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The student news site of Linganore High School

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Sleep deprivation causes many students to fall asleep during class, which can negatively impact multiple areas of their lives including grades.

Are students getting enough sleep? Frederick County Board of Education works to make sure of it

by Delaney Browne and Tate Haskins March 14, 2024

Sleep is very important in the mental and physical development of a teenager and is needed to thoroughly adapt to changes happening in their lives. According to, the average high school...

The WGA strike went on for a full 148 days before its end on October 9 (Colyn Messecar).

Creatives revolt: Strikes sweep across America

by Kiefer Ely, Editor October 20, 2023

Entertainment media, including movies, television shows and videogames, give a unique glimpse into the world. They do this not only through their own content, but also through the direly complex conditions...

An example of a student assignment with only the name written. If the new FCPS policy were to pass, students could do this and receive half credit.

“A slap to the face”: Teachers resist proposed FCPS grading policy

by Emily Rice, Managing Editor January 10, 2023

Imagine studying for hours on end for the biggest test of the semester. The test begins, and you immediately start scribbling down your answers. The time ticks down and students turn in their tests until...

With many schools transitioning to a virtual platform, interns not only have to learn how to be a teacher, but also how to work the technology to do so.

Lancer Spotlight: Jones overcomes the struggles of learning how to teach during virtual learning

by Sierra Rossman, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2021

Becoming a teacher is a dream for many students across the nation, but how do you learn how to teach virtually? Internships have been the source of anxiety for many students because of the restrictions...

Damon Norko has been working in his studio to make My Brother, the God Particle come to life. He has hosted over 40 recording sessions at his studio.

Lancer Spotlight: Damon Norko brings plays to a virtual platform

by Sierra Rossman and Jessica Young October 16, 2020

COVID-19 has caused Broadway to go dark and virtually all plays to stop production. During this time when the only drama is the lack of drama, English teacher Damon Norko is bringing theater back to a...

English teachers Mary Troxel and Natalie Rebetsky make cards for the elderly.

Students explore creative opportunities and make cards during Writer’s Week

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor-in-Chief November 26, 2019

The second annual Writer's Week, held November 11-14, brought students from all classes together to participate in a variety of writing and English-related activities. Organized by Linganore's chapter...

Daniel Lake and Cassidee Grunwald chat in the dressing room before the production of Foodies.

Norko and Lake take the summer stage in one-act plays

by Thomas French, Reporter July 20, 2019

The Watermelon One-Act Festival had some special contestants. Damon Norko, Daniel Lake, and members of the class of 2018 performed in the festival. Norko directed two entries, called "Foodies" and "Free...

Drama students clown around before the auditions.

Auditions! It’s almost time for the Almost Maine: Photo of the day 9/13/18

by Jacob Blue, Editor September 13, 2018

On September 13 auditions for the fall play took place. Almost Maine is a two act romantic comedy written by John Cariani, which deals with the relationships  between the citizens of the not so organized...

Creative writing class could be more than an elective

Creative writing class could be more than an elective

by Riley Glynn and Jason Byrd January 23, 2018

Plenty of creativity and great writers can come from a creative writing class. At least one creative writing class should be offered in Linganore High School.  Every single FCPS high school has a creative...

Allison Eckloff, Angela Smithhisler and Martha Madrid run cues for the show.

Talking tech with the Addams Family

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor April 6, 2017

While the singers, dancers and actors have been working hard to put the story of the Addams Family together for the 12 weeks 40 technical team members have been working hard on making the show look good....

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