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Did You Know?
  • May 17 Springfest is Thursday here at CHS, admission is free
  • May 17 Senior awards ceremony is tonight May 17
  • May 17 The superintendent search is over: Colleen Friend is the new Carlisle superintendent, effective July 1
  • May 17 Tomorrow, May 18, is the start of the Algebra Keystones; for all none test takers the schedule starts off with Pd 5Th
  • May 16 The Orchestra concert had been rescheduled for this Friday, May 20
  • May 11 Congrats to junior Hannah Hanger for scoring her 100th point of her HS lax career!
  • May 9 May is mental health awareness month; if you need help text NAMI to 741741
  • May 5 CHS's Renaissance is on June 1 from 7pm to 9pm in the McGowan Auditorium
  • May 5 The last Wingin' It show of this year is on May 23 from 7pm to 9pm
The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


Why I Love…Carlisle (podcast episode)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief May 19, 2022

Check out our newest episode of the CHS Periscope podcast series, "Why I Love..." where our guests will tell you all about their passions and why you too should love them. This episode's guest is CHS...

Why I Love…Restoring Cars (podcast episode)

Justus A Bisconer and Jarrett Wilson May 5, 2022

"Why I Love..." is a brand-new podcast series from our CHS Periscope staff, where we sit down with members of the CHS community to talk about their passions. This second episode features a chat...

Why I Love…80s Movies (podcast episode)

Hannah Stoner and Jenna Coller April 11, 2022

"Why I Love..." is a brand-new podcast series from our CHS Periscope staff, where we sit down with members of the CHS community to talk about their passions. This first episode features a chat between...

Shaping the world: Empty Bowls (Video)

Megan Swahlon, Herd TV February 25, 2022

This video was originally broadcast on Herd TV on February 22, 2022. 2/28 UPDATE: The bowl sale has been extended to March 18. To order a bowl, click here.  [Transcript] Empty Bowls is the annual...

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Warming Hearts in the Cold: Carlisle Ice Art Fest 2022 (Photos)

Camera Bailey, Student Life Editor February 8, 2022

Click on "Gallery" above to see some of the featured sculptures from this year's event.  Despite the below-freezing temperatures, many came to Downtown Carlisle throughout the weekend to view the...

A cutout of Frederick Douglass, a Black author and orator, standing tall, looking over Carlisle. Douglass stopped in town while on a speaking tour and within his speech, called out the racism within Carlisle and communities like Carlisle. While staying in town, Douglass’ hotel, the Bentz House Hotel (later the Worthington), told him that he was to eat his meals in his room rather than in the dining room where the white guests were staying. Douglass was correct to call out Carlisle, as restaurants banned people of color from walking through their front doors, providing a separate entrance. In what is known today as the Carlisle Theatre, people of color were banned to the balcony; separations of this nature continued in Carlisle well into the 1960s.

Among the Hidden: Carlisle community’s history with racism comes to light in new CALC art gallery (Photos)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor January 26, 2022

The Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) kicked off the new year with the opening of a collaborative exhibition that was created with the help of the Carlisle community. As a whole, (RE)Presenting...

Ian Hill: Unafraid (Video)

Negin Fahim from Herd TV, Reporter January 24, 2022

This video was originally broadcast on Herd TV on January 19, 2022. [TRANSCRIPT] Being in high school is hard. The stress of fitting in, peer pressure, self-image—they can make us all wear masks,...

Diamond in the Rough: ‘MLB The Show’ superstar Jack Kriner (Video)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief January 24, 2022

This feature originally appeared on Herd TV on January 18, 2022. [TRANSCRIPT] In a school full of endless possibilities, one student is becoming a superstar in a very unique way.  “I'm sure...

ALL EYES ON ME: Sophomore Sophie Akujobi (bottom center) gives directions to the cast of Titus Andronica (left to right: Sharon Kolubah, Lex Boyd, Aiden Wilt, Jacob Haney, Aedan Shevlin, Felonica Kirkham) during an afternoon rehearsal onstage in the Swartz Auditorium. “I cried at the end because it all went together so well,” Akujobi said, “and after the show I found each and every one of them and gave them a hug and told them how proud I was!”

‘All the world’s a stage’: Behind the scenes at the 2021 Shakespeare Troupe Fall Fest (Photos)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor December 17, 2021

    Who: Shakespeare Troupe What: Behind the scenes for fall fest When: Dec 2 Where: Swartz auditorium Why: For the love of all things Shakespeare

LIGHT READING: Mazie, resident dog of the McGeehan family poses all ready to dive into one of Thoreaus classics. Mazie has certainly enjoyed having us here at home. She has taken to laying in the guest bed, right next to where my husband and I work/Zoom every day. She snuggles right in and keeps us company all day long. I don’t think she’ll know what to do when we finally return to work – whenever that may be! Mazie has always been good therapy for us. She’s a sweet dog who loves to be loved, and being able to pet her and love her always brings me a sense of calm and comfort, said McGeehan.

Teachers’ pets: Saving 2020 Zoom School (Photos)

Kathleen O'Neill December 20, 2020

Animals are every person’s best friend. Most people love their pets, and others love to see their pets. Many of our teachers here at CHS have pets of their own. They have helped our teachers through...

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