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Let it Snow: You’re going to love it SNOW much

Let it Snow: You're going to love it SNOW much

by Gabby North, Reporter

December 18, 2019

John Green is one of my favorite authors, and I have read all of his bestsellers from The Fault In Our Stars to Looking for Alaska. All of his books are teen dramas, as he writes many coming-of-age novels. So when I heard that Netflix was making a movie based on the collaborative romance novel, Let it...

Christmas Creep: The gift that keeps on giving

Is Christmas Creep really all that bad? Or is it just a way to spread joy during hard times?

by Emily Webb, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2019

Happy Hallow--Merry Christmas!  The end of October usually means spooky decorations and crowded stores, but lately, it signals the start of tinsel, wreaths, and annoying Christmas jingles. The name for this phenomenon? Christmas Creep--a term coined to describe a marketing strategy where retailers rel...

Out with the old, in with the new: We need Christmas classics for our generation

Christmas music battle, old v new.

by Erica Blockinger, Reporter

December 13, 2019

We all know the classic Christmas songs sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Mariah Carey, but I think it's time for new artists to carry on the Christmas torch. I want to hear new Christmas songs as good as the classics. I've heard enough of “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “Winter Won...

“Cheesy” is the hallmark of a Hallmark movie: That’s why we love them

Mady loves nothing more than a bing-watching afternoon with the Hallmark Channel.

by Madeline Hull, Editor

December 13, 2019

There are 136 Hallmark Christmas movies, and I have seen at least 70 of them. After taking a Hallmark Channel quiz,  it revealed that  I am an EXPERT when it comes to Hallmark Christmas Movies. There are 40 new Hallmark Christmas movies and two new Hallmark Hanukkah movies for everyone to e...

Volunteers critical during holiday season: Get involved!

The COIPP collection box is in the main office.  Please consider bringing in some of these items.

by Delaney Cabe, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Volunteering during the holidays is chaotic and heart-warming at the same time. People give their time towards other people (and animals) who aren’t as cherished. This act of appreciation may give others a hope in society. However, non-profit organizations such as food pantries are inundated with peo...

Key Club members get into the holiday spirit with a Santa pancake breakfast: Photo of the day 11/23/19

All volunteers gathered together before the breakfast started.

by Caroline Hobson, Reporter

November 23, 2019

On November 23, members of the Key Club volunteered at the annual pancake breakfast, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy. The breakfast was held at the Calvary United Methodist Church from 7-11 a.m.  Members of the local Key Clubs were invited to volunteer to help serve and prepare food for ...

12/21/18: Where did Elfie take the selfie?

12/21/18: Where did Elfie take the selfie?

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

December 21, 2018

Lancer Media’s friend, Elfie, is hiding somewhere in Linganore. If you can tell us where he is in the daily picture, you will be entered in a daily contest. Winners of the daily contest will be announced the next and will receive a prize from Mrs. Rebetsky in room C207. Daily winners will be announced...

The Twelve Days of the Season: How the world celebrates the winter holiday

The Twelve Days of the Season: How the world celebrates the winter holiday

by Cara Bond, Reporter

December 18, 2018

December includes houses decorated with Christmas lights, shopping deals at every corner, Christmas trees as far as the eye can see. These classic sights are just what we expect in America. What do other countries experience at the holidays? Holiday traditions around the world vary from seeming...

December Saturdays in Frederick downtown: holiday shopping, entertainment and hot cocoa

by Haley Enders, Reporter

December 17, 2018

The four Saturdays of December are well spent in downtown Frederick. December Saturdays include plenty of activities, and the last Stop & Shop opporunity is Saturday, December 22. You'll find holiday lights late-night shopping and dining, live music on the streets, caroling, and even a free trol...

Introvert-ED: “Holiday Cookies”

by Spencer Derrenberger, Cartoonist

December 6, 2018

The third installment of the "Introvert-ED" series. This time, it's a holiday special! ...

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