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Social media helps and complicates the college roommate search

Social media helps and complicates the college roommate search

Mandi Bruni, Baldwin High School

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Everyone always cautions seniors in high school about the stress of applying to potential colleges, but they never warn students about the stress of finding a roommate. For many seniors, this will be their first time experiencing what it’s like to share a room with another human who is not a family...

The Whole Picture

The Whole Picture

Demiana G., Day Creek Intermediate School

April 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Close your eyes for a second and imagine the following: You’re walking through the halls on your way to lunch, and you don’t intend to, but you start thinking about everything that is going wrong in your life. Grandpa is in the hospital, recently diagnosed with cancer, a “friend” of yours doesn’t...

Is protesting effective? (Editorial)

Is protesting effective? (Editorial)

Josetta Checkett, Carlisle Area High School

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

On March 11, a crowd of protestors met on the Carlisle Courthouse steps. On March 14, students all over the country walked out of their schools with signs of solidarity. On March 24, thousands of Americans went to D.C., determined, devoted, and done with being pushed aside. The examples above represent...

Reflecting on my experiences as an African-American in a predominately white school

Reflecting on my experiences as an African-American in a predominately white school

Cliresa Hall, Tunstall High School

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Being in a place with people who do not look, act, or think the way you do can be a challenge. Well, at least it is for me. This started very early for me. I went to a private school in the county all throughout elementary school which had very few kids who were black. Coming from preschool in the...

My Day Marching with Meaning

My Day Marching with Meaning

Casey Tremblay, Boyertown Area Senior High

April 23, 2018


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I joined an estimated 800,000 people in Washington D.C. for the March for Our Lives. I have always stood up for what I believed in through my voice and my actions. My belief in non-discrimination and equal opportunity led me to participate in the Women's March on Philadelphia in January, for example. However,...

Success For Life: Stroudsburg’s first customized, one-on-one, flexible GED program

Success For Life: Stroudsburg’s first customized, one-on-one, flexible GED program

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Stroudsburg High School

April 22, 2018


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Every new idea starts with genuine curiosity. For me, it was about poverty. Why or how do people get stuck in the cycle of poverty? I never planned to start a nonprofit organization at 16 years old; rather, gradual experiences in my life led to me to start “Success For Life.” This is Monroe County’s...

It’s Still A Family

It’s Still A Family

Eve H., Day Creek Intermediate School

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinions

I remember early on, asking big questions about my life. Why don’t I live with a mom and a dad? Was it my fault that they split up? Did he leave us because of me? I didn’t necessarily feel anger or resentment, just confusion. I wanted him to come back, yet I had accepted the realization that this...

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

Maya Wernick, The Archer School for Girls

April 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Protests

To me, sitting in rows of strategically placed white folding chairs in the middle of our courtyard listening to a speaker is not a protest, nor a walk out. The assembly was planned by a group of Archer upper schoolers as a way to "shed light onto some incredible student voices and exercise our right to stand up f...