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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A BISON? The CHS Quiz Bowl team poses next to a bison at the State Museum in Harrisburg, where the team placed 5th in the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition. The team will be representing Carlisle in the National Finals in Atlanta this weekend and they need your help. Check out our story to learn more about their upcoming trivia night.

Quiz Bowl to host trivia night to support their bid at Nationals in Atlanta

Jillian Grimes, News Editor May 23, 2022

We all know that knowledge can take you far in life. This weekend, the CHS Quiz Bowl team is going to put this theory to the test as they travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the Quiz Bowl National Finals. The...

The symbolic representation of the honeybees CHS adopted from the World Wildlife Fund

All the buzz: CHS adopts honeybees

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

The honeybees are very important insects and are known as a “keystone species”; they are vital to keeping other living species alive, including humans. What would we do without them? For Wildlife...

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: This photo was taken during the 2021 summer seminar, during one of their morning classes in Denny Hall. In this specific photo, Provost Neil Weissman visited a seminar and spoke to students about liberal education and the significance of the Knowledge for Freedom program said Dickinsons House Divided.

To be more Lincoln-esque: Dickinson offers seminar to rising seniors

Jillian Grimes, News Editor April 28, 2022

Dickinson’s Divided House Project Knowledge for Freedom seminar is a free, highly competitive 3-week seminar in July on Dickinson College campus for rising high school seniors, targeting low income or...

COMING TOGETHER: The Green Team has been working all year to find ways to make CHS more eco-friendly, including adding composting bins in the cafeterias and keeping track of air quality through a flag system. However, the group also makes time to have fun, as seen here in their mug shot for the Coffeehouse annual challenge, which they won.

Green Team: Building a structure for sustainability

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

The Green Team is a club that hopes to help CHS become more environmentally friendly. They work hard to put helpful items into play, like the composting bins in the cafeteria. The team's goal is to help...

MAKING HISTORY THROUGH HISTORY: Students and adviser Kevin Wagner celebrate success at the Region #8 Regional History Day at Messiah University on March 19. After doing so well that they even swept three whole competition categories, they will all move onto the State History Day competition on May 7-8 at the University of Scranton.

Not up for ‘debate’: Carlisle students find success at regional National History Day

Hannah Stoner, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

Despite the theme "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences,” 20 CASD students found only success at Regional History Day on March 19. Held at Messiah University, not...

C IS FOR COOKIE: Sophomores Lucas Smith and Devon Sullivan pose with a heart-shaped cookie to show their C-LUV. Smith and Sullivan completed the Cookie Lab on the 28th. They were especially proud of their heart-shaped sweet.

Cookie ‘luv’: Chemistry class uses baking to learn about chemical reactions

Jenna Coller, Perspectives Editor March 29, 2022

Sometimes science can lead to sweet results.  On March 28 and 29, Robert Parker’s Honors Chemistry classes went to Theresa Dixon’s family and consumer science classroom to complete a baking...

ONE MORE SHOT: Community members (adults and children) can get their first, second or booster COVID shots at a free clinic being offered by the district on Mon Mar 21, from 4-7 (appt required).

CASD offers second vaccine clinic

Jillian Grimes, News Editor March 21, 2022

A lot of adjustments have been happening at CHS in the last month with changes to mask regulations in February. As of February 28, masks became optional in CASD buildings and transportation. In correlation...

WINNERS CIRCLE: First place winner Tucker Wise (left) and second place winner  Max Behfar (right) are pictured next to the schools bison statue after their wins at the CASAC fair. Wise investigated Lure Density and Movement and Behfar researched airplane aerodynamics.

Spectacular science: CHS students excel at local science fairs

Hannah Stoner and Ryleigh Underwood March 16, 2022

Update (3/29 at 12:07 pm): At the most recent CASEF competition, Wise placed 2nd and Behfar placed 3rd. Congratulations to both! These past few years have given us many opportunities to see the value...

TICKET TO WONDERLAND: Its time for the annual Winter Ball celebration. There are opportunities to even win free Winter Ball tickets, through spirit days and after school activities! And the option to buy will be open till the day before the ball, March 9.

‘Wonder’-ful week: Winter Ball returns to CHS

Jillian Grimes, News Editor March 8, 2022

As the winter season comes to a close, we need one last celebration of the season at CHS, the annual Winter Ball. After previously being postponed, Winter Ball will be held on Thursday, March 10, an...

COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS: The Swartz auditorium is setting the stage for A Midsummer Nights Dream.

417 years and counting: Shakespeare Troupe casts ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a tale of romance, comedy, and magic. When two lovers, Lysander and Hermia, have their marriage frowned upon, they decide to run off to be married. But when Hermia’s...

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