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  • January 10The Carlisle Area School District will be closed January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • January 10Winterball will take place on Saturday, January 26, from 7-10 pm.

  • January 10WinterWeek is back, and will take place from January 22 to January 25.

Movie Mania: Does watching a film in class help students learn? (Editorial)

Movie Mania: Does watching a film in class help students learn? (Editorial)

Bella Byus, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

The idea of watching movies within the high school classrooms have come up many times over and over. The real question is, "Are students learning from the movies shown or are they just using the time as a relax period?" It's a battle between what the students think compared to what the teachers think, ...

Bringing modern books to the classroom (Editorial)

Bringing modern books to the classroom (Editorial)

Kenny Brenizer, Perspectives Editor

December 27, 2016


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English teachers and book lovers try to make the case for why everyone should read the classics, but older books are losing their place in the classroom. The classics have been used for years, but it may be time to replace them with newer novels. Jamie Leigh’s article, "10 Reasons You Should be Reading the Classics", mentions that “disadvantaged students connect...

Benefits of being bilingual (Editorial)

Benefits of being bilingual (Editorial)

Kenny Brenizer, Perspectives Editor

December 9, 2016


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It’s unable to tell exactly how much of the world speaks more than one language, but it’s been estimated that between 50-60% of the world in bilingual. Some countries even have more than one national language. South Africa alone has eleven national languages. Europe can be known as a trilingual continent, where many countries have a large majority of trilin...

Lunch one: Is it too early? (Editorial)

Lunch one: Is it too early? (Editorial)

Meg Tate, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Perspectives

Carlisle High School has three lunch periods in the school day.  Many students have complained that lunch three is too late in the day, but has anyone considered that lunch one is too early? Those who are in lunch one have to eat lunch at 10:40 A.M. which is too early.  When the students arrive...

STEM and Humanities need to be balanced (Editorial)

STEM and Humanities need to be balanced (Editorial)

Kenny Brenizer, Perspectives Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Perspectives, Showcase

Many arguments could be made for making humanities classes a higher priority in schools. Lately, it seems like STEM classes (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are considered to be more important than social studies or arts classes. Liberal arts classes are the first to go during budget...

Advice for America: Five tips for life post-election (Editorial)

Advice for America: Five tips for life post-election (Editorial)

Samantha Martin, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Perspectives

After what feels like an eternity of campaigning, the Election of 2016 has come to an end. The United States has voted, and the results are in: Donald J. Trump will be our next president. Other local and state races, such as the race between Senate incumbent Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty, have been closely...

Presentations put too much stress on students (Editorial)

Presentations put too much stress on students (Editorial)

Kenny Brenizer, Perspective Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Perspectives

While there are some undeniable advantages to getting practice speaking in front of people while still in school, it might be too stressful for some students and prevents them from excelling. All day before the presentation, they worry. Every possible “what if” goes through their mind while they...

Sparknotes doesn’t get enough credit (Editorial)

Sparknotes doesn’t get enough credit (Editorial)

Kenny Brenizer, Perspectives Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Perspectives

Through the years of English class, you’ve probably encountered the classic novels, such as John Knowles' A Separate Peace or Lois Lowry’s The Giver. Well, maybe, considering that students who don’t have time or simply don’t want to do the work of reading every word resort to Sparknotes. ...

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