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Elizabeth Rajnik, Sammie Hoefs, and Dan Golemboski, receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Colleges are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the 2021-2022 school year: High schools should follow suit

School leaders feel pressure as colleges across the country push for vaccination mandates
by Nikki Golemboski and Elizabeth Rajnik April 23, 2021

Imagine: all students walk into the building on their first day of school, the sun slowly rising behind them. Lunch boxes in hand and smiles hidden by masks, students are excited to be back in the building...

Due to the widespread restrictions as a result of COVID-19, many Class of 2021 students feel that their college search process is similar to swiping right or left on a dating app.

Class of 2021 tries to “unmask” the college application process during a global pandemic

SAT cancellations, virtual open houses, Zoom interviews, and more complicate the application process for the Class of 2021.
by Sierra Rossman, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2020

What about the Class of 2021? With COVID-19 restrictions, the college touring process feels a lot like swiping left or right on a dating app to find the perfect match.  A student’s senior year...

Swimmers Neilson Parrott (left) and Gabriel Erb (right) maintain a social distance in the water.

500 yards, 50 miles apart: Swimmers adapt to competing during Covid-19

by Jordan Grab, Reporter October 2, 2020

Samuel Lee touches the wall to finish off his 500 yard freestyle.  He looks up and asks the timer for his time.  He hopes he had a personal best, but he won’t know how he placed until the opposing...

Cindy Hanlon welcomes the community to the 2020-2021 school year.

Lancer Spotlight: Principal Cindy Hanlon tackles hybrid leadership

How does a leader motivate a community when the primary method of delivery is through screen time?
by Ashlyn Martin and Caroline Hobson September 30, 2020

Principal Cindy Hanlon visits Google Meets and says hello to students. She greets all with a smile, while learning the names and faces. It’s not the same as  the reliable image of the principal in a...

Weinel portrays high school hero Ferris Bueller in Mr. Linganore 2020

Weinel portrays high school hero Ferris Bueller in Mr. Linganore 2020

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
by Keifer Spore, Editor February 21, 2020

Braden Weinel will be portraying Ferris Bueller for the Mr. Linganore 2020 theme: Men of Vision. He made the choice to portray Bueller because Ferris Bueller's Day Off is  one of his favorite movies,...

Editor Emily Webb shows Dr. Elizabeth Atwood The Lance website.

Dr. Elizabeth Atwood encourages Lancer Media journalists to plan for future

by Emily Lotito and Kaelyn Diaz January 21, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Atwood, Associate Professor of Journalism at Hood College,   visited Lancer Media to talk about the journalism program at Hood and to get an understanding of what high school journalism...

Braden Weinel poses with his family after officially signing to Hood College.

#NationalSigningDay2019: Goalkeeper Braden Weinel signs to Hood Blazers soccer

by Ashley Nash and Jessica Young November 18, 2019

Braden Weinel has been a part of the varsity soccer team for two years and will be continuing his soccer career at Hood College.  He signed his National Letter of Intent on November 13.  According...

Soccer complex construction triggers complex reactions

by Jessica Young and Elizabeth Rajnik September 30, 2019

For many Mt. Airy residents, Bartholows Road is a major artery between the rural 4-county community to the urban heart of Frederick County. The two-lane road is bordered by large neighborhoods and open...

Female varsity runners start their race.

Perrone and Kullgren shine in first cross country race: Photo of the Day 9/8/19

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor September 9, 2019

On September 7, the boys and girls cross country teams competed in their first meet, the Spiked Shoe Invite at Stevenson University. A total of seventeen Linganore athletes competed. Overall, the Linganore...

Pom and Dance seniors, Cici Emerson, Cailey Weber, Kaley Henyon, Grace Winpigler, Haley Stone, and Emily Schumate, show their love for Poms.

Senior Countdown 2019: Pom and Dance seniors celebrate 8 more days

by Leah Bolger, Reporter May 10, 2019

There are only 8 days left for seniors from the Pom and Dance Team. There were six seniors on the Pom team throughout football and competition seasons: Captain Cici Emerson, co-captains Cailey Weber and...

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