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A letter to parents: Let me ‘cell’ you on why I need my phone for homework

A letter to parents: Let me ‘cell’ you on why I need my phone for homework

Caroline Russell, Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, Uncategorized

Dear Parents, It may seem to you that I am constantly pausing every few minutes to glance at my phone, picking it up, and disengaging myself from my homework assignments. I know that there is nothing more frustrating for you than when I'm sitting at the counter and my pencil is lying down and my pho...

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, Opinions Editor

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, Magazine Chief

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...

Pulling your weight or being dead weight: What role do you take in group projects?

Pulling your weight or being dead weight: What role do you take in group projects?

Maddy Martin, Reporter

December 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, Uncategorized

Group projects can be the most frustrating thing about being a high school student. Even more frustrating than the actual project, is trying to get along with students who either may not be pulling their weight in the project or who take on everything and refuse to let you play a part. To help prevent...

#WarOnChristmas has gone too far

#WarOnChristmas has gone too far

Eric Brown, Opinions 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...

Editorial: Smarts-shaming needs to stop

Editorial: Smarts-shaming needs to stop

December 4, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, Uncategorized

Everyone learns at a different pace, and it is not right to harass someone about the grades they are getting in school--whether they are good grades or bad grades. There are students who put in a lot of hard work and dedication to get well-earned high grades and students who struggle more with school...

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...

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