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Acclaimed author of ‘American Born Chinese’ visits CHS

Gene Luen Yang addresses the entire ninth grade class November 4. Ninth grade students at CHS are required to read Yang's book, American Born Chinese, for their English classes.

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief

November 13, 2019

    It's not every day that students get a chance to look inside of the mind and motivations of an award-winning author as well as a more in-depth look into the world of comics. However, when Gene Luen Yang, the author of several graphic novels and comic books, including the 2016 ...

Students discuss safety after Shippensburg shooting

The Anthony G. Ceddia building at Shippensburg University. A shooting recently occurred just outside of the university's campus, prompting discussions regarding safety and student wellness.

Samantha Martin, Editor in Chief

October 26, 2019

With the commonality of school-related shootings, and especially with one occurring close to home, many students are on edge regarding their safety.  Reactions to a recent shooting outside of Shippensburg University have brought the ideas of safety and wellness to the forefront of student conscious...

Junior Achievement to teach junior class finances, budgeting

Samantha Martin, News Editor

February 22, 2019

Carlisle juniors will soon learn about financing life when Junior Achievement (JA) brings its Real Life programming to CHS. According to the JA website, the Real Life program is designed to teach students about financial literacy by exposing students to experts in the fields of finance and business...

Glossing it up: McGowan gymnasium ready for use after months of renovations (Photos)

The new McGowan gym is freshly renovated, with the Carlisle student body ready and excited to use it. (click on

Michael Raphael, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

After 6 months of renovations and construction,  the McGowan gymnasium is finally open and ready for use by students.   The full remodel included new bleachers, ceiling, floors, locker rooms and athletic training rooms.  Michael Black, the head principal of Carlisle High School, share...

CHS bests the tests: Score, participation increases in ACT and AP exams

Senior Allison Closs works on a project in AP Literature and Composition. Due to the NMSI program and more encouragement from teachers to take harder classes, the number of students taking AP classes and exams has increased in recent years.

Samantha Martin, News Editor

March 26, 2018

This article was previously published in the Fall 2017 Periscope magazine. Knowing that a student’s test scores are vital to the college admissions process, Carlisle High School’s teachers and administration are devoted to helping students score highly on the exams. This devotion, along with ...

Mini-THON returns to Carlisle High School

A poster detailing the spirit days before Mini-THON. The spirit days are used to garner enthusiasm for Friday's event.

JT Kuhn, News Writer

March 20, 2018

Mini-THON, an event that balances a lot of activity with fundraising for the Four Diamonds Fund, is returning to Carlisle High School. Mini-THON is an event for young adults to inspire leadership and to empower young adults around the community, all while raising money for children with childhood can...

Walk the walk and talk the talk

Students stand around the flagpole during the walkout. The walkout paid tribute to the victims of the Parkland shooting, and included several speakers on the issue of gun control.

Samantha Martin, News Editor

March 15, 2018

Harsh wind, below-freezing temperatures, and snow did not stop Carlisle High School students from walking out of school in support of gun control on March 14. The walkout, held exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was attended by ove...

Have you Herd? National Walkout/Commemorative Ceremony information

Today, March 14th, is the National School Walkout. Please read on to learn the rules and expectations for those participating in today's event.

Ashley Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor

March 14, 2018

This morning at 9:54, there are some planned activities that may change the normal schedule of our school day. During third period today, Carlisle High School students and administration are each holding their own version of the National Walkout in honor of the 17 students who were killed in the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. CHS...

Living the experience: National History Day

This National History Day project was previously a competitive exhibit but now it is showcased in the library. National History Day is not just a project; it's an experience for all the students involved.

Claire Neiberg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

"It's more than a day, it's an Experience” is the famed motto of the annual National History Day (NHD) competition.  It stands true because NHD is more than an academic rivalry; it is a series of events in which students gain knowledge, skill, and learn vital life lessons. Each year, the competition is centered on a ...

Broadway brought to the Barr Auditorium: Carlisle High School holds its fifth annual Musical Revue

Senior Sarah Swahlon performs

Claire Neiberg, News Writer

November 14, 2017

Music fills Carlisle High School in many ways, one being the Musical Revue that was held on November 8 in the Barr Auditorium. The show was a cabaret filled with CHS students devoted to the music program, whether it be acting, dancing, or singing.  The performers selected one to two songs to sho...

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