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From Halloween to Christmas: When do we give thanks?

From Halloween to Christmas: When do we give thanks?

by Erin Stewart, Editor
December 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While searching for the perfect Halloween costume, shoppers bump into rows of ornaments, candy canes and fake Christmas trees. Is Thanksgiving ever on display? You may see houses with Christmas lights on the trees, around the house and a Christmas tree in the window, but it’s not even Thanksgiving....

Goodbye, 2013! 10 fads everybody hates

by Olivia DuBro, Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

10) Nike Foams: This year, Nike Air Foamposites, also known as Foams, got quite a lot of attention from both boys and girls. There seems to be no in between with these shoes: you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em.  Even the people who love them didn’t love them enough to spend $250-350 on them. The ...

Video Production plans school-spirited Lip Dub

Video Production plans school-spirited Lip Dub

by Brennan Nolan, Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Opinion

You’ve heard of break dancing, the Harlem shake, and even the controversial twerking. However, there is a new fad that has taken over YouTube. This craze is known as lip dub. “A lip dub is a one shot video where there are different students lip singing to pre-recorded songs as they move through...

Catching Fire ignites Hunger Games fans

Catching Fire ignites Hunger Games fans

by Kaycee Oland, Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Catching Fire, the sequel to the movie The Hunger Games, was in theaters everywhere on November 22, 2013. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, the movie is set six months after the last Hunger Games on the day of the Victory Tour. Catching Fire covers a wid...

Does cell phone use really affect our communication skills?

Does cell phone use really affect our communication skills?

by Erin Stewart, Editor
November 25, 2013
Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

We live in a world where communication through modern technology is almost required.  Everywhere people are texting, emailing, writing blogs and tweeting.  It's hard to go anywhere without seeing someone using a phone or the Internet to connect with others. Can you imagine not being able to check your...

Getting your dream job is no longer a nightmare

Getting your dream job is no longer a nightmare

by Olivia Goldstein, Editor
November 4, 2013
Filed under College Blog, Opinion, Showcase

Generation Lost: Many students, both high school and college age, have no idea what they want to do for the rest of their lives. I am not one of the select few who know exactly what they were born to do, and actually pursue and become it. We all dream of becoming a CEO or a professional athlete but...

Top 10 best cars at Linganore

Top 10 best cars at Linganore

by Phoebe Kolesar, Reporter
October 30, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Look no further than the student parking lot for some of the hottest cars- Here is Lancer Media’s picks for the top 10 best cars at Linganore. 10.) Mark Geppi – Ford F150 9.) Alec Ocopal – 2007 Ford Truck F250 8.) Melanie Woods – 2008 BMW 328i 7.) Kyle Nicolet – 2008 Hummer H3 ...

Good girl gone bad: Miley Cyrus album review

Good girl gone bad: Miley Cyrus album review

by Theresa Bentz
October 28, 2013
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Disney channel’s “Hannah” has turned into a fearless “bad girl” releasing her new album Bangerz on October 8th; songs range from smooth R&B to electronica dance music to rap.  The song “We Can’t Stop” defined was the theme song for most teenagers’ summer. Also “Wrecking Ball...

The truth behind energy drinks

The truth behind energy drinks

by Hannah Jaffe
October 28, 2013
Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

  Soft drinks are out, energy drinks are in. According to a recent survey conducted by Wells Fargo Securities, nearly 60% of convenience store retailers said they expect energy drinks will surpass carbonated soft drinks sales as soon as 2015. What is everyone actually drinking when they con...

Tumblr: parents’ views vs. kids’ views

Tumblr: parents’ views vs. kids’ views

by Caitlin Denny and Erin Formulak
October 28, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Late into the night, many students around the globe are awake not studying, but “blogging” on the social media website, Tumblr. Tumblr is a site where anyone can run a blog, posting whatever they please. Users can post audio, pictures, text, video, and more. Tumblr was started in 2007, but in...

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