The Lance

As paper prices rise, teachers and students must adapt to using less

As paper prices rise, teachers and students must adapt to using less

by Rachel McCoy and Sammie Hoefs

January 3, 2020

“I don’t think we have a paper crisis. I think we have a different standard operational procedure, and we need to think about how we are using our resources as a society,” said Principal Nancy Doll.  Classes had been running smoothly, until a paper shortage began in early November. Some conflic...

Troxel keeps reading alive during the holidays with her festive door: Photo of the Day 12/26/19

Mary Troxel's door not only shows her festive spirit, but her love of classic literature.

by Thomas French, Editor

December 26, 2019

Many students don't want to think about reading assignments over the holidays. The holidays are a time to relax and sleep. English teacher Mary Troxel disagrees with this notion, and used the door decorating contest to prove how reading and the holidays can mix. Her door theme, the "12 Days of Literature,"...

Students explore creative opportunities and make cards during Writer’s Week

English teachers Mary Troxel and Natalie Rebetsky make cards for the elderly.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

The second annual Writer's Week, held November 11-14, brought students from all classes together to participate in a variety of writing and English-related activities. Organized by Linganore's chapter of the National English Honor Society in cooperation with the English Department, Writer's Week included...

Schoology: What is it?

The Creative Writing class's Schoology homepage.

by Alexis Fowler, Editor

June 6, 2019

We’re making the switch, and all incoming freshmen should be prepared. In case you've missed it, FCPS is switching to a new learning management platform called Schoology. Schoology is a learning site with a social networking aspect that allows students and teachers to collaborate and have easie...

Middle School Honor Societies: Does the benefit of membership outweigh the pressure?

When my young self looks in the mirror, can I see the future leader I want to be?

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Reporter

April 5, 2019

Being a sophomore, I find myself constantly analyzing my involvement in school thus far and the crushing importance of my next two years. With junior year comes the college application process, SATs and honor society applications. My friends all freak out about honor society acceptance, but I was curious. ...

NEHS brings Clifford to high school

Clifford gave students a way to combine their love for reading with their love for the big red dog.

by Matthew Gelhard, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019

Clifford decided to leave Emily in 2nd grade and take a visit to high school. Alongside members of the National English Honor Society, Clifford traveled the halls of the school and visited various classrooms to participate in classroom activities. For every step of Clifford’s jo...

AirPods: The new Gucci for the Ears

Buying AirPods to fit in with everyone else means shelling out $159.

by Ashley Nash and Elizabeth Rajnik

January 23, 2019

After yet another winter break full of gift giving, it’s very common to see students on their first day back flaunting their gifts from the holiday season. Whether it be trendy clothing items, new technology, or the hottest new pair of shoes, some gift ideas become much more popular than others each y...

Distinguished Graduates 2018: Karen Ellison-Seyler honored in Arts & Humanities for her achievements in music

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

December 4, 2018

On November 20, the Distinguished Graduate Organization recognized six graduates for their achievements in Business, Academics, Public Service, Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Athletics. Karen Ellison-Seyler, member of the class of 1982, is the 2018 Distinguished Graduate honoree in Arts & Humanitie...

Bibliophile Troxel transfers from Windsor Knolls

Troxel instructs her third period English 12 class.

by Beau Cameron, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017

Ms. Mary Troxel is teaching 9th and 12th grade English during her first year at LHS. Previously a teacher at Windsor Knoll's Middle School, Troxel transferred because she enjoys teaching novels and upper level concepts. She's excited to go more in-depth with this year's readings. "I grew up in...

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