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Holiday Writing Contest

Michaela Horan, Creative Writing Editor
December 1, 2022

Have you ever dreamed of writing your own ‘Hallmark’ Holiday tale? Well now you can! Submit the cheesiest holiday story you can think up from classic small town romance to gingerbread coming alive....

Senior Danielle Goodall proudly holds one of her many art pieces on display. Goodall has been drawing since the age of 3 and plans to pursue a career in graphic art after high school.

Pandemic helps senior artist find her passion

Kelly Egan, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 30, 2022

While senior Danielle Goodall was stuck in her house during the quarantine, she turned to her sketchbook to pass the time. She’s always loved drawing, but brushed it off as nothing but a hobby. It wasn’t...

Matzker products are handmade; she offers bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces on her Instagram account, @LHS_Jewelry

Junior Saffron Matzker bejewels her community through her inclusive small business

Catie Brown, Copy Chief
November 30, 2022

After a long, exhausting day of school, practice, and extracurriculars, it’s inevitable that students and staff alike will want to surrender to the comforts of a soft couch, or a cushioned chair. However,...

Left to Right: #3 senior Trevor Weinmann, #37 senior Mikey Palma, #10 senior Drew Heenan, #29 senior Dylan Wrisley, #4 senior Jack Drabik, #5 senior Andrew Soucy, #25 senior Nathan Pedrick. Varsity football players take a photo after winning a home game.

Recap of 2022 football season in photos

Emma Desrosiers, Executive Sports Editor
November 29, 2022

Lancer football capped off their impressive season last Saturday at the D1 Championships with an overall record of 10-3. The Lancers ultimately fell to the Bedford Bulldogs with a final score of 15-14....

The cast of Descendants breaks this down in their final of the show.

Ovation Theatre Company puts on a show that’s ‘Rotten to the Core’

Michaela Horan, Creative Writing Editor
November 29, 2022

The cast of Ovation Theatre Company’s Descendants has ‘so many ways to be wicked.’ Since September, the cast members have been working diligently to bring the classic Disney Channel Movie Descendants...

Atop her horse Laing Hill Atha, senior Natalia BarNoy shows off her third place ribbon. There were a total of 20 riders in that class.

Senior equestrian gallops her way into national standings

Andrew Macpherson, Opinion Editor
November 28, 2022

Hoofbeats of galloping horses compete with the booming sound of music in one ring while judges inspect every detail of horse and rider in another ring at the Morgan Grand Nationals, the world championships...

Watch as LSO Sports editors talk to athletes in this new feature Warm-Up/Cool-Down.

LSO Warm-Up: Football players share thoughts before championships

Emma Desrosiers, Executive Sports Editor
November 25, 2022

In episode 2 of LSO Warm-Up/Cool Down, Executive Sports Editor Emma Desrosiers and Adviser Mary Dewinkeleer interview football players to hear their thoughts on the Championship game taking place this...

MacLean guides her class during an in class scooter game.

PE Interactive fosters both family and inclusion at LHS

Makenna True, Editor in Chief
November 21, 2022

As you head down the stairs of the gym, laughter seems to carry through the halls from the wrestling room. Whether it’s riding scooters, doing yoga, or playing Human Pinball, Physical Education teacher...

Powder Puff girls ready to take over varsity football field

Powder Puff girls ready to take over varsity football field

Abby Jones, Morgan Laczynski, and Ava Naar
November 17, 2022

From victory dances to score predictions, Powder Puff players and coaches share their thoughts on today's games.

Seniors Ryan Fortin and Sean Clegg after placing second and third in the D1 Championships.

Seniors place top three for D1 Cross Country Championships

Emma Desrosiers, Executive Sports Editor
November 15, 2022

After placing second and third in the Cross Country D1 Championships, seniors Ryan Fortin  and Sean Clegg capped off their last high school season. These seniors began running cross country in middle...

LGBTQ+ citizens of New Hampshire were faced with the possibility of having unfair politicians representing them. Thankfully, Democratic incumbents Chris Pappas and Maggie Hassan won reelection and will continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

Midterm election was ‘too close for comfort’ for LGBTQ+ citizens

Andrew Macpherson, Opinion Editor
November 14, 2022

 This recent election resulted in many accomplishments for LGBTQ+ candidates nationwide, including an extraordinary milestone accomplished here in N.H. as the first ever transgender man was elected into...

“If you’re only focused on the end result and you’re not enjoying [the process] then [the video] is going to fall flat in emotions,” Dumont said. “If you’re goofing off the whole time and not doing anything, then that’s also going to fall flat [with] a good end result.”

Video club shows best effort in state competition

The video club meets every Wednesday in room 518. Students who are interested in joining are encouraged to attend the meetings.
Jill Mazzola, Features Editor
November 14, 2022

Although the LHS video club didn't win the state competition, the club was able to produce their video in a day. It took over ten hours of editing and the club had to fulfill competition requirements. Junior...

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