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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

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...

Zachary Davis goes above and beyond to run for SMOB

by Leslie Zampier, Editor January 10, 2023

Zachary Davis is a Linganore student going above and beyond to make a difference in his community. Davis is a junior running for Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). This position is granted...

Freshman Bailey Franks signs Academic Bowl to show support for the FCPS ASL Academic Bowl Team.

FCPS ASL Academic Team qualifies for Eastern Regionals at Kentucky School for the Deaf

by Jenna Fountain, Reporter December 9, 2022

As Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) continues to grow, the expansion of new events and activities to be inclusive of all students continues. This includes the creation of the American Sign Language...

Amy Kimble parks her bus outside Linganore High School at dismissal time and waits for students to come outside.

Do school buses make students less safe on the road?

by Mia Lucas, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2022

It’s 7:30 a.m.  School buses line the street and traffic is at a standstill. The sounds of car horns echo through the air. It’s a typical morning at Linganore High School (LHS). The parking...

Josslyn Quansah on her phone during first period Algebra 2 Honors with Ms. Klein.

MCPS updates phone policy, raises controversy about cell use in schools

by Faith Kyere, Reporter October 3, 2022

Students often debate whether or not phones should be allowed in classrooms or even in school. This topic has created on-going controversy, as many have differences in opinion on whether phones are needed...

The view of The Great Frederick Fair from the top of The Swings.

Fair Day 2022: What should you expect?

by JP Lyons, Editor September 23, 2022

Fall is officially upon us, the air is getting cooler, leaves are turning from green to a colorful variety, football games dominate Friday evenings, and most importantly the Frederick Fair comes to town. The...

Kimberely Scott discusses fair alongside HBCU representatives

Lancer Spotlight 9/19/22: FCPS partners with Moving Us Forward Inc. to present an HBCU college fair

by Faith Kyere, Reporter September 19, 2022

On September 17, Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) partnered with Moving Us Forward Incorporated to host a historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) college fair. This event was held at...

These are the top 10 most challenged books according to the American Library Association

The Rise of Censorship: Parents are pushing lawmakers and boards of education to ban books

by Anessa Davy and Marla Rowley February 24, 2022

Censorship is nothing unusual. The media, the films we watch, and the music we listen to are commonly restricted, especially for students. Have you ever noticed that the books you read are being regulated,...

Is arguing about masks worth the time and stress?  On February 22, the BOE will reconsider the mask mandate for schools.

Drop the mask mandate: Despite transmission fears, it’s time for learning to take front seat

by Emily Rice, Reporter February 17, 2022

Masks affect students’ ability to make relationships and communicate with their peers. Facial expressions are a huge part of showing emotion. With half of a face covered, how can someone tell what we...

Give The Student Member of the Board voting rights

Give The Student Member of the Board voting rights

by Marissa DePalma, Editor-in-chief February 7, 2022

On January 6, Frederick County Public Schools opened  voting for Student Member of the Board (SMOB). There were five candidates: Bella Amell, Hannah Morin, Michael Olson, Lucas Tessarollo, and Brady...

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