The student news site of Londonderry High School

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

OPINION

LGBTQ+ citizens of New Hampshire were faced with the possibility of having unfair politicians representing them. Thankfully, Democratic incumbents Chris Pappas and Maggie Hassan won reelection and will continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

Midterm election was ‘too close for comfort’ for LGBTQ+ citizens

Andrew Macpherson, Opinion Editor
November 14, 2022

 This recent election resulted in many accomplishments for LGBTQ+ candidates nationwide, including an extraordinary milestone accomplished here in N.H. as the first ever transgender man was elected into...

Every second Monday of October, the country observes Columbus Day. Recently, more states and towns are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead.

Time to celebrate indigenous people, not Columbus

Andrew Macpherson, Opinion Editor
October 12, 2022

We all know the rhyme: 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Every second Monday in October, we acknowledge Columbus’ achievement of colonizing the Americas. However, he doesn’t deserve the praise...

Editorials represent the opinion of the Lancer Spirit Editorial Board.

LSO Editorial: Fans can help LHS underdogs become Mack Plaque top dogs

Lancer Spirit Editorial Board
September 21, 2022

When our athletes take the field in the fall, there is only one thing on their mind: beat Pinkerton. All our fall sports join together as one to reclaim Mack Plaque, but they can’t do it if all they...

LHS administrators implemented a new traffic pattern for the 2022-23 school. They hope these new drop-off and pick-up protocols will keep kids safe and keep traffic moving.

Editorial: New traffic pattern keeps students safe

Lancer Spirit Editorial Board
September 16, 2022

Speeding cars, long wait times, and near miss fender-benders have been a common occurrence in the school parking lots in past years. With the new traffic pattern that has been implemented this year,...

The senior Student Representatives selling tickets for the sunset Cruise. “It’s the last time you will be with your senior class. [The trip] will be so fun,” senior and Prom Chair, Sarah Tsetsilas said.

Gearing up for the senior trip

Natalie Karlson, Design Editor
May 20, 2022

Senioritis is hitting the Class of 2022 hard. Alarm clocks are suddenly not working. Doing homework assignments has become a second priority and the thought, “If I just don’t do it, how much will my...

There are a myriad of arguments surrounding the debate about abortion

Pro-choice doesn’t mean pro-abortion

The controversy behind Roe v. Wade
Audrey DeAngelis, Assistant Editor in Chief
May 17, 2022

Following a leaked Supreme Court draft that was released on May 2, there is now valid speculation that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Roe v. Wade is commonly connected to the right to abortion, however...

While it may be hard to find self-love, every person deserves it. No matter what size you are, skinny or fat, tall or small; you should be happy with what you have. Every body is beautiful because its yours.  

Everybody deserves to love their bodies

Kaylie Donahue, Magazine Chief
April 8, 2022

Whether it’s your skin, height, weight, or even just your shoe size, everybody has something they would like to change about themselves. While insecurity is a normal part of being human, a lot of teenagers...

Recently, Florida government passes a bill that will prohibit the discussion of sexuality and gender identity

Saying ‘gay’ won’t make your children gay

Audrey DeAngelis, Assistant Editor in Chief
March 31, 2022

Primary school-aged children are at one of the most impressionable ages. These young students are constantly watching their teachers to figure out which behaviors and responses are acceptable and which...

Editorials represent the opinion of the Lancer Spirit Editorial Board.

Interact. Don’t attack. Stick to the facts.

Editorial Staff
March 30, 2022

Last night, the Lancer Spirit turned off comments on our Instagram post promoting a news article about the recent vandalism in the bathrooms because the comments were becoming accusatory, inappropriate...

When mixing rings, its best to designate one hand to each shade, rather than mix.

“Everyone wishes for silver and gold” except for me.

Laura Haas, Online Chief
March 24, 2022

Let’s get one thing straight, gold and silver don’t mix.  On their own, gold and silver are my favorite colors to accessorize with, specifically with rings. But put them together and you get a...

The Body Positivity movement has been around for years, yet why can I only find three different styles of dresses, while say a smaller girl has more than half the store to choose from? Instead of finding the ‘perfect’ one, it comes down to just finding one that fits and hasn’t been bought by someone in the school already.

Panicking over plus-size prom

Kaylie Donahue, Magazine Chief
March 22, 2022

When you're a size 18 in a sea of zeros, the prom experience can be more than a little daunting.  The prom dress. Arguably one of the most important attires in high school, along with being a magical...

The three different stages of celebrating Saint Patricks Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day, a holiday to not remember

Abby Foley, Executive Features Editor
March 16, 2022

Saint Patrick's Day goes from fun, to boring, to fun again. You go from believing a leprechaun came to your house, to not even remembering the day exists, and then when you’re an adult, you get to...

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