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It’s a three-peat! Lancer Media earns the SNO Distinguished Site

It’s a three-peat!  Lancer Media earns the SNO Distinguished Site

by Bridget Murphy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Spring 2018

The Lance has done it again. They have proven their excellence for the third year in a row by winning SNO Distinguished Site. Student Newspapers Online has sponsored The Lance website since 2013. As of April 16, The Lance is one of only 14 websites to be awarded recognition this year. There are six badges that ea...

Learning for Life builds stand up desks for classrooms

Learning for Life builds stand up desks for classrooms

by Julie Walker, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, April 13, the Learning for Life program began building stand-up desks for classrooms. Principal Nancy Doll authorized the order of 26 desks to be split among math, English, world language, special ed, tech ed, and health. They will be distributed equally among the classrooms to give all students...

Classmates4Life video contest focuses on drug abuse

Classmates4Life video contest focuses on drug abuse

by Grace Gaydosh, Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under News

Catherine Contreras, Timothy Demember, Hanna Dufresne, and Lily Tate, all students who work on the morning announcements, entered videos for the Classmates4Life contest. Voting closed on March 21. The celebration of all county entries was postponed due to snow. The Classmates4Life Drug-Awareness contest ...

Students voice their opinion across the nation with 17-minute walk out

Students voice their opinion across the nation with 17-minute walk out

by Jacob Bolger, Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On  March 14th, students left their classrooms to gather in the cafeteria for 17 minutes, symbolic of remembrance for the 17 lives lost one month prior in Parkland, Florida. The events at Stoneman Douglas High School were truly horrific, and citizens across the country (especially teens) are in search...

Harry Potter Alliance charms charities with books from winter drive

Harry Potter Alliance charms charities with books from winter drive

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Harry Potter Alliance recently held its third annual book drive, which ran from early November until January 31. At their February meeting, members counted and sorted books, with a total of over 200 books across three categories: children, teen, and adult. The Alliance's next task was to decide...

Is the flu keeping you down? Here’s how to prevent it

Is the flu keeping you down? Here’s how to prevent it

by Ashley Martin, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under News

The headlines are screaming “Flu!” This year has been one of the harshest years for the recurring illness, the influenza.  The Washington Post reported in mid-February that that over 88 children have passed away due to the flu this year, and every 68 out 100,00 people have been hospitalized due to the flu.   ...

Sister city anniversary march draws frustrated crowd to state capital

Sister city anniversary march draws frustrated crowd to state capital

by Beau Cameron and Sarah Brady

January 28, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, News, Showcase

On January 20th, The Women’s March Alliance held anniversary marches around the country. Marches took place across the nation, with the “main” event being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In Maryland, major events took place in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Frederick. This year, the march focused on voting in th...

Mock trial team brings in first win of the year

Mock trial team brings in first win of the year

by Adam Cooper and MaKenzie Llewellyn

January 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, News

On January 9, the mock trial team competed in their first trial against Urbana High School. The mock trial team pulled off a close win with one point to earn the victory. Simplified, the case is about a car accident. This case features Avery Chris Slater, the plaintiff versus Kelly Kapowski, the ...

Juniors and sophomores learn about dual enrollment classes

Juniors and sophomores learn about dual enrollment classes

by Hannah Haught, Co-Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On January 10 all students interested in taking a dual enrollment class were called in for an informational meeting during PREP. Students were given instructions for testing and registration for dual enrollment. At the meeting students learned about the enrollment process at Frederick Community College, including how to ...

Holiday decorations and U.S. law: keep church out of state

Holiday decorations and U.S. law: keep church out of state

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor in chief

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

In December, it's easy to take in the lights and trees with wide, child-like eyes. It's easy to overlook the flood of Christmas-themed decorations in our area. So when Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, placed a light string on their fence to spell out "Merry Christmas," it's just another pretty decoration,...

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