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Poll: Snowboard Slopestyle (Men’s) is top new Olympic event

Poll: Snowboard Slopestyle (Men’s) is top new Olympic event

by Julia Peigh, Public Opinion Editor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Lancer Media's poll focused on the 12 new events that were added for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. These 12 events make a total of 98 Olympic events. The results of the poll were incredibly varied. The top two answer choices were only two votes apart, with "Snowboard Slopestyle (Men's)...

Poll: Lancers want to cancel two teacher work days to make up for snow

Poll: Lancers want to cancel two teacher work days to make up for snow

by Julia Peigh, Public Opinion Editor

February 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In Lancer Media’s recent poll, the students were asked “How should we make up the extra snow days?” The most popular choice was “Cancel teacher professional development days (Feb 18) and teacher work day (Mar 21)” with 28% of the responses. The next most popular choice was “Apply to the...

One language is not enough

One language is not enough

by Samantha Buckman, Reporter

February 7, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion

 Quieres aprender un idioma nuevo? If you could read this, which only some  students in this school could, you have taken at least one of the multiple Spanish courses that is offered in high school. Becoming bilingual is one of the most important decisions a teen can make in life. A growing num...

Shrinking French classes affect future language learners

Shrinking French classes affect future language learners

by Kristina Baskin, Reporter

February 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Well, can you? Learning a new language is an important part of today’s society; it allows communication among people of different backgrounds and cultures, and learning a new language broadens horizons and opens new opportunities. However, a ...

Snow Poll: Sleeping late is the best reason for snow days

Snow Poll:  Sleeping late is the best reason for snow days

by Julia Peigh, Public Opinion Editor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In a Lancer Media poll, 53% of those polled agree that "sleeping late" is the best reason for a snow day. The second choice, "the beautiful scenery," came in at 18%, with "snowboarding/sledding/skating" closely behind at 13%. Five percent of all polled said that they "hate snow days!" "Other" responses...

Poll: Lancers want more club days!

Poll: Lancers want more club days!

by Julia Peigh, Public Opinion Editor

January 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

See the results of last week's snow poll:  Sleeping late is the best reason for snow days   In Lancer Media's recent poll, the students were asked "Should we have more club days?" The most popular choice was "Yes, make them twice a month (16 per year)" with 72% of the responses. The next most...

Snow Days: How do Lancers see them?

Snow Days: How do Lancers see them?

January 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Please share your thoughts on our weekly poll!

Children’s toys call for gender equality

Children’s toys call for gender equality

by Morgan Buchanan, Editor

January 6, 2014


Filed under Features, Opinion

It’s 2013 and society seems to be progressing right? In many aspects, yes, but in the realm of gender equality it seems as if we have regressed to the 1950’s. This inequality is greatly present in children’s toys. Walk into any toy store and you see the great division. The “boys” and “girls”...

Midnight premieres are more than just a movie

Midnight premieres are more than just a movie

by Olivia Goldstein, Editor

December 19, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Crazy costumes. Late night. Long lines. Popcorn. That can only mean one thing: midnight premieres. And where there are midnight premieres, there is bound to be mischief and excitement. In the past few years, movie history has been made because of the fans that attend midnight showings worldwide. According...

The top 10 Christmas movies and TV specials you won’t want to miss

The top 10 Christmas movies and TV specials you won’t want to miss

by Erin Formulak, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

You cuddle up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and a big blanket. The tree is up; the decorations have been hung; and a warm fire is crackling. However, there is something missing from that cozy holiday feeling. You turn on the television and see many Christmas movies and specials playing on...

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