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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

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...

Daisy Jones and the Six is a novel that has just been released in a TV show format on March 3.

Are the books really better than the movies?

by Hannah Moore, Reporter March 20, 2023

An author announces their book is being adapted into a movie and a mix of reactions occur: some people are filled with joy, others are angry over the way it is being done, and even otherse want to gate-keep...

Cara Morgan(10) and her Viking dad, Patrick Morgan, show off their Halloween spirit.

How old is too old to celebrate Halloween?

by JP Lyons, Editor November 3, 2022

Every year, millions of people come together to celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins, watching scary movies, dressing up in wacky costumes and even trick-or-treating. However, the question arises:...

Josslyn Quansah on her phone during first period Algebra 2 Honors with Ms. Klein.

MCPS updates phone policy, raises controversy about cell use in schools

by Faith Kyere, Reporter October 3, 2022

Students often debate whether or not phones should be allowed in classrooms or even in school. This topic has created on-going controversy, as many have differences in opinion on whether phones are needed...

Mrs. Kirkland and the other Veterans nominated for the Veterans in Education Award pose at the central office. (Courtesy of Aaron Phillips)

Lancer Spotlight 11/15: Nominee for the Veterans in Education Service Award, Randi Kirkland

by Marissa Depalma, Editor November 15, 2021

On November 12, Mrs. Randi Kirkland, English teacher, was our LHS 2021 nominee for the Veterans in Education Service Award during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Central Office.  Mrs. Kirkland served...

Linganores girls varisty stand with the teachers they appreciate.

Lancer Spotlight 10/12/21: Linganore’s girl’s varsity team appreciates their teachers and pull out the win

by Sophia Hopkins, Reporter October 14, 2021

On October 12, girls varsity soccer team played against South Hagerstown. During the halftime break, each team player highlighted a teacher that they appreciate. The team picked teachers from elementary,...

Jake Snow sitting on top of a rock in the Badlands of South Dakota before nearly falling down 500 feet

Lancer Spotlight: For some teachers, coronavirus inspires new interest in hiking

by Ashlyn Martin, Reporter January 17, 2021

Jake Snow, World Language chairperson and Spanish teacher makes sure to enjoy time in the forest, rivers, and mountains to get through the struggles of the pandemic. On class Google Meets Snow likes...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

Kirkland helps students during class.

Kirkland joins tribe after teaching in Japan

by Lily Weaver and Catie Jo Tansey September 27, 2018

New teacher Randi Kirkland joins our tribe for one semester teaching English 12. Before Kirkland came to Linganore, she taught in Japan for five years for the Department of Defense. Her husband was...

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