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The student news site of Linganore High School

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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

An Airbus A380 of Dubai-Based airline Emirates is  seen at London-Heathrow Airport in 2022.

Reviving the skies: The resurgence of the Airbus A380

by Harry Sauer, Reporter January 23, 2024

The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to shape the aviation landscape, casting a notable influence on the Airbus A380, the world’s largest aircraft. Although the pandemic’s grip...

Taylor Swift wears a smile while Travis Kelce takes the field at Arrowhead Stadium. (Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift influence in full effect for the NFL: Travis Kelce and the Chiefs can’t escape the spotlight

by Abby Childers, Sports Editor November 18, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs and their star tight end, Travis Kelce, have been catapulted into the spotlight over the last few weeks resulting from what some would call, “The Taylor Swift Effect.”  The...

The WGA strike went on for a full 148 days before its end on October 9 (Colyn Messecar).

Creatives revolt: Strikes sweep across America

by Kiefer Ely, Editor October 20, 2023

Entertainment media, including movies, television shows and videogames, give a unique glimpse into the world. They do this not only through their own content, but also through the direly complex conditions...

A DIY harvest-themed arch welcomed the Homecoming court into the schools cafeteria, which served as the dance floor.

Was the 2023 homecoming dance an improvement or a failure?

by Kiefer Ely, Editor October 16, 2023

A long week of activities encouraging school spirit was concluded on Saturday, October 14 with the annual homecoming dance. The dance includes music, drinks, snacks and a comfortable environment for students...

LHS Pom and Dance performs a kick-line during their routine at pep rally.

Annual Homecoming pep rally brings students together, builds school spirit

by Emily Rice, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2023

On October 13, Linganore High School (LHS) held their annual Homecoming pep rally. Students and staff gathered in the gymnasium with overwhelming school spirit.  At the event, LHS fall sports teams...

Junior Genevieve Vlha paints a childs face at the face paint booth at the community show.

49th annual community show creates inviting space for agriculture

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2023

From October 8-10, the Linganore-New Market Community Show took place in the auxiliary gym of Linganore High School (LHS). For 49 years, the show has been a place for students and members of the Linganore...

Students often get distracted by social media in class. This can negatively affect their health, well being, and grades.

New law aims to combat negative effects of social media

by Jackson Passarelli, Reporter October 6, 2023

Earlier this year, Republican senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that would enforce a minimum age requirement of 16 years old for social media platforms. States including Utah and Arkansas have...

The heat in Linganore High School’s building is getting is out of control and signifcantly impacting the learning environment for students and staff.

Linganore HVAC system burns out as relentless heat continues

by Mia Lucas and Emily Rice September 29, 2023

On Thursday, September 7, the Linganore High School (LHS) administration made the executive decision to dismiss students early due to extreme heat in the building.  In the early morning of September...

A teacher runs into a website they normally use that has been blocked.

FCPS’ frequent website blocks harm students and teachers

by Eddie Slavin, Reporter June 2, 2023

At one point or another, every student has run into an issue with content being blocked by FCPS, it could be a YouTube video, a website, or images from google searches. Something much more rare than...

Select states new detransition bills cause widespread controversy

Select states’ new “detransition” bills cause widespread controversy

by Delaney Browne, Reporter June 1, 2023

The word detransition means to halt or reverse a transition process that has already begun or happened in the past. In the case of many detransition bills across the U.S., the word means to change someone...

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