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The legend of St. Nicolaus has mystified children for generations, but not every country celebrates him the same. From the U.S. to Asia, there are near-limitless interpretations of the benevolent Father Christmas.

Global Santas bring Christmas cheer worldwide

Emma Riddell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor December 16, 2021

For millions of children across the globe, December 24 is one of the most exciting nights of the year. They go to bed in anticipation of the next morning, hoping that their efforts to behave haven’t...

Toys upon toys will be piled up under Christmas trees on the eve of December 25. Children everywhere will be waiting to rip open the wrapping paper and see if they got the top Christmas toy of the year!

It is the Battle of the Christmas Toys: early 2000’s vs. late teens, today

Macy Comfort, Media Editor and Sports Editor December 15, 2021

Children look forward to Christmas every year. It is long awaited. The anticipation over who will get what gift and who will have the most presents under the tree is what every little kid feels leading...

On December 31, many people will gather together to celebrate New Years Eve and the end of 2021. 2022 will be a new year with new opportunities that will allow people to reflect on the past and learn from it.

Reflect on old year and prepare for New Year’s

Riley Dunn, Copy Editor and News Editor December 14, 2021

The holiday of New Year’s is a time for people to celebrate the achievements of the old year while also looking forward to the change and growth that could happen in the new year. With 2021 coming to...

The main event of the parade is Santa himself. Accompanied by elves and a bag full of presents, he officially ushers in the Christmas season!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings holiday spirit to all

Rachel Chase, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor November 19, 2021

Picture this: It’s 1924. Elephants and donkeys are paraded down the streets of New York City, the sound of band music cuts through the crowd and all is well. A group of Macy’s employees watch the parade...

Scholarships are in abundance, with so many options just a few clicks away. Take advantage of various opportunities not only nationally, but within our area, too. See some of Mr. Polettis recommendations, such as the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame scholarship on Naviance.

Searching for Scholarships

Krista Efaw, Assistant Feature Editor November 18, 2021

Senior year is filled with exciting events, plans and future decisions. Scholarships are one way to support that bright future.  Some students feel that they have no chance of being granted a scholarship...

Air pollution is one of the most dangerous pollutants to humans, especially to those with asthma or other breathing conditions. Limiting the use of fossil fuels and switching to greener energy sources are just a couple ways to decrease the toxicity of the air.

Earth’s “last best chance”: applying COP26 to national, local levels

Emma Riddell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor November 17, 2021

Climate change is an all-too real threat to the planet. Carbon emissions, deforestation and fossil fuels are just a few of the leading causes of a dangerous worldwide phenomenon that, if left unchecked,...

While there are up to 45 different varieties of pumpkins, the classic, orange jack-o-lantern pumpkin is the most likely to be found at your local pumpkin patch. Check out Simmons Farm, Trax Farms, or the Springhouse to get your picture-ready pumpkin in time for Halloween!

Fall fun! Activities offered for Washington County residents

Rachel Chase, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor October 27, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Spirit Halloween stores are popping up at every corner and costume talk is all the rage. Pumpkin patch plans are coming together, and all is leafy and bright.  Plenty...

Students who are interested in reading or psychology can find a place in the True Crime Book Club. The Club exists outside the classroom and can be a way for students to hold thoughtful discussions with their peers.

Student passion brings new True Crime Book Club to life

Riley Dunn, Copy Editor and News Editor October 26, 2021

Ah, October. Almost everyone associates this month with the holiday of Halloween, a delightfully frightening time when ghost stories are welcome and scary costumes are encouraged. With all this chatter...

Almost every single AP test consists of both a multiple choice and writing portion.

AP tests: deciding earlier, paying more

Rachel Chase, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor October 13, 2021

Each year, thousands of students across the country enroll in AP classes in preparation for the AP tests administered in early May. But, thousands more enroll uncertain of whether or not they want to take...

Due to COVID, over 17% of American Restaurants are permanently shutting down which is causing a lot of understaffing. A way to support your favorite restaurants is to order a takeout meal or even dine in!

Understaffing in restaurant business causing dilemmas

Emma Liggett, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 12, 2021

During the pandemic, restaurants faced many challenges trying to keep their businesses afloat. Many were constantly in the limbo between being shut down and then having to open back up. This caused many...

In the 2021-2022 school year Trinity students will once again have the opportunity to join clubs and become involved around the school.

Clubs return to Trinity High School

Hannah Eisiminger, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2021

After a year of limited interaction and social distancing, in-person club meetings are returning to Trinity High School for the 2021-2022 school year. The first Wednesday of each month is designated as...

Members of the Senior Homecoming Court pose for a picture. Front row: Hunter Strickland, Balie Beck, Alyssa Clutter, Kacie Gallardo, Jacqueline Hancher, Camryn McClellan and Nathan Blinco. 
Back Row: Connor Roberts, Dominic Falvo and Kyle Fetcho.

Congratulations to the 2021 Homecoming Court!

September 21, 2021

The 2021 Homecoming Court has been announced! Freshmen Representatives include Genevieve Halulko, Emma Ledger, Marco Veltri and Andrew Griffith. Sophomore Representatives include Carolyn Proudfit,...

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