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BACK TO THE FUTURE: Phuc Tran stands at the front of Ms. Clayvilles classroom discussing his involvement in Periscope in high school. This was the first time he had been back in the halls of CHS, decades later.

Sigh, Not Gone: Phuc Tran Visits CHS Creative Writing Classes

Jenna Coller, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2023

It’s not every day that CHS is paid a visit from an award winning writer and Carlisle alumnus, but just last month Vietnamese-American Author, Phuc Tran, stopped by Ms. Clayville’s Creative Writing...

Ms. Clayville poses with her book, Delilah and the Cracked Cauldron.

Ms. Clayville, CHS English Teacher, Publishes First Middle-Grade Novel

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer June 5, 2023

Ms. Clayville, who is typically known for bringing magic to her English and Creative Writing classes at Carlisle High School, has transferred that magic to the page in her new novel, Delilah and the Cracked...

Taking Notice: A copy of the novel Hell Followed With Us stands heavily annotated. Many memorable scenes and lines were impossible to leave unmarked.

“Hell Followed With Us” by Andrew Joseph White (Review)

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Brimming with bloody cities and justified teenage fury, the new novel Hell Followed With Us, by Andrew Joseph White, was released over the summer. Now a New York Times Bestselling novel, it was published...

VIRAL VERSE: Collections of works such as Wonderland by Matthew Dickman, Leatherbound Love Poems Collection (Barnes and Noble Exclusive), and Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood, which found fame on TikTok.  A variety of poetry genres have found home on the bookshelves and in the hearts of teenagers right next to their favorite cup of coffee.

Comfort and composition: Adolescent expression through poetry (Editorial)

Jenna Coller, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2022

Literature has always been a crucial aspect of human expression. Especially during 2020, when most of the world was locked inside their homes, escapism became the only way of staying sane and poetry provided...

PLAYING THROUGH THE YEARS: A fan’s collection of Taylor Swift album CDs, including Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Speak Now, 1989, Reputation, Lover, folklore, and evermore, is one of the many ways they show their love for the singer.

Home is where the heart is: finding solace in Taylor Swift’s legacy (Editorial)

Jenna Coller, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2021

Picture this: you’re 5 years old and your sister brings home Taylor Swift’s newest album Speak Now. You're ecstatic and you run to the cd player in her bedroom, where shortly thereafter “Mine”...

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,...

Lamberton Middle School student Ella Shatz designed and created five hand-thrown teapots. Each teapot was glazed in a different color and displayed together as one work of art.

CASD students earn national Scholastic recognition

Periscope staff March 24, 2020

Congratulations to the following CASD students for being recognized by the national Scholastic Art and Writing competition! Ella Shatz  (LMS, Grade 8) – Gold Medal for art Brayden Burge (WMS,...

David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, John Glenn, Elie Wiesel, Arnold Palmer, Harper Lee, Harambe and Muhammad Ali.

We Remember: The lives we lost in 2016

Olivia Boyd, News Editor December 20, 2016

2016 has been a year of many ups and downs: many people left us and many events occurred both good and bad. To even list all the people that were lost in 2016 would be pages upon pages: however, this is...

A student is in the process of brainstorming ideas for their college essay.

Preparing for college: Unblocking your writer’s block

Allisya Mullins, Student life writer, Photographer October 13, 2016

You see your friends getting acceptance letters, starting to debate which school they will pick, and you - well, you haven’t even started your application, or if you did, you are stuck on the essay...

Taking the time to write at home can help you in more ways than one.

Perks of writing outside school (Editorial)

Kenny Brenizer, Perspectives Editor May 17, 2016

Writing outside of school may seem like a waste of time, but it could end up making your life significantly easier in the long run. It could improve your grades and widen your career options. English...

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