Health of our heroes: the mental toll on first responders (Editorial)

HOMETOWN HEROES: First responders within Carlisle, such as firefighters at Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services, are devoted to making a difference within the Carlisle community and the surrounding area. These hometown heroes sacrifice a lot, including their mental health, and should be recognized for that.
December 18, 2020

Within every community lies a special group of people devoting their lives to helping others. These first responders are recognized as community heroes due to their selfless actions. However, first responders...

No more silence! Elliot Page makes transgender announcement (Editorial)

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Elliot Page arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of
December 18, 2020

Actor Elliot Page via public letter on Instagram and Twitter officially announced their being transgender. Their pronouns are he/him and they/them, and are proud to be relinquishing their "deadname" and...

Under construction: trade schools are drastically underrated (Editorial)

BUILDING BLOCKS: Construction student, Lucas Sandoval drills in that this is his path.
December 7, 2020

Carpenters, mechanics, electricians, oh my! Trade jobs are always in high demand in our fast-paced society and people often forget how necessary these workers are. High school students are often told that...

Imitating involvement: Sports fans seek alternative activities amidst pandemic (Editorial)

PLAYING A NEW GAME: Industries that have not had the spotlight in the past have now had the opportunities to make millions, as the pandemic has redirected sports fans' attention and money.
November 30, 2020

Sports fans are notorious for being passionate about their favorite teams and players, and this year has been no exception. In fact, this year showed us how far sports fans will go to be involved with...

Have a healthy holiday (Editorial)

SAFE GATHERINGS: With the pandemic still raging and the holidays right around the corner, many families are concerned about celebrating the holidays. During this time, it is important to hold gatherings with limited people and keep safety precautions in-mind.
November 25, 2020

As the holidays quickly approach and we begin to gather with family, it is important to recognize that things will not be the same this year as they have been in the past. In previous years, one could...

Referees: the zebra-striped scapegoats of the sports world (Editorial)

EAGLED-EYED ONLOOKER:  A referee waits to make a call as Carlisle's Sean Smith rushes against Mechanicsburg. Officials have to deal with the constant pressure of correctly judging these contests without the assistance of video review.
November 2, 2020

For as long as I can remember, referees have been the easy target of the sports world's blame, disgust and disappointment. After all, they are the ones that make the calls that can send the fans home packing...

Caught looking: What impact will the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal have on all major sports? (Editorial)

Baseball is at the center of a major controversy, looking at the role of cheating in professional sports., as more and more has come to light regarding the Astros' sign-stealing scandal.
March 10, 2020

When many sports fans think of scandals, they immediately go to the New England Patriots in the NFL but that very well may not be the case anymore. The Astros appear to have completely ruined the public's...

Joker: Preparing instead of preventing (Editorial)

October 26, 2019

With the release of Joker, a controversial movie featuring scenes of violence and harassment, many have taken it upon themselves to point out the type of actions that could come with a bold movie. Many...

False fall: Horrible weather or nice transitions? (Editorial)

As October comes around,  the changing color of leaves and the temperatures cooling down often get people ready for fall  While the leaves my be changing, the high temperatures have not come to a stop.
October 9, 2019

With the beginning of October arriving, fall festivities are slowly setting in. Halloween decorations are being set up, and pumpkin-flavored food reigns supreme; however, it is still hot enough outside...

Piercings: Why are males harassed for their choices? (Editorial)

Piercings are a common part of our culture, however some males face back lash for their choice to get them.
September 25, 2019

Piercings are an ever-growing part of our culture; for many, piercings are a way to express themselves.  I have three piercings myself: two ear piercings and a nose stud. I got piercings because I...

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