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Lancers: You need to ‘Rock the Vote’

Lancers: You need to ‘Rock the Vote’

Lizy Stubbs, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

In the election booths this November 8 there is only one feasible option: cry. This election cycle has been—How do I put it?—completely and utterly insane. Filled with scandals, insults, and some moments that require a double-take, the past year has felt more like a Celebrity Apprentice spin off than ...

Sports commentary: A behind-the-scenes look at cheerleading

Sports commentary: A behind-the-scenes look at cheerleading

Meghan Evangelista, Reporter

November 6, 2016


Filed under Fall, OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

While cheering on the football team is a cheerleader's main priority during the season, most of us join cheer to be able to compete.  So while fans in the football stands may see us laughing on the sidelines as we do cheers to get the crowd going, what they may not see is how hard we work and h...

Hit the road, (headphone) jack

Hit the road, (headphone) jack

Chance Broderick, Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Last month Apple made the courageous and ground breaking announcement that the brand new iPhone 7 is not as good as the old one. They have decided to remove a key feature (which no one asked them to remove): the headphone jack. Every year in September, Apple hosts a huge media event where they unveil al...

Problems with the spookiest holiday out there

Problems with the spookiest holiday out there

Lizy Stubbs, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, Uncategorized

  It's the most wonderful time of the year. Well, almost. We do still have to get through Halloween. So perhaps we should all agree that, in order to make it to Thanksgiving, we do a few things on Halloween. 1.Some people seem to think the Halloween qualifies them to walk down the center of...

Breaking it down

Breaking it down

Eric Brown, Opinions Editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Walking is simple: you move your legs back and forth, and go at a comfortable pace. But every once in awhile, when you're strolling down the hall on your way to your next class, excited for a new learning adventure, your pace is slowed down to that of a snail and you realize you’re stuck behin...

Bad grades? Try these last-ditch efforts to salvage them before quarter 1 closes.

Bad grades? Try these last-ditch efforts to salvage them before quarter 1 closes.

Lizy Stubbs, Opinions Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, Uncategorized

The panic sets in. The sweat drips down your face. You can already feel your parents yelling at you. It’s not the end of a marathon or a sports game. No, it’s something much more serious than that. Quarter 1 is closing. You’ve been telling yourself since the first bad test grade that you...

Don’t let the price tag scare you away: What you can do to make college affordable

Don’t let the price tag scare you away: What you can do to make college affordable

Lizy Stubbs, Opinions Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under College & Career, OPINION, Showcase

The price tag. It influences where people choose to go to school, and many people don’t even apply to certain colleges based on annual tuition. But should price limit where people apply? I would argue it should not. Where you apply to college should be based solely on whether it is right for...

Don’t smoke the O’s, vaping has to go

Don’t smoke the O’s, vaping has to go

Lizy Stubbs, Opinions Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under OPINION

The only thing cooler than a cowboy sauntering across a Midwestern plain or a 20’s flapper sitting in a high rise above the streets of Manhattan, is a high schooler vaping at the recs. Vaping is the new cool thing in cancer-creators, sweeping the nation faster than tanning and old-fashioned cigars....

A step-by-step guide on how Pinkerton students could steal the Londonderry bleachers.

A step-by-step guide on how Pinkerton students could steal the Londonderry bleachers.

Eric Brown, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

So it’s a casual Wednesday night and you’re scrolling through the Twittersphere catching up on all the latest gossip. All of a sudden, your eyes stumble upon a screenshot of a tweet from a Pinkerton student, better known as a Pinkertonian. They say they want to steal our bleachers for the Mack...

Single hydration station just not enough

Single hydration station just not enough

Alex Seeley, Features Editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Having to refill an empty water bottle while at school often proves to be a daunting task. A choice needs to be made: You could go to the nearest water fountain to fill the bottle incompletely because you have to orient your bottle in a way so as not to touch the fountain. Or you could go to the h...

Beware of the Drama-gon: It’s waiting to ruin your prom experience

Beware of the Drama-gon: It’s waiting to ruin your prom experience

Madison Martin, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

As prom comes closer, the fierce drama attacks of this dragon-like beast called the “Drama-gon” will only become more frequent and devastating. This tricky beast comes out each spring and lurks in the shadows. The Drama-gon claws through the minds of excited prom goers and feasts off their fairytale...

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...

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