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An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option on school-related forms

A third option is necessary when selecting gender on school-related forms.

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

Dear FCPS: In 2019, the District of Columbia’s public school system will apply a third gender marker on their enrollment forms, allowing students to select “non-binary” rather than male or female when indicating the child’s gender. Almost all public school districts in Maryland and the D.C. region include gender identity as a protected class in their non-discrimina...

Footloose stage manager shares his behind the-scenes view

Shayden Jamison works in the booth during a tech rehearsal

by Natalie Roth, Reporter

May 3, 2018

Tech week spanned the last  days of the Footloose production schedule, which  means only one thing: complete and utter chaos. Techies and actors alike scramble across the auditorium to pull together every last line and note of the show and try to make each second as engaging as possible.  Footlo...

Class of 2018: 16 days until Footloose Tech seniors say farewell to the stage

Techie seniors (from left to right: Abby Maloid, Rozmia Fattah, and Shayden Jamison) pose on stage for day 16 of the countdown

by Natalie Roth, Reporter

May 1, 2018

Let me take you back to the closing night of LHS’s 2018 musical, Footloose. As actors and techies alike gather around for the last circle up (a pre-show warm-up for all members of the show), a bittersweet moment is shared. Memories of past and present shows flood back to everybody in the circle. For...

We are Lancers: Video celebrates our diversity and identity

We are Lancers:  Video celebrates our diversity and identity

by Kelsey Ward, Editor

October 3, 2017

During the first week of school, each PREP class watched a video of John Cena talking about the topic of tolerance in the United States. For the following two weeks, Digital Communications created a video based on the Cena concept and unveiled the results in PREP on October 4. The video shows se...

Students eagerly await The Giver’s first meeting of the year: Photo of the Day 9/23/17

Cast and crew members meet each other for the first time.

by Greyston Harding, Reporter

September 24, 2017

The cast and crew of The Giver held their first meeting on Friday, September 22nd. During the meeting, drama teacher Mrs. Angela Smithhisler introduced The Giver to all of the eager students. The show dates have also been announced to be from November 16th through the 19th. Rozmia Fattah, the ...

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