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Lancer Spotlight: Damon Norko brings plays to a virtual platform

Damon Norko has been working in his studio to make My Brother, the God Particle come to life. He has hosted over 40 recording sessions at his studio.
Creating a radio play is the "silver lining" to the pandemic.
October 16, 2020

COVID-19 has caused Broadway to go dark and virtually all plays to stop production. During this time when the only drama is the lack of drama, English teacher Damon Norko is bringing theater back to a...

Virtual fail: Online school schedule creates new learning challenges

The virtual schedule takes  a lot of personal planning to keep on track--for both teachers and students.
October 15, 2020

With school online, students sleep later each day, as there are no big yellow school buses waiting for them in the mornings. Although the cold dark mornings and unappealing lunches are gone, life with...

“Sew” necessary: It’s time to make masks to help control spread of Covid-19

Jessica Young is sewing face masks to donate to FMH.
April 14, 2020

Remember when a mask used to be a refreshing skin treatment, a scary Halloween costume, or a Mardi Gras party accessory? Before March 2020, no one would be likely to wear them in public. Some people...

NEHS and MuAlpha Theta explore Washington, D.C. landmarks: Photo of the day 2/26/2020

NEHS and Mu Alpha Theta students admire exhibits at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
February 27, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, the National English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta took a field trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  Braden...

Sewtherapy offers festive scarves for our feline friends and canine companions

Elizabeth Rajnik and Scott Hummel,  iron and cut fabric that will be made into scarves.
December 2, 2019

On any given PREP day, 5 - 10 students are busy with an iron, three sewing machines and a variety of donated fabrics, scissors, pins and supplies to sew items for charity.  The Sewtherapy club mees in...

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

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

Lancer Media “stitches” the community together through Ryan’s Case for Smiles project

Howard County 4-H Program Adviser Chris Rein teaches Lancer Media members Madeline Williamson and Julie Walker how to sew a pillowcase.
June 14, 2019

Imagine a world with nothing but needles, loud machines, and beeping for days on end with a medical routine that would drive any person stir-crazy. This is the reality for many children and teens who suffer...

National English Honor Society members decorate windows for National Poetry Month: Photo of the Day 4/2/19

National English Honor Society members write poetry on the cafeteria windows.
April 1, 2019

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain On April 1, students from the National English Honor Society used their creative poetry skills...

A Lancer’s best friend may be a dog

Jacob Blue has two dogs. Charlie (on the left) is a two year old golden beagle and Sunny is a five year old golden doodle.
January 25, 2019

It is no surprise that teens today are stressed out with projects, SATs, and college applications while they try to balance healthy social and physical lives. Many turn to their best friends for help--those...

What has our generation lost? Gen Z is in trouble

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,...

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Natalie Rebetsky