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Frosty the Snowman, stay in December

November 25, 2019

The crisp and chilling wind floods the outdoors and a light dusting of snow starts to come down on the streets. The smell of peppermint and hot chocolate...

Gratitude is defined by attitude: dietary needs and the holidays

Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday to get through when you have dietary restrictions.

Courtney Clark, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

I sit down at the extended table surrounded by close relatives. Everyone, including me, is talking about how hungry they are and how they can’t wait t...

Juliana Hamel's reoccuring column will be focusing on points of view topics that no one wants to talk about.

Unpopular Opinions: Dunkin’ Donuts isn’t as good as everyone says it is

November 21, 2019

For some students, school is the only reason they wake up before 10 a.m. All the early mornings after long nights require an energy boost, one in ...

To show support of sexuality, two symbols that are representative of a lesbian relationship are shown to help to represent that it's fine to love freely.

Identity is not an insult

November 20, 2019

People are gay. Get over it.  Sadly, students who are in the LGBTQ+ community can often be the target of insults or even physical threats. This need...

Instagram is fun: here’s why

Erin Carlson, Photographer

November 14, 2019

It’s the end of the day and you finally finished your English paper and math homework. Now what? Do you go to bed without checking your phone? Or do you lay there and scroll through Instagram for a bit to look at funny memes and see if anyone posted anything interesting? I go to Instagram like many kids my age.   Hear me out: I know Instagram is a complete waste of time, but you can...

Instagram is dumb: here’s why

Marissa McKay, Online Chief

November 14, 2019

I’m one of a small group of teenagers these days who have never had an Instagram account. While all of my friends spend hours taking, editing, and obsessing over their Insta-worthy pictures and scrolling through their feeds filled with picturesque, jealousy-inducing idealities, I have no interest in any of it. All of it has just always seemed superficial and stupid to m...

Editorials represent the opinion of the Lancer Spirit Editorial Board.

Substitute teachers deserve a pay raise

November 5, 2019

Substitute teacher Gerry Gulezian can get more money rolling burritos at Chipotle than he can for being a sub in the classroom. He’s in charge of children, not burritos...

Hailey Mosher writes in her article,

What it feels like to drown

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 starti...

Senior Eliana Patterson tries her best to fit in with the VSCOmmunity, hoping to prove her worthiness.

VSC-GO and try something new

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 Hydroflask...

Juliana Hamel's reoccurring column will be focusing on points of views topics that no one wants to talk about.

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

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. O...

An alternative to receiving candy is passing out candy. Although it’s not necessary, dressing up can be a fun way to get into the spirit when the little kids come to the door asking for treats. Just make sure you save a few pieces for yourself.

Things to do when you hate Halloween

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 t...

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

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 me...

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