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Hanlon holds the school doors open for students in the mornings.

School Principal’s Day 2021: Hanlon marks first year leading LHS

by Nikki Golemboski and Alex Dembeck May 19, 2021

The click of Principal Cindy Hanlon’s heels as she confidently moves through the hallways is becoming a familiar and identifiable sound to teachers and students, as they get to know her better beyond...

Senior Karlee Duda is trying navigate scholarship applications in her spare time.

College scholarships, a 9-5 job for seniors

I calculate that if a student makes $10 an hour to save for college, and they work for eight hours, then that's $80 saved for college. The same eight hours spent on scholarships may have a low pay-out with no guarantee.
by Sammie Hoefs, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2021

As if the pandemic, graduation, and the looming summer without a job aren’t enough, every parent/senior conversation comes with a “How are we going to pay for college?” discussion.  It’s miserable. With...

Renata Farrell welcomes students to LHS.

Lancer Spotlight: Renata Farrell helps students find their place

by Gillian Humphreys and Cameron Pattison November 6, 2020

Entering high school can be a difficult transition for anyone to make, but some people struggle to find their place more than others.  Renata Farrell, a senior at LHS, has helped many students find...

Valerie updating orders while answering the phone.

Lancer Spotlight: Editor, Air Force, and Hostess: The sky is not the limit for senior Valerie Ducos

Renaissance Woman: Ducos seeks Air Force career.
by Maya Apau and Matt Nyandjo October 29, 2020

Senior Valerie Ducos juggles the tasks of being the Editor of the Watermark, a hostess at Green Turtle and Rita’s Ice, as well as now adding a future goal of joining the Air Force to her list. AIR FORCE “I...

A few of Addison Rae's comments from her latest TikToks.

TikToxic:👍 but don’t be mean behind the screen

by Madeline Hull, Managing Editor October 5, 2020

Charli D'amelio, Addison Rae, Loren Gray, Bryce Hall, Chase Hudson, Sienna Gomez, Dixie D'amelio, and Josh Richards are just some of our many favorite tiktockers.  TikTok has become a place where anybody...

Instead of toys in Santa's bag, it's causes of holiday stress.

Winter break: It’s not always the most wonderful time of the year

by Elizabeth Anderson and Ashley Baker December 18, 2019

At first glance, the holiday season might seem like a period of happiness and rest, particularly for students and teachers who have almost two weeks of winter break. But underneath lies the looming shadow...

Group picture of the Student Voices members.

Student Voices program returns: Photo of the Day 10/25/19

by William Quansah, Editor October 25, 2019

On October 24, the Students Voices program was held in the Learning Commons for the second consecutive year. Over 30 students were selected as student ambassadors to represent the student body. There was...

Jill Martin discusses preventative measures for suicide.

Guest speaker from AFSP discusses suicide prevention

by Emily McNally and Ashley Baker July 8, 2019

More teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. On Thursday, June 13 Ms. Jill Martin, from the...

Counselor Mr. O'Brien helps student Karlee Duda.

O’Brien joins counseling staff

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor September 23, 2018

New counselor, Christopher O’Brien, recently relocated to Maryland from Virginia. O’Brien is new to the area but already feels a part of the community. Before coming to Linganore, he worked at Woodbridge...

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