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What it feels like to drown

What it feels like to drown

Hailey Mosher, Art Editor

October 16, 2019

It’s 9:15. I just got home from going for a drive with three of my favorite people on the planet. A wave of happiness flows through me, but is starting to dissipate. I pick up my phone to call the same five people I call every night, and when they don’t answer a wave of anxiety erupts in my chest....

VSC-GO and try something new

VSC-GO and try something new

Kat Hallee, Features Editor

October 15, 2019

You’re walking down the hall and suddenly you hear a weird hum swiftly approaching you. It’s a sound you’ve never heard before; the sound of puka shells rattling against Hydroflasks. It’s closer now and getting increasingly louder. You start to sweat because what you see is so skskskscary.  ...

Unpopular Opinions: If you don’t dress up for Halloween, you’re lame

Unpopular Opinions: If you don’t dress up for Halloween, you’re lame

Juliana Hamel, Executive Opinions Editor

October 15, 2019

Ah, Halloween. The spookiest time of year. There’s nothing better than carving pumpkins, visiting haunted houses, and drowning in buckets of candy. Only one thing could possibly ruin the hauntingly good time to be had on Halloween: the people who don’t dress up. Halloween is the only time of year it’s ac...

Things to do when you hate Halloween

Things to do when you hate Halloween

Laura Haas, News Editor

October 2, 2019

If you’re anything like me, Halloween is not your thing. You want to do something fun on that night, but you don’t want to risk being scared. If this sounds like you, try one of these non-spooky activities to do on Halloween!  1. Baking a sweet treat is a delicious substitution for attempting to get...

Why cage a songbird? My time in a psychiatric unit.

Why cage a songbird? My time in a psychiatric unit.

TJ Ruzicka, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

I’ve spent the past few days cooped up in a room at Walden Behavioral Care, wallowing in my own sadness.  Letting my angst and despair fester and metastasize. Yet, the other night I genuinely smiled for the first time in a while. Coming from the shared rec room space that my room flanked was a...

Not everyone gets their chance at extra credit

Not everyone gets their chance at extra credit

Mike Foley, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2019

Report card season, the infamous time of year to hand in all of your late work and gain as many extra credit points as possible. That's if you're one of the lucky few to have a teacher who will allow it. The thing is, not all students are offered equal opportunities to gain a quick and final boo...

Is prom worth it? Two seniors girls duke it out on this topic.

Is prom worth it? Two seniors girls duke it out on this topic.

Morgan Torre and Lilly Grodt

May 15, 2019

"Prom is TOTALLY worth it." -senior Morgan Torre Click here to read why. "Prom is just NOT worth it." -senior Lilly Grodt Click here to read why. Photos courtesy of Morgan Torre and Lilly Grodt Seniors Morgan Torre (left) and Lilly Grodt (right) share their opposing views on on whether or n...

Why respect is vital

Why respect is vital

Rachel St. Louis and Myah Teague

April 30, 2019

Society decides to dictate our self-esteem. It likes to manipulate us and twist our conceptions, contort our standards, warp our values. This is common knowledge, but people need to have respect for others’ beliefs. Period. However, there are misconceptions. Respect doesn’t mean approval of the oppos...

Don’t hate on baseball: slide to third, not conclusions

Don’t hate on baseball: slide to third, not conclusions

Rachel St. Louis, Executive College & Career / Creative Writing

April 29, 2019

Calling my favorite sport “slow” won’t offend me, because I know watching baseball trains a person to be patient. Of course, not everyone has that diligence. Things tend to get tense in the last few innings. But when people tell me straight to my face that “baseball is soooo boring,” I need to d...

Fortnite and gaming: is it really that addictive for us?

Fortnite and gaming: is it really that addictive for us?

Isabel Todd

April 15, 2019

Whether it is blaming games for violence, anti-social activity or the dances created by the games, gaming has always been criticized by the media in one way or another. Addiction to gaming is no different, with it being scattered across articles and blogs all over the internet warning parents that g...

Thanks go out to resilient pep rally team

Thanks go out to resilient pep rally team

The Lancer Spirit Editorial Board

March 28, 2019

The Lancer Spirit Staff would like to extend a message of thanks and appreciation to Mr. Juster and the pep rally team. Following a plethora of controversy and criticism surrounding this winter’s skit-free pep rally, the team revisited their pep rally rules and reached a compromise that is safe and fun for students and staff alike. This spring’s pep rally will allow...

Sure, students can be lazy. But not all teachers are doing their part to help.

Sure, students can be lazy. But not all teachers are doing their part to help.

Mike Foley, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Nobody stops learning. Throughout our lives, we are always the student. No matter what profession you may go into, no matter your status, you are always learning and you should always be asking questions. Teachers, this includes you too. So what questions could teachers be asking themselves to ...

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