The Flash : Season Finale Review

The Flash : Season Finale Review

Jacob Silliman, Reporter

May 29, 2018


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Season four of CW’s Flash has come to a close. The most recent season ended with the Flash getting trapped in the speed force, which is an extra dimensional place separate from time that allows Barry Allen, the Flash, to obtain his high speeds. In this season, the main protagonist, The Thinker,...

How to Thank our Veterans

How to Thank our Veterans

Julia Kelbaugh, Reporter

May 25, 2018


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Everyone should thank active and retired members of the military not just on Memorial Day, but everyday. Even if your act of kindness is just saying the words thank you, giving them a small gift, offering to do some cleaning or yard work or just being a kind person to soldiers. Another idea of ...

The Deeper, Political Meaning Behind Childish Gambino’s “This is America”

The Deeper, Political Meaning Behind Childish Gambino’s “This is America”

Alexandra Marusko, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, recently released a new single titled “This is America.” The single’s controversial music video, which now has 135 million views on youtube, has been torn apart by professors, fans and historians, all looking for the symbols and meanings in the v...

Plant-Powered: Why You Should Go Vegan

Plant-Powered: Why You Should Go Vegan

Elizabeth Johns, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2018


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Book Review: ‘Onward,’ How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul

Book Review: ‘Onward,’ How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul

Maggie Sisler, Reporter

May 22, 2018


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Onward is a book that embodies progress, perseverance, and facing adversity without losing core values.   In 2008, the country was facing one of the worst economic situations since the Great Depression.   During that time, Howard Schultz, the man who bought out Starbucks in the ...

Record Pollen Counts Cause Allergy Suffering for Many

Record Pollen Counts Cause Allergy Suffering for Many

Mia Kobylski, Assistant Editor In-Chief

May 21, 2018


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Central Pennsylvania is experiencing some of the highest pollen counts in the country, and people are starting to take notice as a massive allergy epidemic sweeps across the state. According to Allergy & Asthma Consultants Inc. in York, PA, during a normal allergy season, the highest counts are between 2,000 and 4,000. However, this year, the count has been recorded as upwards of 9,000. These extremely high pollen counts are ...

Why Schools Need to Take Action on Mental Illnesses

Why Schools Need to Take Action on Mental Illnesses

Alexandra Marusko, Reporter

May 21, 2018


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For 69 years, May has been recognized nationwide as Mental Health Awareness month. Since 1949, Mental Health America and other organizations have worked to spread awareness about mental health. As a teenager myself, I can list dozens of stories I have heard and read, including personal stories, abo...

NCT’s Empathy Shows a New Side in Music

NCT’s Empathy Shows a New Side in Music

Madison Gillespie, Sports editor

May 16, 2018


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   The album by the eighteen-member South Korean boy group NCT, or Neo Culture Technology, called Empathy was released in early March and topped the charts in both the K-Pop and Pop genres on the Apple Music charts.     This was the first full album to be released by the group that includ...

The Spoiler on Spoilers – How to Avoid Them

The Spoiler on Spoilers – How to Avoid Them

Annie Hebel, News Editor

May 16, 2018


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You’re browsing the internet, minding your own business, when you see it: a meme about that highly-anticipated movie you haven’t had a chance to see yet. And not a small one - it’s about the death of your favorite character. You slam your computer closed, desperately trying to unsee what you have j...

J. Cole Releases New Album, “KOD”

J. Cole Releases New Album, “KOD”

Christopher Norris, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Rapper Jermaine Cole, better known as J. Cole, recently released his new album, KOD. KOD is the fifth studio album in Cole’s discography that dates back to 2007. Before the album’s release, Cole stated that the three meanings for “KOD” are “kids on drugs,” “kill our demons,” an...

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