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Alyssa Pizer uses the popular LED lights to give her bedroom a glow.

Pandemic makeover: These four walls need a fresh look

From rearranging bedrooms to installing new amenities, rooms and houses have been getting a new “pandemic makeover.”
by Alyssa Pizer and Chloe Little April 24, 2021

Imagine going from being out to sitting at home all day every day. Looking around every day to the room you are now spending all your time in, would you be happy with what it looks like?  A lot of...

Oakley poses in adorable basket when he was a puppy.

Raining cats and dogs! Do pandemic puppies and quarantine cats develop separation anxiety?

When my dad was walking in downtown New Market and saw Ginger in the window at the K.A.T. Cafe we knew it was meant to be -Sierra Rossman
by Emily McNally, Managing Editor March 22, 2021

What’s furry, sleeps on your bed, and sometimes barks a little too loud? A pandemic puppy--the cuddly, loving animal that everyone has needed this past year. Maybe your family adopted a cat. Being...

Some of Netflixs most popular shows are exiting the site.

Is a Netflix subscription worth the monthly price?

by Gillian Humphreys and Cameron Pattison January 26, 2021

On average, Americans are spending 8 hours a day streaming TV during quarantine. Many choose to spend this time on Netflix, due to the easy accessibility and ability to binge watch shows.  Since Netflix's...

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Book Review: “As Bright as Heaven” reminds readers history is repeating itself

by Mackenzie Berry, Editor January 25, 2021

In 2018, author Susan Meissner released a fictional story about a small family that comes face to face with the Spanish Flu in 1918. Unbeknownst to her, the story would become relevant in 2020 readers'...

When people have too much time on their hands, they can get trapped in negative thoughts.

Uncertainty + Idle time = Pandemic Depression

by Gillian Humphreys and Cameron Pattison October 23, 2020

New baby, bundled up, headed home from the hospital… but instead of welcome home banners and the family waiting to cook you a meal, advise you from experience, and shower the baby with love… you feel...

Senior Zach Tilmont squats over 200 pounds. After five months in quarantine, Zach was able to reach his squatting goal.

Quarantine: It’s not impossible to transform your body–and mind

by Erich Miller, Photo Editor October 9, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be in shape? Well with this quarantine, it’s not too impossible to become the teen version of The Rock. In The Rock's workout routine, he works out for three hours a day and eats...

Cindy Hanlon welcomes the community to the 2020-2021 school year.

Lancer Spotlight: Principal Cindy Hanlon tackles hybrid leadership

How does a leader motivate a community when the primary method of delivery is through screen time?
by Ashlyn Martin and Caroline Hobson September 30, 2020

Principal Cindy Hanlon visits Google Meets and says hello to students. She greets all with a smile, while learning the names and faces. It’s not the same as  the reliable image of the principal in a...

As a member of a very large and close family, the Beam family, like many others, is experiencing the hardships of being separated from their extended family members while in quarantine.

Windows to the Soul: We adjust to the new normal

by Dana Kullgren and Lancer Media staff May 15, 2020

"Just leave me alone!" When wishes come true, suddenly being alone is not what we thought.  Zoom much?  Talk to your friends from one car to the other?  Spend a lot of time looking at the outside...

8:00 a.m.: Dana Kullgren uses her garage to work on a project for her art class during the stay-at-home order.

Life on Pause: We settle into a routine during COVID-19

by Dana Kullgren and Lancer Media Staff May 3, 2020

While all Americans are searching for coping strategies to handle boredom, stress, anxiety, and fear, teens are also managing to study and participate in learning.  Labled "Continuity of Instruction,"...

Alex Kullgren gets his hair cut by his father, Jonathan Kullgren, in a bathtub during quarantine. Social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in many people choosing to cut their hair at home.

COVID-19 Rough cut: Families set up barber chairs in kitchens, bathrooms and patios

by Bailey Spore, Editor-In-Chief April 28, 2020

Who doesn't love the feeling of getting poked with scissors, hair ripped out of their heads, and stabbed with a comb while getting a haircut? This is actually an act of love and desperation. No one...

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