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Students forget about aspects of college

Drew VonScio, Copy Editor

May 23, 2019


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As the deadline of May 1 has come and gone, a large amount of stress has been removed from seniors. No more studying for the SAT and ACT and no more application essays. Students have chosen the school that best suits them for a multitude of reasons, but might not be as ready as they think they are. ...

Seniors’ graduation approaches

Seniors’ graduation approaches

Rachel Chase, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019


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As June 7 approaches quickly, 252 seniors are preparing to bid farewell to high school. Many are feeling a mix of emotions. Julia Faust said “Graduation is like the end of an era to me.” Gio Bartolotto said he feels “closure and readiness,” and that he feels graduation will bring “fr...

Students going in different directions

Students going in different directions

Krista Lebar, Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2019


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Now that graduation season is here and senioritis has kicked in, seniors are focused on one thing and one thing only: college. Some students tend to stay local and go to college an hour away, but others want to branch out to different states. Nine times out of ten, children tell their parents that they wa...

MacTaggart wins national scholarship

MacTaggart wins national scholarship

Maria Cimino, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019


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Each school year, the Trinity High School National Honor Society supplies its members with several scholarship opportunities for college. One of these scholarships, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (the NASSP), is highly competitive and, up until this year, no Tri...

Kody Oravetz brings history back to life

Kody Oravetz brings history back to life

Gina Gossett

May 21, 2019


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On May 1 at the Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA, Senior Kody Oravetz won second place and a scholarship in The 2019 Waldman International creative writing essay contest. The contest was available to students in grades 6-12  to compete for academic scholarships. The students were asked to wr...

Seniors stress about Saturday make-up day

Seniors stress about Saturday make-up day

McKenna Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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On an early Saturday morning after a long, stressful week at school, the typical high school student would usually opt to sleep in, get breakfast with their friends or even take an early shift at their job.  However, on Saturday, May 25, seniors will have to free up their busy Saturday morning to attend...

Berty wins 2019 Pittsburgh Adviser of the Year Award

Berty wins 2019 Pittsburgh Adviser of the Year Award

Drew VonScio, Copy Editor

April 12, 2019


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The Trinity Leadership Committee (TLC) is proud to announce that Trinity's own Mrs. Mary Ann Berty is the recipient of the 2019 Pittsburgh Adviser of the Year Award for the Students in Action program of the Jefferson Award Foundation. This is Berty's second straight year receiving the award. To be...

Inhibition in recycling leads to innovation in communities

Inhibition in recycling leads to innovation in communities

Breea Gray

April 11, 2019


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Townships across the United States are seeing the effects of international politics as efforts for recycling decrease amidst an overall increase in environmental contamination from trash. Washington County’s collection and regulation is controlled by Waste Management which has decided to decrease recycl...

Admissions scandal still affects teenage influencers

Maria Cimino, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019


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Since March 12 of this year, social media and news coverages alike have been swamped with the latest details on what is being christened the “2019 College Scandal” where over 50 people have been accused of paying for their children to get into prestigious universities around the country. Among t...

Clock begins ticking toward election time

Clock begins ticking toward election time

March 29, 2019


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In a little more than a year-and-a-half, the 2020 presidential election will commence and United States voters will fulfill their civic duty and determine the next leader of the country. Over the recent weeks, several familiar faces in the political realm have announced their intentions to run for Pre...

Trinity congratulates Scholastic art, writing winners

Trinity congratulates Scholastic art, writing winners

Morgan Kafana, Feature Editor

March 29, 2019


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When some students hear the words art and writing, they let out a long sigh and roll their eyes. However, for students like Emma Malinak and Chelsea Johns, art and writing are a talent that they welcome rather than run from. Sophomore Emma Malinak first found out about the Scholastic Art and Writing cont...

Trinity nurses receive generous donations

Trinity nurses receive generous donations

Kenna Hoffman

March 28, 2019


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On March 22, the Federal Credit Union (FCU) graciously donated supplies to the Trinity elementary schools.  Trinity High School nurse, Mrs. McClure, commented on the generosity of the FCU. McClure exclaimed, “They were so kind to call us and ask us what we needed and then for their staff to colle...

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