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New Foods Director brings new energy to cafe

New Foods Director brings new energy to cafe

Ellie Goodspeed, Features Editor

November 12, 2015


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Swedish meatballs, Asian lettuce wraps, and Russian potato skins have arrived--or will soon be arriving--in the LHS cafeteria under the new Food Director Amanda Venezia, who replaced previous director Nancy Faucon. “I am super excited about the new job and have a lot of big plans for the school,...

It’s elementary, my dear Mrs. Simpson

It’s elementary, my dear Mrs. Simpson

Madison Martin, Reporter

October 28, 2015


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Science teacher Mrs. Simpson came up with the idea of a forensic science class while mowing her lawn, which she said is a good time for her to think. Simpson felt LHS didn’t have any science electives that were open to a variety of grades, as chemistry and physics are only available to upperclassmen....

Women in the running

Women in the running

Ellie Goodspeed and Lindsey Guenther

October 13, 2015


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A new period in history has arrived in the United States. Both the Democrat and Republican parties have a strong woman running in the 2016 Presidential Election. Next year may be the first time the US has a female president. In the running for the Democratic candidacy is former Secretary of State Hilla...

Get pumped for Pumpkinfest

Get pumped for Pumpkinfest

October 4, 2015


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Kids are invited to come with their parents dressed in their Halloween costumes to paint or carve a pumpkin. There will also be candy for trick-or- treating, a bake sale, some Halloween-themed games, and a Halloween movie playing. The admission price is $10 for one child, and $5 more for each additional...

New reporters in journalism 1, new voices for LHS

New reporters in journalism 1, new voices for LHS

From the editor

September 27, 2015


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When students take journalism 1, they are automatically reporters for The Lancer Spirit, so they need to learn quickly and take the responsibility of being the "voice" of LHS very seriously. One of the first assignments they get each year is for them to write an article introducing the new reporters on The Lanc...

Journalism 1 class looking toward the future

Ashley Andrews, Reporter

September 27, 2015


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Fresh new faces fill journalism adviser Mrs. DeWinkeleer’s room and shortly after arriving, begin the process of learning how to become real journalists. For years students have been taught how to properly write thesis papers, but that is not the goal of the Journalism 1 curriculum. “There...

Getting the ‘411’ from the journalists in room 411

Caroline Russell, Reporter

September 27, 2015


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Previously known as Computer Lab 411, Mrs. DeWinkeleer's CP English 11 classroom and the home base of The Lancer Spirit seems to draw quite the crowd each day during D period.      "The first thing I noticed when I walked into 411 were the stacks of previous newspaper issues and the plastic wh...

J1, not your average English class

Alexandra Seeley, Reporter

September 27, 2015


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Tucked away into a little cubby in the concrete wall lies a room, a room where ideas spread like wildfire and writing is honored with awards displayed as far as the eye can see. With the year 2015 on the brink of ending, a new bunch of wide-eyed reporters gather in former computer lab 411, trying their...

Pep rally perspectives

Pep rally perspectives

Caroline Russell, Reporter

September 25, 2015


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  "A pep rally to me is when the school comes together and we support the sports teams of Lancer Nation before they take on their opponents." -Sophomore Jackie Baumann         "Pep rallies basically pump up the sports teams for their games that are coming up. ...

Deena Feldmann to spend a semester in Israel

Deena Feldmann to spend a semester in Israel

Lindsey Guenther, News Editor

September 15, 2015


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Traveling abroad is an adventure, but what is it like going to another hemisphere of the globe for an entire semester by yourself? Junior Deena Feldmann will be packing her bags for Israel for second semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. “I’ve never been to Israel before so this is a really ...

Junior Schofield to study abroad in Germany

Junior Schofield to study abroad in Germany

Ellie Goodspeed, Features Editor

September 15, 2015


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Although Junior Sam Schofield must say "Auf Wiedersehen" to America, she gets to say "Guten Tag" to Germany as she will be spending her junior year immersed in this country's language and culture. “I decided I wanted to study in Germany because I have taken German classes and enjoyed them, so I ...

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