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

An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option 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...

Alex Dembeck’s top 10 people who influenced teens in 2018

Alex Dembeck’s top 10 people who influenced teens in 2018

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Between the politics of the midterm elections, Winter Olympics, and vast human rights movements, 2018 will definitely be a year to remember . Many people have  impacted teens throughout the last 12 months, but these ten figures remained in the headlines throughout the majority of the year. We praise...

News for October 4

by Lancer Media

October 4, 2018

Members of the Science National Honor Society and any other students at LHS can earn six community service hours by participating in a large-scale tree planting on Saturday, October 6 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Monocacy River Watershed.  This event can be found on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation event calendar a...

News for October 3

by Lancer Media

October 3, 2018

Members of the Science National Honor Society and any other students at LHS can earn six community service hours by participating in a large-scale tree planting on Saturday, October 6 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Monocacy River Watershed.  This event can be found on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation event calendar a...

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

March 10, 2017

On March 8th, hundreds of students, teachers, and parents gathered outside the Board of Education for the first Frederick Transgender rights rally. Organized by James Vankuilenburg, transgender male and student president of Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s Gay Straight Alliance, the group addressed t...

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

Changing to gender neutral pronouns signifies respect

by Beau Cameron, Editor

September 20, 2016

When referring to a male, you use he/him pronouns. You refer to females by she/her pronouns. So what do you call someone with no gender? Depending on who you ask, the answer varies. The English language has no gender-neutral singular pronoun to refer to individuals who identify as non-binary (not exclus...

Top 10 of 2015: Best celebrity nonsense of the year

Top 10 of 2015:  Best celebrity nonsense of the year

by Rose Fiore, Reporter

December 29, 2015

Here are 10 examples of social media at its worst. From the serious to the silly, we all argued a little too much over these non-stories this year. March 25: Zayn Malik vs. One Direction On the afternoon of March 25, 2015, fangirls everywhere practically fainted when they found out about Malik’s departure f...

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