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Stories from Londonderry High School
Beyond the grief: Surviving the death of my dad
Opinions

Kayla MacLaren | November 18, 2019

I wrote this story to let people know that it’s okay not to be okay.

I’ve overcome a lot of things in the past few years. This was during the worst time in my life. I went through flames, got…

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Art interactive paints smiles on students’ faces
Features

Meghan Onessimo | November 14, 2019

Take a peek inside room 401 during F period, and you’ll hear talking and laughing. You’ll see kids gluing, painting and cutting paper to create art projects. You’ll notice students helping other…

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Substitute teachers deserve a pay raise
Opinions

Lancer Spirit Editorial Board | 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, and yet he makes less as a…

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Continued coverage: Fire extinguisher discharge called for school evacuation
News

Kait Bedell | October 10, 2019

After a fire extinguisher was accidentally discharged in the main lobby just after 10:00 am on Thursday, Oct. 3, students and faculty members at LHS were evacuated from the building.

Principal Jason…

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

TJ Ruzicka | 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 metastasize. Yet, the other night I genuinely smiled…

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Teachers run in the 123rd Boston Marathon
Sports

Amy Overhulser, Features Editor | May 22, 2019

The overwhelming support from the crowd but the quietness and solemn silence of the racers surrounds them. The cheers push them, the support rings in their ears. The rush of adrenaline pumps through their…

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LHS students make a difference in the Dominican Republic
News

Kait Bedell | March 22, 2019

During February break, 11 LHS students went to the Dominican Republic through a missionary trip which aimed to help those in need.

The idea of the trip first conspired between senior Michael Kennedy…

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Grandmont is out, proud and not going to change
Features

Amy Maffattone | February 12, 2019

When junior Emily Grandmont was a freshman, she found herself crushing on both boys and girls. Before this, Grandmont had identified as straight, but once she “let herself be more open” she discovered…

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From pans to Pasadena: Drum captain Eva Gertz has beats in her bones
Arts & Entertainment

Alex Peters | February 7, 2019

Ding! Bop! Thump! are the sounds senior drummer Eva Gertz made when she was just five years old as she sat on the ground in her house with a spoon or two in hand, hitting pots and pans. These household…

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Ms. Jabar’s goal? To be the teacher she wishes she’d had.
Features

Bella Cossette | January 29, 2019

I have two tests, a project and homework piling up to the point where I am so stressed I just want to give up. I go to pass in a paper that is late and when I try and pull it out of my bag, I can’t find…

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Griffin ignites gymnastics team in Croteau’s absence
Sports

Blake Melnik | January 22, 2019

As the winter sports season starts rolling, it is easy for Lancer fans to get caught up in the hype of basketball and hockey, while forgetting about smaller sports that deserve the same amount of support,…

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Senior wrestler overcomes setbacks in final season
Sports

Nick Desrosiers | January 15, 2019

Overcoming an injury can be a slow and painful process for most athletes, but for senior wrestler Vincent Del Signore it’s an opportunity to grow and understand the realities of competing in a physical…

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Pep rally skit decision made without considering compromise
Opinions

Liz Iaconis | January 14, 2019

The Mack Plaque pep rally this past fall might’ve been the worst in LHS history.

This event leading up to the most anticipated weekend of the year for Lancer athletics lacked spirit and put many students…

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Collaborative efforts ensure safety
News

Morgan Torre | December 19, 2018

Anyone who stayed after school Wednesday afternoon, whether it was for sports, clubs or extra help, had the chance to see how effective the school safety procedures are in a non-drill scenario. At 3:07…

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