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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Can Netflixs Yes Day be replicated in households with teens?

“Yes Days” key to building family bonds

by Maya Apau, Editor in Chief April 24, 2021

Drive the car through the car wash? Yes!  Give mom and dad a makeover? Yes!  Music Festival? . . .No "Yes Day" -- Netflix Original Review In March 2021 Netflix released a family comedy Yes Day...

Alyssa Pizer uses the popular LED lights to give her bedroom a glow.

Pandemic makeover: These four walls need a fresh look

by Alyssa Pizer and Chloe Little April 24, 2021

Imagine going from being out to sitting at home all day every day. Looking around every day to the room you are now spending all your time in, would you be happy with what it looks like?  A lot of...

What are the Oppression Olympics? “Characterization of marginalization as a competition to determine the relative weight of the overall oppression of individuals or groups, often by comparing race, gender, socioeconomic status or disabilities, in order to determine who is the worst off, and the most oppressed.”

Oppression Olympics: Racism thrives in divided society

by Maya Apau, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2021

Asian-Americans, Hispanics/LatinX, African-Americans. Race versus race. “Who has it harder in America?” During the month of February, a Netflix Original Ginny & Georgia began trending on social...

English Teacher Natalie Rebetsky teaches in a room with a new air-purifier.  Set to be on for 8 hours, the unit is quiet, and few notice it.

Air purifiers protect hybrid students/staff from COVID-19

by Ryan Dorsey, Reporter March 12, 2021

As Frederick County Public Schools reopened, air purifiers are a main precaution against the global coronavirus pandemic.After nearly a year of no in-person school (except for a few students), Frederick...

These green stickers are across the whole school, making sure that students are socially distanced.

Sanitization and Separation: A day in the life of an in-person hybrid student

by Jason Byrd and Nikki Golemboski March 5, 2021

A student ritualistically checks the loops of their double-layered, CDC-approved face mask once more before slinging their backpack over their shoulder. They douse their hands in sanitizer, the burning...

Seniors learn to navigate on their own to make the best of their senior year.

#PandemicClassof2021: Courageous seniors make the best of their final year

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Seniors walk a little taller--they know the “ins and outs” of the high school.  It’s their time to be in charge--only they’re not.  Pandemic fears, rules, and virtual learning dictate much of...

Book Review: As Bright as Heaven reminds readers history is repeating itself

Book Review: “As Bright as Heaven” reminds readers history is repeating itself

by Mackenzie Berry, Editor January 25, 2021

In 2018, author Susan Meissner released a fictional story about a small family that comes face to face with the Spanish Flu in 1918. Unbeknownst to her, the story would become relevant in 2020 readers'...

Senior Josh Todd showing off a Postmate letter.

Lancer Spotlight: Josh Todd works for Postmates during pandemic

by Matt Nyandjo, Reporter January 23, 2021

Who doesn’t appreciate the ease of ordering online and having it delivered to the door?  In this pandemic, home delivery has exploded with new customers. Postmates is a service that allows a driver...

Having Covid-19 was one of the worst experiences of my life.

Having Covid-19 changed my perspective, my grades and my attitude

by Joshua Todd, Editor January 23, 2021

The start of  2021 was full of hope. I celebrated with my family, eagerly waiting for the transformation from a miserable 2020.  As soon as the clock struck midnight, I felt as if there was supposed...

Erica Blockinger practices checking blood pressure on her dog, Bear.

Lancer Spotlight: FCC night classes offer Blockinger a pulse-ible way to study nursing

by Emily McNally, Managing Editor January 14, 2021

Imagine your dream of getting into the medical field and COVID strikes, leaving you to figure out how to accomplish your dream during a nationwide pandemic. Erica Blockinger dealt with something similar...

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