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Enigma Weekend Edition Poem: "All We Ever Do"

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All We Ever Do (An Acrostic Poem) By Aliza Howe
All we ever do is write in Streams of words, letting the thoughts Flow from our minds, creating experiences, things To feel, things to remember. The trouble is that The experiences won’t always be remembered when they’re clouded by a Sea of other words – other experiences.



Enigma is the art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty adviser, Mrs. Carol Allen-Gordon

Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

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This year’s musical is The Secret Garden. The cast is working hard to make this a musical to remember. We took the first couple of weeks just listening and learning the music then we started to stage the production.

The Secret Garden is a story about Mary, a young girl who survived a cholera outbreak in India. She travels to Britain to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, who lives in a haunted house upon a hill that is filled with spirits. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Archibald has pushed away everyone he loves and left his son, Colin, alone to bear the guilt of Lily’s death upon his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her aunt Lily’s garden, she is determined to make it thrive. The spirits from the past warn and welcome her to the garden as Mary brings life and happiness to the house and garden of her uncle.

The cast has been working hard, and every day we improve on the little things that will make this musical the best our school has done!

Lindsey Steele, one of the dreamer…

After hard-fought first half, the Pioneers defeat Big Spring Bulldogs, 50-37

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Monday's game started with the Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Basketball team taking an early eight-point lead of 8-0. Big Springs answered with their own eight-point run to first tie the game and then take the lead halfway through the second quarter 17-15.
Head coach Ed Berryman must have given a passionate halftime pep talk because the Pioneers started the third quarter with another 8-0 run and eventually completely overran the Bulldogs to win the District 3 Class 5A opener 50-37. Also helping the Pioneers win was their 10 3-pointers.
On Thursday at 7 pm, the Pioneers will host the seventh-place ranked Muhlenberg (16-8) in the quarterfinals.

--By Jonathan Klein, LS NewsEditor-in-Chief






Enigma Weekend Edition Poem: "East Side"

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East Side (An Acrostic Poem)
By Bailee Herr
We sat down to talk Can we be here forever? Do we have anything in common? Anything at all? If we do then let’s be friends       if not, we        will still become friends because We have been for years Put Our friendship and Minds together To make this world better so It will grow just like us!






Enigma is the art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty adviser, Mrs. Carol Allen-Gordon

In My Own Words: Indoor Guard heads to Penncrest for competition and second place finish

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In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, Faith Keene recounts her first indoor color guard competition.



The day has come for our first competition, and we're performing "To Wish Upon a Shooting Star" show. 
The team arrives at the school early. We need to tape the underside of the mat before leaving. We do two quick runs through the show before leaving. Halfway through the first run Mr. Vineate, a helper from the marching band, gives us a pep talk. 
While our coach starts the van to warm it up, we started to fold the floor in what we call a "show fold." Getting the mat into the van was the hardest part, and the wind didn't help us at all. Soon we got the mat, cart, and the flag bags in the van. Finally, we are our way to Penncrest High School. During the 90 minute ride, the girls and I start Dutch braiding our hair. We attempt to do our makeup but the bumpy Pennsylvania roads don't help the process. 
Once we got to Penncrest, we unloaded t…

Enigma Weekend: Take a Risk and Take a Hike. Explore the Outside World Up Close.

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"World of Moss" By Emma Cliff

A lot of people's favorite pastime is hiking, but how much do they really notice. Sometimes we just need to slow down and take in the world of the small. This is a poem that I wrote about stopping and taking in the world of moss.


Think of the trees,
Towering above the ground,
We always look up,
At the interlocking branches.

We never take a moment to stop,
To look around,
Realize the beauty of the world.

Moss,
Never given another,
Thought,
Flourishes in its dark, damp
Corner of the world.

A snack for a passing reindeer,
A pillow for a sleepy fox,
A luxurious hotel for microscopic invertebrates.

Moss can take you on a journey,
Beyond the hiking trail,
It can take you to wild places,
Farther than you could ever dream.

Thousands of shapes and colors,
With vibrant tendrils,
Reaching to the sun.



Moss is its own little oprest,
An ecosystem all by its self,
Hiding fantastic creatures.

With trees of towering mushrooms,
And ants bustling around to th…

In My Own Words: Boys swim team struggles through season with only seven members

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In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, Andrew Reidenbaugh recounts the struggles of the boys swim team this season.

This past Wednesday the Lampeter-Strasburg swim team had there last regular season meet, which was against Ephrata. The L-S girls swim team has been doing really good this season, but the boys are struggling for their first win.

