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What is happiness? Has it changed over the last 50 years?

What is happiness?  Has it changed over the last 50 years?

by Julia Peigh, Public Opinion Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In June 1964, The Lance staff created a poem entitled “What is Happiness?” It was published with student answers such as “Happiness - is when the equation works out the very first time.” and “Happiness - is getting out of Advanced Biology for an assembly.” Fifty years later, Lancers, what do you thi...

Parade of Lights marches into your summer playlist

Parade of Lights marches into your summer playlist

by Olivia Goldstein, Editor

May 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Summer anthem alert!  Los Angeles natives, Parade of Lights, released their EP, Golden, on March 25. Listen to it free on SoundCloud! If techno and indie rock had a baby it would be in the form of Parade of Lights. Their sound is along the lines of indie and alternative rock bands, MGMT and The ...

Do you dream of being a Disney princess?

Do you dream of being a Disney princess?

by Rebecca Downs, Reporter

May 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest maiden of all?” How many of you read that with the voice of the nasty witch from Snow White? As the first princess movie produced by Walt Disney on February 4, 1938, Snow White set the scene for their Disney princess dynasty. Seventy-seven years la...

We want our vacations back! Give us “cyber days?”

We want our vacations back!  Give us “cyber days?”

by Alyssa Mattison, Reporter

April 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

We all know Mother Nature hasn't been nice to us this winter. Because of the extreme snow fall, Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) used 12 snow days (five were already built into the school year). To make up for these days, FCPS took away four days from spring break (April 14th, April 15th, Apri...

Poll: Who is the fairest Disney Princess of them all?

Poll: Who is the fairest Disney Princess of them all?

by Rebecca Downs, Reporter

April 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Do know all the words to Frozen's "Let it go?" The Lance wants to know which Disney Princess (new or old) is your absolute favorite. Almost everyone grew up watching the Disney Princess movies; they are a part of our childhood. Which maiden is the fairest of them all?  ...

Why should we remember the Holocaust?

Why should we remember the Holocaust?

by Jessica Steves, Reporter

April 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Why do we remember the Holocaust? Why do we consider it important? Why are there memorials and museums, books and films, and numerical tattoos that are treated with the same reverence as saints’ relics? Why, why, why? Why do we care at all? It happened on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, and ...

Focus on school improvement: Time to update attendance codes

Focus on school improvement:  Time to update attendance codes

by Noah Ismael, Web Editor

April 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In February 2014, The Washington Post and other news outlets described the medical coding system used in the United States and the new ICD-10, the manual of approximately 68,000 medical codes that hospitals and insurance companies will use for diagnostic purposes and records. The expectation is th...

Poll: Wish we had a real spring break? We should have had cyber days

Poll: Wish we had a real spring break? We should have had cyber days

by Alyssa Mattison, Reporter

April 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In exchange for keeping Spring Break, students attending a private high school, John Carroll, were required to learn and complete assignments online during snow days. If LHS was given this option, would we have had a real Spring Break? Lancer Media asked Linganore’s students and faculty if they...

Poll: How often do you watch the morning announcements?

Poll: How often do you watch the morning announcements?

by Isabella Marcellino, Reporter

April 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The morning announcements have been on the air for three semesters. LHS TV is looking for feedback from students, teachers, and parents on ways to improve the announcements. To watch the morning announcements, visit schooltube.com. Take the poll to share your opinion and give suggestions! ...

My Lenten Sacrifice: I unplug to be more than just another post

My Lenten Sacrifice: I unplug to be more than just another post

by Rebecca Downs, Reporter

March 26, 2014


Filed under Archives, Opinion

  Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Vine, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest. There are so many ways for us to be connected. Perhaps sometimes we need a break from it all. I am trying to unplug myself from society by giving up all social media for 40 days. Let’s just say, it’s a day by day...

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