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The Lance

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)...

Young Tatyana McFadden pictured alongside her present-day self. McFadden is considered to be one of the most decorated female wheelchair racer and is now arguably the fastest female wheelchair racer of all time.

Rising Phoenix: How an orphan turned challenge into triumph

by Mia Lucas, Reporter October 29, 2021

“I was over in Russia working, and I was visiting orphanages and saw all these really cute, healthy kids. But there was Tatyana that I saw--she was crawling on the floor and had bright eyes. Interestingly...

 Brett Miller and Elizabeth (Beth) Carter have never met, but they both survived the same cancer. What are their shared experiences?

Fighting the same fight: Carter and Miller share stories of survival and inspiration

by Madeline Hull, Editor In Chief October 28, 2021

The month of October includes a flurry of pink events to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Two years ago in October 2019, Varsity and JV girls field hockey packed their jerseys away and wore hand-made...

How does the band achieve perfection? Its simple, dedication to each individual detail. Standing in formation, marching with a roll step, and attending hours of band practice are just a few key steps that help them reach greatness.

2025: The day the music dies?

by Mia Lucas and Lily Hanson October 4, 2021

On fall Friday nights, a flood of musicians in black and red with plumed shakos (hats) bustle around the performing arts wing in preparation for a football game. Later, the band marches in rhythm to the...

Seniors Ella Haskins, Gabby Thompson, Elizabeth Rajnik, and Tabitha Knedeisen vent their anger at Room of Rage.

Rage rooms are all the rage: Teens de-stress by smashing glass and hitting appliances. What’s not to like about that?

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

You’ve had a stressful day with online school. Your computer kept dying; Google Meet was glitching; and your microphone was not working. On top of that, you have a hefty workload and a busy afternoon....

Promise Green, winner of What Social Justice Is To Me? FCTA making her mark in the FCPS community.

Social Justice 101: Green hopes for better future through winning poem

by Maya Apau, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

“As we rise from the trenches. As we build our own bridges. As we strive with unimaginable ambition. There will be no more social injustice for me,” said poet Promise Green. Social Injustice...

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