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Three schools, two countries, one person: Devanshi Joshi

Three schools, two countries, one person: Devanshi Joshi

Breea Gray

March 15, 2019


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The prerogative of every secondary institution is to prepare students both in academics and societal challenges near and far. Trinity High School has expanded the Foreign Exchange Program within recent years to include students from diverse backgrounds among them Germany, Brazil, and as of recently, Ind...

Q&A with Mrs. Berty

Q&A with Mrs. Berty

Jonathan Brodak

March 14, 2019


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Q: How long have you been teaching at Trinity? A: For Decades!   Q: What classes do you teach? A: I teach Honors Debate 1, 2, 3, 4; Honors Writing; Journalism 1; Public Speaking; English 9; and Advanced Public Speaking.   Q: What college did you attend? What was your major? ...

Student of the month: March

Student of the month: March

March 5, 2019


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It is our pleasure to nominate Julia Faust as March’s THS Student of the Month. I have known Julia throughout her high school career and based on what I’ve seen in regards to her grades, attendance, and class participation, she is nothing short of exceptional. She is a very fast learner, she a...

Pet of the month- February

Pet of the month- February

Jonathan Brodak

February 28, 2019


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This horse’s name is Allie, and she is owned by junior Taylor Staub. Allie is a white Kabardian Horse who is 16 years old. Allie has a fascinating story: she was born in Germany but was brought across the Atlantic Ocean, and now resides here in the United States! Allie can be pretty particular about ...

Q&A with Mr. Poletti

Q&A with Mr. Poletti

Maddie Spencer, Editorial Editor

February 28, 2019


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Q: What classes are you currently teaching? A:  “American Government and Sociology”   Q: How long have you been teaching at Trinity? A:  “I have been teaching for four years at Trinity.”   Q: What is your favorite class to teach and why? A:  “Sociology. Developing...

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Chemistry

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Chemistry

Mrs. Frazee

February 27, 2019


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All I really need to know, I learned in Chemistry. All I really need to know about how to think and what to do and how to solve, I learned in Chemistry. Stoichiometry was not in the free-response section of the Advanced Placement Exam, but there in the classroom at high school. These are the things th...

He said, she said

He said, she said

McKenna Hoffman, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Mya Question Matt At Olive Garden (one of the most awkward things I've ever been through) and then we went to his house and made slime. Where and what was your first date? Olive Garden and my house.  We ate then made a gallon of slime. Good hugs and being silly with each other. W...

Pet of the Month – January

Pet of the Month – January

February 4, 2019


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Eli is an 1800 pound Black Angus cow, owned by Senior Cailey Dahlquist. Dahlquist has had Eli for two years and shown her at numerous animal shows across the country. Eli has received quite a few accolades including Reserve Champion Angus in the 2018 PA Farm Junior show and Supreme Champion Female at ...

Student of the month: February

Student of the month: February

February 4, 2019


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It is my pleasure to nominate Joshua Conkle as THS Student of the Month for February. I have had the pleasure of working with Joshua Conkle over the course of the past three and a half years in the General Agriculture Program and FFA here at Trinity High School. He has an energetic personality a...

Q & A with Coach Mac

Q & A with Coach Mac

Morgan Kafana, Feature Editor

January 29, 2019


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How many years have you been teaching? I’ve been teaching for 22 years. Have you taught at any other schools? If so which ones? I taught at Chartiers Houston for six years and in North Carolina for one. What college did you attend? The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ...

Trinity’s STEAM team prepares for takeoff at their first competition

Trinity’s STEAM team prepares for takeoff at their first competition

Jonathan Brodak

January 29, 2019


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Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, or as most students call it, STEAM, is an area of study that many teachers and parents are pushing their children toward. One way Trinity supports students who are interested in this field is by providing the STEAM team. The STEAM team is a compe...

Julia Chakos receives KDKA Extra Effort Award

Julia Chakos receives KDKA Extra Effort Award

Makenzie Marino, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019


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Each week, KDKA presents their “Extra Effort Award” to a student athlete in Western Pennsylvania who excels in academics, athletics and community service.  Out of 210 applicants the week of January 21, 2019, Trinity Senior Julia Chakos was selected. This is the third year in a row that Trinity...

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