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Ryan OConnor introduces new Lancer Letters to LHS. (Photo used with permission by Ryan OConnor)

Lancer Letters give recognition to club students and more

Lizzie Sosa and Meghan Carroll
September 23, 2023

At the end of last year, House 2 assistant principal Ryan O’Connor wanted to think of a new way to recognize the kids who may not get recognized as much for their academic achievements or involvement...

Robotics mentor Brendon McLeod shows off the new swerve module drivetrain that the team has been developing.

Join the PVC Pirates on their voyage to victory

Sean Cornett, Multimedia Editor
September 16, 2023

The LHS robotics team, otherwise known as team 1058 of the First Robotics Competition, the PVC Pirates, had their first annual meeting welcoming in the 2023-24 season this Monday, Sept. 11. Upon greeting...

Varsity football coach Lauzon becomes new athletic director at LHS

Varsity football coach Lauzon becomes new athletic director at LHS

Dillon Tufts and Paul Binder
May 31, 2023

Once the announcement of Howard Sobolov’s retirement surfaced, it left many in the school wondering who would take over as Londonderry’s next Athletic Director. This question was answered by varsity...

Ms. Sovas (Left) and Ms. Cohen (Right) dressed as “Lincoln and Douglas”

Debate club is arguably a great place to be

Emmitt Parece-Grogan, Reporter
May 26, 2023

From topics such as “should the government raise the minimum wage” and “should abortions be legal nationwide” to lighter hearted topics such as “which way a dog would wear pants” and “is...

Sophomore Grace Houston receives an opportunity to travel to Germany for three weeks this summer as part of a National German Exam scholarship.

Sophomore takes her German beyond the classroom

Sophomore Grace Houston went through two National tests and an interview with a panel to be awarded the opportunity to spend three weeks of her summer in Germany.
Kelly Egan, Editor-in-Chief
May 22, 2023

When she first signed up to take German, sophomore Grace Houston simply thought it would be “fun and interesting.” Now, she gets to travel to Germany with 11 other students from around the United States. “This...

House four counselor, Mr. Papargiris, tries to motivate students to recognize, it’s not just about having that one person that you’re assigned to talk to,” Papargiris said. “But someone you feel comfortable talking to.”

Inside the office: thoughts from your school counselors

Morgan Laczynski, Fashion Editor
May 10, 2023

School counselors look for their students and their goals as they grow from freshman to seniors. Seeing them grow, helping them with their personal problems, and helping them understand who they are and...

LHS staff prom pics: can you guess whos who?

LHS staff prom pics: can you guess who’s who?

Ava Naar and Abby Jones
May 9, 2023

This Saturday at prom, seniors will arrive at Atkinson Country Club in gorgeous gowns and dapper tuxedos. The chaperone will be looking on and most likely remembering what their proms were like when they...

Senior Katia Chylinksi is a dedicated track and field athlete, and strives to pursue her extracurricular passions while simultaneously managing her time as a full time VLACS student.

Senior Katia Chylinski set to graduate with over 60 college credits

Catie Brown, Copy Chief
May 8, 2023

To graduate from LHS, students are required to obtain 24 credits prior to graduation. For some students, fulfilling those 24 is completely satisfactory. But for others, like senior Katia Chylinski, they...

“When I look at the DAR good citizen scholarship about leadership, character, and stuff like that, 
I think I really get that from my parents,” Kim said.

Senior Susan Kim Awarded Good Citizens Award

Jill Mazzola, Features Editor
April 17, 2023

As the final bell rings, students rush out of the building as fast as they can. The seven long hours of school are over, and no one wants to stay any longer. For lots of students, the end of the school...

Ms. Sloper (left), Mrs. Sherwood (right) and Dawn Myers (back) at the end of the school year in 2018. They had an ice cream truck come to the school to buy treats to support the class of 2019. According to Mrs. Sloper, Mrs. Sherwood LOVED treats!

KATE Sherwood project spreads statewide to inspire student-teacher connection 

Ava Norton and Alyssa Parsons
March 10, 2023

There are few people in this world that will make a long lasting impact on people's lives like Kate Sherwood’s impact on students, staff and friends of LHS. Sherwood was a school counselor who worked...

The Athletic Leadership Council partners with the Bring Change 2 Mind club to raise awareness for mental health at LHS.

Student Staff Basketball game to be held on 2/23

Kelly Egan, Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2023

Seniors: have you ever daydreamed in class about what it would be like to show how much better you are than your teachers without repercussions?  Staff: have you ever wanted to get back at your students...

Day of Giving angels share why they donated

Day of Giving ‘angels’ share why they donated

Andrew Macpherson, Opinions Editor
February 2, 2023

Even though their hair is now cut, the crowd is gone and the gym floor is cleaned, those who donated during this year's Day of Giving will never forget why they donated their hair. Read the stories...

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