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Flutist Katsumoto, more than a melody

Flutist Katsumoto, more than a melody

by Emily Reed, Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase, Spring 2017

Since fourth grade, Erika Katsumoto has been playing the flute. Six years later, she is still pursuing her passion. She is a part of Linganore's concert band and second semester symphonic band. Outside of school, she is involved in the woodwind ensemble at Hood College, Frederick Youth Flute Choir, and All-County band. "She has earned first chair in All-County Band as a fresh...

20 under 20: Unique gifts for your favorite fangirl (or fanboy)

20 under 20: Unique gifts for your favorite fangirl (or fanboy)

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Showcase, Winter Festivities

If you're struggling to find a holiday present for that one person you love to death but won't be satisfied with a simple t-shirt or gift card to Barnes and Noble? That one person who just so happens to be obsessed with some terrifying television show or book series that doesn't seem to end? Look no ...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2016, Showcase

With screenwriter J.K. Rowling, director David Yates, and lead Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Fantastic Beasts) was practically guaranteed for success as soon as the idea was posed. The film was officially released internationally on November 18, 2016. The anticipation I had endured wa...

Harry Potter Alliance designs magical t-shirts: Photo of the Day 10/14/16

Harry Potter Alliance designs magical t-shirts: Photo of the Day 10/14/16

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under Fall 2016, Photo of the Day, Showcase

On October 14, the Harry Potter Alliance (frequently called HPA) met during PREP to design t-shirts showcasing their Harry Potter pride. This was the club's second meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. During their first meeting, each new club member was "sorted" into a Hogwarts' House based on their personality and bonded with o...

Book Review: The Cursed Child is leaving Harry Potter fans turning (time) with delight

Book Review: The Cursed Child is leaving Harry Potter fans turning (time) with delight

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter
September 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Book Reviews, Fall 2016, Showcase

It’s been over nine years since J.K. Rowling’s (@jk_rowling) supposed finale to the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and more than five since the last movie came out, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. Since then, avid fans have had to resort to re-reading the series, over and over and over again (not that Harry Potter could ever...

The Whimsical Wizards win the 2016 Quidditch tournament

The Whimsical Wizards win the 2016 Quidditch tournament

by Alyssa Mattison, Editor
May 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, May 18, seven teams stepped away from Linganore and into the wizarding world of Hogwarts for the second annual Quidditch tournament. Under a stormy sky, teams competed to win the golden snitch trophy and a bag of Harry Potter themed prizes. The teams who participated in the tournament in...

Class of 2016: Harry Potter Alliance seniors cast their final spell with 12 days left

Class of 2016: Harry Potter Alliance seniors cast their final spell with 12 days left

by Emily Gorham, Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Class of 2016 Countdown, Showcase

The Harry Potter Alliance is saying goodbye to many seniors this year. Marissa Maze and Corinne DeFrancisci are co-presidents of the club. "Last year there wasn't a leader," said DeFrancisci, so this year she and Maze took an active role in increasing membership. Throughout the year, the HPA...

Harry Potter Alliance makes Snitch ornaments: Photo of the Day: 12/16/15

Harry Potter Alliance makes Snitch ornaments: Photo of the Day: 12/16/15

by Amanda Anderson and Sarah Molineu
December 16, 2015
Filed under Photo of the Day, Showcase

December 16, the Harry Potter Alliance made golden snitch holiday ornaments. The members started with a gold ornament and cut out wings out of paper. After that they hot glued the wings on using glitter glue sticks. “It’s a space where we can all be together and have fun,” Co-President Cor...

Harry Potter Club hosts first annual Quidditch match: Photo of the Day 5/23/2015

Harry Potter Club hosts first annual Quidditch match: Photo of the Day 5/23/2015

by Alyssa Mattison, Reporter
May 23, 2015
Filed under Photo of the Day

On Friday, May 22, the Harry Potter Alliance club held their first Quidditch Match.  The match was organized by the president of the club, junior Corinne DeFrancisci and club adviser Marsha Thompson. Many students and teachers came to support the event, including principal David Kehne and physical...

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