The Lance

Courtesy of Jessie Hernandez. A four-panel comic showcasing how each of the grades are doing as a result of many high school traditions and events being canceled, and just the reaction of how this year has started. The freshmen are wild and crazy, the sophomores are stuck being freshmen, the juniors are tired, and the seniors are depressed.

Four classes, one pandemic: Ongoing battle for the biggest pity party

by Jessie Hernandez and Leila Gibril March 2, 2021

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all fighting for the gold medal of pity. Class presidents are trying to build school spirit, and the new school principal amidst all this has to get to know...

The year of waiting...

The terrible weight of waiting: Will this hybrid plan fix anything?

by Emily McNally, Managing Editor January 26, 2021

The coronavirus first broke out in March of 2020. Now, it’s almost a year later in 2021 and cases are skyrocketing. Even with a vaccine approaching, thousands of people test positive every single day.  And...

Desks at NMMS spread 6 feet apart to keep students socially distanced.

Taking a look back: Hybrid learning at New Market Middle School this past fall

by Abbey Sovero, Reporter January 23, 2021

In Fall 2020, New Market Middle, like other schools in the county, hosted a small group of students who needed more in-person learning.  Although hybrid learning/small groups were fairly successful...

Madeline Hull sitting at her school desk from home, thinking about the dangers of going back to school.

Open Letter to FCPS: Pressure to open schools foolish in pandemic

by Madeline Hull, Managing Editor January 4, 2021

Dear Frederick County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Alban: I am a junior in high school, not a professional in health care, but I could give you some reasons why going back to school in...

Unlike the rest of my peers, I'd rather stay at home online than go back to in-person education.

Why I’ll be staying virtual when school’s back in person

by Joshua Todd, Editor November 2, 2020

This is my senior year: my final year of high school. It’s supposed to be filled with school dances, extracurricular activities, senior pranks, and a dreaded case of senioritis. Instead of that, however,...

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