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The Body Positivity movement has been around for years, yet why can I only find three different styles of dresses, while say a smaller girl has more than half the store to choose from? Instead of finding the ‘perfect’ one, it comes down to just finding one that fits and hasn’t been bought by someone in the school already.

Panicking over plus-size prom

Kaylie Donahue, Londonderry High School November 20, 2022

NESPA Winner: Bylined Column, 2022 The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH When you’re a size 18 in a sea of zeros, the prom experience can be more than a little daunting. The...

10 things I love about ‘10 Things I Hate About You’

10 things I love about ‘10 Things I Hate About You’

Leann Jenks, Algonquin Regional High School November 10, 2022

NESPA Winner: Review, 2022 The Harbinger, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA The classic 90’s romantic comedy, “10 Things I Hate About You”, directed by Gil Junger, never fails...

One of these people has probably made you late to class.

One of these people has probably made you late to class.

Jill Mazzola and Emma Desrosiers October 20, 2022

NESPA Winner: Bylined Column & Artwork/cartoon, 2022 The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH Walk. Stop. Go around. Stop to gawk in shock. Bump. Trip. Sigh. Walk again. Forget...

Recently, Florida government passes a bill that will prohibit the discussion of sexuality and gender identity

Saying ‘gay’ won’t make your children gay

Audrey DeAngelis, Londonderry High School September 20, 2022

NESPA Winner: Bylined Column, 2022 The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH Primary school-aged children are at one of the most impressionable ages. These young students are...

L-R: Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Guitterez, Marilyn Cooper, and Carol Lawrence from the original Broadway cast sing “I Feel Pretty” (1957).

Op-Ed: Remembering Stephen Sondheim

Marlie Kass, Brimmer and May School August 26, 2022

NESPA Winner: Bylined Column, 2022 The Gator, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, Mass. As I checked my social media feed last Friday, I read the news that Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim had...

Advice from a senior

Advice from a senior

Nakos Maroudas, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School August 15, 2022

NESPA Winner: Editorial, 2022 The Graphic, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, Amherst, MA I rarely feel like a senior. For me, and the rest of the class of 2022, the pandemic stole the latter half...

To Foster Perseverance, Look To The Past

To Foster Perseverance, Look To The Past

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Brimmer and May School July 26, 2022

NESPA Winner: Bylined Column, 2022 The Gator, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Before realization set in, the lights illuminating the German sky felt like Christmas to young Christa Hollinger. “It...

Masks up, cases down. It’s that simple.

Masks up, cases down. It’s that simple.

Lancer Spirit Editorial Board, Londonderry High School July 20, 2022

NESPA Winner: Editorial, 2022 The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH Last week, about 100 community members congregated on the sidewalk in front of the school to protest the...

The authors own experience, plus exposure to the ideas of Dr. Ibram X Kendi, inspired him to reconsider tracking.
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The time to end tracking is now

Sachin Khashu, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School July 15, 2022

NESPA Winner: Editorial, 2022 The Graphic, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, Amherst, MA When I walked into the science classroom where I would serve as a teaching assistant on the first day of...

As a Russian-American, I Stand with Ukraine

As a Russian-American, I Stand with Ukraine

Natalie Kozhemiakin, Brimmer and May School June 26, 2022

NESPA Winner: Bylined Column, 2022 The Gator, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, Mass. As the war between Russia and Ukraine escalates by the hour, the world is watching in anticipation. Sights...

The Fragile Femme: Self-expression in fashion

The Fragile Femme: Self-expression in fashion

Jordan Liss-Riordan, Brookline High School March 13, 2022

NESPA Winner: Localizing, 2021 The Sagamore, Brookline High School, Brookline, Mass. Every day I shove my way through the long, crowded halls of the high school, and I sometimes feel like I am entering...

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