Coming together despite the challenges: senior year in the chaos of 2020

A CHANCE TO CHEER: Seniors had the opportunity to attend their first football game of the year, a rescheduled matchup against State College. top (left to right): Cara Sandefur, Bryn Lafferty, Kathleen O’Neill, Noah Patterson
bottom (left to right): Lulu Herman, Lydia Welling, Maya Neiberg, Jonathan Cox. Carlisle lost, 29-38.
November 4, 2020

The members of the senior class of 2021 have had to endure a lot of change in the past six months of their lives. They lost an entire marking period of their junior year, including both prom and finals...

More than just a mask: Face coverings show off personal style (Photos)

FLOWER POWER: Senior Audrey Crocker coordinates her sunflower mask with her jacket.  Many students find that picking out colorful, coordinating masks helps make the process of wearing them more bearable. For more mask photos, check out our Gallery.
November 3, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, masks have become part of the new normal. It is hard to deal with the idea of our way of living changing so fast. To help lighten the mood of our now seemingly dark society,...

In the dark: Students’ motivation plummets as 2020 charges ahead

BLUESCREEN BLUES: An overworked student observes the amount of work they've been assigned. Students this year are facing a motivation crisis unlike ever before.
November 2, 2020

Motivation. A superhero in times of stressful deadlines and a looming monster when you need to get out of bed. Finding the motivation to do anything is difficult, but for students, it’s nearly impossible....

Packing up: the struggle to say goodbye

The boxes are packed, the furniture's loaded--the annual process of War College families moving in and out of the Carlisle area will soon be upon us.  But how does it feel to be the one staying behind and saying goodbye?
March 11, 2020

As soldiers from the Army War College begin to get their orders, kids of the soldiers, commonly called military brats, are already preparing to deal with losing their friends and having to make new ones,...

That’s ‘Chicago’ for you! (photos)

Billy Flynn, played by senior Timothy Mattaboni, explains to Roxie Hart how she must act in court in order to ensure that she will not be found guilty. Flynn creates a new backstory for each of his clients to ensure the public and judge will not want them to be found guilty.
March 9, 2020

CHS’s musical production of Chicago was all the razzle and dazzle it lead up to be.  The preface for the musical is Roxie Hart (Lauren Klepp) has recently murdered her paramour Fred Casley (Skylar...

The busy blues: Winter expectations can lead to stressed-out students

This time of year, the to-list and calendar can feel overwhelming. It's important that students take the time to organize their activities and take care of themselves when the expectations get high.
January 31, 2020

   After coming back from winter break, many students immediately feel stressed about the work that comes right after the break. With midterms, National History Day, science fair, new units in almost...

Tik Tok Takeover: is it safe ‘For You’ ?

Students spend time during lunch scrolling through and watching Tik Toks. Is the popular social media app in danger of being shut down?
December 10, 2019

Tik Tok is a popular app that creates a fun environment with many types of genres of videos. Vlogs, song parodies, and other types of videos people feel like uploading are found on the app. The app can...

Putting yourself first: Self care tips for the winter

If you feel like you're too busy for self-care, find ways to build it into your life, like a mini facial while you read for homework.
December 2, 2019

Self-care during the winter requires the management of mental, physical, and emotional health. The imperativeness to fuel all three is tremendous, due to the increase in seasonal depression, decrease in...

Beyond the barre: life after high school for CHS dancers

Grace Winton strikes a pose in her dance team uniform at the Catholic University of America. Winton danced with Carlisle Dance before entering college.
November 26, 2019

From the studios at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) to the barre at Carlisle Ballet, the Carlisle area has its fair share of dance studios--and with them come student dancers. These students spend...

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