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Library Media Center celebrates ‘Banned Book Week’

Library Media Center celebrates ‘Banned Book Week’

Madison Martin, Editor in chief

Students who come into the Library Media Center (LMC) this week will notice a bulletin board in the back decorated with the phrase “Words Have Power,” the theme of this year’s “Banned Book Week.” They may also not...

September 25, 2017

Mack Plaque Events for Saturday, September 23

Mack Plaque Events for Saturday, September 23

Nick Desrosiers, Sports Editor

Schedule of Varsity Mack Plaque games for Saturday, September 23:   10:00 AM- Volleyball - Hackler Gym 11:30 AM- Girls Soccer - Girls Soccer Field (Field 1) 1:00 PM- Field Hockey - Field Hockey Field (Fi...

September 23, 2017

Updated list of Class of 2017 post-graduation intentions

Updated list of Class of 2017 post-graduation intentions

NOTE: For the senior edition each year, The Lancer Spirit editors obtain the list of post-graduation intentions from Main Guidance, who get their information from Naviance. This year's senior edition was designed and sent...

June 19, 2017

Junior spirit week themes

Junior spirit week themes

June 6, 2017

Ape expert Dr. Lukas visits APES class

Ape expert Dr. Lukas visits APES class

May 17, 2017

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Sports

Athletes: Get off the couch, hit the gym

Athletes: Get off the couch, hit the gym

Nick Desrosiers, Sports Editor

As the 16’-17’ school year comes to an end and the spring sports season finishes strong, high school athletes get ready to hang up their cleats and hit the showers for the summer and not come out until...

June 15, 2017No Comments

Quarterfinal game is a grudge match for girls’ lacrosse

Quarterfinal game is a grudge match for girls’ lacrosse

Bryan Murphy, Sports Editor

Any game against Pinkerton brings excitement for players and fans. A playoff game is hyped up enough as it is. A playoff game against Pinkerton. Well that’s a recipe for a rowdy atmosphere. The girls...

May 31, 2017No Comments

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Features

Twirling Together: Emily Cowette joins Morgan Torre on the pep-rally floor

Twirling Together: Emily Cowette joins Morgan Torre on the pep-rally floor

Madison Martin, Editor in Chief

Whenever she steps on the floor at pep rallies, a roar runs through the whole crowd, each one of her tricks ends with cheering, and shouts of praise erupt when she takes a bow. Since Lauryn DeBaie started the tradition in 2005, a performance by baton gi...

September 20, 2017No Comments

Meet the newest additions to Lancer Nation

Meet the newest additions to Lancer Nation

Liz Iaconis, Online Chief

Mrs. Chase Department: House 4 Guidance Counselor Getting to know her: In her free time, she plays Sims "like it's her job," plays other video games, and cuddles with her pug, Darla. Chase claims her pug is her obsession.   Mrs. Sherwood Departmen...

August 29, 2017No Comments

Breaking the Binary: One senior discusses what it means to identify as genderfluid

Breaking the Binary: One senior discusses what it means to identify as genderfluid

Abi Whitcomb, Multi-Media Production Editor

Blue and pink. Cars and dolls. Sports and homemaking. All of the above have been associated with traditional gender roles as we have known it since the 1940’s. But now we are in the midst of a revolution, where the concept of gender is an...

June 23, 20171 Comment

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A & E

Recent graduate to represent N.H. in Congressional Art Competition in D.C. this summer

Recent graduate to represent N.H. in Congressional Art Competition in D.C. this summer

Megan Packard, Reporter

Melina Illinger, a recent graduate, was at work when she got the call telling her that her piece of art had been selected to represent N.H. in the Congressional Art Competition. “I really tried to keep it together, but I ended up squealing pretty loudly next to my boss,” Illinger said. “I was just way too excited.” High School students around the U.S. submit entries to the Congressional Art Competition each year with hopes of having their artwork displayed at the Capitol building in ...

June 19, 2017

‘Lancer Theater On The Air’ presents radio drama: ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’

‘Lancer Theater On The Air’ presents radio drama: ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’

Abi Whitcomb, Multi-Media Managing Editor

First, a story based in 1948 New York. Now: The final frontier. Radio Club is back at it again with the first episode of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Originally broadcasted in the UK in 1978, the series follows Earthling Arthur Dent and his misadventures with his friend, Ford Prefect, an author for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” an encyclopedia of everything a traveler must do while in space. While Arthur merely wants to keep his house from being demol...

June 15, 2017

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lives up to hype

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lives up to hype

Lizy Stubbs, Opinions Editor

As Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 hits yet another week at the top of the box office, I’m excited to see it remain at a well-deserved slot. The movie explains plot holes, such as why the Guardians gang was able to hold the infinity stone in the first installment without dying, and delves deeper into the characters we only got a glance at in the first film, making them more lovable and more human. (Even though they’re not actually human but a raccoon, a sentient tree, two aliens, and a half-hu...

May 31, 2017

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Opinion

Lights off? All bets off.

Lights off? All bets off.

Sean Cavanaugh, News Editor

All high school students have had that moment when we begin to drift off in class. We had a long night before doing homework, working on that project we may or may not have procrastinated on, or studying. Then we end up going to bed either late or not at all. Teachers expect us to be awake whil...

September 25, 2017

Editorial: Lancer Nation rises above misinformation

Editorial: Lancer Nation rises above misinformation

Lancer Spirit Editorial Board

Alright, it's time for us to come clean. We’re done lying and back-peddling, so we’re going to be honest about “Old Glory-Gate.” You found us out.  It’s true.  The halls of Londonderry High School are saturated with Bernie supporters and Social Justice Warriors [SJW’s] that hate Trum...

September 21, 2017

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College & Career

Ithaca College connects students to nature

Ithaca College connects students to nature

Madison Martin, Editor in Chief

Students who prefer to be in a relaxed, woodsy environment compared to a crowded city are sure to feel right at home in Ithaca College in upstate NY— and the school is a must see for anyone interested in music or performing arts.   Ithaca college has ...

September 28, 20172 Comments

Tips for College Tours

Tips for College Tours

Kiley White, Reporter

The first part of the college process is touring and interviewing. With interviews, eye contact and good questions are important. Stay away from “Do you like the this school?” because yes or no questions make for a short awkward conversation. Ask...

May 19, 2017No Comments

FAQs on senior scholarships

FAQs on senior scholarships

Liz Iaconis, News Editor

As an underclassmen hanging around a lot of upperclassmen, I hear a lot of talk about college, the stress of applications, fear and excitement for what will come after high school is over, and now that graduation is less than three months away, the wav...

March 9, 2017No Comments

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Lifestyle

Advice to freshmen from an upperclassman

Advice to freshmen from an upperclassman

Dear incoming Freshman, Welcome to where the big boys—and girls—dwell. You have made it through the most awkward part of school and life: middle school. Congratulati...

September 12, 2017

Advice to juniors from seniors

Advice to juniors from seniors

Dear juniors, We write to you at the beginning of our senior year, where we both reflect on our junior year experiences. Junior year is a great opportunity to grow ...

September 7, 2017

Advice to sophomores from an upperclassman

Advice to sophomores from an upperclassman

Dear Sophomores, You’ve made it through your first year of high school, and it’s time to celebrate. No longer can anyone call you a freshie or make fun of you for having...

September 7, 2017

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