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Did you know?  Pound cake, Mr. Modrak's favorite family recipe, is widely believed to have originated in the 1700s.

Teacher Talk: remembering family recipes

Emma Riddell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor November 23, 2020

As the holiday season approaches, many people turn to the recipe box to find their favorite family dishes. These recipes can evoke fond memories and nostalgia. A few teachers at the high school shared...

Ms. Smith, smiles for a picture in the science wing.

Q&A with Ms. Smith

Emma Liggett, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 22, 2020

Q: Would you ever teach a biology class? If so, why? A: I’m a special ed teacher with a degree in social studies, but biology is growing on me. Q: Why did you decide to co-teach at Trinity? A:...

Welcoming Ms. Kinney

Kayla Denke, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 16, 2019

Ms. Kinney is a new member of the Trinity staff and is not only a special education teacher but also a co-teacher in Mr. Swarrow’s eleventh-grade and Ms. Shaw’s twelfth-grade English classes. Kinney...

Trinity's new art instructor poses in front of the wall in the art room.

Q & A with Mr. Merchant: Trinity welcomes new illustrative instructor

Emma Liggett, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 29, 2019

Q: Did you like art in high school? Why or why not? A:Yes, because it’s the only thing I was good at. Q: What was your major in college and why? A: Illustration because I loved the way that...

Dr. Demian smiles in his new office at THS.

Dr. Demian begins new role as assistant principal

Emma Malinak, Co-Editor-in-Chief and News Editor September 26, 2019

As the 2019-2020 school year begins, Trinity High School has the important job of welcoming a new assistant principal, Dr. Demian. With his years of leadership experience and his excitement to become a...

Dawson and her daughter take a selfie together at the Kids Marathon in Pittsburgh.

Dawson runs her way into marathon status

Morgan Kafana, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2018

In school, students are only able to see one side of teachers. Students often hear that teachers lead a busy life outside the classroom but never really get the chance to know what exactly they do when...

Swarrow has been writing for 25 years and hits his latest spooky story out of the park.

“Naked Truth:” A Short Story

Brandon Swarrow October 29, 2018

Brian rounds corner after corridor, room after room after room. Eyes wide, round like golf balls, he saunters through and swooshes by each different room. He sniffs the sticky air, the smell of hot...

Swim coach, Mr. Modrak, dabs in excitement for PSLs!

New year bring new potential…and Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

Mr. Luke Modrak October 5, 2018

Come mid-August each year, there’s a certain sensation of absolute disgust that trickles in one’s throat. An alarm set for the ungodly hour of 5:30 A.M. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The first homeroom bell...

Boczar interacts with her students while passing out review worksheets for the next test.  Her bubbly personality is always making her students smile.

Boczar, new History teacher, writes her way into Trinity’s history

Caitlyn Scott October 3, 2018

Caitlyn Scott sits down with new History teacher, Lauren Boczar, and learns about her transition to Trinity High School. Q: What made you want to become a teacher? A: I really enjoyed my history...

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