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Boys Soccer crowned champs at indoor tournament

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This past weekend the Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Soccer team won the championship for indoor soccer at Red Rose. On Saturday the top four teams, after weeks of games, came to compete for the number one spot. The teams included two northeastern teams, a Penn Manor team, and the Pioneers.
The first game we played one of the northeastern teams. Right away they scored with little resistance. It was a wake-up call and we started to play better right away although our first goal was scored minutes after the northeasterns goal. It was a pretty good competition but the final score was 4-2 L-S won. We were still alive to win it. The second game we played the other northeastern team, and it went pretty smoothly with the outcome being the same as the first 4-2, we won again.

One L-S student shares her inspiring battle against brain cancer!

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Lampeter-Strasburg High School student Gabrielle Marie Chapman is an inspiration to many who are blessed to get the chance to know her. As a friend of Gabrielle's (known by many as Gabby) I can say that she is the most kind-hearted and brave person I know. In this article, I will be sharing with you the astonishing story of her battle with brain cancer.

At just the age of two, Gabrielle was diagnosed with medulloblastoma a type of brain cancer. This type of cancer can spread to the spinal cord or to other parts of the brain.

Gabrielle's parents about 12 years ago at Penn State Hershey Medical Center were given this terrible news. Gabrielle's cancer was found on an MRI after she had received a CT scan from falling and hitting her head just two days before.

The doctors at Hershey Medical Center had found a 4-centimeter brain tumor towards the base of young Gabrielle's skull. Gabrielle received brain surgery to remove the tumor shortly after. If not the doctors said it wo…

First of many wins for the L-S girls lacrosse

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On Friday, the Lampeter-Strasburg High School girls lacrosse varsity team took their places on the turf for their first game of the season against Red Land. The game started off strong and fast with Kelesy Kimmel scoring the first goal of the game in 13 seconds.

The intense tone of the game continued, but the execution wasn't always there. The girls had trouble controlling the speed of the game and seemed to play down the Red Land's level. 
The scoring continued though, and the Pioneers quickly put an even bigger lead on the board. Mary Peticca, the senior goalie, had many amazing saves. It was looking like it was going to be a shut out, but in the last 30 seconds of the game, Red Land took an awful shot that somehow went in. 
The weather as insane! The cold and wind sure did take a toll on the players...but also the parents! "Despite the cold and wind, it was exciting to see the girls play their first game of the season!" said Diane Hostetter, one of the many parent…

In My Own Words: My Experience at the National Ballet Competition

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In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words,Haley Breslin recounts competing in the National Ballet Competition in Wilmington, Delaware. 

The National Ballet Competition was the first competition I have ever been to. It started on Friday, we had a warm-up class at 9:00 and then we could do whatever we wanted until we compete. I competed at 1:00. I was in the third group to perform. Everyone did their classical ballet variations first.

I was performing Princess Florine variation. After everyone in my group danced, we started the contemporary pieces. I was the second to last one to go and I was really nervous because no one has seen this dance before and it was really difficult.

I was relieved when it was all over. I got to watch everyone else dance for the rest of the day. Next, on Saturday we took master classes from the judges. My class was taught by Peter Merz the academy director of Ballet West. It was so fun and I learned a lot.

After that, I had a variations class with N…

L-S JV Baseball defeats Cocalico in first scrimmage

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The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but the poor fields led to the rescheduling of the game to Thursday. Thanks to 60-degree weather and high winds, both the Varsity and Junior Varsity fields were ready for some Pioneer baseball.

Sophomore Caleb Guyer started on the mound for the Pioneers and struck the first two batters of the game out. He then gave up a walk and then a high fly ball to left-fielder Jack Swarr ended the top half of the first. Sophomore Jake Long led off for LS in the bottom half and crushed a first-pitch double into the right-field gap. Owen Fikkert drove him in and gave the Pioneers an early lead. 6 batters later, Catcher Joey Doolittle flew out to center-field but drove a run in making the score 6-0 with only one out in the first inning.

The pitching for the Pioneers was great across the board, with the previously mentioned Caleb Guyer throwing 2 innings and gave up no hits. LS put 4 pitchers out on the mound in the 6 inning game and combined they gave u…

Enigma Weekend Edition: 'Upclose'

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As a club event, Enigma members went around the high school and took photographs with their mobile phones, just to shed some light on the fact that our school building has cool shapes and artistic views that we don’t normally take the time to appreciate.











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

OBX Robotics, headed by L-S student Lander Hollsinger, aims sights at world championships

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After a heart-wrenching semi-final round loss at last weekend's Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics State Championship in Oxford, PA, the road to the Detroit World Finals would not be passing through Pennsylvania for OBX Robotics. The rules of FIRST allow teams to compete in other states. Thanks to an early first place qualifying tournament finish in the state of NJ, OBX was granted an invite to return and participate in the NJ State Championship on Sunday, March 10.

After 6 qualifying matches and two semi-final rounds OBX and their two alliance partners were declared division state champions and awarded one of 10 invitations to advance to the world stage in Detroit Michigan for an unprecedented third year in a row...congratulations Lander and FIRST FTC Team 7244!!

The FIRST Robotics World Championship will take place in Houston and Detroit in back to back weeks in April. The season began in August with over 5,500 teams from around the world, 150 teams remain and they will compete in the…

Enigma Weekend Edition Poem: "Look" By Izzie Hayes

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"Look" By Izzie Hayes
Look further Behold the little everyday smiles of the passing people See the care in a friend’s eyes Witness the unabashed boldness of a curious child. The cheerful hello of a neighbor And maybe think, the world isn’t so bad after all Watch the vibrant sunset as the golden orb bids welcome To the pale luminescent moon See as the small delicate snowflakes land in people’s hair, And blanket the Earth in a white shimmer. As spring blooms, notice the dainty flowers as they Emerge from their slumber. Maybe  . . . just maybe. The world isn’t so bad after all Put aside war, forget cruelty, forget pain. Just for a moment. And look Look at the little things
That make our world beautiful. 




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 layo…

Wonder what living with extreme anxiety is like? This L-S student shares her experience.

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Last week, Lampeter-Strasburg High School students participated in a "Minding Your Mind" assembly. During the presentation, the keynote speaker shared her experience suffering from anxiety at a young age. She suggested that one method to cope with personal anxiety was to share your thoughts and feelings with others. In this anonymous installment of In My Own Words, one L-S student does just that.

In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, a Lampeter-Strasburg student shares what life is like suffering from anxiety. 

You wake up in the morning and try your best to get up and get through the day. You get out of bed and get dressed in whatever is comfy because you don't care about looking good. You get on the bus and cannot stop thinking about what awkward situations you are going to be in today. You notice that you are physically shaking just like every other day of your life.
You get to school, drop your bags off at your homeroom and start walking to your frie…

Enigma Weekend Edition Poem: "Look for the Meaning in Everything"

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Look for the Meaning in Everything (An Acrostic Poem) By Aliza Howe 
Look for the meaning in everything And you’ll find something in time, but It is all in your own mind, so you Can’t prove that it’s real. Do not try to Be anything other than what you already are. You will then be
Seen as the one with true strength – for you yield to no one.





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