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The student news site of Linganore High School

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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 10, 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...

Linganore students rate their community’s favorite Thanksgiving foods of 2023

by Cole Simmonds, Reporter December 21, 2023

The holiday of Thanksgiving is a unique piece of Americana that dates back to 1621. Since the first Thanksgiving, traditional delicacies such as turkey and stuffing have dominated the holiday. In a...

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,...

Pumpkin Palooza: Lancer Media embarks on a whiskful journey to the perfect pie

by Daniel Apau, Reporter December 14, 2023

To some, Thanksgiving is a time where family comes together, celebrating one of their rare opportunities to get together. To others, Thanksgiving is not always a joyous occasion; it is a holiday that forces...

Schools are now replacing Halloween parties with Fall themed activities and parties. (Photo and graphic by Mallory Mills)

Halloween Parties (Greg Legakis) 
Fall Parties (Children’s Village Preschool in Orange)

Elementary School Halloween Parties: Should they be replaced with a fall-themed party?

by Mallory Mills, Reporter October 31, 2023

Since the pandemic, the state of Maryland and many other states have canceled or refocused the theme of Halloween parties due to the fear of excluding young children.  The history of Halloween started...

Markoffs Haunted Forest entrance into Markoffs Midway.

Lancer Spotlight 10/18/23: Celebrate the countdown to Halloween with a trip to Markoff’s Haunted Forest

by Mallory Mills, Reporter October 18, 2023

Markoff’s Haunted Forest is a Halloween themed attraction located in Poolesville, MD that has been scaring guests for over 25 years! Markoff’s includes a haunted trail, haunted town and a huge hang...

Photo of Blue Knob mountain from a ski-lift

The Slopes are Calling

by Evelyn Ward, Reporter January 16, 2023

Finding ways to get outdoors during winter break is not always easy. If the weather permits, sledding, skiing and the ever-popular snowboarding are options to keep one entertained.  In Maryland, however,...

Frederick High School students head to waiting buses as others walk home during heavy snowfall in January

From Snow Day to Asynchronous Day

by Evelyn Ward, Reporter January 11, 2023

Students love to wake up and see a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground and finding out school is canceled. Despite a love for a periodic snow-day surprise, they do not enjoy a school year that drags...

These are the words that represent the holiday of Christmas the most.

Does Christmas deserve a day or a month of celebrating?

by Patrick Lyons, Reporter January 9, 2023

With Christmas just around the corner, the rush of shopping, wrapping and decorating commences.  As most know, Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, with many different activities...

Egg Nog Jog brings community together to raise awareness for leukemia

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2022

On the morning of December 17, the Linganore High School (LHS) SGA hosted the 11th annual Egg Nog Jog. The jog was created in honor of Quentin Ingram, a young child from the Linganore community who...

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