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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The Vanishing Skyjacker: Unraveling the Mystery of DB Cooper

by Harry Sauer, Reporter January 23, 2024

In 1971, the enigmatic figure known as D.B. Cooper etched his name into the annals of criminal history, orchestrating a daring hijacking that continues to baffle investigators to this day. Boarding Northwest...

Schools help communicate the importance of saying no to the urge or peer pressure to vape, but vapes such as the one pictured are often confiscated from LHS students at school (Courtesy of Marcus Allen)

Is vaping taking over schools?

by Carlee Bernard, Reporter January 21, 2024

Like many schools across the country, Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS)  faces a huge problem with students vaping at school. Linganore High School (LHS) regularly sees students who use bathrooms...

Linganore hosts first annual student vs. staff basketball game

by Abigail Childers, Sports Editor January 12, 2024

On December 7, Linganore High School (LHS) hosted a student vs. staff basketball game. The event was planned and organized by Linganore’s National Honors Society (NHS).  LHS students involved in...

Daniel Trejo hangs orgnaments to celebrate Christmas. This is something people can do to cherish the Christmas spirit year-round.

A guide for Grinches: Is it possible to keep the Christmas spirit all year long?

by Caroline Tucker, Reporter January 9, 2024

When one thinks of Christmas, the image of pure white snow, decorated houses on every block and Santa comes to mind. This feel-good vibe is known as Christmas spirit. This feeling brings warm cherry smiles...

Gathering during the breaks can bring happiness. (Courtesy of Sarah Vendemia,Rosa Munoz, and Taylor Wilson)

Should schools extend or shorten their breaks?

by Carlee Bernard, Reporter January 9, 2024

This year, the University of Maryland in College Park (UMD) agreed to extend their Thanksgiving break, an increase from three days in the previous school year. Last month, they made the choice to lengthen...

Some may wonder: Are Aliens real? Do they watch over us? Some U.S. residents share their personal experience with UFO sightings. (Getty Images)

UFOs: Are they out there?

by Harry Sauer, Reporter December 22, 2023

In early October, a report was released that indicated thousands of people on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have reported seeing unidentified flying objects (UFOs), now classified as unidentified aerial phenomena...

The holiday season face-off: Thanksgiving or Christmas

by Mallory Mills, Reporter December 19, 2023

In this podcast, Mallory Mills talked to Linganore High school students about their opinions on the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and which they prefer.  Mills first talked to sisters Savanna,...

Widespread Country Market and Route 26 Threads are two new businesses in one that have recently opened in Libertytown. (Courtesy of Sierra Howell)

Linganore entrepreneur Sierra Howell takes the Maryland agriculture business by storm

by Emily Rice, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2023

A new Maryland-based western clothing and grocery market has caught the attention of people and media all down the East Coast.  Linganore High School (LHS) junior Sierra Howell and her family have...

A collage shows Mrs. Kirkland teaching in school and on adventures overseas. (Photos courtesy of Victoria Benson and Randi Kirkland)

Linganore English teacher Randi Kirkland reflects on her time in the military during National Veteran’s Month

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2023

The United States Bureau of Labor projects that by 2026, there will have been about 100,000 teachers leaving the profession each year. While teachers are leaving the profession in droves, one teacher at...

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