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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

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...

The Linganore Marching band gets ready to march down to the stadium before the first football game of the season.

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...

Elizabeth Rajnik, Sammie Hoefs, and Dan Golemboski, receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Colleges are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the 2021-2022 school year: High schools should follow suit

by Nikki Golemboski and Elizabeth Rajnik April 23, 2021

Imagine: all students walk into the building on their first day of school, the sun slowly rising behind them. Lunch boxes in hand and smiles hidden by masks, students are excited to be back in the building...

Earth Day 2021: Lancer Media explores Common Market’s efforts in sustainability

by Audrey Kilgore, Editor April 21, 2021

Earth Day is one day a year to focus on the environment and how to protect it, but it is not enough to care about how we are treating the environment on just one day. In this podcast, a Frederick sustainability...

There are a number of autistic characters, such as Julia (Sesame Street), Entrapta (She-ra), Sherlock Holmes, Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory), Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor), Symmetra (Overwatch), Astrid Farnsworth (Fringe), and Max Jerry Horovitz (Mary and Max)

A distorted media mirror: We need better autism role models in television, film

by Alexis Simmerman, Reporter April 21, 2021

What do we love about Sherlock Holmes?  He is a quirky, brilliant, violin-playing, perceptive detective. Yet for all of his skills, he doesn’t give members of the autism spectrum much of a well-rounded,...

Gaggle and GoGuardian are committed to tackling the epidemic of suicide.

Suicide prevention software: The privacy trade-off saves lives

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among high-school teens. A 2019 CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) survey found that one in five (18.8%) youths have seriously considered suicide,...

What are the Oppression Olympics? “Characterization of marginalization as a competition to determine the relative weight of the overall oppression of individuals or groups, often by comparing race, gender, socioeconomic status or disabilities, in order to determine who is the worst off, and the most oppressed.”

Oppression Olympics: Racism thrives in divided society

by Maya Apau, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2021

Asian-Americans, Hispanics/LatinX, African-Americans. Race versus race. “Who has it harder in America?” During the month of February, a Netflix Original Ginny & Georgia began trending on social...

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