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Still I Rise: African American Culture Club teaches lessons about racism to staff

Minority students at LHS explained that they deal with these negative experiences on a daily basis.

by Maya Apau, Editor

May 11, 2020

**This is Part I of a series of stories featuring the African American experience in a suburban Maryland high school. As African American students in a predominantly Caucasian school, there are multitude of inherent differences from peers. The primary tensions and adversities arise from skin color and cult...

What’s all the buzz about the spelling bee?

Emily Webb and Ethan Hart consult on how to spell a word in the second round.

by Bailey Bennett, Reporter

March 11, 2020

Can you spell “Scherenschnitte” (the German art of cutting paper with scissors)?  If you are a member of the winning spelling teams, NEHS and Academic teams, maybe! On February 27, the NEHS held its seventh annual spelling bee in the Learning Commons after school. Competing in the spelling bee were staff, ...

Seven LHS men have the vision that they will be crowned Mr. Linganore

Mr. Linganore contestants practice their samba dance for the performance.

by Megan Hobbs and Gabby Shifflett

February 21, 2020

On Saturday, March 7, Linganore High School is holding their 21st annual Mr. Linganore competition: Men of Vision. Mr. Linganore is a competition where senior guys compete with one another performing their different talents and acts. At the end, the winner will be chosen by the seven judges and th...

Benefo among King award recipients at 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Kojo Benefo poses with his parents and Principal Nancy Doll.

by William Quansah, Editor

January 22, 2020

Attendants of the 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King celebration ceremony were greeted by this message in their brochures from United States Senator Ben Cardin: "I am confident when we come together for positive change, there is no obstacle we cannot overcome." FCPS holds an MLK celebration...

Dr. Elizabeth Atwood encourages Lancer Media journalists to plan for future

Editor Emily Webb shows Dr. Elizabeth Atwood The Lance website.

by Emily Lotito and Kaelyn Diaz

January 21, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Atwood, Associate Professor of Journalism at Hood College,   visited Lancer Media to talk about the journalism program at Hood and to get an understanding of what high school journalism looks like today. She is the college’s adviser of the Blue and Grey newspaper, produced by students...

Lancer Media interviews Katryna Perera, Education Reporter for the Frederick News Post

Lancer Media editors get advice from reporter Katryna Perera.

by Joshua Todd, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Katryna Perera loves visiting schools, attending Board of Education meetings, and reporting on test scores. That's because she believes "education is the backbone of society." On December 6, Education Reporter for the Frederick News Post Katryna Perera visited Lancer Media to discuss her career in jour...

Boffman shares leadership and communication wisdom with Lancer Media

Daryl Boffman talks to journalism about his career as Executive Director of Public Affairs for FCPS.

by Madeline Hull, Editor

December 20, 2019

Daryl Boffman is not afraid to speak his mind, but he also cautions the public that social media is not the place to rant. He knows this first-hand because social media and FCPS is one area that Boffman spends a lot of time in his job.  This is important to Boffman because he is Executive Director of Pub...

GSA begins planning for winter formal

Toby Morseman and Leigha Plugge brainstorm movies to feature on movie poster decorations for the GSA formal.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

On December 4, the Gender-Sexuality Alliance Winter Formal Planning Committee met after school in Ms. Jessica Baker's room to discuss the club's annual winter dance. This will be the fifth year that the club hosts this dance, which has become increasingly popular each year. Open to GSA students from...

City Editor, Pete McCarthy visits journalism class

Pete McCarthy talks the Journalism students.

by Emily Lotito, Editor

December 7, 2019

On December 4, City Desk Editor of Frederick News Post, Pete McCarthy visited Lancer Media to talk to students about his journalism career. “I started journalism off in a high school class for a year and didn’t think I would continue journalism later in my life. In college, I got involved in a j...

FFA takes home 10 awards at Nationals

The members who attended National convention in Indianapolis Indiana.

by Peyton Johnson, Editor

December 4, 2019

Starting on October 29 to November 2, 14 members on 3 teams traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National FFA Convention. All of the students have been practicing for months, and for some even years preparing for these events. In Parliamentary Procedure the students learn how to run a proper business meeting in a timely fashion. They discuss and debate...

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