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

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

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

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

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 interviews Katryna Perera, Education Reporter for the Frederick News Post

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

Boffman shares leadership and communication wisdom with Lancer Media

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

GSA begins planning for winter 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

City Editor, Pete McCarthy visits journalism class

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

FFA takes home 10 awards at Nationals

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...

Students explore creative opportunities and make cards during Writer’s Week

Students explore creative opportunities and make cards during Writer’s Week

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

The second annual Writer's Week, held November 11-14, brought students from all classes together to participate in a variety of writing and English-related activities. Organized by Linganore's chapter of the National English Honor Society in cooperation with the English Department, Writer's Week included...

New tutoring option available through NHS

New tutoring option available through NHS

by Zach, Hunsaker

November 7, 2019

On November 7, the first term ends, and for many that means facing a “D” or an “F” in one or more classes.  Many students struggle to find tutoring options that work with their schedules. This year, the National Honor Society has created a program that provides tutoring services on Wednesday ...

“Back-To-School Essentials”… More like back-to-school protection

“Back-To-School Essentials”… More like back-to-school protection

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor

October 29, 2019

It’s September 2. School starts in less than 24 hours. Parents and children rush into Walmart to purchase last-minute school supplies. Kids lay out their newly purchased outfits in preparation for the early school morning. Parents run around their house ensuring their children’s lunches are pa...

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