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Enigma Weekend Edition: Send in the Clowns

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Send in the Clowns
By Amaya Creekmur

Enigma is an 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.

Enigma Weekend Edition: Ammon and Idra

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Ammon and Idra
A short story written by Aliza Howe

"Your lungs are failing, Ammon. You require medical care."

"Yes, yes, I understand. You've told me this four times today, Idra." Ammon Crux waved a dismissive hand toward the offending computer screen, even though he knew that he could not keep it from talking. But that did not keep him from trying to shut it up.

A knock sounded at the door behind him, and he stiffened, straightening up in his chair, not turning away from the window or his desk. He closed his eyes and drew in a deep breath, clenching his jaw tight until it twitched. His heavy exhale dissolved quickly into a coughing fit, and he curled in over his desk again, covering his mouth with his arm as his body tried unsuccessfully to expel whatever muck it had decided to hold hostage.

Read the rest of the short story here...



Enigma is an art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed …

Boys basketball extends league record to 3-0 with victories over Donegal and Octorara

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On Monday, the Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Basketball team travel to Donegal for their second league match of the season. The Pioneers made short work of the Braves defeating them 78-32.

Lead scorers included Seth Beers with 26 points, Caleb Smoker with 14, and Aaron Rockensock with 12.

Last night the Pioneers were on the road again but this time at Octorara. This matchup was much closer with the boys only winning by five, 66-61.



--By Logan Thompson, LS News reporter
























































Girls Basketball tops Donegal in 74-63 game and dominates versus Octarara

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Winter sports have finally gotten into full swing and the games have only gotten more exciting.

On Monday, the girls' team traveled to Donegal in the rain to capture a 74 -63 win. They took the lead from the very beginning and never looked back. At the end of the first quarter, Jackie Martin hit buzzer-beater from just inside the half-court line. By half time, the Pioneers had a 45 - 29 lead.


But the game was not over, Donegal got some energy but the Pioneers held them and at the end of the third quarter it was 61-45.

The Indians kept fighting though and brought it to only an 11 point lead but could not get it any closer before time ran out. Emma Drouillard bucketed 34 points for the Pioneers. Which is a career-high for her and she was also named the big scorer of the night.


On Wednesday, the Pioneers faced the Octarara Braves. They took the lead and never looked back after the first few minutes. By the end of the first quarter, the Pioneers had a 23-4 lead and only extended eve…

9th-grade basketball gets a dominant victory over Donegal. Record now 2-0

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The ninth-grade Pioneers earned a hard-fought victory over Donegal on December 16 at their first home game of the season. The Pioneers were led by Dean Herr with a total of fifteen points. Behind him was Benjamin Wert with thirteen points on the board for the Pioneers.


The game started with Lampeter-Strasburg winning the tip and putting 3 points on the board right away. There were many fouls in the first quarter and also a lot of turnovers as Donegal tried to find their footing at LS. The first quarter finished with LS up 17-7.

The next six minutes went quickly as L-S kept the pressure on for defense. The offense lacked a bit as they only scored a total of 4 points in the quarter. After a total of 12 fouls from both teams, L-S went into halftime feeling confident with a lead of 8, 21-13.



Donegal had possession to start the second half of the home opener. L-S locked down on defense by playing a lot of man to man. When it was all said and done, L-S finished the third quarter leading 3…

Thespian Society holds first annual 'Arts Night'

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On December 12, the Lampeter-Strasburg Thespian Society held its first annual Arts Night. The free event showcased work by students in the visual arts, music, and theater.

Here are photos from the event.


-- Photos by Logan Thompson, LS News photographer 













Enigma Weekend Edition: faces by Madeline Helm

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faes By Madeline Helm






Enigma is an 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.

Pioneers finish season as PIAA District 3 Class 4A champs

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Last week, after winning the PIAA District 3 Class AAAA championship, the Pioneers traveled to Hollidaysburg and fell to Thomas Jefferson 44-2.



Photos by Jonathan Klein, LS News Editor-in-Chief and Ethan Sauder, LS News Vice President.






In My Own Words: One Last Time - Final marching band performance of 2019

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In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words,Kira Fritz recalls her experience at the final marching band performance of 2019.

Today, I want to tell you about our last marching band performance of the 2019 Marching band. That day was filled will so many emotions but, let's start at the beginning.


It all started when we had all reported in the band room around 11 am to get our uniforms on and to be able to do a run-through before getting on the buses to McCaskey for the LMBC coalition, which is where our last performance took place.


When we got there, we had got off the buses and went straight to the field to practice the song for the mass band performance that every marching band that had come to participate in the coalition gets to perform a song all together. 
We were all practicing there for about an hour and a half. Then we got to take our instruments back in their cases and go eat Issac's sandwiches that the coalition had provided all of the band members, and lis…