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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Schools are now replacing Halloween parties with Fall themed activities and parties. (Photo and graphic by Mallory Mills)

Halloween Parties (Greg Legakis) 
Fall Parties (Children’s Village Preschool in Orange)

Elementary School Halloween Parties: Should they be replaced with a fall-themed party?

by Mallory Mills, Reporter October 31, 2023

Since the pandemic, the state of Maryland and many other states have canceled or refocused the theme of Halloween parties due to the fear of excluding young children.  The history of Halloween started...

These are the words that represent the holiday of Christmas the most.

Does Christmas deserve a day or a month of celebrating?

by Patrick Lyons, Reporter January 9, 2023

With Christmas just around the corner, the rush of shopping, wrapping and decorating commences.  As most know, Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, with many different activities...

Cara Morgan(10) and her Viking dad, Patrick Morgan, show off their Halloween spirit.

How old is too old to celebrate Halloween?

by JP Lyons, Editor November 3, 2022

Every year, millions of people come together to celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins, watching scary movies, dressing up in wacky costumes and even trick-or-treating. However, the question arises:...

Booing tradition spreads the spirit of Halloween

Booing tradition spreads the spirit of Halloween

by Leslie Zampier, Reporter November 2, 2022

Halloween is here, but ghastly ghosts and ghouls begin to lurk in the neighborhoods throughout October. They lay in wait for the right time to jump out and say BOO!  The house booing tradition is a...

English teacher Randi Kirkland passes out candy to a Little Lancer.

Little Lancers go trick or treating in the Linganore halls

by Faith Kyere, Reporter October 28, 2022

On Friday, October 28, the Little Lancers went trick-or-treating through the halls of Linganore High School. The Little Lancers are a part of the Linganore preschool program operating in conjunction...

Sarah(left), Winifred(middle), and Mary(right), returning to Salem 29 years later, are confused by modern-day culture.

“Hocus Pocus 2” fails to replicate spark of original

by Faith Kyere, Reporter October 27, 2022

After 29 long years the Sanderson sisters made their return to screens starring in "Hocus Pocus 2." The sequel created a nostalgic experience for many as fans of the original movie got to see the Sanderson...

Mrs. Thompson hands candy to Little Lancers dressed in costumes with their student teachers Abby Connelly (left) and Alexa Wetrogan (middle).

Lancer Spotlight 10/29/21: Little Lancers trick or treat

by Evelyn Stewart, Reporter October 29, 2021

On October 29, the Little Lancers went trick or treating around the school to enjoy some sweet Halloween treats. The children were guided by Ms. Kate Lane’s second period Child Development class,...

Fashion club has their first in-person meeting since 2019 with President Maeve Smarick and Vice President Emma Watkins.

Lancer Spotlight 9/27/21: Fashion Club returns in-person

by Evelyn Stewart and Daryn Rowse September 27, 2021

On September 27, members of the Fashion Club put their heads together for a brainstorm session during the first meeting of the 2021-22 school year.  President Maeve Smarick led introductions of the...

Paige Alexander, Madeline Hull and Caroline Hobson get ready for tricks and treats in their Halloween masks.

Calling all Ghouls and Ghosts: Halloween doesn’t have to be horrible

by Madeline Hull and Caroline Hobson October 25, 2020

Typically, stands are packed watching football games, the pumpkin patches are the center of attention, and the best part of all is going door to door collecting massive piles of candy in your favorite...

Netflixs Sabrina exceeds expectations.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: What makes it magic?

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2018

On October 26, Netflix dropped its newest, spookiest show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I had planned to review it, so I sat down with a pen and pad of paper, ready to tear it apart. Sometime...

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