The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


DREAM ON: These are various interpretations of what the word dream means/stands for, broken down letter by letter from 2021s Martins Mission, which was virtual due to COVID.  Martins Mission is just one of a few upcoming events hosted by the YWCA to better the local community.

YWCA provides community resources and education through upcoming events

Jillian Grimes, News Editor January 4, 2022

“We are more than just an acronym,” it reads on the  ‘What Does YWCA Stand For’ page. YWCA stands for Young Women's Christian Association, but they, as an organization, stand for much more.  The...

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD: Phase I of the Athletic Field Project includes putting in a synthetic turf field in the area of the current football practice field. The field is planned to be built by the 2022 Fall Sports Season. Sensenig said, They [my team] will no longer be affected by huge holes, divots or dirt patches in the grass- or the length of the grass affecting their ability to dribble with speed and control in order to successfully possess the ball.

Surface tension: District approves plan to build synthetic turf field

Hannah Stoner, Sports Editor December 23, 2021

On Thursday, December 9, the Carlisle Area School District held a board meeting in which they voted and approved the first phase of a three-phase athletic field project. This project includes putting in...

ADDICTIVE CHAOS: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang tells the story of Rin, a 14-year old war orphan in Ancient China. Kuangs novel combines history, science fiction and fantasy to explore the horrors of war through the experiences of children.

Sacrificial flowers: ‘The Poppy War’ shows the brutality of war through historical fiction lens (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

  Set in ancient China and inspired by early 20th century China, the Second-Sino Japanese War, and the Forgotten Holocaust, The Poppy Wars was a debut novel for R.F. Kuang about war, shamanism,...

BRACE FOR THE BOOM:  Andrew Garfield brings playwright Jonathan Larson to life in the Netflix original film, Tick, Tick...BOOM! Larson is most famously known for his musical, Rent.

‘Tick, Tick’……tick, tick……boom? (Review)

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

It’s 1990’s New York, a composer is trying his hardest to write songs for a musical. He’s hit a block and can’t think of any ideas, the pressure is on.  Recently, Netflix released a musical...

LIGHT LIFESTYLES: A normal meal for a wrestler cutting weight may look bare to a normal person. However, these athletes are getting all the proper nutrition they need while being in peak physical shape. A normal meal usually consists of fruit, and some type of protein with water to wash it down.

Losing pounds, gaining pride: the positives of cutting weight in wrestling (Editorial)

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief December 21, 2021

Smack dab in the middle of the season with Christmas cookies and pie, some students in our school district may find these treats less than appetizing. With the wrestling season underway, a constant of...

SUPPORT THE TEAM: Whether it be an alma mater, a hometown favorite, or a random love, many teenagers share a sports fandom with their family and friends. How do sports bring you together?

One jersey at a time: the power of sports to bring people together

Emma McShea, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

Whether it’s watching the big game with your loved ones or making the winning touchdown for your high school team, sports are a part of most of our lives. We have teams that we root for and sports that...

PERFECTLY POISED: Tom Holland prepares to strike into action in the latest release in the Spider-Man universe, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Released on Friday Dec 17, the movie offers numerous moments of storyline contentment as Marvel nods to the franchises longtime fans.

Who is Peter Parker? ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (Review)

Jenna Coller, Perspectives Editor December 20, 2021

  The head-to-head battle between Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) that took place at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) left us wondering what else is in store...

BISON BOOKS: As the National English Honor Societys book drive winds down, donations continue to trickle in. CHS students had the opportunity to show their holiday spirit by donating to one of the many drives happening around the school.

The Gift of Giving: CHS students help the community one donation at a time

Camera Bailey, Student Life Editor December 17, 2021

The holiday season is a time for giving and Carlisle High School is no stranger to it. While some may provide gifts to those closest to them, like friends and family, many use this time to contribute to...

ALL EYES ON ME: Sophomore Sophie Akujobi (bottom center) gives directions to the cast of Titus Andronica (left to right: Sharon Kolubah, Lex Boyd, Aiden Wilt, Jacob Haney, Aedan Shevlin, Felonica Kirkham) during an afternoon rehearsal onstage in the Swartz Auditorium. “I cried at the end because it all went together so well,” Akujobi said, “and after the show I found each and every one of them and gave them a hug and told them how proud I was!”

‘All the world’s a stage’: Behind the scenes at the 2021 Shakespeare Troupe Fall Fest (Photos)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor December 17, 2021

    Who: Shakespeare Troupe What: Behind the scenes for fall fest When: Dec 2 Where: Swartz auditorium Why: For the love of all things Shakespeare

PIECE BY PIECE: Much like playing with LEGO bricks, the high school has been trying new schedule options to see what best fits the needs of Carlisle students and teachers. This years block schedule was voted the most popular option of the three schedules experienced, though most would like to see more changes in the future.

Building blocks: CHS works with schedule to find perfect fit

Rylie Workman, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

The classes of 2020 through 2025 have had very different experiences in high school. These perspectives were shaped by a pandemic and its implications. One of the main changes in the daily lives of students...

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