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  • March 27ATTENTION JUNIORS: Civics Day is next WEDNESDAY (4/5)
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  • March 9The next Wingin' It show is TOMORROW! (3/30)
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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


Join the Madness: Carlisle Eateries Face Off in Local Bracket

Join the Madness: Carlisle Eateries Face Off in Local Bracket

Periscope Staff March 17, 2023

March Madness is all about competition and passionate fans, and only thing people are more passionate about than basketball is food.  To celebrate March Madness, the Periscope staff compiled a list of...

ARTS IN: This photo is from a previous Schools Out, Arts In program where they had made a variety of animal masks. Along with their drawings of various animals hung up behind them.

‘Tis Always the Season for Art: CALC offers youth access to local art education

Jillian Grimes, News Editor December 12, 2022

To change lives and strengthen the community through the power of art. Carlisle Arts Learning Center, CALC, is a non-profit corporation in Carlisle whose vision statement encapsulates their goal in...

CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Owners Burlison and Simko creates products that are great for the environment and your body!

“Glitz” and Good: Newly opened store raises awareness for the environment (Review)

Kaylea Martin, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Glitz Soap Co. opened its second location in downtown Carlisle on Thurs March 24. Also located in Mechanicsburg, the store is known for its handmade beauty, cosmetic, and personal care products that...

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Warming Hearts in the Cold: Carlisle Ice Art Fest 2022 (Photos)

Camera Bailey, Student Life Editor February 8, 2022

Click on "Gallery" above to see some of the featured sculptures from this year's event.  Despite the below-freezing temperatures, many came to Downtown Carlisle throughout the weekend to view the...

A cutout of Frederick Douglass, a Black author and orator, standing tall, looking over Carlisle. Douglass stopped in town while on a speaking tour and within his speech, called out the racism within Carlisle and communities like Carlisle. While staying in town, Douglass’ hotel, the Bentz House Hotel (later the Worthington), told him that he was to eat his meals in his room rather than in the dining room where the white guests were staying. Douglass was correct to call out Carlisle, as restaurants banned people of color from walking through their front doors, providing a separate entrance. In what is known today as the Carlisle Theatre, people of color were banned to the balcony; separations of this nature continued in Carlisle well into the 1960s.

Among the Hidden: Carlisle community’s history with racism comes to light in new CALC art gallery (Photos)

Ryleigh Underwood, Perspectives Editor January 26, 2022

The Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) kicked off the new year with the opening of a collaborative exhibition that was created with the help of the Carlisle community. As a whole, (RE)Presenting...

KEEP IT LOCAL: While in downtown Carlisle look out for local businesses with new and some returning seasonal items during this holiday shopping season in order to support the Carlisle business community.

After black comes green: Small Business Saturday provides opportunities for local businesses

Jillian Grimes, News Editor November 16, 2021

The Friday after Thanksgiving, the time where everyone pays attention to the big chains with major deals and discounts, Black Friday. Black Friday takes this entice of shopping small. What can communities...

BASKET OF ABUNDANCE: CHS senior Kyleigh Zenewicz shared this snapshot of the gift basket she received from her sponsor. Community members look to fill the baskets with the seniors personal favorites, in hopes of a lasting memory.

One large family: Carlisle community members ‘adopt’ seniors

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief March 8, 2021

The concept of family has taken on a whole new meaning in the Carlisle community, as numerous outstanding area residents have banned together to do something special to compensate for the obstacles our...

Paying for lunch can be a challenge for families struggling financially.  A recent GoFundMe campaign by two Carlisle women raised $22,000 to pay off outstanding lunch debts at CASD.

Culinary contributions: Carlisle citizens raise funds to pay off outstanding cafeteria debt

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief February 24, 2020

The citizens of Carlisle have come to the aid of the next generation, paying off thousands of dollars in student meal debt across the community. According to Cumberlink, $22,200 in school lunch debt...

One of the many electrical boxes sponsored by Color Carlisle sits in the town square. The box was designed and painted by art teacher Amie Bantz.

Better in color: Community art projects brighten up Carlisle (Editorial)

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief September 25, 2019

From the mural installed by Color Carlisle at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in 2018 to the “fairy doors” hidden around Carlisle this past spring, Carlisle has grown far more colorful over the past year.  The...

When working out at home isnt enough, how do you pick a gym?  Check out our local options.

A weighty decision: Which gym is best?

Skylar Bowers, Student Life Editor February 21, 2018

In today’s society, staying fit and in shape is one of the popular trends that young adults and teens like to partake in. While many participate while physical activities like sports or group games to...

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