Planning for predicaments: Why we need a standard late policy (Editorial)

A student works late into the night to finish homework, in order to it to be done on time.  The school district does not have a standard late policy, which can cause the students frustration of having different expectations in each class.

Zsilas Michael Hughes, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Picture this: It's Monday. Your favorite English teacher assigns the class an essay with a set due date of Thursday at 11:59. The assignment is to be submitted to Schoology no later than the initial due date. On Wednesday, an invitation to hang out with your friends opens up to you. During your ...

Best to be flexible? The pros and cons of FID (Editorial Face-Off)

Layers of snow and ice cover a local road. When inclement weather makes travel to and from school impossible, is it better to use a Flexible Instruction Day that day or a snow make-up day later in the year? Our two Editors-in-Chief debate this very question.

Samantha Martin and Abigail Lindsay

January 29, 2020

With the possibility of impending weather coming this evening, check out our thoughts on the new Flexible Instruction Days (FID) in this student editorial face-off. For more general information about Flexible Instruction Days, check out the Carlisle Area School District website.

#Protest: Does online social activism actually work? (Editorial)

Video games and controller shown thrown in trash, as social media protests can sometimes be directed towards violent video games.

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Protests, boycotts, and social activism are staples of our modern society. People have stood together to create change regarding social issues countless times in the past decade. Many protests do actively take place in our culture, such as the major Colin Kaepernick protests happening earlier this dec...

Shopping madness: Teens experience working on Black Friday

The holiday season is often marked by the need to go shopping for presents, especially those that take advantage of Black Friday deals.  But what's it like to be an employee that day?

Sam Salomone, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Every year Black Friday has gotten more and more crazy. In 2018, an estimated 116 million people went out looking for deals. A tradition that used to take place solely on the day after Thanksgiving now begins Thanksgiving night in many stores, including Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, and Target.  Stampedes of e...

The Christmas Creep: Why can’t we take time to celebrate the fall holidays first? (Editorial)

The holidays are starting to blend together, as demonstrated by the spider lights on the Christmas tree.  Are we rushing the holiday season?

Emma Santillo, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

Christmas is possibly the most celebrated holiday in America, but when is it acceptable for the celebrations to start?  Some people have already begun their festivities, causing some to be frustrated with those people and wish they would let Thanksgiving and Halloween happen first. To those who w...

False fall: Horrible weather or nice transitions? (Editorial)

As October comes around,  the changing color of leaves and the temperatures cooling down often get people ready for fall  While the leaves my be changing, the high temperatures have not come to a stop.

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

With the beginning of October arriving, fall festivities are slowly setting in. Halloween decorations are being set up, and pumpkin-flavored food reigns supreme; however, it is still hot enough outside that people can go out and pick out a pumpkin in shorts and t-shirt.  While fall has officially been going on for ...

Activism and autism: Why Greta Thunberg is important to people on the spectrum (Editorial)

Greta Thunberg testifies in front of the US Congress in mid-September. The sixteen-year-old activist from Sweden has been making headlines for the past six months for her strong stance on climate awareness.

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief

October 7, 2019

One of the biggest names in environmentalism today is a 16-year-old autistic girl, and I, along with other people on the autism spectrum, could not be more excited about it. Research done into the subject shows that representation in the media matters: seeing a diverse group of people represented in both fictional mediums and in the news helps fight against stereotyping and empowers members of minority groups. In...

Piercings: Why are males harassed for their choices? (Editorial)

Piercings are a common part of our culture, however some males face back lash for their choice to get them.

Ayb Graham, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Piercings are an ever-growing part of our culture; for many, piercings are a way to express themselves.  I have three piercings myself: two ear piercings and a nose stud. I got piercings because I liked the way they looked, and I thought they added character. I liked the idea of having something t...

Better in color: Community art projects brighten up Carlisle (Editorial)

One of the many electrical boxes sponsored by Color Carlisle sits in the town square. The box was designed and painted by art teacher Amie Bantz.

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief

September 25, 2019

From the mural installed by Color Carlisle at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in 2018 to the “fairy doors” hidden around Carlisle this past spring, Carlisle has grown far more colorful over the past year.  The new artwork is beautiful, and certainly gives the town of Carlisle a unique look to it...

Love never dies: We need to come together to cope with grief (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein and Kathleen O'Neill pose with their JT shirts and stickers. Many mementos were created in order to keep JT's memory alive.

Heidi Heinlein, Perspectives Editor

May 15, 2019

Death is a part of the circle of life, but a loss is still shocking no matter if it is expected or not. JT Kuhn, a previous Carlisle High School student and Periscope staff member, unexpectedly passed away on Mar 4, 2019 and the effects were felt all throughout the school and community. Kuhn was a fr...

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