The student news site of Linganore High School.

The Lance

Manchester by the Sea catches audience: hook, line, and sinker

Manchester by the Sea catches audience: hook, line, and sinker

by Mallory Maher, Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

Your life can be uprooted in just one night, from one single action. We hear it all of the time on the news, shootings, car crashes, kidnapping, and illness. Manchester by the Sea properly and effectively displays the aftermath of such an action, capturing the mix of emotions that come along with a trage...

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

What would you do to give the people you love better lives? In the movie Hell or High Water, one-half of a cowboy duo commits himself to a life of crime in a last ditch effort to help his son. While this movie is extremely well-written and acted, it doesn’t have that extra special something that w...

A “Lion” of a tale from India deserves to win the Oscar

A “Lion” of a tale from India deserves to win the Oscar

by Sydney Rossman, Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

While watching the movie one thought kept running through my mind, what would I do if I was in the situation that Saroo was in? Lion is about a 5-year-old boy, Saroo, who lives in Ganesh Talai, India. Saroo looks up to his big brother, Guddu, and wants to do everything he does. One day Saroo conv...

Psychological thriller Split guarantees nightmares

Psychological thriller Split guarantees nightmares

by Christian Nolan, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

The new thriller/horror movie Split (rated R) is not your normal “horror movie” with ghosts or demons. This horror is in one man and his multiple personalities. Manoj “M. Night” Shyamalan, writer and director of Split, and director of several popular horror films, puts on a psychological show tha...

Rebellions are built on hope; Rogue One is built on great cinematography

Rebellions are built on hope; Rogue One is built on great cinematography

by Amanda Anderson, Editor-In-Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

Star Wars Rogue One is set between the Revenge of the Sith (Episode 3) and A New Hope (Episode 4). Rebellious individuals try to steal the plans for the Empire’s deadliest weapon, the Death Star.  For people who didn’t like the Star Wars prequels, this is a more enjoyable prequel and lines up be...

Top 10 slang words of 2016

Top 10 slang words of 2016

by Taylor Holmes, Reporter
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While everyone was busy dabbing, they were also creating new slang words to use. Here are 10 of the most used slang words of 2016. Clutch This term originated in baseball. In sports this term means to be in a situation that is critical, the whole game or competition is at stake. However, the 2016 slang version has a slightly diff...

Music Review: The Weeknd releases 80’s vibe new album, Starboy

Music Review: The Weeknd releases 80’s vibe new album, Starboy

by Alicia Nasto, Editor-In-Chief
December 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

I've been listening to The Weeknd's  last album, Beauty Behind the Madness, on repeat for months.  Abel Tesfaye released the anticipated album, Starboy, on November 25, 2016. The upbeat 80’s vibe makes Starboy a different listening experience.  I like the album, but if you are looking another "T...

Moana: The beginning of an era

Moana: The beginning of an era

by Beau Cameron, Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When I first heard of Moana, I was unsure of what to think. I was happy that Disney was finally having a more ethnically diverse princess, but I was nervous about if Disney would be able to portray the character without stereotyping. When the incident with Disney's culturally insensitive Moana-themed costumes hit the news, I was tempted to avoid the movie comp...

The movie theater gets Strange with Cumberbatch’s new film

The movie theater gets Strange with Cumberbatch’s new film

by Brandon Cooper, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Magic and action enter the theater as Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, comes in. After being in a tragic accident, neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, loses his gifted hands and can no longer continue his successful career. Strange goes on hunt looking for a cure to his damaged hands. He u...

Top 10 of 2016: My favorite hip hop albums

Top 10 of 2016: My favorite hip hop albums

by Jacob Bolger, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Among other genres, hip hop is on of the most popular types of music in modern society. According to studies, rock music is the most popular genre in North America, with hip hop coming in a close second. Among younger people, hip hop is the most popular genre. These 10 albums feature some of the bes...

The student news site of Linganore High School.
Arts & Entertainment