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Stories from Londonderry High School
Senior Isabella McKnight designs her own future
Features

Audrey DeAngelis | December 1, 2020

As seniors everywhere begin inching closer and closer to the end of their high school careers, the frantic buzz of “what should I do when I leave?” begins. 

Should I go to college? The workforce?…

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Boys’ varsity volleyball coach to be on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship
Features

Matt Vogel | November 3, 2020

Whip out your old recipe book and find some early holiday spirit while watching boys’ varsity volleyball coach Jon Buatti on the Food Network as a contestant of the Holiday Baking Championship.

The…

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Teacher gets inspired, helps students with ‘food insecurity’
Features

Matt Palmer | May 14, 2020

After reading the book No Place by Todd Strasser, LMS reading teacher Rachel Yakey was inspired to help students in Londonderry who suffer from food insecurity. 

“When I first joined the middle school,…

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Unified team positively impacts both helpers and athletes
Sports

Audrey DeAngelis | April 20, 2020

As the JV basketball team enters the LHS gym to start their warm-ups, another game is wrapping up. Regardless of what the scoreboard says, both teams have smiles from ear to ear. To them, it truly doesn’t…

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Afterimage: Former Lancers forge new pathways in rock music
Features

Gardy Daron | April 3, 2020

The lights go out, and the low sound of Casey Daron’s bass echoes in the dark.

A few cheers can be heard from the people who know what’s coming, but there’s anticipation from the rest. More notes…

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Spring athletes react to delayed start to season
Coronavirus

Chris Tutt | March 17, 2020

March 23. The day spring athletes have had marked on their calendars since the day school started. Spring sports means good weather and finally being able to enjoy the outdoors without having to wear a…

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Woman to Watch for March 15: Noelle Lambert
Features

Olivia Windisch | March 16, 2020

The Lancer Spirit is celebrating the women of Londonderry during the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. For each day of the month, LSO will be highlighting an inspiring woman within the…

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Breaking news: Amid coronavirus fears, semifinal games postponed
Coronavirus

Kait Bedell | March 13, 2020

Update on Unified basketball: The game will be played today (3/13) at 4 p.m.
Updated at 9:30 a.m. on March 13.

Update on girls’ basketball: The game will be played on Friday (3/13). Each…

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‘High Road’: Kesha reclaims her spirit on fourth album
Arts & Entertainment

Anna Drabik | February 21, 2020

Kesha’s career has been a long, winding path up a certainly steep mountain. From 2010’s party girl phase (Animal and Cannibal) to her raw, soul-bearing third album, titled Rainbow, Kesha has consistently…

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The difference? He isn’t cruel
Opinions

Jill Morani | February 7, 2020

I would hate to live in a world where I didn’t have my brother. Why? Because he’s the one that has opened my eyes to a spectacular community of people. People with special needs.

Every morning I…

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Trans figures transcend intolerance in world of music
Arts & Entertainment

TJ Ruzicka | February 3, 2020

Their life was like the ocean.

Some waves drove them away from the shore.

But ebbs were always accompanied by tides.

And while it may have been difficult, once their love for the ocean was greater…

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Leaving ‘that phase’ pays for Paramore and Panic! At the Disco
Arts & Entertainment

TJ Ruzicka | January 7, 2020

You can sound confident and have anxiety.

You can look healthy, but feel awful.

You can look happy and be miserable inside.

You can be good looking and feel ugly.

You can be a band intrinsic…

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The Lancer football team’s advantage? The man in ‘The Nest.’
Sports

Cole Keegan | December 11, 2019

“It’s the man up in the box,” said senior cornerback, Matt Pemberton.

“We couldn’t do it without his knowledge,” said senior safety, Alex Tsetsilas.

“We call him the hidden player,”…

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Camila Cabello releases sophomore album, ‘Romance’
Arts & Entertainment

Anna Drabik | December 10, 2019

From girl group to solo artist, Camila Cabello has been conquering the industry, hit song after hit song. From the wildly successful “Havana” to recent, record-breaking “Señorita” (with her new…

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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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