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Movie Review: Avengers Endgame rocks theaters and audiences

Movie Review: Avengers Endgame rocks theaters and audiences

by Thomas French and Keifer Spore

May 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Warning! This review contains minor spoilers for the beginning of Avengers: Endgame. May 2, 2008, Iron Man was released in theaters and kicked off Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, 11 years later, the MCU comes to a close with the release of Avengers: Endgame. The Russo brothers, Ant...

Putting it to the test: How much time are we really spending on our phones?

Putting it to the test: How much time are we really spending on our phones?

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2019

On average, teens use their phones for about nine hours a day. I see my friends on their phones all the time, and, even though I know better, I catch myself picking up my phone more often than I would like. My phone is one of the biggest distractions while I’m doing homework or trying to study. Its is usually al...

Practice safe sex: Condoms should be available in Frederick County high schools

Practice safe sex: Condoms should be available in Frederick County high schools

by Braden Weinel, Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2019

From freshman to senior year, we are all taught abstinence, the only 100% effective way to save teens from unplanned pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases. However, all classroom preparation aside, history says that hormones and desire are going to win. Due to this, we should at least prepar...

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; The Finale

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; The Finale

by Jacob Bolger and Bailey Spore

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Lancer Media Music Madness, Opinion, Spring 2019

Check out the final debate here, featuring guest speaker Dylan Miller! Who is the greatest music artist? This is a question endlessly debated by friends, casual listeners, and experts alike. As this is clearly a subjective topic, no one is necessarily wrong or right in their answer. Everyone has their o...

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; round four

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; round four

by Jacob Bolger and Bailey Spore

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lancer Media Music Madness, Opinion, Showcase

Check out the fourth debate here, which covers the East division! Who is the greatest music artist? This is a question endlessly debated by friends, casual listeners, and experts alike. As this is clearly a subjective topic, no one is necessarily wrong or right in their answer. Everyone has their...

Liberal arts colleges losing their raison d’etre

Liberal arts colleges losing their raison d’etre

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Spring 2019

Colleges and universities all over the country have begun removing arts and humanities majors. As a teen who has grown up bilingual in German and has been learning Spanish  since middle school, I am frustrated about how devalued foreign language study has become. Even colleges in this area, such as McDaniel...

Custodians: Staff members thank custodians with cake!

Custodians: Staff members thank custodians with cake!

by Thomas French, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Spring 2019

If teachers and students are the heart of the school, then the custodial staff is the backbone. They clean up when we leave and make sure we have a tidy workspace. The next day, their vital role often goes unnoticed. On March 25, the Linganore staff threw a party for the custodians, with a heartfelt...

Middle School Honor Societies: Does the benefit of membership outweigh the pressure?

Middle School Honor Societies: Does the benefit of membership outweigh the pressure?

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2019

Being a sophomore, I find myself constantly analyzing my involvement in school thus far and the crushing importance of my next two years. With junior year comes the college application process, SATs and honor society applications. My friends all freak out about honor society acceptance, but I was curious. ...

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; round three

Lancer Media’s Music Madness: Breaking down the greatest artist of all time; round three

by Jacob Bolger and Bailey Spore

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Lancer Media Music Madness, Opinion

Check out the third debate here! Who is the greatest music artist? This is a question endlessly debated by friends, casual listeners, and experts alike. As this is clearly a subjective topic, no one is necessarily wrong or right in their answer. Everyone has their own opinion and taste of music.  Staff m...

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