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Class rings too expensive?

Class rings too expensive?

by Kyle Brodt, Reporter

October 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Next to a wedding ring, the high school class ring is often the most important (and sometimes the most expensive) piece of jewelry that a person might own. The tradition of class rings began in 1835 when the idea was first introduced at West Point Military Academy to signify their unity as soldiers....

No hair don’t care: Zink battles Alopecia

No hair don’t care: Zink battles Alopecia

by Marissa de La Viez and Ross Hayek

October 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine waking up every morning, looking in the mirror, and seeing that you’re bald. This is something junior Ashley Zink goes through on a daily basis. She is going through what only 2% of the population is experiencing. It’s not cancer: it’s Alopecia. Alopecia is a condition that causes...

Unglorified sports: Volleyball and field hockey on track for state titles

Unglorified sports: Volleyball and field hockey on track for state titles

by Amanda Tapscott, Caitlin Denny, Erin Formulak, and Kelly Angeletti

October 2, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Last year, the volleyball team made it to the regional finals with a record of 10 and 4 and the field hockey team made it to semi-finals with a record of 8 and 2. As of October 1st, the varsity volleyball team standings are 5-2, beating Westminster, FSK, Frederick, Oakdale, and Urbana but losing a c...

Tattoos and gauges gain popularity among teens

Tattoos and gauges gain popularity among teens

by Max Mullen and Elspeth Barnhart

October 1, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

Piercings and tattoos are body decorations that are rapidly gaining popularity among teenagers. Piercings are holes made in a person’s skin, so that jewelry can be worn. Tattoos are puncture wounds filled with ink that create designs deep in a person’s skin. Tommy, a tattoo artist at Bullett’s...

Travel Club plans 2014 trip to England, Ireland and Wales

Travel Club plans 2014 trip to England, Ireland and Wales

by Abby Ryan, Reporter

October 1, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

“Travel expands your horizons. We can get so caught up in our own little worlds; traveling helps you see the ‘bigger picture’ of life,” said Mrs. Dawn Murphy social studies teacher in charge of the travel club. To date, Murphy has been on six trips with the club. She first went to Russia for...

New teachers reveal talents and hobbies

New teachers reveal talents and hobbies

by Olivia DuBro and Abby Ryan

September 17, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or a neighbor. Often times, it is a teacher,” Do you really know your teachers? The faces you see around the halls and even in your classrooms may be complete strang...

Friendships from freshman to senior year: Can they survive?

Friendships from freshman to senior year: Can they survive?

by Phoebe Kolesar, Reporter

September 17, 2013


Filed under Features, Lancer Media Blogs, Showcase, The Other Side of the Spear

Picture yourself walking through the doors for the first time the first day your freshman year. Some of your friends from middle school may have been re-districted to other high schools and it’s up to you to find new ones. Four years later you’re posting pictures on Instagram of you and your best...

Shredding – The story behind local skateboarding and longboarding

Shredding – The story behind local skateboarding and longboarding

by Ryan Stark

September 15, 2013


Filed under Culture Wars, Features, Lancer Media Blogs, Showcase, Sports, Video

Walk into just about any class, and you’re bound to see at least one person wearing Hurley, Element, LRG, or other popular clothing brands associated with skating, readily talking about whatever plans they have for skating in the near future, and comfortably using terms such as “Ollie” or “hardflip”....

Buyers vs. packers: who wastes more?

Buyers vs. packers: who wastes more?

by Kelly Angeletti and Erin Formulak

September 14, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

At the end of the lunch shifts, trash cans overflow with fresh fruit, uneaten sandwiches, half-eaten bags of potato chips, and a wide variety of other foods that students didn’t get the chance to eat, or simply didn’t want to eat. Who is wasting all this food? Not everybody eats all of their ...

Parking permits: Make your own?

Parking permits: Make your own?

by Marissa de La Viez, Editor

September 11, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Countless rebels stealthily enter the school lot each morning, lacking the validation that they can park legally. (Well, they can be counted, and The Lance staff did just that.) Most students roll in with their paid-for white passes visible in their windshields.  Who pays, and who doesn’t? How should ad...

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