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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


A heart-shaped balloon flies, decorating a memorial site outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Monday, May 30, 2022. In a town as small as Uvalde, even those who didnt lose their own child lost someone. Some say now that closeness is both their blessing and their curse: they can lean on each other to grieve. But every single one of them is grieving. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

80 Minutes of Horror: Why did the Robb Elementary tragedy happen? (Editorial)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor June 1, 2022

There is nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said. On May 24, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas with two AR-15s. He killed 19 children, ages 8-11, and...

THEMATIC ENTRANCE: Kylie Jenner attends The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the In America: An Anthology of Fashion exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The decline of the Met (Editorial)

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

The flashing lights of cameras and thousand-dollar gowns are what makes the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala, one of the biggest fashion events of the year. always has big stars and A-list...

VIDEO VANDALISM: Teenagers have been turning to destructive behavior, including theft of school supplies, urged on by TikTok and other social media trends. (Photo staged for content).

Likes > Health: How do we stop dangerous social media trends? (Editorial)

Vaughn Aarhaus, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Over the past decade, social media has had a long-lasting impact on people's actions and personalities around each other. With the influence of social media and their creators, the “trends” seem to...

STAGING FOR SHAKESPEARE: The writer (second from right) and her fellow castmates rehearse for the upcoming performance of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream. This is just one of the shows that has helped the writers love for theatre blossom.

Here for the drama: Why theatre is such a beautiful art form (Editorial)

Emma McShea, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Theatre began all the way back in Ancient Greece and has evolved into an art form that people all over the world now love, including me. From Shakespeare’s plays to the booming musicals of Broadway,...

FINDING THE RIGHT PIECES: What does the lunch of a picky pescatarian look like? Writer Rylie Workman discovered that it was important to think about healthy food consumption when limiting ones dietary options.

Making good choices (Editorial)

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Being a picky eater is difficult. Deciding what to eat can be challenging when you limit yourself to certain things. When you add on another limit, like vegetarianism, pescetarianism, or veganism, that...

CLIP THAT: A college of headlines, tweets, and photos following Russias declaration of war on Ukraine. Social media has played an important role in not only showing the world what is happening but helping the world show support for Ukraine.

Eyes wide open, shoulders strong: How social media is influencing the world’s reaction to the Russia-Ukraine conflict (Editorial)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor March 8, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin, the authoritarian leader of Russia, declared war on its neighboring country, Ukraine. Putin initially thought that the conflict would follow like the Russian invasion...

VIRAL VERSE: Collections of works such as Wonderland by Matthew Dickman, Leatherbound Love Poems Collection (Barnes and Noble Exclusive), and Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood, which found fame on TikTok.  A variety of poetry genres have found home on the bookshelves and in the hearts of teenagers right next to their favorite cup of coffee.

Comfort and composition: Adolescent expression through poetry (Editorial)

Jenna Coller, Perspectives Editor February 28, 2022

Literature has always been a crucial aspect of human expression. Especially during 2020, when most of the world was locked inside their homes, escapism became the only way of staying sane and poetry provided...

I feel like I appreciate being able to form expressions and emotions without people knowing exactly what Im talking about, and leaving it up to interpretation for other people.”-  Emma Peachey, Sophomore

Herd In The Halls: “What makes poetry important to you?

Aniah Filteau, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

For this edition of Herd in the Halls, we chatted with recent Scholastic Writing Award-winning poets from CHS, asking "What makes poetry important to you?" Click on "Gallery" to see their responses.

CANCELED OUT: Cancel culture refers to taking away support (especially financial gain) of public figures and products when those involved are found to be responsible for offensive actions, such as committing a crime. But is this really a solution? This writer says no.

Cancel culture craze: Does the punishment fit the crime? (Editorial)

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer January 30, 2022

As the saying goes, bad press is still press. So why has “canceling” become such a big thing? Why does it make people nervous? Cancel Culture is a term that has been making its way through the media....

STOPPING SPINOFFS: The original shows Full House, Saved by the Bell, Boy Meets World, and Gossip Girl, goes head to head with their successors. Whether or not one show is better than another has been an ongoing debate. Senior, Dominic Gearhart said Reboots and remakes are made for three reasons: monetary interest, expanding viewership, and ensuring presence in the mainstream.

The reign of remakes: renew or retire? (Face-Off)

Periscope staff January 28, 2022

When we start talking about new media to review, we've noticed that a lot of the offerings sound familiar, as the names that are hitting both the big and small screens lately are often remakes or reboots...

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