. She’s topped the charts at number one with her single “Royals,” a song featured on her debut album Pure Heroine, released September 30t...

Who is king of the comics?

Who is king of the comics?

by Izzy Peterson, Editor

October 30, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

If you are a fan of superheroes you’ve probably sat down and thought: who would win in a battle - Batman or Iron Man? There are so many elements to consider! Batman is a perfectly human billionaire who has no actual superpowers besides a sweet suit and Batmobile. Tony Stark is, when compared to Batman,...

Top 10 best cars at Linganore

Top 10 best cars at Linganore

by Phoebe Kolesar, Reporter

October 30, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Look no further than the student parking lot for some of the hottest cars- Here is Lancer Media’s picks for the top 10 best cars at Linganore. 10.) Mark Geppi – Ford F150 9.) Alec Ocopal – 2007 Ford Truck F250 8.) Melanie Woods – 2008 BMW 328i 7.) Kyle Nicolet – 2008 Hummer H3 ...

An inside look on the concert lifestyle

An inside look on the concert lifestyle

by Erin Formulak and Caitlin Denny

October 30, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Teens crowd the sidewalks leading up to the venue, anxiously waiting to be let inside for the concert. With only a few minutes left until the doors open, the level of excitement is high, and everybody is ready to rush inside to find the perfect spot. For some people this is a special occasion, but for...

All aboard: Marching band plays this year’s show, The Traveler

All aboard: Marching band plays this year’s show, The Traveler

by Hugh Norko and Noah Ismael

October 29, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase

Marching band: A dedicated, award-winning band of students Name a group of students at Linganore High School that starts school in late July, goes in to school at 8:00 in the morning and leaves at 6:00 in the evening in early August. Name a group that regularly practices every Tuesday and Thurs...

Good girl gone bad: Miley Cyrus album review

Good girl gone bad: Miley Cyrus album review

by Theresa Bentz

October 28, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Disney channel’s “Hannah” has turned into a fearless “bad girl” releasing her new album Bangerz on October 8th; songs range from smooth R&B to electronica dance music to rap.  The song “We Can’t Stop” defined was the theme song for most teenagers’ summer. Also “Wrecking Ball...

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