Periscope

  • October 23There will be a club day on Thurs. Nov 21
  • October 7Thanksgiving break will run from Nov. 25- Dec. 2
  • October 7Sophomores and Seniors will be filling out PAYS surveys in English classes Tues. Nov. 19
  • October 7Indoor track tryouts will be Mon. Nov. 18
  • October 7The fall choir, band, and orchestra concert will be held Tues. Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the McGowan Auditorium

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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...

Back to the basics: Why professional athletes need to knock off the teammate drama and play ball (Editorial)

Back to the basics: Why professional athletes need to knock off the teammate drama and play ball (Editorial)

Carter Smith, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

If you are looking for drama, all you have to do is turn on your TV. Today’s media lives and breathes off of conflict between the most prominent members of society. Drama can be found on reality shows, in politics, and even in the music industry. In recent years, however, publicized hostility ...

Thank you for your service (Editorial)

Thank you for your service (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein, Perspectives Editor

April 12, 2019

The news broadcasted on TV and written in newspapers always highlights the bad things in our society. Most recently, there has been controversy over police actions that make people think about all forms of law-enforcement and protection. As the daughter of a Police Chief and retired Military Poli...

Schoology: Helpful or hurtful? (Editorial)

Schoology: Helpful or hurtful? (Editorial)

Kathleen O'Neill, Perspectives Editor

April 11, 2019

Schoology is a school-oriented website, used to turn in assignments, meet deadlines, and do classwork. It is used by teachers and students alike, with many helpful quirks. But where do those helpful quirks end and the problems begin?  Many times, teachers do not use Schoology correctly when posting...

Not adding up to success: We need to set new grade expectations (Editorial)

Not adding up to success: We need to set new grade expectations (Editorial)

Carter Smith, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Graduating high school is a substantial accomplishment, but some students are able to do so without putting in much effort. In the Carlisle Area School District, there is a major flaw in our grading system that has made it entirely too easy for students to earn their high school diplomas. Carlisle Hi...

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