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The deadline to complete your parking permit application was June 7th. Image Created in Canva by Arianna E. Conomacos.

Participation for Parking

A Rare System of Merit
Theodore Paccione, Reporter
June 11, 2024

When students get their driver's license and a car in high school, the first thing they have to do before the school year begins is to acquire a parking permit. But how do you get one of these parking...

53% of children have a smartphone by age 11 - National Institutes of Health. Image Created in Canva by Arianna E. Conomacos

Modern Culture, Modern Destruction

Kaileigh Cypher, Reporter
June 10, 2024

Instead of playing outside and running around, kids are strutting around in half shirts while their parents allow it. Growing up nowadays is completely different from how it used to be. Kids are starting...

Early start times hurt students productivity, development, and ability to perform. Image Created in Canva by Arianna E. Conomacos

Delay the Start, Stay Smart

The School Day Starts too Early
Lindsey Hodkinson, Reporter
June 6, 2024

The wail of the alarm screams in my face as I peel open my groggy eyes and make contact with my buzzing phone. The glow of the screen illuminates my puffed, drained face and tells me the time is 5:00 a.m....

LHS uncovering comfort

LHS uncovering comfort

Hoods shouldn’t be against dress code
Sara Stewart, Reporter
June 5, 2024

I woke up late, my hair’s a mess and I just want to put my hood on to feel a little bit more comfortable, but I can't.  According to the Londonderry student handbook, headwear is acceptable so long...

These programs help improve the culture of schools by pairing students with and without disabilities, which allows all participants to build friendships that transcend on-court competitions. - Dr. Steve Amaro, CMAA, and Maureen Mattson in an article on National Federation of State High School Associations. Image created in Canva by Arianna E. Conomacos

Unified sports are a place of inclusivity, not competitiveness

Unified sports are meant to ensure that everyone, regardless of disability, has a place in sports. It is not a place to show off.
Brooke Secor, Reporter
June 4, 2024

The purpose of unified sports is to create a team where friendships between all students will be made. The team is made up of helpers (individuals who don't participate in special ed programs at school)...

The only exception to this new law is the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which follows the old opt-out policy. Image created by Arianna E. Conomacos in Canva.

Survey says…let teachers and students connect

Teachers should be permitted to give out surveys to students
Kaylee Mague, Reporter
June 3, 2024

At the beginning of the school year, teachers are introduced to numerous students and are expected to know them and understand their needs. The best way to get to know them quickly is by giving them questionnaires....

Musical Motivation

Musical Motivation

Students should be permitted to use headphones to listen to music
Corah Daigle, Reporter
May 31, 2024

You're sitting in your classroom. You have an essay that's due today, but the only thing you can focus with the sounds of tapping computer keys, pens clicking, and the kid sitting next to you smacking...

Students at High Schools look for better opportunities for topics that they are interested taking courses about. (Image created by Kelsey Sweet using DeepAi)

Going to study music? You need the theories

Ensuring that musicians have opportunities to take beneficial courses during their high school experiences reflect music careers.
Kelsey Sweet, Reporter
April 10, 2024

Frank Sinatra, Elton John, and 70s/80s Rock and Country, to Taylor Swift and Drake. At first you would think they have nothing in common, but they all started from the same place. An artist's role is to...

To sandwich or not to sandwich? Created in Canva by Jae Brunelle

Bun-believable! The Hot Dog vs. Sandwich Debate Served Hot

Jae Brunelle, Reporter
April 3, 2024

Every day hotdogs are getting heated, boiling with rage, because you hotdog eaters are not putting hotdogs into their rightful food group. A hotdog is in fact a sandwich.  This is not something to be...

This upcoming Eclipse is a once in a lifetime opportunity. AI Image generated with Microsoft Copilot – Designer

Students should celebrate the Solar Eclipse

Why students should spend eclipse day out the classroom
Lily Abrams and Kaylee Mague
April 2, 2024

For a few minutes during the afternoon on Monday, April 8, it will seem like it’s the middle of the night. Don’t worry, it’s not something to be scared of. This scientific phenomenon, better known...

When Dunkins and Starbucks get in the ring, Dunkin always takes home the belt. Created by Jen Raza in Canva.

Dunkin’ ‘Dunks’ on Starbucks’ and always will

Jen Raza, Reporter
March 27, 2024

You roll up to the drive-through window for a nice coffee and a sweet treat. If the chosen location is not Dunkin’, then I’m afraid you are at the wrong place. Dunkin’ offers so much quality that...

Some students may complain about not being in the yearbook a lot but the reason behind it is that they arent involved in the school community.
(Image created by Asher Comtois using Canva)

Stand out, or get drowned out

Should all students get equal space in a yearbook?
Asher Comtois, Reporter
March 26, 2024

  It’s the end of the school year. Everyone is going around and signing yearbooks, looking at the memories they’ve made over the past months. But some students may find that the only picture...

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