The Lance

Free speech is not an excuse for discrimination

Free speech is not an excuse for discrimination

by Lilly Player and Rachel Player

January 24, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

In 2012, David Mullins and his partner, Charlie Craig, walked into Masterpiece Cakeshop, owned by Jack Phillips, and asked for a wedding cake. Phillips denied their request for a wedding cake, saying that making a wedding cake for a same sex marriage was against his religious beliefs. Mullins and Craig file...

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

by Brianna Dellavalle and Bridget Murphy

January 24, 2018


Filed under Best of SNO, Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

All I need is an app that plays songs I enjoy, without charging me a monthly fee and without having to check my phone every two seconds to choose the next song. Many music listeners lean toward SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Music as their ‘go-to’ source for their daily tunes. My unpopular opinio...

Creative writing class could be more than an elective

Creative writing class could be more than an elective

by Riley Glynn and Jason Byrd

January 23, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion, Showcase

Plenty of creativity and great writers can come from a creative writing class. At least one creative writing class should be offered in Linganore High School.  Every single FCPS high school has a creative writing class except for Linganore and Catoctin. While there are some opportunities to be a...

FCPS needs to offer more languages at the high school level

FCPS needs to offer more languages at the high school level

by Tommy Moyer and Meredith Moyer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

The study of the French, German, Spanish, and Latin are all very important, which is why the University of Maryland completer program requires that a student must pass two levels of these language classes to graduate . Until the 21st Century, citizens of the United States regularly interacted with peopl...

White Rabbit Gastropub: An hidden eating adventure for two

White Rabbit Gastropub:  An hidden eating adventure for two

by Jacob Blue, Reporter

January 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On January 14th I intended to take a girl on a date to the White Rabbit Gastropub. Our intentions were foiled after not being able to find the restaurant in the dark Frederick streets, forcing us to seek refuge in a nearby pizza place. So, if you intend to impress your date, make sure you know whe...

No call to play this Call of Duty: WWII

No call to play this Call of Duty: WWII

by Adam Cooper, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

The Call of Duty franchise is seen as a lion in the first person shooter genre with its immense popularity; however, in the last few years, the games in this franchise have been less than stellar. Sadly this newest game, released in early November 2017,  just manages to stave off the death of the fr...

Holiday decorations and U.S. law: keep church out of state

Holiday decorations and U.S. law: keep church out of state

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor in chief

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

In December, it's easy to take in the lights and trees with wide, child-like eyes. It's easy to overlook the flood of Christmas-themed decorations in our area. So when Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, placed a light string on their fence to spell out "Merry Christmas," it's just another pretty decoration,...

Merry Christmas to all, not just Christians

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Opinion

Merry Christmas! Are you offended? Of course not. What is this “war” that we fight during this season every year? Can’t we agree that “Merry Christmas” is a neutral greeting? According to a New York Times article, the “War on Christmas” started in 2005 because of a book written by John Gibso...

Work together, not apart: How to fix the SGA’s biggest problem

Work together, not apart: How to fix the SGA’s biggest problem

by Tommy Moyer, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Our school’s SGA has been wildly successful.  In 2015-2016, the SGA raised $12,171. In the area of community service, the SGA holds blood drives, toy drives, and raises awareness for cancer. However, the SGA’s largest weakness is the lack of participation in its events. It is very hard for the SGA to s...

The student news site of Linganore High School.
Opinion