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Windows to the Soul: We adjust to the new normal

As a member of a very large and close family, the Beam family, like many others, is experiencing the hardships of being separated from their extended family members while in quarantine.

by Dana Kullgren and Lancer Media staff

May 15, 2020

"Just leave me alone!" When wishes come true, suddenly being alone is not what we thought.  Zoom much?  Talk to your friends from one car to the other?  Spend a lot of time looking at the outside from your bedroom window?  For many, the prison-like experience has us re-thinking just how much we...

Life on Pause: We settle into a routine during COVID-19

8:00 a.m.: Dana Kullgren uses her garage to work on a project for her art class during the stay-at-home order.

by Dana Kullgren and Lancer Media Staff

May 3, 2020

While all Americans are searching for coping strategies to handle boredom, stress, anxiety, and fear, teens are also managing to study and participate in learning.  Labled "Continuity of Instruction," Frederick County Public Schools expects students and teachers to continue to complete meaningful lessons....

What’s all the buzz about the spelling bee?

Emily Webb and Ethan Hart consult on how to spell a word in the second round.

by Bailey Bennett, Reporter

March 11, 2020

Can you spell “Scherenschnitte” (the German art of cutting paper with scissors)?  If you are a member of the winning spelling teams, NEHS and Academic teams, maybe! On February 27, the NEHS held its seventh annual spelling bee in the Learning Commons after school. Competing in the spelling bee were staff, ...

Boys and girls track teams successfully adapt to new competition at Western Maryland Winter Classic

Sophomore Mikayla Moxley fights to keep her place in the 800 meter race.

by Elizabeth Rajnik and Adam Liston

January 19, 2020

On Friday, January 10, the boys and girls indoor track and field teams started the new year right with a successful outcome in the Western Maryland Winter Classic track meet held at Hagerstown Community College. The boys team placed first with a total of 93.5 points, and the girls team placed second to...

Indoor track and field teams surprise competition at the Smithsburg Invitational

Senior, Ethan Hart prepares to throw.

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor

December 24, 2019

On Friday, December 20, the boys and girls indoor track and field teams competed in the Smithsburg Invitational at Hagerstown Community College. The teams definitely had something to celebrate going into winter break as both the girls and boys team placed third in the meet. The majority of Linganore...

In Quentin’s memory, the community runs for LLS at the Egg Nog Jog: Photo of the Day 12/23/19

Runners Daniel Etherton and others drinking egg nog.

by Jessica Young, Reporter

December 23, 2019

On December 21, the eighth annual Egg Nog Jog was filled with runners ready to  sprint (or leisurely jog) their way to the finish line. With tables of egg nog, a huge candy cane blow up arch, and triangle streamers lining the course, runners endured cold temperatures to raise money and toys for a g...

Boys & girls cross country celebrate winning season

Linganore boys team poses together after 3A state meet.

by Carson Buck, Editor

December 3, 2019

For the first time in three years, both the boys and girls teams won 3A West regional crowns. The boys team, lead by Carson Buck and Cole Williamson, won 3A West Regionals with a score of 62 points, beating out rival Tuscarora, who scored 79 points. During the preseason, Tuscarora was the favorite to w...

Lake’s English class performs 12 Angry Men: Photo of the Day 11/22/19

Juror 3 (Alex Kullgren) and Juror 4 (Haley Lewis) talk about the case.

by Grace Truedson, Reporter

November 22, 2019

On Monday, November 18, Mr. Dan Lake's fourth period English 9 class started their performance of the play 12 Angry Men. When Lake announced that the class was going to perform, everyone was thrilled to hear that they wouldn't have to read it silently. "It's super interesting and I'm super desperat...

Girls finish 5th, boys compete well with setbacks: Photo of the day 10/26/19

3rd place Carson Buck, 2nd Place Collin Dempsey, 1st place Kyle Lund

by Zack Hunsaker, Reporter

October 26, 2019

October 24, the boys and girls JV and varsity teams competed at Frederick County Championships.  The meet was held at Catoctin High School and proved to be a very tough course for everyone.   The girls ran well overall with Caroline Perrone coming in 13th place with a time of 22:21. Other racers on the girls...

Gifted education: Is it a gift?

Similar to the Star-Bellied Sneetches from Dr. Seuss’s classic story, the label of

by Emily Webb and Ruby Cerny

September 30, 2019

EMILY’S EXPERIENCE: For seven years of my educational experience, I spent my time playing with Tangrams, solving upside-down puzzles, and competing in trivia competitions. Rather than learning fractions or United States geography like my peers, my focus was on critical thinking, pattern recognition,...

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