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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Teens on phones

How does social media breed narcissism?

by Mikayla Conners November 19, 2022

Teenagers and children of increasingly younger ages have become progressively reliant on technology, especially social media.  As a consequence, children who use social media often struggle with Narcissistic...

The cover art of Netflixs Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story series.

Serial killers seducing social media

by Emily Rice, Managing Editor October 27, 2022

The sexualization of serial killers is nearly as bad as the crimes they commit. How has modern society stooped to such an all-time low?  On September 21, Netflix released “Dahmer,” a documentary...

Linganore students post their photos to BeReal to show friends what they are doing. (From top left to right, Ella Pritchett, Alex Pietanza, Maddie Madariaga, Mark Sunkel, Nolan Lizmi, Josh Player, Joey Looper, Mitchell Maher, Nathaniel Zarate, Kevin Lloyd, and the Linganore Band.)

BeReal’s rising popularity creates new space, new problems

by Alexa Waser, Editor October 20, 2022

"Guys, it's time to be real!" is heard across classrooms everyday. Students rush to grab their phones and snap a photo before the timer goes off. A single notification causes students to pause their...

Joseph Hawkins makes a variety of videos on his Tiktok.

Lancer Spotlight 9/13/22: Teachers beginning to use social media to connect with students

by Kiefer Ely September 13, 2022

The Covid pandemic forced many teachers to find new avenues to communicate and relate to their students. This led social studies teacher Joseph Hawkins to publicize his previously private TikTok in 2020,...

Finding the Truth in a Social Media Feud

Finding the “Truth” in a Social Media Feud

by Mack Mullinix, Reporter May 25, 2022

On April 25, Twitter and Elon Musk began the process of turning the huge social media app into a privately owned business. Musk Tweeted the day after "Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok...

GenZ TikTok and Snapchat users deal death blow to Instagram

GenZ TikTok and Snapchat users deal death blow to Instagram

by Marissa DePalma, Editor March 4, 2022

Instagram was released on October 6, 2010. After twelve years it has been slowly becoming less relevant.  Instagram trends are constantly changing and the features added to keep a lot of people interested,...

Sophomores Tess Engel and Grace Booth feeling connected through in-person schooling.

Post covid friendships easy to break, hard to make

by Leeda Djourshari, Reporter September 22, 2021

Snap. Post. Tweet. Share. Like.  It's a few clicks to gain followers, but those are not your friends. Going back to school isn't easy, but having to remake friends makes it extraordinarily complicated...

A few of Addison Raes comments from her latest TikToks.

TikToxic:👍 but don’t be mean behind the screen

by Madeline Hull, Managing Editor October 5, 2020

Charli D'amelio, Addison Rae, Loren Gray, Bryce Hall, Chase Hudson, Sienna Gomez, Dixie D'amelio, and Josh Richards are just some of our many favorite tiktockers.  TikTok has become a place where anybody...

TikTok: Wasting time, has little to offer but distraction.

TikTok: Wasting time, has little to offer but distraction.

by Delaney Cabe and Aaron Eng January 28, 2020

TikTok was declared the fastest growing social media in 2018. There is no doubt that the app has grown much more in the past few years with over 500 million users. "With the simplicity of a scrolling...

On the left, a teenager happily reading a book. On the right, a teenager expressionless staring at the screen of her smart phone.

How do we cure the reading allergy?

by Ruby Cerny, Reporter November 6, 2019

Almost everywhere you go, the eyes of children, teens, and even adults are glued to the screens of their smartphones. Nowadays, cellphones are often used as a form of entertainment, where is reading daily...

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