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Step back in time with this year’s Renaissance Fair

Step back in time with this year’s Renaissance Fair

Melina Illinger, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Art Director

November 2, 2016

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

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. ...

Londonderry Cheerleaders join Make-A-Wish to make a little girl’s wish come true

Londonderry Cheerleaders join Make-A-Wish to make a little girl’s wish come true

Katie Leger, Reporter

October 24, 2016

When three-year-old Alia,who has a very rare form of cancer called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, arrived at the airport last month, a crowd of Blue Lion, East Celebrity Elite Cheer and LHS cheerleaders were waiting for her as part her send-off for her Make-a-Wish trip to Disney World. The Make-a-...

SRO said it’s time to go: Officer Olsen leaves LHS for Florida

SRO said it’s time to go: Officer Olsen leaves LHS for Florida

Jacob Slide, Reporter

October 21, 2016

After year of being the Student Resource Officer at LHS, Officer Olsen and his family have moved to Florida, officially leaving LHS on Friday, October 7. He was readily available to assist both students and administrators, so he will be missed at LHS. One administrator in particular who will miss ...

SAC is back: Student Activities Club

SAC is back: Student Activities Club

Morgan Torre, Reporter

October 20, 2016

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

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

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

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 project highlight: Students create fantasy video game

Senior project highlight: Students create fantasy video game

Micaela McCormick

June 8, 2016

Through the game they created for their senior project called Heroes of Aetheria, seniors Jake Barbieri, Rob Kilgore, Spencer Kutney, Justin Lagree, and Noah Vogler bring gamers onto a big island where they can travel from their house to a ship while fighting off ghosts along the way. Their fantas...

Senior Jackie Facendola achieves honorable mention in the congressional art competition

Senior Jackie Facendola achieves honorable mention in the congressional art competition

Melina Illinger, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Art Director

May 31, 2016

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

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...

‘Sadness’ and ‘depression’ are not interchangeable words

May 27, 2016

When we substitute the word depressed with sadness, the mental health disease which is known as depression is minimized. Sadness is a small piece of the bigger picture. People who are sad aren't necessarily depressed, and our generation has difficulty understanding the difference between the two. Indi...

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