Dogs Get a Treat at Dogs’ Day in the Park

Dogs Get a Treat at Dogs’ Day in the Park

Elizabeth Johns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018


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Dogs and pups from all over Southern York county came together on August 25 for a day of barks, treats and tricks at the Marge Goodfellow Park in New Freedom. The 14th annual Dogs' Day in the Park held in New Freedom, following the annual Mutt Strutt, raises money for Animal Rescue Inc., a no-kill,...

Are Schools Killing Creativity?

Are Schools Killing Creativity?

Emily Polanowski, Editor

September 4, 2018


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You are walking down the hallway to get to class. You are feeling amazing about today because you are wearing your favorite t-shirt. As you walk, you  hear comments about the shirt, “why are they wearing that?” and “that shirt is so dumb” etc. By the end of the day, you have heard countless c...

Review: Why ‘Skyscraper’ Flopped at the Box Office

Blake Ramey, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Commentary

Despite the movie possessing the one and only Dwayne ´The Rock’ Johnson, Skyscraper was just another summer popcorn movie starring the former wrestler scaling a skyscraper with a prosthetic leg and inevitably flopping at the box office. Character development was a weak spot when Johnson’s best friend in...

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


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

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


Filed under Commentary, Features

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...

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