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One Tribe: Lancer seniors stay positive through COVID-19

One Tribe: Lancer seniors stay positive through COVID-19

by Grace Gaydosh and Alaina Burger

April 3, 2020

For the seniors, this school year seemed to be a series of losses.  Linganore High School’s class of 2020 lost the spirit stick during the Homecoming Spirit Week. They lost their last football state championship game as well. Now, due to COVID-19, they might lose prom, graduation, and their last su...

York builds dream home from ashes of holiday fire

York builds dream home from ashes of holiday fire

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Mary Jo York, retired special education teacher and current clerical assistant, is building her dream home--an exact replica of the one that burned in a Christmas nightmare. On December 25, 2019, York experienced a life-changing event that most people can't imagine.  It had been a regular Christmas morning for ...

Who will take the cake at this year’s Mr. Linganore 2020 cake decorating competition?

Who will take the cake at this year’s Mr. Linganore 2020 cake decorating competition?

by Emily McNally and Kayla Beam

March 9, 2020

On March 4, the seven Mr. Linganore contestants became bakers in the annual cake decorating competition, which took place in the cafeteria during the third lunch shift. Each contestant’s cake was themed after a specific character they will be portraying in the contest.  To get in the spirit f...

From Palestine to Linganore (with many stops along the way): New assistant principal Raeda Zietoon becomes a Lancer!

From Palestine to Linganore (with many stops along the way): New assistant principal Raeda Zietoon becomes a Lancer!

by Emily McNally and Maya Apau

February 26, 2020

Ohio, Israel, California, Germany, and Maryland are influences in the journey that led new assistant principal Raeda Zietoon to join our Tribe.  Zeitoon is replacing Nancy Boyenton, who retired in February.  Tracey Cassidy, Literary Specialist describes Zietoon as caring, compassionate, and approac...

How do you dance the representation of Energy?

How do you dance the representation of Energy?

by Ashley Nash, Editor

February 18, 2020

How do you dance the representation of Energy? The group of students portraying "Energy" elected to use sharp movements, slowing and speeding their pace, and even used the classic jazz hands.  The students in Dance Class first assignment was to create pieces based on a word given to them. The words...

From shaping students to shaping clay: Math teacher Creighton retires

From shaping students to shaping clay:  Math teacher Creighton retires

by Kendall Martin and Sydney Henry

January 28, 2020

“I knew it was time to retire about three years ago. Things in my personal life were starting to fall into place,” said math teacher Ms. Barbara Creighton. Although she is retiring from the math department, Creighton enjoys pottery and has more plans for expanding her art after retirement....

Namaste: My experience with radical hospitality in India

Namaste: My experience with radical hospitality in India

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

"The divine in me bows to the divine in you." This is the meaning of the traditional Indian greeting “Namaste,” which is usually accompanied by the speaker’s hands pressed together in front of the chest while they give a small bow. On my recent trip to India, “Namaste” was the first thing I ...

New English course offers sophomores a challenge

New English course offers sophomores a challenge

by Ruby Cerny and Cullen Vogel

January 28, 2020

In 2020-2021, sophomores have the option to take a new English course. The course combines both 10th and 11th grade English to be one year-long course. Though this course is open to any and all, some high achieving ninth graders received a letter suggesting the student to take the course.  The le...

Dating Then vs. Now: Is it so much different?

Dating Then vs. Now: Is it so much different?

by Ashley Martin and Emma Watkins

January 26, 2020

High school couple, Nora Salter and Vincent Booth have been dating for a little over a year now. They met at school and attend the same church, St. Michaels. They added each other on Snapchat and, eventually, Booth asked Salter to hang out at California Tortilla. Almost a month later, Vince officially asked...

The All-County Music Festival: Changing lives and inspiring future musicians

The All-County Music Festival: Changing lives and inspiring future musicians

by Matthew Strahlman and Adam Byrd

January 26, 2020

The All-County Music Festival was held the last weekend in January. Matthew Strahlman, Cello: All-County has been a fascinating experience for me because, to be completely honest, I never really remember how much I enjoy playing in All-County until I go into that first rehearsal.  I am a ce...

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