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“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.

by Jessica Young, Reporter

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 would be afraid or even anxious just seeing people outside with a mask on.  In addition to time on...

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

by Zachary Tilmont, Reporter

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 Weinel, the President of NEHS and Warren Stewart, the President of Mu Alpha Theta, planned this...

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.

by Jacob Blue, Managing editor

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 C203, and anyone can join, no experience necessary. Like other craft based activities, sewing increa...

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...

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.

by Sierra Rossman, Reporter

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 from serious illnesses. It is hard to stay positive in the face of pain. According to Ryan’s Ca...

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.

by Alexis Fowler, Editor

April 2, 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 to decorate the school's cafeteria windows, organized by officer Jacob Bolger.  The idea was to ...

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.

by Jacob Blue and Joseph Hartung

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 best friends are often dogs. In a survey done in 2014 about Stress in America, it found that ...

What has our generation lost? Gen Z is in trouble

by Maya Apau and Tabitha Moses

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, and entertainment. However, alongside these benefits comes an increasing lack of social a...

Creative writing class turns the page to bullet journaling

Natalie Rebetsky, Mason Eddins, Katelyn Lynch, Alexis Keeling, Katie Lehman, and Beau Cameron work on their bullet journals.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

September 20, 2018

On September 13, the creative writing class learned how to bullet journal as their warm-up activity for class. The goal was to try a new way to organize thoughts and brainstorm while writing. Bullet journaling was created in 2013 by digital product designer and author Ryder Carroll, who wanted a to find a soluti...

Class of 2018: Mr. Linganore contestants are ex(XL)tra excited to have 20 days left

Mr. Linganore contestants strike a pose for 20 days left.

by Allison King, Reporter

April 25, 2018

Mr. Linganore XXL contestants smile for the camera and show their excitement to have 20 days left of school! This year's Mr. Linganore competition was a hit. Lots of preparation, hard work and dedication went into planning this event. The show's co-hosts, Mr. Jeremy Brown and Mrs. Natalie Rebetsky,...

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