The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Shown above is the health metrics board of Frederick County. This board is updated every seven days.

Simple (but unpopular) solutions to solve the increase in Covid exposure at FCPS

by Madeline Hull and Caroline Hobson October 5, 2021

We see what really happens in the halls of FCPS schools.  We can see what FCPS has done in the past and what they are doing now to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and while we love being back in school,...

Sometimes, your mental battery is drained and leading a normal day does not seem to be the right thing to do.

Check in with yourself: We need mental health days alongside sick days

by Chloe Little, Reporter May 26, 2021

The alarm clock rings. Snooze it. It rings again, a quick 10 minutes later. No cough, no fever, just a general “I can’t do this today,” and that’s okay. It’s okay to take a break for mental health.  May...

Having Covid-19 was one of the worst experiences of my life.

Having Covid-19 changed my perspective, my grades and my attitude

by Joshua Todd, Editor January 23, 2021

The start of  2021 was full of hope. I celebrated with my family, eagerly waiting for the transformation from a miserable 2020.  As soon as the clock struck midnight, I felt as if there was supposed...

Madeline Hull sitting at her school desk from home, thinking about the dangers of going back to school.

Open Letter to FCPS: Pressure to open schools foolish in pandemic

by Madeline Hull, Managing Editor January 4, 2021

Dear Frederick County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Alban: I am a junior in high school, not a professional in health care, but I could give you some reasons why going back to school in...

Graphic made to represent the iconic voting sticker people receive after casting their ballots.

Social media attracts Generation Z to vote in the 2020 election

by Caroline Hobson, Editor October 8, 2020

Since 1971, all U.S. citizens over the age of 18 have had the freedom to vote. It is a way for us to use our voices and be one for a strong government. We can control who goes in and comes out of office...

Jessica Young is sewing face masks to donate to FMH.

“Sew” necessary: It’s time to make masks to help control spread of Covid-19

by Jessica Young, Reporter April 14, 2020

Remember when a mask used to be a refreshing skin treatment, a scary Halloween costume, or a Mardi Gras party accessory? Before March 2020, no one would be likely to wear them in public. Some people...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students nearly tripled from 2013 to 2014. (Photo courtesy Handout/Tribune News Service)

Vaping: E-cigarette use growing among teens with no regulation in sight

by Rose Fiore, Reporter October 19, 2015

Vaping has become a common activity for young people everywhere. According to the Washington Post, e-cigarette use among high school students increased from 4.5 percent to 13.4 percent between 2013 and...

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