The reason behind that is we have a jaw-dropping seven boys in total. Therefore we have to give up easy points to the opponent because we don't have enough boys to compete in every event. If you get first you get six points, second is three points, third is two points, and finally fourth is one point. Therefore if we don't have any boys for one single event, the other team immediately gets 11 points.

I swam in the 100m freestyle, which I got second in with a time of 58.67 seconds, my new personal record. I swam in the 200m freestyle relay, which is when there are four people per team and each person as to do a 50m freestyl…

Enigma Weekend Edition: Painting by Laysha Cooper

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Painting
By Laysha Cooper








Enigma is the art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty adviser, Mrs. Carol Allen-Gordon

Junior High Boys Basketball steals the win from Garden Spot to achieve an undefeated season

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On Tuesday, February, Lampeter-Strasburg Junior High Boys Basketball went to Garden Spot for their last game of the season. When they last faced off, the Pioneers beat the Spartans by over 20 points. But Garden Spot was definitely ready to play this time. 
The game started off with the usual starters Beau Heyser, Luka Vranich, Payton Cunningham, Carson Garver, and Berkeley Wagner. From the tipoff, L-S was not looking so great. In the first minute, the Pioneers would be down five before they would score their first basket of the game making it 5-2. Late in first quarter, number 50 on Garden Spot took a bad fall on his ankle and was out for the rest of the game. The rest of the first half was back and forth of both sides, but at the buzzer, L-S was leading 22-14.

In the third quarter, a lot of things changed on both teams. L-S turned it over a lot less, and Garden Spot clamped up on defense to keep it a tight game. At the end of the third, L-S still led, but the score was 23-28.

The fo…

Garden Spot FFA attends ACES conference

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Last weekend the Lampeter-Strasburg Garden Spot FFA chapter attended the ACES conference. ACES is an acronym for Agricultural Cooperation Establishes Success. During the conference, FFA members went through stations that taught important life skills.

These life skills include first impressions, science skills, Teach Ag, and Talk Ag. The first impression station we learned about first impressions and how someone can make an impression about you in 7 seconds. They taught us how to make sure that during those few seconds you make a good impression, by having an elevator speech. An elevator speech is a short speech that tells someone about yourself. 
At the next station, we learned about sciences related to agriculture. During this station, we talked about a packing material made from corn, which is more biodegradable than your regular packing materials. 
After that, we also went to the teach ag station. During this station, we were taught what college degrees we needed for jobs relating …

Pioneers finish the regular season with a win over Warwick

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On Monday the Lampeter-Strasburg Wrestling team had their final home meet of the season. The Section 2 champs did not disappoint. They defeated Warwick in nonleague play 52-17.

--By Jonathan Klein, LS News reporter







In My Own Words: My Life in the Color Guard

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In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, Faith Keene shares her freshman experience participating in color guard.

Being a member of your schools color guard is stressful sometimes, but it is a lot of fun when you get used to it. Color Guard is where you incorporate flags, sabers, rifles, and dancing into a show you learn by using drills to figure out where you stand and move from set to set.

Color Guard can be stressful when you first start because you don't know anybody and trying to remember the basics like feet position, jazz walks, and jazz runs. Color Guard can also be stressful because you try to remember the work you learned last practice and doing it with the drill. 
Color Guard is also sometimes stressful because you have to remember the drill and work and do it with the marching band and try not to hit the band members while running around the field doing the work.

But Color Guard is also fun when you get used to the time effort commitment. It is fun becaus…

A Speedy and Successful Day for L-S Indoor Track

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Last weekend on Saturday, January 26, the Lampeter-Strasburg Indoor Track participants had the opportunity to go to the Franklin & Marshall High School Invitational. It was a great way to practice skills and compete against many other students around Lancaster County and nearby states.



Over 1,000 high school students attended competing in throwing, jumping, sprinting, and distance. Twelve girls and fourteen boys competed for Lampeter-Strasburg High School ranging from freshman to senior class. Our own L-S Boys won the overall title for the entire meet for men's competitions.

Ezra Mellinger placed first in a total of three competitions: long jump, 60 meter dash, and 200 meter dash gaining a total of 30 points for the team.



Another great highlight from the day was girls pole vault. Kati Platt, a freshman, competed for the first time clearing 6'1".

"I was really nervous, but I'm proud that I cleared seeing as it's my first time ever pole vaulting." Kati…

Pioneers defeat Cocalico, 62-42

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After a hard-fought first half, the Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Basketball team beat the Cocalico Eagles, 62-42 on Friday night.






--By Jonathan Klein, LS News reporter

Enigma Weekend Edition: Painting by Laysha Cooper

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Painting
By Laysha Cooper







Enigma is the art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty adviser, Mrs. Carol Allen-Gordon