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OPINION

Its important to recognize more than just the top students at graduation

Let the middle person speak

Rachel Hutchinson, FreeLancer
February 15, 2024

Dear Seniors, the time of graduation is drawing nearer and your era is coming to an end. At the end of this stage, graduation completes and celebrates all of the hard work put into the past 12 years. Graduation...

49ers vs Chiefs (Designed in Canva)

Destiny vs Relevancy

February 9, 2024

Another year of football concludes Sunday, Feb. 11, and along with most football fans, I will be hoping somehow both teams lose. I would have been ok with any teams being here except the San Francisco...

Its important to look at all your options before selecting your classes for next year.

Time is running out. Pick your classes today.

Morgan Laczynski, Fashion Editor
February 8, 2024

The next school year is coming faster than we anticipated, course selections is a great thing to keep in mind. Figuring out what you want to do with your future comes with picking out specific classes,...

The Tortured Poets Department album cover (Big Machine Records)

Scrutiny and backlash won’t stop ‘Tortured Poet’ Taylor Swift

Michaela Horan, Copy Chief
February 6, 2024

Taylor Swift sent the crowd and internet into shock as she stood on the 2024 Grammys stage and accepted the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. “My brand new album comes out April 19,” Swift said, “It’s...

The New York Times Games app has been growing in popularity and making Connections with people all over the world. (Photo property of The New York Times).

The New York Times makes connections through word games

If you are a fellow journalist or a problem-solver you will love this app.
Emma Desrosiers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 2024

Brain games are in for 2024. That’s right. No more time wasted on apps that draw bored teenagers in with their mindless scrolling and forgettable content. Say goodbye to the mundane and done before media...

N.H. goes rogue, maintaining first-in-nation primary state status

N.H. goes rogue, maintaining first-in-nation primary state status

Arianna Conomacos, Opinions Editor
January 11, 2024

This year, N.H. has “gone rogue” defying the Democratic National Committee (DNC), instead maintaining our spot as the first-in-nation primary, a position we have held for over 123 years, following...

During an active shooter drill, students and teachers may need to barricade the classroom door if an intruder entered the building and there was no time to evacuate.

Editorial: ALICE is in the building, so it’s time to pay attention

Editorials represent the opinions of The Lancer Spirit Editorial Board.

No longer are we little kids, hiding in a corner while our teacher runs around the classroom shutting off lights, locking doors, and covering windows. Instead, Londonderry Schools have implemented ALICE,...

Lancer Spirit FreeLancer Ava Alkhamis speaks with Parking Lot Monitor Joe Maccarone about what Veterans Day means to him.

Veterans Day (and every day) we honor LHS staff members who have served

Thank you, Veterans.
Lancer Spirit Editorial Board
November 10, 2023

Veteran’s Day is a day to remember. To remember the men and women who chose to stand up rather than sit down. To charge in rather than to wait. To hold so dearly the freedoms we have in this...

What flavor of ice cream does Lancer Nation prefer?

Created in Canva by Arianna Conomacos

Chocolate or Vanilla: A Twisting Tale

Arianna Conomacos, Opinions Editor
October 26, 2023

You see, I’m in a lot of truffle. When it comes to chocolate and vanilla, I can never decide. Do I want to enjoy the subtle sweetness of vanilla, or the deep rich tones of chocolate? I’m sure all of...

Which phone is superior, Apple or Android? (Designed in Canva by Kelly Egan)

Apple vs Android: A Never-Ending Battle

Arianna Conomacos, Opinions Editor
October 19, 2023

For years, this age-old battle has waged on. A never-ending feud the beginning of which is long forgotten. But this isn’t some old cheesy kid's cartoon. Real families torn apart. Real friendships ruined....

Seniors Nate Pope and Aaron Owre host a booth for the Tri-M Music Honor Society at Tuesdays Speak Up Day. A variety of LHS clubs and community mental health organizations provided information to students about available resources as well as offering a sense of community to those who may need it.

LHS Speak Up Day sparks unwarranted criticism on social media

After a year of hard work and planning by the students and staff on the Social Emotional Learning Committee (SEL), Lancers Speak-Up Day came to fruition this past Tuesday, May 16. In the last few...

There is no place for guns in the school halls. Students are there to learn math and science, not how to blockade a door.

Only soldiers—not citizens—need semi-automatic weapons.

Andrew Macpherson, Opinion Editor
March 9, 2023

Americans woke up on the fifth anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to learn the horrific news that 3 more students became victims of a school shooting. On the eve of Valentine's...

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