The Lance

Hard work pays off: Poms ready to dance

Hard work pays off: Poms ready to dance

by Madeline Williamson, Editor April 9, 2021

Before the poms season was put on pause, the team had already held tryouts and created a routine.  Riley Johnston said, “We had a small group tryout. It wasn’t anything like we have done in the...

Darren Hornbeck's 9/11 class looks less crowded, but mostly the same--what you don't see is the 15+ students on the Google Meet.

What are teachers doing to help students during virtual/hybrid learning?

by Ryan Dorsey, Reporter March 25, 2021

Teachers are bending themselves into pretzels to accommodate students during virtual/hybrid learning as COVID has greatly impacted learning and teaching. All students spend at least three days a week...

Collage of my favorite parts throughout the show.

Wandavision: A Marvel(ous) spin on classic American sitcoms

by Brayden Gregory and Dalton Markel March 25, 2021

The MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has been known for its blockbuster movies, starting with the first movie, Iron Man, released in 2008. Iron Man served as the start to Phase 1 of the Marvel storyline.  Now...

Video: Seniors walk the line between working and studying

by Julian Rodriguez and Zachary Tilmont March 25, 2021

This video takes a deeper look into the lives of two student employees. At the beginning of the pandemic, when school was not fully virtual, students were reaching for more hours to work for numerous reasons:...

Emma Nolan, the main character, stands off from the crowd alone as the rest of the group takes all the glory

The Prom (2020): When will LGBTQ+ issues become more than a plot point?

by Jessie Hernandez, Reporter March 24, 2021

Overpriced dress? CHECK. Hair styled? CHECK. Prom-posal poster? CHECK. Code for Google Meet prom? CHECK. FCPS has announced that there will be no proms held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions....

The JV girls soccer team during halftime of their home game on March 11, 2021 against Brunswick.

Making connections and connecting passes: New captains lead JV Girls Soccer team

by Alyssa Pizer and Chloe Little March 24, 2021

As the players warm up, the stands begin to fill to a lesser capacity than all are used to. Led by their three captains: Alex Stuart, Anessa Davy, and Alyssa Pizer, the girls JV soccer team is reaching...

Mr. Mike Bowles speaking to Mrs. Rebetsky's journalism class.

Lancer spotlight: Custodian Bowles leads team of pandemic superheroes

Does anyone every wonder how and why everyone is able to go back to the school building during a world pandemic? Custodial staff make it happen.
by Brynne McKinney, Reporter March 24, 2021

Mr. Mike Bowles, lead custodian, and his team have been hard at work every day keeping the school as clean as possible for the return of students and teachers. Their main goal this year, and for future...

Gaggle and GoGuardian are committed to tackling the epidemic of suicide.

Suicide prevention software: The privacy trade-off saves lives

Eliminating suicide one Google search at a time
by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among high-school teens. A 2019 CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) survey found that one in five (18.8%) youths have seriously considered suicide,...

Video: A beginner’s guide to building your own PC

by Patrick Chamoun, Reporter March 24, 2021

Using technology rules the GenZ life. The intrigue of building computers has spread proportionally.  Starting the project is the biggest hurdle:  How do I know what to do? In this video I detail...

Rec Room VR: Everyone can enjoy a visit to this game room

by Connor Bennett, Reporter March 23, 2021

Rec Room is a popular VR game with aspects of PvP, PvE as well as a few smaller genres such as sports and speedrunning. As well as all of these, one of Rec Room's main selling points is that it is also...

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