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The Accelerated English 10/11 class meets during third block. English teacher Mary Troxel is looking for enthusiastic students to fill the seats.

Lancer Spotlight 02/01/24: What underrated course should you take next year?

by Lily Hanson and Abigail Warren February 2, 2024

There are so many options for electives at Linganore High School (LHS), but which ones are the best?  Most departments at Linganore have under enrolled classes, many of which consist of upper-level...

Lancer Spotlight 5/3/23: ‘The Little Mermaid’ spirit week has students swimming in school spirit

by Izabella Manning and Ellowyn Ojeda May 3, 2023

From April 24 to April 28, Linganore drama held a “The Little Mermaid”-themed spirit week to get students in the “under the sea” spirit and ready to see the school’s production of the beloved...

An example of a student assignment with only the name written. If the new FCPS policy were to pass, students could do this and receive half credit.

“A slap to the face”: Teachers resist proposed FCPS grading policy

by Emily Rice, Managing Editor January 10, 2023

Imagine studying for hours on end for the biggest test of the semester. The test begins, and you immediately start scribbling down your answers. The time ticks down and students turn in their tests until...

A graphic shows an edited depiction of Shakespeare alongside the text Is Shakespeare worth teaching?

Should Shakespeare take a step back from the spotlight?

by Izabella Manning, Editor January 6, 2023

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” These words have been droned into English students' heads countless times for decades. In fact, “Romeo and Juliet” has become such a prominent play...

𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩, 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯, by Linganore Alumni Mel Beatty is a childrens book that explains the importance of being truthful.  𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮: 𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩, 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯 (𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳) 𝘣𝘺 𝘔. 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗. 𝘌𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘳, 2022, 𝘛𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘰, 𝘖𝘕: 𝘗𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘯 𝘙𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢. 𝘊𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 2022 𝘣𝘺 𝘗𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘶𝘯 𝘙𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢.

Lancer Spotlight 12/16/22 : Young Author’s Contest gives students a creative outlet and presents new opportunities

by Alexa Waser, Editor December 16, 2022

The State of Maryland Literacy Association held its annual High School Young Author’s Contest inviting students to write an original short story or a poem. The competition was announced in September...

Four LHS students were choosen as county winners.

Lancer Spotlight 2/8/22: Four win county Young Authors Contest

by Alexis Simmerman, Editor February 8, 2022

After winning at the school level, Alexis Simmerman, Chloe Little, Lily Hanson, and Amelia Newton all placed in the county level competition for the YAC (Young Author's Contest). The Young Author’s...

Linganores girls varisty stand with the teachers they appreciate.

Lancer Spotlight 10/12/21: Linganore’s girl’s varsity team appreciates their teachers and pull out the win

by Sophia Hopkins, Reporter October 14, 2021

On October 12, girls varsity soccer team played against South Hagerstown. During the halftime break, each team player highlighted a teacher that they appreciate. The team picked teachers from elementary,...

Showing the doom and gloom of AP classes and what all students feel at times.

AP courses + pandemic virtual school = Advanced learning still preferred approach

by Caroline Hobson, Editor April 25, 2021

What does the buildup of AP courses plus the stress of a pandemic do to a teen? For many, they are stuck learning advanced, confusing subjects with little help at home and are still expected to take full...

Jake Snow sitting on top of a rock in the Badlands of South Dakota before nearly falling down 500 feet

Lancer Spotlight: For some teachers, coronavirus inspires new interest in hiking

by Ashlyn Martin, Reporter January 17, 2021

Jake Snow, World Language chairperson and Spanish teacher makes sure to enjoy time in the forest, rivers, and mountains to get through the struggles of the pandemic. On class Google Meets Snow likes...

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...

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