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In African American history month colors, we ask ourselves,

It’s about time: African American history course in the works for FCPS

But there is more Black history than "slavery was bad" and the “I Have a Dream” speech.
by Jason Byrd, Sports Editor April 9, 2021

FCPS has established the importance of diversity by promoting multicultural lessons for all grades K-12 and by creating a partnership with AARCH (African American Resource Cultural Heritage Society). Now,...

Emma Davis directs the cast of Little Women during their after-school practice.

Lancer Spotlight: The show must go on–Emma Davis student director for Little Women

by Sarah Webb, Reporter March 22, 2021

“Let’s get this show on the road!” Emma Davis, the student director of the spring musical, Little Women, has had to adapt to the strict Covid limitations that have impacted the production process....

A picture of Mr. Hornbeck teaching his class on 9/11 at Linganore High School.

Lancer Spotlight: Hornbeck makes history fun despite virtual learning challenges

How Mr. Hornbeck maintains interactive and interesting history classes during a hybrid school year
by Audrey Kilgore, Reporter March 22, 2021

During one of Mr. Darren Hornbeck’s first virtual Modern World History classes Semester 2, he held a scavenger hunt competition despite the challenging learning conditions. The student who could find...

Angela Smithhisler works hard on the Weekly Announcements.

Lancer Spotlight: Angela Smithhisler wears many hats in the virtual teaching era

Angela Smithhisler makes the most of virtual school.
by Joshua Todd and Erica Blockinger January 23, 2021

During this school year, Angela Smithhisler has accepted the challenge of teaching AS2 for the social studies department, and Intro to Theatre for the VPA department in the fall. In the spring, she...

Drama Debrief: The excitement and glitches of tackling a *virtual* fall play

by Mackenzie Berry, Editor December 8, 2020

Linganore Drama needed no help desk in their fall production of Help Desk, a play in 13 short virtual vignettes. The creative team for the show gathered to discuss the joys and challenges of experiencing...

Rehearsals don't look the same, but the passion for theater has never been stronger.

Help Desk: Drama department flexes acting muscles with virtual play

by Mackenzie Berry, Editor November 5, 2020

“Unless you’re a booth techie, don’t touch your mic pack!”  “You should never be in the catwalks messing with lighting unless you have been given specific permission.” “You have to...

Ricky Guariglia works on the filming set for the Lancer Weekly Announcements.

Lancer Spotlight: The many faces of Ricky G

by Mackenzie Berry, Editor October 2, 2020

Poll of the Week:  Who recognizes Ricky G?  (a) Of course!  (b) Is that the guy? . . . (c) Never heard of him. The answer is A. On the Lancer Media announcements in the past three years, students...

Blue makes his way through the neighborhood for Mr. Linganore 2020

Blue makes his way through the neighborhood for Mr. Linganore 2020

by Nick Titus, Reporter February 25, 2020

“I hope you are proud of yourself for the times you've said “yes,” when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to someone else.” This Mr. Rogers quote fits Jacob Blue...

Jack Maerten wants to make his competition

Jack Maerten wants to make his competition “Jealous Guys” in the 2020 Mr. Linganore competition

“He has worked so hard at everything the drama department has thrown at him; from being a bald and kooky Uncle Fester, to a rebellious dancing Ren McCormack, to a bumbling and comedic Lefou, and a godsend in Clarence. And I've enjoyed watching him pour his heart and soul into every character he's brought to life on the stage.” - Angela Smithhisler
by Maya Apau and Kayla Beam February 25, 2020

Here Comes the Sun as Jack Maerten portrays John Lennon in the 2020 Mr. Linganore competition.  Maerten chose to portray Lennon for very humble and heartfelt reasons. “We were supposed to choose...

After a long performance, Underwood and W. Royal take their bows.

Underwood and Royal take the stage

Two typewriters will be "key" players in the spring musical

Two veteran actors have been cast in small but critical roles in the spring production of Newsies. Underwood and W. Royal, antique typewriters, have been featured in film and television for more than...

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