The Lance

FCPS 2019-20 draft calendar is a win

FCPS 2019-20 draft calendar is a win

by Emily Webb, Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

FCPS recently posted the 2019-2020 school year draft calendar for public review. However, the public comment period came and went with few students aware it was available. For those of us watching the calendar, there are some significant changes that have been made that will affect the coming school y...

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Hawking's ideas about the study of astronomy apply to Frederick County Public Schools. There are three science course requirements that every high school student in Frederick County must fulfill: physics, biology, and chemistry. These three science courses all center around terrestrial matters...

The great tractor debate – John Deere or Case IH?

The great tractor debate – John Deere or Case IH?

by Peyton Johnson, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Recently, Lancer Media created a poll to determine which tractor Case IH or John Deere is the best. This debate may seem unusual for those who don't know much about either, but for those in the FFA or just interested in agriculture, may say that this is the greatest debate of all time. Despite the de...

Journalism protects American democracy

Journalism protects American democracy

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Jamal Khashoggi, a writer for The Washington Post and critic of Saudi Arabia’s ruler Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared on October 2 after entering a Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey. His apparent death, along with many other journalists since 1993, illustrated the frightening truth that press freedom is i...

Home arts: Sewing stitches generations together–sister, mother, and grandmother

Home arts: Sewing stitches generations together–sister, mother, and grandmother

by Sierra Rossman, Guest Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Art comes in many different forms. One of those forms that is quickly declining in popularity is sewing. What little we have left of the art is partially contained in stories. My grandmother tells stories of how she would hand-sew full-size quilts with her mother, neighbors, and girls from their town...

Coffee of the season? Depresso. The barista? Seasonal affective disorder

Coffee of the season? Depresso. The barista? Seasonal affective disorder

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever felt especially irritated at the cold weather? Positively peeved it isn’t warm anymore? Despairingly depressed with how the world just is? Chances are that you’re experiencing a few symptoms of  affective disorder, also known as SAD. SAD is a seasonal depression, meaning it onl...

Generation Z is the future—- Even without a computer!

Generation Z is the future—- Even without a computer!

by Maya Apau and Tabitha Moses

December 3, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

In our story “What has our generation lost? Gen Z is in trouble”, we wrote about how this new generation is lacking social and life skills. Gen Zers are in a hurry, not for purposeful reasons, but for selfish and problematic reasons instead. Yet the quick pace movement isn’t necessarily a hurry to use...

Give witches a break!

Give witches a break!

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

What do you think of when you hear the word witch? I get a lot of different answers, ranging from The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch to devil worshipers. People mention Halloween costumes. I listen to a lot of descriptions of green-skinned women with warts and black pointy hats, and a surprising number of an...

Demolition derby: What can we do to fix student driving problems?

Demolition derby: What can we do to fix student driving problems?

by Bailey Spore and Ryan Sheehy

November 30, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

There probably isn’t a single student who doesn’t have a scratch or dent on their car, often caused by other students. A large majority of student driving is downright awful. While the students most likely aren’t trying to be destructive, many drive too fast, text while driving and are unaware o...

Local Jewish families concerned for safety in wake of Pittsburgh attack

Local Jewish families concerned for safety in wake of Pittsburgh attack

by Emily Lotito, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion

On October 27, the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue was attacked during their morning Shabbat service. The shooter open fired while yelling anti-Semitic slurs. This shooting was the deadliest single act of antisemitism in the United States. Eleven members of the congregation were killed and four pol...

The student news site of Linganore High School.
Opinion