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WRITING FRENZY: The Silver Key Award is hard to come by, serving as motivation for hardworking students to aim for new heights.

Once upon a time: how the Scholastic competition inspires young writers (Editorial)

Ryleigh Underwood February 18, 2021

The Scholastic Writing Competition is a well-known competition in the Carlisle Area School District. Maybe your English teacher made you and your classmates participate that one time in middle school,...

MASKED UP MEETING: Model United Nations meets during Bison Block to discuss their upcoming conference. They are

Bison Block: Could we use it to bring back clubs? (Editorial)

Kathleen O'Neill February 17, 2021

In a time where we are struggling to get students back into the classroom, many of the commodities that made school enjoyable have had to be left behind. In this effort to return to normal, many of the...

WASTE OF FASHION: Textile waste created from clothing in the landfill contributes to climate change.  While many appreciate the lower costs of these apparel items, to what end are we paying for them with our safety and health?

Fast fashion: the alternative costs (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein February 14, 2021

Style is a constantly changing part of life and can rack up some serious financial burdens. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 Consumer Expenditure Survey, the average household spends...

Thundering Herd Hero

Grace Snyder, a CHS '20 grad and local EMT, rushed into action to save a Carlisle resident from a vehicle fire
Colton Gillingham February 11, 2021

Grace Snyder is an EMT with Cumberland Goodwill and belongs to multiple fire companies within Carlisle and the surrounding area. In the early morning of January 7, a car fire on Willow Street was dispatched...

LISTEN CLOSELY: The halls may appear empty, but as students adjust to returning in the new year they reflect on what they have learned in 2020.  Many students shared their stories about how they powered through a tough year to focus on their personalities.

Herd in the Halls: What did you learn about yourself in 2020?

Hannah Stoner January 22, 2021

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COLLEGE CATASTROPHE: The adapted college admissions process offers new challenges due to Covid restrictions. Students are struggling with new aspects that are being viewed as benefits overall.

To go or not to go: Covid adds new challenges to the college admission process (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein January 21, 2021

One of the biggest concerns of graduating high school students is figuring out their future plans, the most frequent being college. The admission process for schools all over the nation tends to be very...

Teenagers 101: Giving gifts is always a trying task, but giving gifts to teenagers is next to impossible. Social media provides many sources with inspiration to all types of gift givers.

Gift Guide: Teenagers 101

Heidi Heinlein December 21, 2020

The joy the month of December can hold is truly unmatched. This wonderful time of the year also brings fear of disappointing your loved ones on Christmas day when they do not receive a gift they were most...

HOMETOWN HEROES: First responders within Carlisle, such as firefighters at Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services, are devoted to making a difference within the Carlisle community and the surrounding area. These hometown heroes sacrifice a lot, including their mental health, and should be recognized for that.

Health of our heroes: the mental toll on first responders (Editorial)

Colton Gillingham December 18, 2020

Within every community lies a special group of people devoting their lives to helping others. These first responders are recognized as community heroes due to their selfless actions. However, first responders...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Elliot Page arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

No more silence! Elliot Page makes transgender announcement (Editorial)

Natalie Davis December 18, 2020

Actor Elliot Page via public letter on Instagram and Twitter officially announced their being transgender. Their pronouns are he/him and they/them, and are proud to be relinquishing their "deadname" and...

TIME TO CELEBRATE: Target puts out flashy Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving can even commence. In many stores, commercial Christmas decorations were put out before the end of October, forcing a jump into the Christmas season.

Christmas 2020: A time for joy a little bit early (Editorial)

Kathleen O'Neill December 2, 2020

Christmas has been a favorite holiday across the world for centuries. It has been celebrated in different fashions through history, and our Christmas of today encompasses a more commercial outlook.  This...

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