Filling young minds and bellies: CHS offers food to combat distraction from hunger

Many teachers in the high school have started to offer healthy snacks to students in containers like this one.  As part of an initiative to combat the distraction of hunger in the classroom setting, these snacks are available to anyone in need of a quick pick-me-up.

Hunter Nace, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

CHS is taking the initiative to ensure that students don’t have to go through the school day hungry.   Starting this year, CHS has begun offering healthy snack items in classrooms for students to take. The program, organized by Amy Knapp, a counselor in the McGowan building, has been in place s...

Model UN returns to international conference, wins eighth award

CHS students wait for a panel discussion at the United Nations building in New York. The Model UN team provides students with opportunities to explore the world of foreign affairs in a simulation setting.

Zsilas Michael Hughes, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The students of CHS's Model United Nations (MUN) club took their annual trip to New York City this March, where for the eighth year in a row they were awarded for their community service.  This was the 23rd annual trip to New York City. Under the advisory of social studies department chair Kevin...

Messages of love: Sophomore class council sells Valentine’s candy grams

Sweet treats like this heart-shaped lollipop are easy ways to show you care.  The Sophomore Class Council sold Candy Grams before Valentine's Day to raise funds for future activities.

Sam Salomone, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the memory of sweet treats remain as students at CHS were able to buy special gifts for those important to them. The Sophomore Class Council sold Candy Grams, lollipops with special messages attached, for Valentine’s Day this year. Students had the chance to ...

Culinary contributions: Carlisle citizens raise funds to pay off outstanding cafeteria debt

Paying for lunch can be a challenge for families struggling financially.  A recent GoFundMe campaign by two Carlisle women raised $22,000 to pay off outstanding lunch debts at CASD.

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

The citizens of Carlisle have come to the aid of the next generation, paying off thousands of dollars in student meal debt across the community. According to Cumberlink, $22,200 in school lunch debt was owed by students across the Carlisle Area School District prior to the fundraiser.  Kristi Knox, a realtor based in Carlisle, decided she wanted to raise money to cover some of the debt after seeing another age...

Spreading the Love: NEHS makes Valentine’s Cards for elementary schools

NEHS students make Valentines at their February meeting.  These Valentines were then distributed to students at Crestview, Moreland, Hamilton, and Mt. Holly elementary schools.

Abigail Lindsay, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

National English Honors Society (NEHS) is helping to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by making cards for elementary schools in the districts.  NEHS helps with a variety of community service opportunities within both the school district and the community.  Last year's events included a boo...

A “Mini” gathering: Students celebrate Mini-THON at Winter Week pep rally (Photos)

Winter Ball court members Michael

Nadia Startzman, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

On Fri. Jan. 24 all CHS  students gathered in the McGowan Gym, to introduce our Winterball court and to talk about Mini-THON.  Friday's spirit day was upperclassmen (12th and 11th grade) vs. underclassmen (10th and 9th grade), where upperclassmen wore blue and underclassmen wore gold, the colors ...

Beyond teaching: Roper leads anxiety support group

For students that are struggling with anxiety at school, history teacher Delia Roper runs a support group that teaches teens about resources and methods for dealing with stress.

Abigail Lindsay, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2019

As stress and anxiety levels rise in teenagers, access for resources for teens should grow with this need.  Stress is defined by Mental Health America (, as the reaction that the body feels in response to pressure in life.  High school students experience high levels of stress, with over 83% of stress being related to school.   Delia R...

Acclaimed author of ‘American Born Chinese’ visits CHS

Gene Luen Yang addresses the entire ninth grade class November 4. Ninth grade students at CHS are required to read Yang's book, American Born Chinese, for their English classes.

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief

November 13, 2019

    It's not every day that students get a chance to look inside of the mind and motivations of an award-winning author as well as a more in-depth look into the world of comics. However, when Gene Luen Yang, the author of several graphic novels and comic books, including the 2016 ...

Planning for next year: 10 Halloween costumes sure to give a fright

Hanover resident Dawn Wonder shows off her best Rosie the Riveter.  This costume is one of several that can easily be put together in an inexpensive manner.

Taylor Hurt, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

With October over, many of us have forgotten about the mad rush for costumes in the weeks prior to the holiday.  Here are some helpful ideas for next year’s Halloween costumes, so you don’t have too much of a hassle trying to prepare for that spooky night next year.  Rosie the Riveter- To make this costume, ...

When the creatures took over: The evolution of horror movies

VHS was a detrimental part of the evolution of horror movies, as it was the way that they reached home screens first, allowing their popularity to rise..

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Since the beginning of human culture, horror and the fear of the unknown have been expressed through many different means. These stories and beliefs have been passed around, orally, religiously or by illustrations. In today's media, these stories and beliefs are commonly expressed by movies or tv shows...

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