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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

June 23, 2017

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 anything but binary. According to a 2013 study by the In...

Learning new languages opens new worlds

Learning new languages opens new worlds

Lily Lefevre, A&E Editor

June 23, 2017

For those who speak more than one language, the world doesn’t seem so tiny anymore. There is an understanding that there are more languages out there than what you learned to speak as a kid. Someone who understands this is math teacher Leokadia Koch-Castrigno, or as she is known at LHS: Mrs. Koch....

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

June 19, 2017

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 ...

Dyslexia: The Gift

Dyslexia: The Gift

Sean Cavanaugh, Food Editor

June 8, 2017

The day I found out that I had dyslexia, I didn’t know what that really meant. I was told it was a learning disability, but I didn't know what that was either. Before that day, I struggled to spell, do simple math, and read quickly, so my mother took me to Oxford learning where I got tested to figur...

LHS wears red, white and blue to show support for the heartbeat of Lancer Nation: Mr. Juster

LHS wears red, white and blue to show support for the heartbeat of Lancer Nation: Mr. Juster

Abi Whitcomb, Reporter

May 19, 2017

The powerful, inspirational voice of Mr. Juster fills the gym during pep rallies and the Day of Giving assembly, unifying thousands of bodies as one singular, dynamic force. Since he’s not been in school this past week, however, it is said that you can still hear the echos of “Pep Rally Past” i...

Junior Aiyana Herrera Wins State in Skills USA Competition

Junior Aiyana Herrera Wins State in Skills USA Competition

Josh Galluzzo, Features Editor

May 11, 2017

In an environment of over seventeen hundred teenagers, it’s often hard to display one’s individual skills to any open audience. Junior and MST student Aiyana Herrera recently had her time in the spotlight, and it isn't over yet. On March 17th in Exeter, New Hampshire, Herrera competed in the ...

Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet visits Londonderry

Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet visits Londonderry

Josh Galluzzo, Features Editor

April 11, 2017

The Lancer Marching Band, which already possesses a prestigious resume unparalleled by almost any other high school band nationally, has once again been honored with perhaps the highest invitation of excellence in the high school music world: participation in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in ...

Class of 2018 seeking items for ‘Bunny Baskets’

Class of 2018 seeking items for ‘Bunny Baskets’

Alex Seeley, Features Editor

March 29, 2017

Until the beginning of April, the Class of 2018 is organizing "Bunny Baskets" to donate to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Students and teachers alike can donate new items from matchbox cars to blankets. While visiting a family member at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Class of 2018 President...

Lancer Dance Team Shines in Peterborough

Lancer Dance Team Shines in Peterborough

Alex Seeley, Features Editor

January 31, 2017

Competing against teams from all over the state, the dance team dominated at the Peterborough dance competition last week. Despite missing five members of their team, they won first place in the contemporary category and second place in the jazz category with the number they performed at the recent ...

Flip. Dab. Done.

Flip. Dab. Done.

Josh Galluzzo, Features Editor

January 13, 2017

Chances are that by now, you or someone you love has been affected by the epidemic. You know the one. Students watch eagerly as a lone hero flicks their wrist, their face contorting into a picture of concentration and effort as time seems to slow all around them. The crowd screams in disbelief a...

Nervous about finals, freshmen? Advice from upper classmen: Don’t stress the test

Nervous about finals, freshmen? Advice from upper classmen: Don’t stress the test

Rachel Court, Reporter

January 12, 2017

As finals week quickly approaches, students are beginning to feel the stress. For freshmen it is the first time they will have to take finals, so they don’t know what to expect. While upperclassmen have a better idea of what to expect because they’ve taken finals before, they also know these finals mea...

Human Relations class’s quilt: A token of what friendship means

Human Relations class’s quilt: A token of what friendship means

January 11, 2017

Students in Mrs. Harmon’s Human Relations class work together to show how important friendships can be by creating a class friendship quilt. “Their squares are completely designed by them,” Harmon said. “They have a few guidelines to follow but other than that the square is completely based off of what they like a...

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