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Clean slate for being late: Parking pass policy needs a refresh button

Clean slate for being late: Parking pass policy needs a refresh button

Jake Ziegler, Reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

This article is reproduced as it appears in the April issue of The Lancer Spirit News magazine.  According to the LHS parking permit application, “Students who can’t make it to school on time will lose their parking permit after six unexcused tardies to school for the year.” While this pol...

A word from a member of the Red Instead movement

A word from a member of the Red Instead movement

April 7, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

In response to the editorial posted on Tuesday, April 5. Dear Editor, Thank you for the editorial on the Autism Speaks controversy and thank you for asking me to write a response. It’s a really important issue to consider carefully, and I'm glad we’re asking questions and doing our research...

Editorial: Autism advocates don’t need to be enemies

Editorial: Autism advocates don’t need to be enemies

LSO Editorial Board collaborates on all editorials.

April 5, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

There was a blue tinge to the hallways and classrooms this past Friday as LHS students and staff members were wearing blue in support of Autism Awareness. There was also a smattering of red in the sea of blue from students supporting the movement #RedInstead and choosing to “Boycott Autism Speaks.” ...

Lefty problems: My life as a lefty

Lefty problems: My life as a lefty

Emma Payeur, Reporter

March 10, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

You need to cut a piece of paper in half, but you’re having a difficult time. Why? Because you’re a lefty living in a righty world.  Simple things that righties take for granted can often be challenging for a lefty.  Here are just a few: Scissors Scissors are the absolute worst when yo...

It’s time to talk about Membean

It’s time to talk about Membean

Lizy Stubbs, Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Every Sunday night at roughly 11:30, the English students of LHS realize that they haven’t done their weekly Membean. And panic sets in. For those of you who do not know about Membean, it is a website where students can log on and complete vocabulary assignments. The teacher can assign how l...

Commentary: Gifts to guarantee your Valentine’s Day will transform into ‘Single Awareness Day’

Commentary: Gifts to guarantee your Valentine’s Day will transform into ‘Single Awareness Day’

Joe Conry, Reporter

February 13, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Valentine's Day is mainly focused on building up our relationships and strengthening our bonds as partners. But what about those of you who want to ditch your hubby or give the missus the boot, without all the emotional backlash? Well, lucky for you, we’ve found the perfect way to to tell your...

Midterms just need to go away

Midterms just need to go away

Ellie Goodspeed, Features Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

As the semester draws to a close, the craziness of midterms begins. The exams that every junior and underclassman has to take is worth twenty percent of a student’s overall grade, which means that the exam can lower the semester average by an entire letter grade. If a student has a B in a...

#WarOnChristmas has gone too far

#WarOnChristmas has gone too far

Eric Brown, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

At the beginning of November, Starbucks released their annual winter-themed cups. But this year, there's a "huge" difference that is angering many people. Since the late ‘90’s, in November and December Starbucks has always sold coffee in red cups decorated with winter themes such as holly and...

Senioritis: The struggle is real

Senioritis: The struggle is real

Mikki Woo, Features Editor

December 8, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

There is a contagious disease spreading throughout high schools across the nation killing all sources of enthusiasm and motivation. The symptoms include laziness, lack of studying, attendance failure, dismissive attitude, and an over excessive wearing of track pants and baggy sweatshirts.  This infectious...

Millennial voting, a swing (or a miss) vote?

Millennial voting, a swing (or a miss) vote?

Savannah Tutt, Features Editor

November 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

In the upcoming 2016 election, nearly a quarter of our student populace will be eligible to vote. But will they? Young people are advocating for their political beliefs on social platforms like Twitter, slamming anything from abortion laws and the resistance of legalizing marijuana to the possibility...

Procrastinating teachers surprise students with last minute X2 updates

Procrastinating teachers surprise students with last minute X2 updates

Bella Ziolek, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under OPINION

At the end of every quarter, teachers pull some tricks out of their sleeves and change your grade from an A to a C with just a few clicks. They can magically change your grades by delaying putting in big assignments until the last possible day, which can change your quarter average drastically. X2...

Social media app VSCO isn’t private, so watch what you post.

Social media app VSCO isn’t private, so watch what you post.

Micaela McCormick, Reporter

November 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

A new social media app called VSCO may slowly be taking over the place of the current photography app Instagram’s place. Writing this story may give away some the beauty of social media app VSCO since it’s not completely mainstream yet. If you look through someone’s VSCO feed, you’re most likely...

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