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The student news site of Linganore High School

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A display table at the event features Morgans Message wristbands.

Taking a shot at mental health: Linganore varsity volleyball holds Morgan’s Message dedication game

by Abby Childers, Sports Editor October 12, 2023

Linganore High School (LHS) began the 2023-24 school year with a club fair for students. This year, LHS has several new clubs to offer, one of which is LHS’ newly-founded chapter of Morgan’s Message.  Morgan’s...

Students often get distracted by social media in class. This can negatively affect their health, well being, and grades.

New law aims to combat negative effects of social media

by Jackson Passarelli, Reporter October 6, 2023

Earlier this year, Republican senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that would enforce a minimum age requirement of 16 years old for social media platforms. States including Utah and Arkansas have...

Between the months of  January to April, students feel overwhelmed by the number of school days without a break.

The never-ending week: The three longest months of school cause academic and mental distress

by Keira Knedeisen, Reporter April 27, 2023

Late January to early April is the longest time period of continuous full weeks of school for both students and teachers. Specifically, 10 out of the 36 weeks of school, or 27% of the school year fall...

Seniors feel over-stressed and unmotivated as the end of the year approaches.

Is there truly an ‘epidemic’ of senioritis: students experiencing burnout feel misrepresented by the term

by Alexa Waser, Editor In-Chief April 25, 2023

As graduation day gets closer and closer, senior students are starting to lose their motivation to keep up good grades and attendance in class. Senioritis has largely been perceived as an excuse to...

Linganore senior Lily Reynolds reads one of her favorite books, City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

A rise in teens reading: Social media’s impact on the classic pastime

by Alexa Waser, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

For so long, getting teenagers to read felt like pulling teeth. Over the last couple of years, however, this has seemingly changed. Many more teens today are willingly picking up novels and reading to...

True crime documentaries on Netflix gain a lot of attention and often spend time in the top most-watched list for series or films.

Entertainment over ethics: Has true crime gone too far?

by Alexa Waser, Editor November 30, 2022

Nearly half of Americans say they watch and enjoy true crime, and the number of viewers it draws seems to multiply every time a new series is released.  With true crime series being released so often,...

Lancer Media Podcast: Michael Clark-Borenstein helps teens cope with mental illness

by Emily Rice and Kiefer Ely November 29, 2022

In this podcast, Editors Emily Rice and Kiefer Ely talk to Michael Clark-Borenstein about his mental health counseling practice. His practice, Bright View Counseling, is located in Charlotte, North...

The cover art of Netflixs Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story series.

Serial killers seducing social media

by Emily Rice, Managing Editor October 27, 2022

The sexualization of serial killers is nearly as bad as the crimes they commit. How has modern society stooped to such an all-time low?  On September 21, Netflix released “Dahmer,” a documentary...

Junior Siena Phaup works on a creative writing project in class.

New creative writing class takes an interesting turn

by Izabella Manning, Editor October 3, 2022

After three years, Linganore is finally offering a Creative Writing course again. Unlike other classes in which students just write book continuations and poetry, this course is covering a vast variety...

Talking to a therapist can feel like unraveling your thoughts.

Maryland law expands mental health help for children

by Ruby Cerny, Editor November 3, 2021

Regardless of the ever growing acceptance for mental health, it is still a widely unexplored topic in many households. Despite this stigma, it is completely okay not to be okay.   Recently, a new...

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