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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


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,...

Two exhibits are displayed at the Regional History Day competition.

Thundering Herd takes on Regional History Day

Ellie Knapp, Staff Writer March 15, 2019

On March 2, Carlisle High School students competed against hundreds of other projects in the Region 8 History Day competition, hosted by Messiah College. Students from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin,...

Michael Gavazzi stands in front of maps and documents in his classroom.

Michael Gavazzi

Becca Winton, Website Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Director April 26, 2018

Subject: US History Grade: 9 Fun Fact: "I sell art professionally. I'm in an art co-op in Chambersburg. Follow me on Instagram @gavazziartworks."

Rob Dutrey

Rob Dutrey

Becca Winton, Website Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Director October 5, 2017

Subject: U.S. History and Civics Grades: 9 and 11 Fun Fact: "I graduated from CHS in '02. Some of my favorite teachers were Mr. Spicer, Mr. Rowland, and Mr. Ickes. I was on Sophomore, Junior, and...

Named for former superintendent David L. Swartz, the Swartz building was built in 1965.

A building by any other name: The lives of David L. Swartz, Emma T. McGowan and Gerald L. Fowler

Bryanna Youtzy, News writer April 21, 2014

Every day the students of Carlisle High School walk into the Swartz, Fowler, and McGowan buildings.  While you may be familiar with the halls of these buildings, do you know the stories of their...

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