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Windows to the Soul: We adjust to the new normal

As a member of a very large and close family, the Beam family, like many others, is experiencing the hardships of being separated from their extended family members while in quarantine.

by Dana Kullgren and Lancer Media staff

May 15, 2020

"Just leave me alone!" When wishes come true, suddenly being alone is not what we thought.  Zoom much?  Talk to your friends from one car to the other?  Spend a lot of time looking at the outside from your bedroom window?  For many, the prison-like experience has us re-thinking just how much we...

Still I Rise: African American Culture Club teaches lessons about racism to staff

Minority students at LHS explained that they deal with these negative experiences on a daily basis.

by Maya Apau, Editor

May 11, 2020

**This is Part I of a series of stories featuring the African American experience in a suburban Maryland high school. As African American students in a predominantly Caucasian school, there are multitude of inherent differences from peers. The primary tensions and adversities arise from skin color and cult...

Honor Roll recipients trade report cards for treats: Photo of the Day 2/11/20

Mrs. Nancy Doll hands Hannah Bowie a cookie for her success.

by Emily McNally, Editor

February 11, 2020

Are you a chocolate chip or a sugar cookie person? On February 7, students chose one or the other as a recognition for receiving Honor Roll on their report card.  Assistant Principal Andrew McWilliams, Literacy Specialist Tracey Cassidy, and Principal Nancy Doll handed out goodies to reward student...

Don’t BYOD: Leave your cell phone in your backpack

Senior Jacob Blue watches an informational YouTube video during class.

by Ethan Hart, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, Kristen Canning, a teacher at Ballenger Creek Elementary School, read a bedtime story to her students via Facebook live-stream. The live-stream helped build personal connections between her and her students, encouraged reading, and set an example for parents to r...

Seniors acknowledged for accomplishments at Senior Salute: Photo of the Day 6/1/19

Seniors were recognized for their achievements through high school.

by Madeline Hull and Emily Watson

June 1, 2019

On May 28, the class of 2019 was recognized for their achievements at the annual Senior Salute. The graduation band set the mood with “Patriots on Parade” and “Pomp and Circumstance.” The band was then followed by Class of 2019 president Shay Arneson who welcomed to the audience. Ryan ...

Practice safe sex: Condoms should be available in Frederick County high schools

Condom distribution in high schools have been controversial in the past but we need protection now more than ever.

by Braden Weinel, Editor

May 1, 2019

From freshman to senior year, we are all taught abstinence, the only 100% effective way to save teens from unplanned pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases. However, all classroom preparation aside, history says that hormones and desire are going to win. Due to this, we should at least prepar...

Distinguished graduates 2018 motivate students in assembly

Daniel Etherton steps up to the podium to recognize guests.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

November 19, 2018

On November 20, members of the LHS Class of 2022, staff, honorees and family members attended the 2018 Distinguished Graduate Ceremony. The Distinguished Graduate Ceremony is an annual event presented by the Distinguished Graduate Organization. It is supported by LHS as well as the LHS Alumni Association...

National Honor Society inducts 70 new members: Photo of the Day 11/14/2018

NHS officers wait to speak. From the left: Caroline Etherton, Kaley Henyon, Shelby Tkacik, Savannah Sitler, Emily Wolfe, and Jane Quackenbush.

by Haley Enders, Reporter

November 14, 2018

The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on November 13. The hallway was crowded with inductees at around 6:30 p.m., lined up and ready to get their pictures taken on the main staircase. The ceremony began with an opening message from Mrs. Durann Ecalono, co-adviser for NHS. The NHS o...

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