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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,...

Women's History Month leads to celebrate all the amazing sheros.

March Women’s History Month: Who is your #shero

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

March is Womens History Month, first established by President Jimmy Carter in the 1970's, celebrates women's contributions to our United States.  Who are the women who inspire us? Who are your...

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...

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...

Grace and Alaina worry they will wear graduation robes only for photo shoots.

One Tribe: Lancer seniors stay positive through COVID-19

by Grace Gaydosh and Alaina Burger April 3, 2020

For the seniors, this school year seemed to be a series of losses.  Linganore High School’s class of 2020 lost the spirit stick during the Homecoming Spirit Week. They lost their last football state...

Senior Elizabeth Gilmore places the tribute she made at the Wall of Names.

Visiting the Flight 93 Memorial: Shanksville trip changed perspectives of 9/11

by Elizabeth Anderson and Bailey Spore November 11, 2019

Elizabeth Gilmore placed a painted rock at the base of the Wall of Names to honor Deora Bodley. On it was a drawing of the earth surrounded by a peace sign. When she researched Bodley's life, Gilmore learned...

The girls pose with their teacher after giving them flowers and gift bags.

A success both on the field and in the classroom for girls soccer: Photo of the Day 10/04/19

by Sammie Hoefs, Managing Editor October 5, 2019

On October 3, the girls varsity soccer team held their third annual Teacher Appreciation Night during their game against Frederick. During halftime, the teachers came on to the field as the girls recognize...

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter October 18, 2018

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC test, as it is more commonly known—is being scrapped in Maryland. This online standardized test is familiar to most Maryland...

Wise words from today's leaders to tomorrow's:  What advice can I give you?

Wise words from today’s leaders to tomorrow’s: What advice can I give you?

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor May 22, 2017

I am 18 years old and about to pursue a career in International Studies. (That's today's plan, but I'm feeling pretty sure of it.) Throughout my teens, I have been motivated to learn more about myself...

Maya Hannon describes a mask she made for the 9/11 mask project.

The masks we wear: 9/11 class project reveals the effects of trauma on soldiers

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor March 2, 2017

The 9/11 studies course was approved by the Board of Education in spring 2016, and Mr. Darren Hornbeck taught the course for the first time in the fall of 2016.  The mask project was one part of the class...

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