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LSO Editorial: Context, clarification on American flag protocol at pep rallies

LSO Editorial: Context, clarification on American flag protocol at pep rallies

Editorial Board

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

When athletes enter the floor at pep rallies, they are required to adhere to certain protocol.  According to the letter the pep rally team sent to athletes on September 10, one rule of this protocol is there will be "NO use of the American flag.  Do not wear/carry/present the American flag on the floo...

Save endangered socialization: Why you should attend homecoming

Save endangered socialization: Why you should attend homecoming

Abi Whitcomb, Podcast & Opinions Editor, Marketing Manager

September 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The last successful dance was in 2010. In this school, it seems that physical socialization is an endangered concept, threatened to the brink of extinction. Going through the halls of the school, it’s dead quiet. Students’ fingers fly across their keyboards. Heads are tilted down, focusing on...

In the heat, dress code needs to chill

In the heat, dress code needs to chill

Morgan Torre and Katie Leger

June 16, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

As the weather gets hotter, skirts and dresses get shorter and straps become thinner. With summer right around the corner, the prime time for dress code violations is now. When the temperature rises to over 90 degrees and classrooms feel like saunas, it makes it impossible to focus on writing a thesis ...

Continuing the conversation on mental health

Continuing the conversation on mental health

Ellie Goodspeed and Lizy Stubbs

June 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

As Mental Health Awareness month came to a close, we felt it was important to discuss mental health on a more local level, so we contacted Melissa Stephens, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)/Emergency Services Clinician in N.H., to get a different perspective on mental health issues. Bel...

Are new shoes worth a lake? Be informed about your textile carbon-footprint

Are new shoes worth a lake? Be informed about your textile carbon-footprint

Madison Martin, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Your mom dragged you into the store on your way home and claimed that it was going to be a “quick in-and-out trip”. Fast forward about an hour and your mother has remembered two dozen things that the house is out of, and you’re being pulled into a full commitment shopping extravaganza with no end...

Good intentions. Poor implementation. “13 Reasons Why” email sent home falls short.

Good intentions. Poor implementation. “13 Reasons Why” email sent home falls short.

Ellie Goodspeed and Lizy Stubbs

May 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Five weeks ago, the LHS Director of School Counseling, Ms. O’Dea sent an email addressed to parents and guardians, and then forwarded that same email to teachers, detailing problems she had heard about (from a counseling email blast) in the popular Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” The email of...

Chance Broderick, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, OPINION, Showcase

I think we can all agree that Netflix is awesome. In fact, almost half of us probably use Netflix as our primary source of televised entertainment, and with that beautiful $8.99 price tag a month for viewing, you really can’t complain. With the absurd pricing of cable only going up, and the ease and a...

Tips for College Tours

Tips for College Tours

Kiley White, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under College & Career, OPINION, Showcase

The first part of the college process is touring and interviewing. With interviews, eye contact and good questions are important. Stay away from “Do you like the this school?” because yes or no questions make for a short awkward conversation. Ask more questions that are major specific such as “H...

Dear Mr. President: Tweeting isn’t leading. Drop the phone. Drop the act.

Dear Mr. President: Tweeting isn’t leading. Drop the phone. Drop the act.

Morgan Grant, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

It has been 100 days  with you as my President and my anxiety has reached a new level. As a student, soon heading off to college, I am appalled every time the television is turned on or a notification from social media pops up on my phone. As I am maturing and gain involvement in politics, I am s...

Don’t get towed—Be legit. Here’s how to get a parking permit.

Don’t get towed—Be legit.  Here’s how to get a parking permit.

Julia Sprague, Reporter

May 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

With the end of the school year approaching, it’s time to get your parking pass application. Not having a parking pass means having to park at the recs and make the walk each day--even in the freezing winter mornings.  The information below is what you need to know in order to get a parking pass...

Reflecting on One Boston Day

Reflecting on One Boston Day

Riley Walberg, News Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Today, Saturday April 15, 2017, probably doesn't hold much significance to most people around the globe, besides its close proximity to Easter and Passover. But to those in America, specifically the New England area, today marks the fourth anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. They say that...

Vote to expand the Rail Trail

Vote to expand the Rail Trail

Abigail Whitcomb, Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Needed extensions to the rail trail are up for vote this Tuesday, and the people of Londonderry should vote yes. Article #26 pertains to expanding the Londonderry Rail Trail, 3.2 miles of a paved trail, used for jogging, rollerblading, and biking; it’s a beautiful area located near North Element...

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