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Junior Christian Williams studies for the SAT on Khan Academy SAT prep.

Lancer Spotlight 9/10/21: Register for upcoming PSAT tests

by Matt Nyandjo, Reporter September 10, 2021

The SAT is one of the biggest worries that every high school student thinks about. They think about what score they might get and how it might affect their chances of getting into college. Each year,...

Lancer Media editors get advice from reporter Katryna Perera.

Lancer Media interviews Katryna Perera, Education Reporter for the Frederick News Post

by Joshua Todd, Reporter December 20, 2019

Katryna Perera loves visiting schools, attending Board of Education meetings, and reporting on test scores. That's because she believes "education is the backbone of society." On December 6, Education...

Similar to the Star-Bellied Sneetches from Dr. Seuss’s classic story, the label of gifted segregates students.

Gifted education: Is it a gift?

by Emily Webb and Ruby Cerny September 30, 2019

EMILY’S EXPERIENCE: For seven years of my educational experience, I spent my time playing with Tangrams, solving upside-down puzzles, and competing in trivia competitions. Rather than learning fractions...

Senior Jacob Blue watches an informational YouTube video during class.

Don’t BYOD: Leave your cell phone in your backpack

by Ethan Hart, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Kristen Canning, a teacher at Ballenger Creek Elementary School, read a bedtime story to her students via Facebook live-stream. The live-stream helped build personal...

Mike Chavez, Class of 1982 wins academics Distinguished Graduate award.

Distinguished Graduates 2018: Mike Chavez—He leads by example as coach and athletic director

by Maya Apau and Tabitha Moses November 16, 2018

Governor Thomas Johnson High School Athletic Director Mike Chavez, Class of 1982,  is being honored with the 2018 Distinguished Graduate Organization Award in Academics. The Distinguished Graduate...

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...

A teens typical workday.

Take your child, not your teen, to work

by Hannah Haught, Managing Editor May 9, 2017

Take Your Child to Work Day began in 1992 and hasn’t always been the school-skipping event we know today. The day originally began under the name Take Our Daughters to Work Day and was a movement...

McCauley talks to her Fundamentals of Chemistry class.

Welcome to LHS: McCauley celebrates being a chemistry “nerd”

by Amanda Anderson and Lily Weaver September 6, 2016

This story is part of Lancer Media’s fall series welcoming new staff.  We enjoyed learning about many teachers but apologize that we were unable to cover every new teacher. Amber McCauley has been...

Jensen explores The Renaissance with his third period class.

Welcome to LHS: Social studies department addition Jensen finds teaching “sweet,” like Haribo gummy bears

by Nicole Muller and Beau Cameron September 6, 2016

This story is part of Lancer Media’s fall series welcoming new staff.  We enjoyed learning about many teachers but apologize that we were unable to cover every new teacher. Mr. James Jensen teaches...

Outbreak of measles not likely in Maryland

Outbreak of measles not likely in Maryland

by Jackson Kinsey, Reporter February 17, 2015

A recent outbreak of the measles in California has instilled fear in people all over the United States. This outbreak has caused concern and debate about the necessity for vaccination. While some parents...

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