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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Tammy Webster and members of the Mount Hebron girls basketball team circa 1990 celebrate by jumping into the air (photo courtesy of Erica Farley, used with permission).

The power of perspective: How Tammy Webster smashes stereotypes with ALS

by Mia Lucas and Emily Rice May 22, 2024

“I didn't know what, but I knew something was wrong,” said Tammy Webster, former basketball star and paraeducator. Webster first began to notice signs that something was off when she was playing...

Hero Dogs Morty expresses excitement after completing a command and getting a treat from his trainer.

Diamonds in the “ruff”: Service dogs save lives

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2023

For many people, a dog is “man’s best friend.” But for others, their dog is a working employee in their household. Service dogs are an essential but often overlooked asset to people's lives throughout...

An example of a student assignment with only the name written. If the new FCPS policy were to pass, students could do this and receive half credit.

“A slap to the face”: Teachers resist proposed FCPS grading policy

by Emily Rice, Managing Editor January 10, 2023

Imagine studying for hours on end for the biggest test of the semester. The test begins, and you immediately start scribbling down your answers. The time ticks down and students turn in their tests until...

A collage contains rooms and logos of both Surelocked In Escape Games and Escape This Frederick. Both escape rooms offer many levels of difficulty and fun puzzles to try.

Living in a story: Escape games provide entertainment and education to the Frederick community

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2023

The time slowly dwindles down on the clock on the wall. Players race around the room completing tasks, figuring out clues and helping each other. Bit by bit, they unlock each piece of vital information...

While it was banned by former Principal Nancy Doll, students in the “tribe” still brought and wore the headdress to the 2021 Maryland 3A State Football Championship.

Linganore logo debate: Appropriate or appropriated?

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2022

The phrase “new year, new me” is a popular sentiment when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, but what about new school years? As part of the new school year at Linganore High School (LHS), a new...

One woman and hundreds of supplies. Annie Raush-Gernet stands in front of the donations collected in her front yard.

Two women + emergency supplies + hundreds of volunteers = Relief to their home country, Ukraine

by Caroline Hobson, Editor in Chief March 25, 2022

In just 48 hours, Annie Raush-Gernet received over 4,000 packages from across the nation. Amazon trucks were lined up in a caravan down her street. The Linganore/Mt.Airy family partnered with Alyona...

Author Alexis Simmerman, demonstrates that masks make it hard to decipher emotions from one another, much like how autism and ADHD does.

An atypical opinion: I’ll keep my mask, thank you.

by Alexis Simmerman, Editor March 17, 2022

The past two years have been difficult for most people as Covid basically made the world spiral out of control. It’s made it harder for people to actively socialize with others with social distancing,...

Legend Campbell and other members of the African American Culture Club stand before the crowd with signs and speeches ready.

African American Students lead walk-out: demonstrating their First Amendment rights

by Emily Lotito, Editor in Chief March 16, 2022

On March 11, more than 100 students participated in a walk-out to show support to the African American community, not only “for the middle schoolers who had been racially discriminated against and threatened...

Zach Dodson(far left) and Michael Dodson(middle) took home the doubles champion title. Zach Dodson(far right) took home the singles champion title.

Dodson brothers, Moore and Burall take home the first national cornhole titles

by Brayden Gregory, Editor-In-Chief February 9, 2022

A widely played game during a backyard barbecue, graduation parties, and more, cornhole has taken the next big step in the sports spotlight: ESPN deals, a national league, and competitions with big payouts. Seniors...

Paralympian Hannah McFadden climbs her way to the top

by Mia Lucas, Reporter December 20, 2021

In this podcast, Hannah McFadden will speak about her career, the importance of fun in sports, her future, and the best part about being an athlete. McFadden's life has figuratively (and literally)...

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