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Enigma Weekend Edition: Painting by Elli Strauss

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Painting
By Elli Strauss



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

Enigma Weekend Edition: Mixed Media by Isabella DiCamillo

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Painting
By Isabella DiCamillo





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

Hats off to new Thespian Society members

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On Thursday, the Lampeter-Strasburg High School Thespian Society inducted five new members. New members include (front row left to right): Alyssa Zaepfel, Hannah Miller, Samy Monroy, (back left to right) James Bell, and Donovan Thomann.


Opinion: 5 Ways to Survive Your Freshman Year

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From personal experience, I know that freshman year is hard. It's a completely different school with a different new system from middle school. I'm just here to help you in achieving the 9th grade.

Step 1: Pay attention!!
The main problem in freshman year is "I don't understand the subject" or "I have too much homework." Put the phone away, and no not just on your desk but actually in your backpack and out of your view. Having your phone next to you is one of the big reasons for not understanding the topic, so next time zip it away!

Step 2: Don't let the upperclassmen scare you
I'm in high school, and I know how scary it is with all these older kids staring at you. I also know that freshmen are the low man on the totem pole. Just walk into the school and don't let their looks make you feel self-conscious. You're fine because you aren't the only freshman. Everyone was a freshman once.

Step 3: Just be nice
Being mean doesn't get you f…

Enigma Weekend Edition Poem: Four Days

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By Alyssa Zaepfel
Thursday. At band practice
it began to rain
but we didn’t go
inside.
Instead
we continued
to walk in circles --
back and forth--
to and fro--
until my mascara
began to roll
onto my cheeks
and my hair
frizzed into
a halo.
I didn’t mind. Friday. It was bitter
sitting in the
band stands
the wind biting
my nose.
Solanco’s fries
are extremely overpriced.
Five dollars.
But it was
warm and toasty
and that was
all I could
ask for.
Saturday. I often forget
the beauty of
just watching.
Watching clouds,
watching people,
watching the world
roll on by.
Seeing the nature
of people
is always rewarding--
catching a wholesome
moment between
two friends is like
catching a firefly
on one of the first
warm evenings of June.
Although it’s only
for a moment
it can make my whole day.
Sunday. The best feeling
is getting what
you expected.
It is like
opening that one
Christmas gift
where you just know
what it is
and the joy leaks
from your soul.
I expected to cry
when I heard her.
And …

Opinion: The Joys of Owning a Horse

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A horse can be a great family pet. In fact, I have two, Tweet and Kendall, and they are wonderful horses.

Horses may seem to be scary because they are so big but once you get used to their size they are just gentle giants. Riding horses is a huge confidence builder because you are learning to control these huge creatures.

When I'm riding my horse I couldn't be happier. It is my favorite free time activity. My horse is my best friend. He follows me around like a dog, and I know he will never try to hurt me on purpose.

We don't always agree on everything but it's my job to train him to trust me that I won't ever do anything to hurt him either.


Even though horses are a lot of work, it is time well spent. When you're brushing your horse to keep them clean your bonding with your horse and they will trust you more.

Cleaning stalls may sound disgusting but you get used to it. In fact when I first got my horse I didn't like the idea at all, but now I would rather d…

Garden Spot FFA competes in Eastern Region CDEs taking top honors in several categories

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On November 13, 12 members of the Garden Spot FFA traveled to the Lebanon Fair grounds to compete in the Eastern Region Career Development Events. Members are required to participate in a CDE to be an active member. They also must complete at least ten hours of practice time before attending States. Regionals is a practice competition for many CDEs, while other it is a qualifying round for States.


Our chapter had members competing in Forestry, Milk Quality and Products, Dairy Cattle Evaluation, Aquatics, and Ag Issues. Bella Eckert placed second overall and first in the county in Milk Quality and Products.


The Ag Issues team included of Jeslyn Krebs, Jess Herr, Gracie Hess, Tobias Leaman, Bryce Johnson, and Danae Ranck. Their team delivered a presentation on international trade and received first place. Leah Denlinger and Natalie Ronneburger competed in Horse Evaluation. Natalie received sixth in the county and 14th overall, Leah received 11th in the county and 27th overall. 
Ben Bea…

In My Own Words: Volleyball Team Experiences That Will Last a Lifetime

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In My Own Words
In this installment of In My Own Words, Brooke Smith shares her freshman experience playing volleyball. A perfect example of it's the journey and not the destination that's important.

This year, I played volleyball on the Lampeter-Strasburg High School team. It was my fourth year playing the sport, but it was definitely a season to remember. Not only were the practices, games, and tournaments fun, but I also enjoyed getting to know my team. Here are some the really cool things we did together.

Movie night at Betsy's

Breakfast at George's

Trip to Mount Gretna


Millersville team camp


Pool party

Team runs

I will never forget these experiences especially because we documented them all through the LSGirlsvball Instagram page. These activities allowed me to grow closer to the girls and created a team bond. I also learned a lot about the game this year. My favorite position was outside hitter.

I also enjoyed being a defensive specialist. I played in positions fi…