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  • October 29Powder Puff sign ups have begun and will end 11/7. Waivers are in the main offices.

  • October 2911th and 12th grade PE classes will be meeting in the McGowan Gym starting 11/5.

  • October 15There will be a Club Day on 11/5.

  • September 28Spirit Week has been moved to 11/12-11/16

Sudden change: What happened to anti-shooting activism? (Editorial)

Sudden change: What happened to anti-shooting activism? (Editorial)

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

Many people think back to the gun limitation movements of early 2018, with some of the biggest being the national walkouts and marches that occurred. That begs one big question for the past few months: What happened to this activism? There seems to be differing reasons as to why it disappeared. Le...

Tech Support: Help or Hindrance? (Editorial)

Tech Support: Help or Hindrance? (Editorial)

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

When many students think of technology at school, the first thing that comes to mind is the constant issues with laptops. From class games of Kahoot to typing essays, school laptops are a necessity for both teachers and students, thus causing trouble when a computer goes awry. A major problem with ...

Trying to do it all (Editorials)

Trying to do it all (Editorials)

Periscope staff

October 17, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Showcase

Teenagers frequently find themselves in a bind: how can we get everything done in the time we have available while also participating in sports, extracurricular activities, jobs, and finding time for family and friends?  Check out our two editorials about finding the balance in teenage life.

Opening doors to the future: Electives help determine careers (Editorial)

Opening doors to the future: Electives help determine careers (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein, Perspectives Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

High school is not like what you might think after watching High School Musical as a kid. Many students might find school to very stressful and hard.  The only thing that keeps them going is knowing that what they will be learning will affect their future career and living. Elective courses are ...

Herd in the Halls: standardized testing

Herd in the Halls: standardized testing

Carlin Diehl, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Herd in the Halls, Perspectives

"What is your opinion on standardized testing?" Kaycee Johnson "Standardized testing is helpful and can give the school an idea of how we are doing in our classes, but some students find it difficult." - Amiya Johnson, Freshman Kaycee Johnson "It is really not that bad, but I would prefer not to take them. They can get bor...

Herd in the Halls: the transition from paper to digital

Herd in the Halls: the transition from paper to digital

Carlin Diehl, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Herd in the Halls, Perspectives, Showcase

“How do you feel about Carlisle High School transitioning from paper to digital assignments?” “I think it’s a good thing we are saving paper, but sometimes the technology doesn’t really cooperate.”         -Lola Gehman, Freshman “I think it’s good, we’re helping our environmen...

Participation grades: punishment for introverts? (Editorial)

Participation grades: punishment for introverts? (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein, Perspectives Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

The point of participation grades is to give students credit for actively working in class, but it is often measured in how many times you answer questions aloud. It would seem then that sharing your thoughts determines if you are paying attention. This may not be a problem for some, but you ...

Two-faced: What happened when we didn’t wear makeup for a day (Editorial)

Two-faced: What happened when we didn’t wear makeup for a day (Editorial)

Reese Daugherty and Josetta Checkett

May 24, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

From a young age, women are conditioned to care about their appearance above all other things. Too many makeup tutorials and tips are drummed into our brains to keep track of, and as trends evolve it gets more and more difficult to keep up. After being sick of pouring money, time, and concentration into ...

Just a word, or so much more? (Editorial)

Just a word, or so much more? (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein, Perspectives Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

During our childhood, we hear about the 'forbidden' words. These words may include phrases like "shut up" or "crap," but they are all words we are not allowed to say. Over the years, these prohibited words have grown more and more common, and people have grown more and more used to it. When walking the halls or...

Is protesting effective? (Editorial)

Is protesting effective? (Editorial)

Josetta Checkett, Perspectives Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Showcase

On March 11, a crowd of protestors met on the Carlisle Courthouse steps. On March 14, students all over the country walked out of their schools armed with signs and solidarity. On March 24, thousands of Americans went to D.C., determined, devoted, and done with being pushed aside. The examples above re...

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