Community comes together to ‘Save our Smalls’

NEVER ALONE: Small businesses have definitely taken a hit financially in the passing year and because of that, S.O.S is trying to give back at least some of what that last year has taken. These are a few of the small businesses that S.O.S has donated to recently holding their $300 donation, including Pat Craig Studios, Anahata yoga and Exquisite Chocolates of Carlisle.
January 22, 2021

This pandemic has affected everyone by some means, some more than others. Small businesses are one of the largest communities affected, 55% of small businesses they wouldn't survive if sales stopped for...

Grappling with life: how wrestlers use the sport as an escape

Carlisle High School inspired custom wrestling shoes sit in the middle of the wrestling room. After the Thundering Herd's long practice spent preparing for the 2021 season. The Herd look to improve upon their 8-7 season a year ago.
January 22, 2021

  A sport famous for its intensity has the ability to transcend high school athletes from boys to men. Wrestling has a unique way of changing your character and your outlook on life. Whether that...

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

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.
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...

Nature hotspots of Cumberland Valley

CRAVING NATURE:  Pine Grove Furnace State Park is a perfect place to visit throughout the year. The past year has been a rough one, with a lot of time spent indoors, so it is time to start making up for that and start exploring places around us!
January 21, 2021

Cumberland Valley is filled with many nature-based destinations that are waiting to be explored. These family-friendly destinations are perfect to create new memories to fill the new-year, though visiting...

Covid Clear: “Your City Gave Me Asthma” (Review)

SMOKY SCENES: This album cover was designed to represent the highly polluted London area.
January 21, 2021

2020 was certainly one that will go down in history as a raging pandemic, wildfires in Australia, and political climates in turmoil gripped our world in their icy talons. However, there is a bright...

Creativity through change: Art classes continue under Tier 1 restrictions

COVID CREATIVE: Students from all types of art classes are continuing to create beautiful artwork away from the classroom. Despite difficulties, students have managed to make the best of the situation.
December 23, 2020

Art class has been a common experience among all students since the beginning of school, or even before. From preschool to high school, art class has always been a hands-on class. This year, even with...

Creating new joy: Bantz opens studio at Millworks

CREATIVE ADVENTURES: CHS art teacher Amie Bantz has opened a studio at Millworks in Harrisburg. Here you can see a sample of her artwork.
December 23, 2020

Her goal is rather simple: create joy through art. In addition to teaching art at CHS and running her own graphic design business, Amie Bantz recently opened a studio at Millworks, restaurant/gallery...

Gift Guide: Teenagers 101

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.
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...

Teachers’ pets: Saving 2020 Zoom School (Photos)

LIGHT READING: Mazie, resident dog of the McGeehan family poses all ready to dive into one of Thoreau's classics. ''Mazie has certainly enjoyed having us here at home. She has taken to laying in the guest bed, right next to where my husband and I work/Zoom every day. She snuggles right in and keeps us company all day long. I don’t think she’ll know what to do when we finally return to work – whenever that may be! Mazie has always been good therapy for us. She’s a sweet dog who loves to be loved, and being able to pet her and love her always brings me a sense of calm and comfort,'' said McGeehan.
December 20, 2020

Animals are every person’s best friend. Most people love their pets, and others love to see their pets. Many of our teachers here at CHS have pets of their own. They have helped our teachers through...

Unprecedented success: Top 5 greatest professional sports dynasties of all time

Unprecedented success: Top 5 greatest professional sports dynasties of all time
December 18, 2020

It seems inevitable that when we gather for the holidays (whether it be in person or virtual this year), we love to debate with our family and friends--politics, pop culture, and definitely sports.  In...

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