The Lance

Shannon Martin

  • Public high school was new turf. My first day was the cliche of terrifying, surrounded by people I’ve never seen before, and students with BEARDS. I constantly heard people asking, “Who is that?” I remember stumb […]

  • For the first time in American history, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria has reached the U.S., a development that public health officials deem “the end of the road” for antibiotics. The woman from Pennsylvania tha […]


    The bison has just been named the national mammal of the United States by President Barack Obama, joining the bald eagle as an American symbol. According to the World Wildlife website, bison are “Near Th […]

  • For many of us, getting your morning jolt of caffeine is now a necessity, not a desire. It is arguable that caffeine products have addictive qualities, most commonly coffee and tea. Other sources of addictive […]

  • In today’s culture, the phrase “OMG, I’m so OCD” comes out of every other person’s mouth. However, most of these people do not really have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, they are simply being meticulous about a c […]

  • There are currently 52 orcas “living” in marine amusement parks worldwide. For every week of the year, the website 52 Orcas will feature one of the captives to remind the public that each mammal is not a “Sh […]

  • The founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream are showing their support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the sweetest way possible. Friday, April 1 in New York City, the company handed out free scoops of t […]

  • As of March 17, SeaWorld will cease the breeding of killer whales due to public reaction from animal activists, regulators, and lawmakers. SeaWorld in San Diego, California announced back in November that killer […]

  • Released on February 12, “Deadpool” has already been declared “the greatest X-Men movie ever”. The storyline is based on Wade Wilson, (played by Ryan Reynolds), a former Special Forces officer and current mercena […]

  • Today’s media has made a joke out of bipolar disorder. “Oh I’m so bipolar” is a phrase used a lot, especially among females. The stigma suggesting that it’s nothing serious needs to be stopped. Health classes t […]

  • The most common misconception about Seasonal Affective Disorder, or seasonal depression,  is that it’s just the “winter blues”.  It’s not, it is a form of depression occurring at a certain time of the year. For […]

  • For some of the students at New Milford High School, home is somewhere other than here. Moving to New Milford from towns all over the country, they came to our small town.  Moving to a new school can be very […]

  • Have you ever wanted an exotic pet? Maybe you already have one? Students at New Milford High School have some serious desires to have one, or already have one.

    The criteria for an exotic pet can vary.  To […]

  • Where will you be in 5 years? It seems like a simple question, but in retrospect, no one knows.  It’s true, a lot of us have an idea of where we want to be in five years, however the world works in mysterious wa […]

  • Shannon Martin is a senior at New Milford High School, joining The Lance for the 2015-2016 school year. Shannon has always enjoyed writing, but never got the chance to express her abilities. Instead, she has […]

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