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Climate change strikes Pennsylvania’s winters

This picture shows the effect of climate change at Stag Hill and how quickly it melts snow.

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...

Second semester offers fresh starts to students

Organization is vital when working towards good grades.

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 ...

Music covers triumph over originals

This classic vs remake drawing was created by Nancy Xiao.

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 ...

Top Ten Tips For Halloween

This Halloween inspired candy apple drawing made by Nancy Xiao

Gina Gossett, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2019

Don’t eat any opened candy-Although most candy is received from family and friends, be cautious, and never eat opened candy under any circumstances. Nobody knows what has happened to it if it has been opened.   Don’t eat all of your candy in one night- It’s never a good idea to eat too much candy at once...

Do’s and don’ts of high school: How to manage your four years

Morgan Kafana, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

It’s that time of year again: hallways are filled with students from all four grade levels, lockers are being opened and slammed shut and teachers are yelling at students to behave. With each new school year, there are new freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors making their way through their educati...

Seniors are diving to an end

The quote,

Maddie Spencer

May 22, 2019

An era has almost ended. An era of my mom screaming for me to wake up 50 times every morning. An era of constantly being negative ten dollars in my lunch account. But most importantly, an era of me attending high school has almost ended. Now, to be honest, I am quite confused about what I am supposed to do ...

2019 brings New Year resolutions

January 16, 2019

New Year resolutions are common for people who want to better themselves.  They include goals to break bad habits, change appearances or to even rid past mistakes. With a quick Google search, you can find that the definition of resolution is a firm decision to do something or to avoid doing something. Pe...

How early is too early to celebrate Christmas?

Morgan Kafana, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018

As the holiday season quickly approaches, traditions such as decorating the outdoors with lights, hanging stockings, putting up the tree, baking sweet treats and watching holiday movies are all things that need to be done. To begin, the holiday season is filled with great memories of opening gifts and r...

Seniors sense stress as college draws closer

Students succumb to the stress of applying to college.

Maria Cimino

November 2, 2018

College applications and scholarships and financial aid, oh my! The beginning months of the school year are always stressful for everyone, but for seniors, it’s a whole different beast. Throughout high school, students are followed by the underlying theme of “this is all so that you will get into a ...

Trinity undergoes parking changes

Trinity undergoes parking changes

Maddie Spencer, Editorial Editor

October 3, 2018

Trinity students and faculty are having to adjust to new parking requirements.  In previous years, student drivers parked behind the gymnasium and the teachers parked in the front lot.  However, this year the students and teachers have swapped spots, mainly due to safety concerns. Mr. Samosky, principal,...

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