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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

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, Magazine Chief

May 5, 2016

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...

Teacher feature: Math teacher Mr. Milne trades Alaska for NH and insurance for teaching

Teacher feature: Math teacher Mr. Milne trades Alaska for NH and insurance for teaching

Jake Ziegler, Reporter

March 7, 2016

A loud boom echoed around the classroom when Mr. Milne fell out of his chair and hit the ground. Silence. Then the class burst into laughter. Mr. Milne has been a mathematics teacher at LHS for eleven years now. He’s had his fair share of embarrassing and comical teaching moments. Senior Jimmy...

Correction for Lancer Spirit News Magazine: Art by Zoe Dieffenbach

Correction for Lancer Spirit News Magazine: Art by Zoe Dieffenbach

February 18, 2016

The painting of Eric Mikutel on  pages 14-15 in the Feb. Lancer Spirit News Magazine (also seen below) was created by junior Zoe Dieffenbach.  Her name was inadvertently cut out of the magazine, and The Lancer Spirit staff wants to make sure she gets the credit she deserves.  ...

Creating her own reality: Senior Sami Marcantonio finds herself through art

Creating her own reality: Senior Sami Marcantonio finds herself through art

Katie Boucher, Reporter

February 11, 2016

For senior and aspiring artist Sami Marcantonio, art isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life. “It’s so versatile,” Marcantonio said. “Whether you are happy or sad or any emotion you are feeling, you can portray it through art.” Marcantonio said what makes art amazing is that it c...

Friday’s snow day a gift . . . and not just to students

Friday’s snow day a gift . . . and not just to students

Mrs. DeWinkeleer, journalism adviser

February 6, 2016

We are wearing our pajamas inside out and have carefully placed spoons under our pillows to appease the "snow-day gods." When, oh when, we think, will a click on the "L" in the alphabetized list of closings on WMUR announce that Londonderry schools have a snow day? 4 a.m. and Nashua has called...

Tomorrow’s NESCom livestream coverage event canceled

Tomorrow’s NESCom livestream coverage event canceled

Video and TV production teacher Mrs. Robinson

February 5, 2016

UPDATE as of 5:00 p.m., Feb. 5:  Due to inclement weather, the NESCom production crew is unable to come to Londonderry to work with students to provide coverage of the games tomorrow as described in the article below. Posted 1:oo a.m., Feb. 5: NESCom to give TV, video production students hands...

Portraits on wall, first step to promoting all

Portraits on wall, first step to promoting all

Malissa Christie, Magazine Chief

February 4, 2016

     Powerful portraits of Londonderry’s athletic leaders now hang in the hallways, providing what ALC adviser, Mrs. Rich, hopes is a bit of inspiration for students and teachers passing by.      Rich came up with the idea after the ALC applied for and received a grant from the NHIAA for...

Civics class makes strides to bringing therapy dogs to LHS

Civics class makes strides to bringing therapy dogs to LHS

Allie Marsh, Reporter

January 26, 2016

Ms. Johnson’s civics class was covering the dreaded subject of school shootings when the idea of getting a therapy dog came up. “The topic [of school shootings] gets to you after a while,” Johnson said. “The class began to think about what would make us happy and out of nowhere came the idea...

LHS Marching Band & Colorguard perform in Orlando, FL

LHS Marching Band & Colorguard perform in Orlando, FL

Emily Schackart, Online Chief, Lifestyle Editor

January 8, 2016

 On Sunday, Dec. 27 at 6:30am sharp, the LHS Marching Band & Colorguard set out on the adventure of a lifetime, consisting of a 30 hour bus ride to Orlando, FL. The marching Lancers performed in two parades, the annual Orlando Citrus Parade, and a New Year’s Eve parade in Magic Kingdo...

Sophomore biology classes take on shark dissections

Sophomore biology classes take on shark dissections

Sam Savini and Emily Shackart

December 23, 2015

Students can only learn so much from paper diagrams and endless PowerPoints, so getting the chance to learn by doing is always a treat. For the past few months, sophomore biology students have been bracing themselves for the inevitable shark dissection unit. Some students waited for months with...

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