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The student news site of Carlisle High School


The student news site of Carlisle High School


STANDING TOGETHER: This photo contains the two main contributors in the process of the approval course, student and teacher; Stroud (left) and Wagner (right) together in his classroom.

Students Stand Up: How Student Activism Can Make an Impact

Jillian Grimes, News Editor May 10, 2023

The Carlisle Area School Board approved AP African American Studies, an AP course that many students desire, at a board meeting on April 20. The course was endorsed by the Board with a unanimous decision...

Mr. McGuire stands in front of his American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet banner hung in his classroom.

A Laid-back Legend: Mr. McGuire Retires this June

Ellis Warren May 3, 2023

John McGuire is a 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English teacher, who has been an educator at CHS for a total of twenty one years. After twenty-seven years as a teacher, he has made the decision to retire...

Mr. Wilson

Mr. Wilson

Jessa Warren, Media Editor November 30, 2022

"This is my 17th year as head coach for wrestling and I've been in the program since 2nd grade. I graduated here at Carlisle High School in 2001, I went and joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard....

Mr. Ickes, CHS teacher and Football Coach

Mr. Ickes

Maddy West, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

"I've run a side business for 20 years, it's my utopia and my getaway. It's called BAI Landscaping. I love to clean up flowerbeds, trim shrubs, bushes, and mow my customers lawns. I go in and it doesn't...


I voted for him because he tries to make his class as fun and interactive as possible. He always tells us his stories about his family or his recent Sports Emporium adventures - Senior Chloe Yarnell

Head of the Class: Teacher Superlatives 2022 (photos)

Camera Bailey, Rylie Workman, and Vaughn Aarhaus May 25, 2022

Congratulations to the following teachers on being selected by the Class of 2022 for this year's Teacher Superlatives!

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...

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, Editor-in-Chief 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,...

CREATIVE ADVENTURES: CHS art teacher Amie Bantz has opened a studio at Millworks in Harrisburg. Here you can see a sample of her artwork.

Creating new joy: Bantz opens studio at Millworks

Renae Greak December 23, 2020

Her goal is rather simple: create joy through art. In addition to teaching art at CHS and running her own graphic design business, Amie Bantz recently opened a studio at Millworks, restaurant/gallery...

For students that are struggling with anxiety at school, history teacher Delia Roper runs a support group that teaches teens about resources and methods for dealing with stress.

Beyond teaching: Roper leads anxiety support group

Abigail Lindsay, Editor in Chief December 2, 2019

As stress and anxiety levels rise in teenagers, access for resources for teens should grow with this need.  Stress is defined by Mental Health America (, as the reaction that the body...

The faculty and administration from CHS in 2016-2017 gather around Thor for a staff photo.  Which staff members will win our 2019 Periscope Teacher Superlatives this year?

2019 Periscope Teacher Superlative Survey

April 12, 2019

It's time for the annual Periscope Teacher Superlatives!  This year, we're opening up our voting to all of our readers, including underclassmen, upperclassmen, even teachers and administration.  Fill...

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