A YEAR OF KNOWLEDGE:  As we approach a full year of pandemic restrictions, how can we recognize our growth as individuals and a society? Beyond our mask making skills, that is.

More than just sewing skills: what we’ve learned during the pandemic (Editorial)

Colton Gillingham March 9, 2021

It’s been a year since the world went on lockdown, so what have we learned? There is no doubt that the past year has included many major and life-altering events that will leave us with some interesting...

QUESTIONABLE PROTECTION: As the pandemic continues, many are beginning to question if masks should be required or not, leaving some to make up excuses. Since limited light has been shined on this topic in the past, it is time to discover who should be wearing a mask and who should not be.

Mask or Pass? (Editorial)

Should there be exemptions to mask wearing in public, including school buildings?
Colton Gillingham November 2, 2020

Over the past few months, many changes have taken place. One significant change is the addition of masks into nearly everyone’s lives. While many have worn these masks without a second thought, others...

Periscope Sports Talk with Jarrett Wilson, episode 2

Jarrett Wilson, Staff writer February 20, 2020

In episode two of Periscope Sports Talk with Jarrett Wilson, he sits down with his older brother Joe Wilson, who is the head wrestling coach for the Thundering Herd. They go on to talk about the great...

Sarah Rendon poses with a

Sudden change: What happened to anti-shooting activism? (Editorial)

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer November 15, 2018

Many people think back to the gun limitation movements of early 2018, with some of the biggest being the national walkouts and marches that occurred. That begs one big question for the past few months:...

Teenage workload: Should we cut back? (Editorial)

Kathleen O'Neill October 17, 2018

Across the nation, teenagers work hard to do well in school, excel in athletics, have a job, and participate in extracurricular activities. Between homework, job hours, and trying to decide on future...

Away games: Student-athletes forced to choose between sleep and school (Editorial)

Dyamond Jones, Staff Writer October 12, 2018

The topic of sleep is a joke among the average high school student. While juggling extracurricular activities, homework, and family affairs, many students find it difficult to reach the daily recommendation...

Participation grades may seem like an easy way to give students point. However, for many students, this hurts them more than it helps.

Participation grades: punishment for introverts? (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein May 29, 2018

The point of participation grades is to give students credit for actively working in class, but it is often measured in how many times you answer questions aloud. It would seem then that sharing your...

Words' meanings have changed a lot over time. Today, many of the curse words we use have lost the harsh undertones they are paired with and people aren't as bothered as they used to be.

Just a word, or so much more? (Editorial)

Heidi Heinlein April 19, 2018

During our childhood, we hear about the 'forbidden' words. These words may include phrases like "shut up" or "crap," but they are all words we are not allowed to say. Over the years, these prohibited words...

Protesters gather on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg to advocate for gun control during a March for Our Lives event on March 14.

Is protesting effective? (Editorial)

Josetta Checkett, Perspectives Junior Editor April 12, 2018

On March 11, a crowd of protestors met on the Carlisle Courthouse steps. On March 14, students all over the country walked out of their schools armed with signs and solidarity. On March 24, thousands of...

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