The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


LEAVING THE HERD: CASD Superintendent Christina Spielbauer will be leaving for a new position with New Story Schools and River Rock Academy. Her position will be filled temporarily by acting superintendent Patricia Sanker, formerly of South Middleton School District.

Making an impact: Looking back on Spielbauer’s career at CASD

Grace Pak, Guest Writer December 22, 2021

After four and a half years as Superintendent of the Carlisle Area School District, Ms. Christina Spielbauer will be taking a new job as Senior Vice President in charge of education at New Story Schools...

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...

STUDIES IN SOLITUDE: Sophomore Jenna Coller’s virtual schooling setup for the 2020-21 school year. She and many other students transformed the confines of their bedrooms into a one student classroom through the lens of a laptop camera.

From one desk to another: Returning to the high school after a year of CVA (Editorial)

Jenna Coller, Perspectives Editor October 25, 2021

As the global pandemic of COVID-19 persists and many face its consequences, students from pre-k to college-level chose (and are still choosing) to attend an online school as an ulterior to traditional...

FLOORING AUDIENCES: Senior Renee Blacksmith and juniors Charlie Carlton and James Crawford take to the stage at the First Cup Coffeehouse performance night. Members of the band Under the Floorboards, they performed Somethin’ Stupid” by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.

Brewing up a storm: Coffeehouse presents ’21-22 First Cup

Grace Pak, Guest Writer October 14, 2021

On Friday, September 24th, from 7-9 PM, the CHS Coffeehouse program held its first concert of the year.  Despite almost three inches of rain the day before, the show was able to be held outdoors in the...

GO FOR THE GOLD: Herd Wrestling is expanding this year with a girls team. Not limited to high school, participants range from K-12, in hopes of growing the sport at all levels.

Golden girls: CHS offers girls’ wrestling opportunities

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

Carlisle has joined the herd of schools and states across the nation to recognize girls wrestling as a sport, giving young women from grades K-12 the opportunity to excel in a sport that in the past hasn't...

Spring 2021: One Herd (magazine)

Spring 2021: One Herd (magazine)

Periscope staff June 3, 2021

Last year we joined forces with the Oracle staff to create a hybrid spring supplement/senior magazine. It worked so well that when the yearbook staff needed help with the 2021 book, we thought, "Let's...

WRITING FRENZY: The Silver Key Award is hard to come by, serving as motivation for hardworking students to aim for new heights.

Once upon a time: how the Scholastic competition inspires young writers (Editorial)

Ryleigh Underwood, A&E Editor February 18, 2021

The Scholastic Writing Competition is a well-known competition in the Carlisle Area School District. Maybe your English teacher made you and your classmates participate that one time in middle school,...

NEW PERSPECTIVES: Carlisle High School junior Austin Shatto adjusts his camera angles in preparation for a Herd TV livestream during the 2020 Football season. Herd TV has also live-streamed Basketball this year and looks to broaden the sports being streamed in the future.

Swimming up ‘stream’: Broadcasting courses adapt to new limitations

Jarrett Wilson, Editor-in-chief February 17, 2021

The CHS Center for Careers and Technology (CTE) programs have had a tough time adjusting during the pandemic. With the classes built on hands-on learning, online academics have presented unpredictable...

MAKING HISTORY: Carlisle students lined up at the polls this year to make history, showing a record turn out for their generation.  But now that the dust has settled, what do they want to see?

100 days of expectations

Rachel Martin February 16, 2021

   On January 20, 2021, history had its eyes on the stairs of the Capitol building as current President Joseph R. Biden and Madam Vice President Kamala Harris took the oaths of office, replacing the...

Top row left to right: Jeremiah Carothers, Nolan Chenot, Jonas Fowler, Olivia Renault, 
Middle Row: Riley Henry, Jace Fetterman, Aaron Renninger, Sean Smith, Sarah Guistwite
Bottom Row: Kiley Barnhart, Grace Hoffman, Rachel Bell, Julianna Askins

College Signing Day: February 3, 2021

Periscope staff February 3, 2021

Congratulations to the seniors participating in College Signing Day on Feb 3, 2021! You can watch the ceremony here. Please note: The students wore masks until it was time for the photo. The photo...

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