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Class of 2017 gives back to community with 3rd annual craft fair

Class of 2017 gives back to community with 3rd annual craft fair

Mrs. DeWinkeleer, adviser

November 24, 2015


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While the Class of 2017's craft fair is the class's biggest fundraiser, class president Bella Ziolek said the best part of this fundraiser is not about the funds they raised for their class, but how they were able to help their community. "I think this was the best craft fair we've had so far," ...

Lancer dancers help raise money for food pantry during “Dancers Making a Difference” benefit

Lancer dancers help raise money for food pantry during “Dancers Making a Difference” benefit

Emma Payeur, Reporter

November 20, 2015


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The Lancer Dancers lifted their legs, extended their arms and opened their hearts for a good cause at the Derry Opera House during the Dancers Making a Difference benefit on Friday, Nov. 6. The dance team, along with a few other dance studios, danced to help the raise money for the Saint Thomas...

Improv club to present a night of unscripted, unpredictable fun.

Improv club to present a night of unscripted, unpredictable fun.

Madison Martin, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2015


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Only in improv club will a student ever be asked to play the role of a vending machine. But that's what is expected when you are a part of this club. Former student Marc Lussier began the improv club in 2013 as his senior project. At the end of the school year, the fifteen students partic...

New Foods Director brings new energy to cafe

New Foods Director brings new energy to cafe

Ellie Goodspeed, Magazine Chief

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, Editor-in-Chief

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....

Student activities club creates family atmosphere for growing number of members

Student activities club creates family atmosphere for growing number of members

Caroline Russell, Reporter

October 28, 2015


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Student Activities Club has grown to be the largest club in the high school. Transforming from around 70 members in the 2014-2015 school year to upwards of 165 members this current year, the club has clearly caught the attention of students throughout the school. Students from all over the school,...

Three cheers for new teachers: LSO welcomes you to the LHS family

Three cheers for new teachers: LSO welcomes you to the LHS family

Caroline Russell and Ashley Andrews

October 26, 2015


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Mrs. Borgatti, English long-term substitute “This year being placed into a new position, teaching both freshmen and seniors, I’m excited to see the difference in the students that are transitioning into high school, and students that are transitioning out of high school and into college or wha...

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...

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