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Lily Weaver Perseverance Award: Lancer Media creates recognition in memoriam

Lily Weaver Perseverance Award: Lancer Media creates recognition in memoriam

by Ethan Hart and Lilly Hart

January 24, 2020

We at The Lance are deeply saddened by the news of former Managing Editor Lily Weaver’s passing on December 20, 2019. As a member of Lancer Media from 2016 to 2019, Weaver was an integral part of making The Lance a Student Newspaper Online (SNO) Distinguished Site for four consecutive years. To memorial...

Little Women: Big message for modern girls

Little Women: Big message for modern girls

by Emily Webb, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

I didn’t just watch the Little Women movie or read the classic novel. I lived the story. When my sisters and I would play Little Women, I was always Meg. Jordan, the next oldest, was Jo, Sarah was Beth, and Megan was Amy. Together, we were the empowered, confident, creative March sisters, and we sp...

“GO TEAM Therapy Dogs” team up with Learning for Life students to make school less stressful

“GO TEAM Therapy Dogs” team up with Learning for Life students to make school less stressful

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor

December 13, 2019

When most people think of “trading cards,” they think of the dusty old shoe box in their dad’s closet, filled with old baseball cards from his childhood. While this is the stereotype, “GO TEAM Therapy Dogs” is changing the image of trading cards with collectible cards featuring their team of the...

Goalball: Proving you don’t need sight for sports

Goalball: Proving you don’t need sight for sports

by Sierra Rossman, Editor

November 25, 2019

Sports are generally considered to be an intense showcase of an individual’s athletic ability, but what happens when a key factor to success is taken away: sight? Many may believe it is impossible for a visually impaired individual to participate in a sport, but goalball athletes all around the world ...

Dungeons and Dragons: The nerdy 80’s hobby is now a modern sensation

Dungeons and Dragons: The nerdy 80’s hobby is now a modern sensation

by Thomas French and Matthew Strahlman

November 15, 2019

 “Okay. There are three goblins about 15 feet in front of you. Everybody, roll for initiative.” This scenario is familiar to D&D players and fans of Stranger Things as well. “Dungeons and Dragons” is an incredibly immersive role-playing game created in 1972 by Gary Gygax, and is still widely playe...

Veterans Day 2019: Clifford Hunsaker and son reflect on generations of fathers in service

Veterans Day 2019: Clifford Hunsaker and son reflect on generations of fathers in service

by Zack Hunsaker, Reporter

November 11, 2019

In honor of Veterans Day 2019, Lancer Media interviewed local veterans to listen and talk about their experiences.  Zack Hunsaker chose to interview his father who served 23 years in the United States Air-force and recently retired. Him and his father discussed what the military was like for him and t...

How do we cure the reading allergy?

How do we cure the reading allergy?

by Ruby Cerny, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Almost everywhere you go, the eyes of children, teens, and even adults are glued to the screens of their smartphones. Nowadays, cellphones are often used as a form of entertainment, where is reading daily for pure enjoyment in a teen’s life? Who takes time to read a book? An American Time Use study from 2...

Celebrating 25 years of dedication: Lloyd takes us to the moon

Celebrating 25 years of dedication: Lloyd takes us to the moon

by Emily Lotito, Editor

October 25, 2019

A very exciting moment in Linganore’s history is taking place this year. Mr. Kevin Lloyd is celebrating his 25th anniversary working as the band director. To celebrate this moment, Lloyd invited more than 50 former Lancers to march with the band before the homecoming game on October 4. Rusty Ray...

Blindness Awareness Month: ‘Seeing’ a future of awareness

Blindness Awareness Month: ‘Seeing’ a future of awareness

by Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh

October 24, 2019

There are 285 million people worldwide who are visually impaired, and 39 million are blind.  October is Blindness Awareness Month, and World Sight Day was on October 11. You probably didn’t know that, and it’s okay--we didn’t either. But that’s the problem: we can’t ‘see’ blind peopl...

Three stories, two teams, one goal: Conquer cancer

Three stories, two teams, one goal: Conquer cancer

by Sierra Rossman, Editor

October 21, 2019

If only we could bleach away cancer like we can bleach a t-shirt. On October 12, during a tied game, where varsity would go on to beat the Tuscarora Titans 1-0, fans from both schools focused on a more important contest, beating cancer. “There we were in a 0-0 game at halftime, but all of that...

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