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Court is now in session for Mock Trial competitions

Court is now in session for Mock Trial competitions

by Ryan Stark, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

People are streaming into a courtroom. Witnesses and lawyers are taking their positions to conduct a trial, hoping to convict someone or help someone stay free. The trial rages on, comes to a conclusion, and everyone files out. Except, there was no real trial: everyone is a teenager, there are no real...

Lady Lancers focus on service with style

Lady Lancers focus on service with style

by Caitlin Denny, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Move over, Men’s club. There are ladies in the house! Lady Lancers is a club that was re-started this past year. They are "creating a place where all girls feel welcome and shows positivity in the community,” according to Barbara Ferguson, advisor. The new group has a substantial size, with about...

Travel, trouble, or treasure? What’s on your bucket list for 2014?

Travel, trouble, or treasure? What’s on your bucket list for 2014?

by Kelly Angeletti, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

With the New Year coming up, many make new resolutions in 2014. It's also a perfect time to create that new bucket list. “I would really love to spend Christmas in London next year,” said English teacher Mrs. Brittney Garst. This is just one of the many adventures she has included on her bucket...

Instead of daydreaming IN class, dream ABOUT class

Instead of daydreaming IN class, dream ABOUT class

by Phoebe Kolesar, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Wouldn't it be exciting to see your Spring schedule loaded with fun electives like space class and kickboxing? Everyone would love coming to school. The thing is, you’re required to include all of the rudimentary classes such as English, math, history, and science. And when it comes to electives, your...

No money? No license! Teen driving declines in recent years

No money? No license! Teen driving declines in recent years

by Theresa Bentz, Reporter

December 17, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Driving school. Practice. Driving test. License. Then you’re on the road with a car driving around, right? Well for many teens there is a big factor increasing in getting a license; the expense. Most seem to look past the fact that getting a license has a price and that many teens cannot...

Yes, Linganore, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Linganore, there is a Santa Claus

by Marissa de La Viez, Editor

December 16, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

“Just because you can't see something, doesn't mean is doesn't exist” – Charlie Calvin, The Santa Clause (1994) For most people, Christmas time means twinkling lights, cheerful music, hot cocoa, and gifts under the decorated tree. When we were younger, Christmas meant a visit from THE MAN, the...

Does cell phone use really affect our communication skills?

Does cell phone use really affect our communication skills?

by Erin Stewart, Editor

November 25, 2013


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

We live in a world where communication through modern technology is almost required.  Everywhere people are texting, emailing, writing blogs and tweeting.  It's hard to go anywhere without seeing someone using a phone or the Internet to connect with others. Can you imagine not being able to check your...

Divorced teens struggle to deal with holiday stress

Divorced teens struggle to deal with holiday stress

by Kate Mannarino, Reporter

November 20, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Divorce is never easy.  Though it may be the best or only solution for a marriage, it brings challenges and pain for everyone involved.  But it can also bring opportunities for families to grow through the difficult times. While the parents are working out the difficulties that come with ending their...

“Mob Wars” creator David Maestri returns to LHS

“Mob Wars” creator David Maestri returns to LHS

by Izzy Peterson, Editor

November 19, 2013


Filed under Distinguished Graduate Organization, Features, Showcase

The average gamer spends 18 hours per week playing video games according to Education Database, but not many players make a career of gaming. It’s surprising to find that many of the independent video game creators are high school or college student age. Future video game developers may be your...

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...

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