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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Hero Dogs Morty expresses excitement after completing a command and getting a treat from his trainer.

Diamonds in the “ruff”: Service dogs save lives

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2023

For many people, a dog is “man’s best friend.” But for others, their dog is a working employee in their household. Service dogs are an essential but often overlooked asset to peoples’ lives...

The picture on top shows IES Carmen Conde High School located in Madrid, Spain. The picture at the bottom shows Linganore high school located in Frederick county, Md.

American vs European schools: Which is really the best?

by Jimena Grajera, Reporter June 2, 2023

Most people think that American and European schools are very similar, with many common characteristics, but this is only partially true. What most people do not know, however, is that U.S. schooling and...

Spending time outside, off of devices and video games is beneficial for student health

by Brian Bedard, Reporter June 1, 2023

Someone's childhood builds who they become in the future; therefore, learning skills and activities at a young age is extremely beneficial for the rest of one's life. Being outside in nature promotes...

Petersons prep class winning the final round of the challenges.

Lancer Spotlight 5/31/23: Peterson’s prep wins it in a minute!

by Rhys Wilson, Reporter June 1, 2023

In the last two weeks of the school year, Jennifer Brennan, Special Education teacher at Linganore, decided to host a Minute to Win It challenge that would include all Prep classes who were willing to...

All of the new inductees of the International Thespian Society stand on the apron of the Linganore stage.

Lancer Spotlight: Linganore theater arts department hosts spring banquet

by Ellowyn Ojeda, Reporter June 1, 2023

On May 19, the Linganore High School (LHS) theater arts department held their annual spring banquet in the LHS auditorium. During the banquet, thirteen students were inducted into the International...

Blackboard is the program used for dual enrollment classes, which is the same learning management system used by colleges and differs from Schoology, the system utilized by FCPS.

Dual enrollment classes: helping students get ahead or leaving them behind?

by Abby Childers, Sports Editor May 30, 2023

In the last couple years, a new program for students has emerged in high schools across the U.S. called Dual Enrollment. This is a program that allows high school students to work toward a high school...

Two of the AP classes offered at Linganore High School are AP World History and AP Psychology, which both have hefty textbooks.

Exam crunch time: Do fall AP classes disadvantage students under FCPS block schedule?

May 30, 2023

As students approach the end of the school year, they also approach the chaotic, 30-day period of school-wide testing that is more commonly referred to as May. One group of tests the most anxiously...

Working out can improve mindset, mental health and well-being

by Brian Bedard , Reporter May 9, 2023

The gym is home to a lot of people. Studies show that the gym is extremely beneficial for your body and can increase many aspects of your life. Consistent exercising and activity can boost your mood, concentration,...

Cherry blossom branches surround the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A City In Bloom: Thousands flood the nation’s capital as Cherry Blossom festival visitors return to pre-pandemic levels

by Alexis Hardy, Editor May 5, 2023

The Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival has been an eagerly-anticipated and much-loved event for almost 90 years. Each year, from March 20 to April 15, people from all across the country flock...

Corbin Pilcher, Wyatt Valenzuela, James Martinez, Giovanni Angulo and Christian Williams warm up at the beginning of practice.

What to expect from Linganore High School’s track and field team this year

by Ellowyn Ojeda, Reporter May 4, 2023

Linganore High School’s (LHS) male track and field team is kicking off this year strong, with a large number of athletes on the team in comparison to previous years. This year's team consists of...

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