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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


A copy of the poetry and short story collection titled, Fierce Fairytales: Stories and Poems to Stir Your Soul.

Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories that Truly Stir Your Soul (Review)

Laura Sands, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

“But the universe never promised  you this would be easy,   after all, you are the hero here.  And heroes are meant   to be forged golden  from the blaze.”  Once upon a time in a small...

Construction workers are laying down asphalt for the new tennis courts.

Caution, Construction Zone: The Plan for the Tennis Courts and Beyond

Mason Neal, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

As students and buses are pulling up to the school, construction workers and their machinery are pulling up to the tennis courts. Construction began on Oct 2, and the crew is hopeful to finish before the...

San Diego zoo using a display to communicate the need for change and education to help the earth.

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!: Discussion of Ethics in Zoos

Haylie Potter, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

From exotic reptiles to giant pandas, there is no shortage of interesting animals in zoos.  Zoos are loved and treasured by families everywhere. Kids and adults love to explore the different species of...

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Phuc Tran stands at the front of Ms. Clayvilles classroom discussing his involvement in Periscope in high school. This was the first time he had been back in the halls of CHS, decades later.

Sigh, Not Gone: Phuc Tran Visits CHS Creative Writing Classes

Jenna Coller, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2023

It’s not every day that CHS is paid a visit from an award winning writer and Carlisle alumnus, but just last month Vietnamese-American Author, Phuc Tran, stopped by Ms. Clayville’s Creative Writing...

OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW: The original CD version of 1989 lies next to the Rose Garden Pink Vinyl edition of 1989 (Taylors Version). This version of the vinyl was exclusively available on Swifts website for a limited time prior to the records release.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) : The Flops & The Bops (Review)

Sophie Haque, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

Nearly a decade ago, in October of 2014, country music sweetheart Taylor Swift released her first pop album, 1989. This was a major risk, as she was known for her country music. The risk paid off and 1989...

Looking for Alaska by John Green demonstrates the grief felt by teenagers when a life is cut short.

The Stunning Portrayal of Grief in Looking for Alaska

Sophia Kuzmenko , Staff Writer November 15, 2023

*This review includes spoilers for Looking for Alaska*  Being a teenager is a bridge between childhood and adulthood that is equal parts confusing and fun. This messy, unique time in life is well captured...

SWIFT TAKEOVER: Exclusive Taylor Swift merchandise only available at AMC theaters upom the release of the film alongside homemade friendship bracelets. During the U.S. leg of The Eras Tour, making and trading beaded friendship bracelets became common practice at Swifts performances due to a lyric in her song Youre on Your Own Kid in which the bracelets are mentioned.

Ringing In a New Era: Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Film is an Experience to Behold (Review)

Odessa Cruz, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

The glitter has settled after songwriter Taylor’s Swift’s epic 149 date North American leg of The Era’s Tour ended. In trying to get tickets, fans crashed Ticketmaster, spent astronomical amounts,...

The marching band stands along the bleachers for a team photo.

From The Ground To The Clouds: Carlisle’s Successful 2023 Marching Band Season

Lyric Koch, Perspectives editor November 15, 2023

Carlisle High School’s marching band lived through a fairytale while performing their show “From The Skies.” The members and staff put in countless hours of work to perfect their performances.  “From...

A Necessary Hiatus: “Melodies on Hiatus” (Review)

A Necessary Hiatus: “Melodies on Hiatus” (Review)

Noah Guillaume, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

  On June 23rd 2023, Albert Hammond Jr., most known for being the rhythm guitarist from the “The Strokes,” released his newest album Melodies on Hiatus. This album features many other musicians...

FEATURED: Top Row (left to right) junior Levi Smith, freshman Joshua Smith, junior Molly Renninger, and senior Cassidy Dillon
Bottom Row (left to right) freshman Julia Ring, senior Amelia Hough, sophomore Ana Bondy, and sophomore Cooper Maschmeyer are captured taking action in their sport.

Fall Sports Recap: Debriefing the Season

Sunderlyn Griffie and Isabelle Berriman November 9, 2023

The Carlisle fall sports teams started practicing early on, putting in time over the summer, through the countless hot days, and now, as the days get cooler, their season comes to a close. When asking...

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