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New English course offers sophomores a challenge

New English course offers sophomores a challenge

by Ruby Cerny and Cullen Vogel

January 28, 2020

In 2020-2021, sophomores have the option to take a new English course. The course combines both 10th and 11th grade English to be one year-long course. Though this course is open to any and all, some high achieving ninth graders received a letter suggesting the student to take the course.  The le...

Moses and Rebetsky win November NEHS poetry contest: Photo of the day 12/19/19

Moses and Rebetsky won the NEHS November poetry challenge.

by Ruby Cerny, Reporter

December 19, 2019

The National English Honor Society (NEHS) hosted one of the several poetry challenges open to all members of the society. From October to April, members are encouraged to submit their original poems relating to the chosen theme.  In November, five NEHS members submitted poems related to "Heroism and Cour...

Body Armor and Gatorade: Sports drinks not healthy choices for meals

Only water is the natural choice.

by Jessica Young, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Have you ever really craved a cold fruity drink? You may have reached for a Bodyarmor sports drink or an ice cold Gatorade. Popular flavors like Berry and Tropical Punch may have seemed like the perfect choice. Think twice before chugging one. Instead, reach for plain old water. Gatorade and Body...

Promposal Pandemonium: I’ll be there for you… at Prom

Matthew Schiller and Clare Beiter pose with their

by Ashley Martin, Editor

May 8, 2019

On April 25th, 2019, Matt Schiller surprised Clare Beiter with a "Friends" themed poster that said, "The one where we go to prom." Schiller collaborated with Shay Arneson on creating the poster. They both thought it would be a great idea to do a Friends themed idea because that is Beiter's favorite...

Promposal Pandemonium: Finding the “picture perfect” date

Matt Gelhard and Emily Byrnes posing with their picture perfect promposal poster.

by Ashley Martin, Editor

May 6, 2019

With his creative skills Matthew Gelhard asked Emily Byrnes to prom using sign shaped as a camera with a picture of Byrnes on the front side saying "Wow it's a picture perfect prom date... So say yes to prom!" Gelahard said, " Promposals are supposed to a creative thing, and I believe you are supposed...

Promposal Pandemonium

Promposal Pandemonium

by Ashley Martin, Editor

May 1, 2019

Prom Season is upon us. It is just days until the big night, boys and girls are trying to find the perfect date and with that the perfect way to ask them. A promposal is an elaborate request to be someone’s date to prom. According to The Washington Post the first viral promposals started between 2002...

Ismael portrays technology pioneer Steve Jobs in Mr. Linganore competition

Alex Ismael portrays Steve Jobs in the Mr. Linganore competition.

by Alexis Fowler, Editor

March 6, 2019

Alex Ismael, one of 12 contestants for the annual Mr. Linganore show will be portraying Steve Jobs, the computer entrepreneur and agent for social change. This year's theme is “A Night of Firsts.” Ismael said, “Steve Jobs was the man to introduce the first generation of many iconic Apple produc...

Varsity boys basketball loses to Oakdale Bears

The Lancers work hard to beat Oakdale.

by Kendall Martin, Reporter

December 19, 2018

On December 18, the boys varsity basketball team lost to Oakdale Bears. The final score was 85-66. This was the Lancers' fourth game which ended their winning streak. In recent games they beat Walkersville 76-29, Frederick 76-72, and North Hagerstown 61-53. The top scorers of the night was Christian...

What has our generation lost? Gen Z is in trouble

by Maya Apau and Tabitha Moses

October 23, 2018

Are you reading this story on your phone? What would life be like without phones and social media?  Electronics have had many benefits to daily life, such as quick access to information, fast communication, and entertainment. However, alongside these benefits comes an increasing lack of social a...

Slow start to Chromebook distribution

Senior Rachel Freeman uses her Chromebook in PREP.

by Lily Weaver, Managing Editor

September 11, 2018

The week before and throughout the first week of school, students had the option to rent a Chromebook and pick it up in the Learning Commons. The purpose of the Chromebook is so students can take notes, do assignments, access learning applications and catch up on work during PREP or any free time th...

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