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Lancer Spirit Online

The student news site of Londonderry High School

Lancer Spirit Online

The student news site of Londonderry High School

Lancer Spirit Online

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Coping with Seasonal Depression

Katie Huggins, Lifestyle Editor
January 10, 2022

The daylight is getting shorter and the weather is getting colder as we move into this bleak winter month, meaning the rates of depression for some of us are also increasing. This extended period of...

An art piece representing the negative emotions within the shadow self.

Stepping into the darkness: Shadow work explained

Katie Huggins, Lifestyle Editor
November 9, 2021

Everything has a shadow, whether it be a shadow cast by the sun or another light source, every object will create this reflection, but there’s one thing every shadow has in common: darkness. Physically,...

Infographics display information for readers, showing the importance of reading in an artistic way.

Why reading is important

Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
May 13, 2021

From the somatosensory cortex to the stimuli within the frontal lobe, reading outside of school is important for people of all ages. Whether you grew up hiding the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid under your...

Borderline Personality Disorder largely affects the individuals thought process, causing the major mood swings and severe paranoia.

A blessing or a curse: Living with BPD

Names have been changed to keep the individuals’ privacy.
Katie Huggins, Lifestyle Editor
May 10, 2021

From intense mood swings and paranoia to over-loving those around you, these are just a few characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder. But is this something to fear? Borderline Personality...

Eating healthy may be the center of many peoples lives, but there are ways to do so while enjoying holiday favorites.

Holiday recipes to cure your cravings

Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
December 23, 2020

It’s evident that the holidays are practically here. In fact, many people have already been admiring their decorated Christmas trees or celebrating Hanukkah. Whether you and your family tend to celebrate...

School can be draining so find a way to focus on your mental health.

How to stay sane during the insane times

Abby Foley, Executive Features Editor
December 18, 2020

A normal school year is stressful enough. Having to make sure all of your homework is done, studying for tests, going to sports, and even coming home to chores your parents want done before they get home...

Most times people who face mental illness feel alone or like an outcast, but remember that you are not alone

Trapped in my own world: Your words can make a difference

Katie Huggins, Lifestyle Editor
December 9, 2020

I’m drowning in my problems and can’t seem to get my head back up to the surface. Every day seems to run into each other like a movie on repeat. People all around you are facing day to day struggles...

The cleanse included six juices, with a variety of flavors.

I tried a juice cleanse, so you don’t have to

Marissa McKay, Online Chief
April 27, 2020

Juice cleanses are supposed to cleanse your body and mind, clear out any toxins, and reboot your system. That is, according to the websites that sell them. Yeah, well, I have to say that was not quite...

Pictured above are examples of items that one could use to ease period pain, such as candy and face masks.

Five ways to ease period pain

Rylie Blondin, Reporter
April 4, 2019

When Aunt Flo comes to town, it isn’t always a vacation, especially for a student in high school who has to juggle a million things. These five tips will help you get through your painful period and...

Pictured are the baked tortilla chips.

How to make crisp tortilla chips at home

Sean Cavanaugh, Executive Features Editor
February 15, 2019

One cold Saturday afternoon, I was home alone, and I really wanted tortilla chips. I didn’t want factory-processed and bagged tortilla chips, I wanted homemade tortilla chips. So, I did what every...

Bring the State Fair to your home

Bring the State Fair to your home

With some hot sugary Kettle Corn
Sean Cavanaugh, Executive Features Editor
November 28, 2018

We all have gone to the fair and smelled all the good food. From the hot soft pretzels, giant turkey legs, corn dogs, warm doughnuts, sizzling fries, sugary fried dough, and cotton candy.  I go straight...

This grilled cheese changes your life

This grilled cheese changes your life

Sean Cavanaugh, Executive Features Editor
October 22, 2018

The pizza grilled cheese: I would like to say I created this one, but someone probably already invented this great combo.  I was sitting around over the summer staring at my phone, and I started to get...

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