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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...

Is that #27 on the football field and . . .in the marching band?

Is that #27 on the football field and . . .in the marching band?

by Braden Weinel, Managing editor

October 10, 2019

Look out onto the field during the marching band performance, and it's a sea of matching black and red with tall plumed hats. Except the marimba player in the front row of the percussion ensemble. He is wearing football pads and a number 27 jersey. Being both musically talented and athletically gifte...

Gifted education: Is it a gift?

Gifted education: Is it a gift?

by Emily Webb and Ruby Cerny

September 30, 2019

EMILY’S EXPERIENCE: For seven years of my educational experience, I spent my time playing with Tangrams, solving upside-down puzzles, and competing in trivia competitions. Rather than learning fractions or United States geography like my peers, my focus was on critical thinking, pattern recognition,...

Don’t BYOD: Leave your cell phone in your backpack

Don’t BYOD:  Leave your cell phone in your backpack

by Ethan Hart, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Kristen Canning, a teacher at Ballenger Creek Elementary School, read a bedtime story to her students via Facebook live-stream. The live-stream helped build personal connections between her and her students, encouraged reading, and set an example for parents to r...

College applications: We don’t know what we’re doing, do you?

College applications: We don’t know what we’re doing, do you?

by Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh

September 24, 2019

November 1:  The dreaded college application deadline.  Maybe you’re lucky, and the college you are applying to has a deadline of December 1. Seniors are feeling the pressure.  Procrastinating is easier. Just don’t even start the process. That’s where many seniors are today. The entir...

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