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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Finding the Truth in a Social Media Feud

Finding the “Truth” in a Social Media Feud

by Mack Mullinix, Reporter May 25, 2022

On April 25, Twitter and Elon Musk began the process of turning the huge social media app into a privately owned business. Musk Tweeted the day after "Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok...

Con: Praying before games can negatively impact student athletes

by Marla Rowley, Reporter May 20, 2022

While there are many benefits to prayer before games like boosting players' confidence and expressing themselves, there are also some disadvantages to it as well. Group prayers before games can make students...

Pro: Students should have the right to prayer during athletic events

by Anessa Davy, Reporter May 20, 2022

It’s game day and everyone is getting ready to warm up. Legs are trembling, players are pacing, rapid breathing can be heard throughout the bench. Performing in front of a crowd where your mistakes are...

Marine biology helps our worlds oceans; without them, the marine population would be in much more danger.

Career Choices: My fascination with marine biology

by Emily Rice, Reporter May 20, 2022

The ocean is home to nearly 95% of all life. Why wouldn't we want to explore it? In fact, most of GenZ is worried about climate change and its effects.  Have you considered that a career in marine biology...

Girls varsity soccer team huddled for team prayer before fall 2021 game.

Pray before Play? How students feel about praying before games

by Marla Rowley and Anessa Davy May 19, 2022

Whether or not religion can be discussed in schools has been an ongoing debate for decades. Parents, teachers, and students of all cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs have argued that it is inappropriate...

In a collage created by Alexis Simmerman, some of these amazing fictional moms are featured, including Pema from Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Mrs Boonchuy from Amphibia, Angella from She-Ra: The Princesses of Power, Aunt Ellen from Lolirock, Eda Clawthrone from the Owl House, Maya from Ninjago, Sarai from the Dragon Prince, and Julieta from Encanto.

Next to my own #1 mother, the best mothers are in animated television series

by Alexis Simmerman, Editor May 10, 2022

Everyone has a different definition of the term “motherly” but the one thing I think most people can agree on is that they’re the most loving and supportive people in a person’s life. As a result,...

Students in DRCC pose together for a picture after a meeting.

Teens find a friends and spiritual life at Damascus Road Community Church

by Lindsay Shade, Reporter May 4, 2022

Going to church and attending youth groups has become a more popular activity with teenagers. In these times, youth groups are an opportunity that would bring kids hope within themselves and others. Usually,...

My brother has been walking for a year, and Ive been following him ever since.

For me being a big sister means being 16 years older

by Katherine Lopez, Reporter May 3, 2022

When my one-year-old brother cries, guess who gets up to hold him?  Me.  I am the “big sister.”  And when I say that, I mean I am sixteen years older than my two siblings.  What is it like...

Many students are embarrassed of their allergies and the tables that accompany them. There should be no embarrassment when all youre doing is keeping yourself safe.

The allergy table creates uncomfortable segregation

by Emily Rice, Reporter April 29, 2022

Picture lunch detention, sitting at that one round table in the cafeteria where everyone can see that you were late to school for the third time and got in trouble. Embarrassing, but you have plenty of...

Do you want to be a teacher?  Some students return to FCPS to teach

Do you want to be a teacher? Some students return to FCPS to teach

by Kaelyn Diaz, Reporter April 29, 2022

From age 5 to 18, students have spent 22,540 hours with 61 different teachers.  The older we get, the more we come to understand how hard being a teacher really is, but still some students want to...

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