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Climate change strikes Pennsylvania’s winters

Climate change strikes Pennsylvania’s winters

Emma Liggett, FOR Editor

February 24, 2020

Winter: the time for hot chocolate, cuddling up, and plenty of activities in the snow. This winter, however, has not provided these nostalgic memories. In Washington PA, we have gotten less than 40 inches of snow. Climate change is one of the main reasons for this decline in snowfall. The average snowfa...

Hiller Crush Chain

Rachel Chase, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

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What Would Chelsea Do?

Jonathan Brodak, Feature Editor

February 4, 2020

It was an average morning in the pinewood forest. Dawn welcomed the pterosaurs to take flight into the orange skies, the ancient crocodilians to sunbathe near the various shorelines scattered throughout the forest, the mammals (our ancestors) to fall back asleep from their nocturnal hunts, and, of course...

A New Slash

January 31, 2020

To paraphrase (for legal reasons) a favorite Ron Swanson saying of mine: “Never half-commit two things; whole-commit one thing.” He is giving Leslie Knope advice on what to do whilst she is debating having two full-time jobs at once. (If you still haven’t watched Parks and Rec yet, it’s 2020,...

What New Year’s resolution(s) have you made for 2020?

Journalism I, Contributors

January 30, 2020

Carys Miller, Freshman- “To eat healthier.” Danny Towers, Freshman- “To keep my room clean.” Maddie Argo, Freshman- “To have a strong year.”   Daniel Lee, Sophomore- “Get a license, a job and find the love of my life.” Meredith Bryant, Sophomore- “To pass APUSH.” Grace ...

New Year’s resolutions slowly being broken

New Year’s resolutions slowly being broken

Holly McDonald, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions around 4,000 years ago. Even today, people are still creating New Year’s resolutions with the intention of following through. Unfortunately, many people break their resolutions before the end of January, whic...

Second semester offers fresh starts to students

Second semester offers fresh starts to students

Rachel Chase, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

As the first semester comes to an end, every student is faced with a fresh opportunity to improve their grades. But, many students are unsure of how to do any better than the previous semester. Luckily, there are several tools that students can utilize to improve in every subject.  By far, the most ...

What is the best gift you have ever received and why?

Journalism I, Contributors

December 18, 2019

Alex Noble, Freshman- “I was 8, a baking set because I wanted it for about 5 months.”   Danny Towers, Freshman- “My James Conner jersey because he’s my favorite player.”   Anderson Newlen, Freshman- “A Kodak camera in 4th grade because I have a lot of memor...

What is your favorite holiday movie and why?

Journalism I, Contributors

December 18, 2019

Henry March, Freshman-  “‘Good Luck Charlie Christmas Edition’ because it’s nostalgic.”   Julia Luzar, Freshman- “‘Christmas Vacation,’ it’s really funny. It makes me happy and reminds me of my family.”   Rayne Elling, Freshman- “‘Grinch” because ...

What Would Chelsea Do?

December 17, 2019

‘Twas the night before finals, and all through Trinity Not a student was texting, not a soul in the vicinity; Finals assigned a day before the twenty fourth, Teachers hoping their grades would rise north. Students had far too much on their mind, That not even a single sugar-plum danced inside; Minds jammed wi...

Music covers triumph over originals

Music covers triumph over originals

Morgan Kafana & Gina Gossett

December 16, 2019

As the holidays are coming around the corner, people are tuning their radios to listen to Christmas music. Taking a closer look at various Christmas songs, people start to notice how more recent artists are returning to their roots to recreate those nostalgia inducing songs filled with memories. As ...

Holiday traditions bring spirit across cultures

Holiday traditions bring spirit across cultures

Rachel Chase, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

As the year comes to a close, different cultures will celebrate winter holidays in many unique ways. Regardless of what traditions individuals choose to participate in, the spirit of the season is evident in every culture. Most commonly known are the celebrations of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. Hanuk...

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