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National Adoption Month 2019: Ethan Hart and his adopted sister Lilly discuss her heritage and upbringing

National Adoption Month 2019: Ethan Hart and his adopted sister Lilly discuss her heritage and upbringing

by Ethan Hart, Editor-In-Chief

November 19, 2019

When my parents spent countless nights filling out paperwork, visited adoption agencies for hours on end, and took me on a month-long trip to China in an attempt to adopt my sister, I asked myself what any logical 6-year old would ask himself: Why are we adopting? This is too much work. From the moment...

My ancestors: The curious case of the left-handed Kerrs

My ancestors: The curious case of the left-handed Kerrs

by Alaina Burger, Reporter

November 18, 2019

“But the Kerrs were aye the deadliest foes That e’er to Englishmen were known For they were all bred left-handed men And fence [defence] against them there was none.” -James Hogg, "The Raid of the Kerrs" My family comes from a long line of Scottish Kerrs.  Clan Kerr was a Scottish border clan ...

Alumni Kevin Hoefs teaches his daughter about his Marine Corps experience

Alumni Kevin Hoefs teaches his daughter about his Marine Corps experience

by Sammie Hoefs, Managing Editor

November 12, 2019

Sammie Hoefs chose her father, a Marine Corps veteran and former Lancer. She and her father talked about his decision to enlist, basic training, and some fond memories he has about his experience. Hoefs: What do you remember about the day you enlisted? Hoefs:"We arrived in the middle of the night an...

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...

Visiting the Flight 93 Memorial: Shanksville trip changed perspectives of 9/11

Visiting the Flight 93 Memorial: Shanksville trip changed perspectives of 9/11

by Elizabeth Anderson and Bailey Spore

November 11, 2019

Elizabeth Gilmore placed a painted rock at the base of the Wall of Names to honor Deora Bodley. On it was a drawing of the earth surrounded by a peace sign. When she researched Bodley's life, Gilmore learned that Bodley often spoke of how she wanted to live in a more peaceful world. This was just...

Schwartzbeck’s volleyball service project serves up competition

Schwartzbeck’s volleyball service project serves up competition

by Alaina Burger, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Close to 100 students took a break from learning and fought it out on the volleyball court to raise money for prom and to earn bragging rights. On November 4, senior Garrett Schwartzbeck began a week-long volleyball tournament held during PREP (LHS's version of "study hall") in the main gym. The tournament is...

Fake News: How to avoid its overtake on social media

Fake News: How to avoid its overtake on social media

by Josh Todd, Reporter

November 6, 2019

The use of social media in the modern age is destroying the way our culture views and uses the news. The art of reporting on current events is a necessity for our democracy. This art is being degraded into fake stories to stir up publicity and conspiracy theories that spark calls for action. G...

Lancer Media Kitchen; Pumpkin Spice Taste Test 2.0

Lancer Media Kitchen; Pumpkin Spice Taste Test 2.0

November 5, 2019

Every year during the fall season food lovers look forward to one thing, pumpkin spice. From lattes to dog treats companies take advantage of the season to create and sell all sorts of products, and the world has mixed feelings about it. The majority of students at Linganore High School think Pumpkin ...

Barret breaks boundaries: Board member speaks about her journey

Barret breaks boundaries: Board member speaks about her journey

by Caroline Hobson and Gabby North

November 4, 2019

Frederick County Board of Education member Liz Barret came PREP to talk to the students about relationships, unexpected mentors, and how the people that came into her life helped her become the woman that she is today. The main points that she touched on throughout her presentation included not fitt...

Markoe teaches the truth of oxymoron “Servant Leadership”

Markoe teaches the truth of oxymoron “Servant Leadership”

by Emily Webb, Editor-In-Chief

October 29, 2019

Oxymoron:  “servant leader”. How can I demonstrate leadership if I put myself in the position of a lowly servant? On October 18, Dr. Michael Markoe, 1989 Linganore graduate and current Deputy Superintendent of FCPS, spoke to the Management and Entrepreneurship class about the importance of s...

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