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Snow Days: How do Lancers see them?

Snow Days: How do Lancers see them?

January 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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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...

Teenage Heart-Throb Cody Simpson releases anticipated EP

Teenage Heart-Throb Cody Simpson releases anticipated EP

by Kate Mannarino, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Australian artist Cody Simpson released his much anticipated The Acoustic Sessions on November 19th, 2013.  This five-song EP, his third, covers four of his own tracks from previous albums, including “Pretty Brown Eyes,” “La Da Dee,” “All Day,” and “Wish U Were Here” and then wraps up the EP...

From Halloween to Christmas: When do we give thanks?

From Halloween to Christmas: When do we give thanks?

by Erin Stewart, Editor

December 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While searching for the perfect Halloween costume, shoppers bump into rows of ornaments, candy canes and fake Christmas trees. Is Thanksgiving ever on display? You may see houses with Christmas lights on the trees, around the house and a Christmas tree in the window, but it’s not even Thanksgiving....

Goodbye, 2013! 10 fads everybody hates

by Olivia DuBro, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

10) Nike Foams: This year, Nike Air Foamposites, also known as Foams, got quite a lot of attention from both boys and girls. There seems to be no in between with these shoes: you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em.  Even the people who love them didn’t love them enough to spend $250-350 on them. The ...

Video Production plans school-spirited Lip Dub

Video Production plans school-spirited Lip Dub

by Brennan Nolan, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Opinion

You’ve heard of break dancing, the Harlem shake, and even the controversial twerking. However, there is a new fad that has taken over YouTube. This craze is known as lip dub. “A lip dub is a one shot video where there are different students lip singing to pre-recorded songs as they move through...

Catching Fire ignites Hunger Games fans

Catching Fire ignites Hunger Games fans

by Kaycee Oland, Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Catching Fire, the sequel to the movie The Hunger Games, was in theaters everywhere on November 22, 2013. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, the movie is set six months after the last Hunger Games on the day of the Victory Tour. Catching Fire covers a wid...

Does cell phone use really affect our communication skills?

Does cell phone use really affect our communication skills?

by Erin Stewart, Editor

November 25, 2013


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

We live in a world where communication through modern technology is almost required.  Everywhere people are texting, emailing, writing blogs and tweeting.  It's hard to go anywhere without seeing someone using a phone or the Internet to connect with others. Can you imagine not being able to check your...

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