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Fifth grade class records book promos for LEO 103

Fifth grade class records book promos for LEO 103

Hannah Kennedy, Reporter

November 9, 2016


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Editor's Note: Ms. Juster asked The Lancer Spirit to withhold the names of the students who were quoted or photographed for this article. To make it easier to follow which student is being quoted, the reporter changed the names of the students.     Lexi, a student in Ms. Juster's fifth grade class at Matthew Thornton, sat down in the LHS radio...

LHS welcomes new STEM Curriculum Coordinator Mr. Flynn

LHS welcomes new STEM Curriculum Coordinator Mr. Flynn

Alex Seeley, Features Editor

November 4, 2016


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Tucked into a small room in the curriculum office next to the library lies a door facing a wooden desk. Adjacent to the desk hanging on the wall are pictures of a smiling 7-year-old girl alongside images of picturesque golf courses and other sports memorabilia. The office belongs ...

Step back in time with this year’s Renaissance Fair

Step back in time with this year’s Renaissance Fair

Melina Illinger, A&E Editor, Art Director

November 1, 2016


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Students sprinted across the school parking lot early this past Friday morning, trash bags strewn haphazardly across their projects as the rain pelted their skin. The Renaissance Fair was beginning in just a few minutes and everyone needed to be in place in the gymnasium. Mrs. Wakelin’s, Mr. W...

Readers beware. Prepare to be scared.

Readers beware. Prepare to be scared.

Lily Lefevre, Reporter

October 31, 2016


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It's Halloween.  What could be scarier than a short story set in the deepest, darkest realm of Londonderry High School? Nothing. That is why this piece of scary fiction takes place in the one part of the school that few students know about, and even fewer have actually seen: THE BASEMENT. ...

SAC is back: Student Activities Club

SAC is back: Student Activities Club

Morgan Torre, Reporter

October 20, 2016


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Student Activities club is the place to go if you have a passion for playing games or just love having fun. There's something for everyone to enjoy. “I love to see kids being kids,” Student Activities Club adviser Ms. Murphy said. “I love to see kids running around and playing tag and people from all grade levels interacting and...

Senior to shave head at Day of Giving Assembly to promote acceptance of others

Senior to shave head at Day of Giving Assembly to promote acceptance of others

Madison Martin, Features Editor

October 14, 2016


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After senior Madison Sousa stepped onto the floor at the Mack Plaque pep rally, Mr. Juster announced to the crowd that she would be shaving her long, dark curls for Pantene this winter. However, Sousa isn’t just shaving her head to support those who have cancer. She is also shaving her...

LHS welcomes alum Mr. Secor to House 2

LHS welcomes alum Mr. Secor to House 2

Alex Seeley, Features Editor

September 27, 2016


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Arriving no later than 5:30 in the morning for the past 20 school days, new Assistant Principal to House 2 Mr. Secor now gets to school even earlier than he did 22 years ago when he was a student. “I feel as though I never left the halls of LHS,” Secor said. “We [the staff] do a good job worki...

Aspiring artists encouraged to join art club

Aspiring artists encouraged to join art club

Madison Martin, Features Editor

September 23, 2016


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Quite a few brightly colored Lancer head posters have popped up around school recently, and more are sure to appear in the coming weeks. While students in art classes are the ones currently creating the posters, after the first art club meeting on September 29, art club members will be adding poste...

Senior Jackie Facendola achieves honorable mention in the congressional art competition

Senior Jackie Facendola achieves honorable mention in the congressional art competition

Melina Illinger, Art Director

May 31, 2016


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For an aspiring artist high schooler, simply being chosen to participate in the National Congressional Art Competition is a huge achievement. But for senior Jackie Facendola, it became much more when she received a place as an honorable mention. “It was really great to be among such talented artists...

Mental health matters: So let’s start talking about it.

Mental health matters: So let’s start talking about it.

Two students and the school to community counselor

May 28, 2016


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May might be Mental Health Awareness Month throughout the country, but N.H. community members and legislators are recently making some changes, so people will feel comfortable discussing mental health issues all twelve months of the year. According to a May 24 article on NHPR, "State leaders recently joined the medical and mental h...

Senior Michael Sweet takes first place at archery nationals

Senior Michael Sweet takes first place at archery nationals

Eric Brown, Opinions Editor

May 5, 2016


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For most high school student athletes, a state championship is their biggest achievement. It’s what every team strives to win each season. But for senior Michael Sweet, his greatest achievement, as far as sports goes, was a little more than states. During February vacation, Sweet took first place in his event in...

Get to know the New SRO: 10 Facts about Officer Olsen

Get to know the New SRO: 10 Facts about Officer Olsen

Ellie Goodspeed, Features Editor

May 5, 2016


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This article is reproduced as it appears in the April issue of the Lancer Spirit News Magazine. Where are you from? I am from New Jersey. I attended high school there before moving to Massachusetts where I lived for 14 years. In 2004 I moved to Londonderry. How long have you been a cop? I’ve b...

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