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Black Friday: how do we survive it?

Black Friday: how do we survive it?

by Caitlin Denny, Reporter

November 19, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Americans on Thanksgiving Day eat turkey and pumpkin pie, watch football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and of course, give thanks and spend time with their family and loved ones. Thanksgiving Day is also common for many people to look at advertisements of sales.  This leads to the early...

Do NOT get your boyfriend or girlfriend these gifts for Christmas…

Do NOT get your boyfriend or girlfriend these gifts for Christmas…

by Phoebe Kolesar, Reporter

November 19, 2013


Filed under Culture Wars, Features, Lancer Media Blogs, Showcase

Gift giving during the holiday season is always stressful, especially if it’s for that special someone you’re always blocking the lockers with before second period. The Lance has come up with a gift guide of “do’s” and “don’ts” to make shopping for your boyfriend or girlfriend a little...

Animals 101 to the rescue

Animals 101 to the rescue

by Nicole Baye, Reporter

November 18, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Animals 101 is a club whose purpose is to spread awareness about animal neglect and members help raise funds to help save animals in crisis in the Frederick area. Each club day, they have a speaker talk about humane education. The club was founded in 2008 as a horse club when Linganore was at Oakdale....

Fiore writes her way to fame

Fiore writes her way to fame

by Olivia Goldstein, Editor

November 18, 2013


Filed under Distinguished Graduate Organization, Features

“Had you told me fifteen years ago I’d be getting an award – one that honored me as an accomplished member of the LHS former student body – I never would have believed you,” Kelly Ann Fiore said. Linganore graduate from 1998, Kelly Ann Fiore is a young adult fiction author. Fiore is this...

Common misconceptions about the flu

Common misconceptions about the flu

by Kaycee Oland, Reporter

November 18, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

As temperature drops, the cases of the flu rise. According to Mrs. O'Gwin-Harris, School Health Director for Frederick County, last year 5,403 children in Frederick County went to the health room due to cold symptoms. Every time flu season starts, people ask the same question over and over. Why do...

Gain wisdom about wisdom teeth

Gain wisdom about wisdom teeth

by Erin Formulak, Reporter

November 15, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine sitting in the chair in the dentist’s office, lying under a bright light, the dentist poking around in your mouth with a tiny mirror. He consults your file for a moment before telling you, “We’re going to have to get those wisdom teeth removed.” What are wisdom teeth? Contrary to its...

Real “teen moms” face uphill battle

Real “teen moms” face uphill battle

by Olivia DuBro, Reporter

November 14, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

"I've been on my own & a single parent since I was 17. Is that glamorous? I don't have relationships with either of my parents & I struggle dealing with teenage emotions & adult responsibility. That's glamorous?" voices Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry in an article published by Today Entertain...

Work study, CTC, and internships help, not harm, college readiness

Work study, CTC, and internships help, not harm, college readiness

by Amanda Tapscott, Reporter

November 6, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Do you have a job? In an article about working teens on The College Board website, John B. Boshoven, a counselor for Continuing Education at Community High School in Michigan, said, “School is [a] student’s full-time job,” but for most kids, getting a job means he or she is one step closer to...

Do students really go to guidance counselors for help?

by Abby Ryan, Reporter

October 30, 2013


Filed under Features

Imagine a classroom teacher having to maintain lessons, grades, and personal relationships with a class of more than 50 students.  This sounds ridiculous, but, by comparison, this is what school counselors experience. There are just too many students to get to know personally. This creates a circumstance...

What MORE can we do for the homeLESS?

What MORE can we do for the homeLESS?

by Kate Mannarino

October 30, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Average students worry  about what they will wear to school the next day, or if they are going to do good on an exam or what to do on the weekend.  Most likely, they do not think about the problem of homelessness. Most think that homeless people live in big cities far away from the farmland of Frede...

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