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Thankful for teachers

Alexa Davis, Asst. Features/Copy Editor May 25, 2021

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week fell from May 3 through May 7. Teacher Appreciation Week was first recommended in 1953 by Eleanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt asked Congress to make an official day to celebrate...

Juniors Alexis Rinere and Emily Frashure show off their arms after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on April 19.

Valued vaccine

Sarah Levenson, Managing Editor May 25, 2021

Now that a vast majority of adults and elderly people who wanted or needed the COVID vaccine have been able to receive it, the youths’ time for the shot has come. On April 13, the Pennsylvania Department...

According to studies, getting enough sleep is important for brain function.

Children, teens actually need more sleep than adults

Alexandra Mizzelle, Asst. Sports Editor May 25, 2021

The best time to wake up and be productive depends on the person's bodyclock. There are morning people who can wake up early and not be extremely tired and there are some people who wake up at one in the...

Sophomore Julia (left) and junior Renae Mohrbacher (right) enjoy a sunset on Lake
Erie with their mother, Kristie (center), in August of 2019.

Summer is in the air

Paige Young, Asst. News Editor May 25, 2021

As one of the most unforgettable school years begins to wrap up, students are excited and looking forward to the upcoming summer. Last year was a summer not many people expected to have. Due to COVID-19,...

The 2020-2021 school year was defined by several modes of instruction, mask mandates and social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students reflect on past year

Kaylee Ostrowski, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, students are eager for summer to finally arrive. While impatiently awaiting for that final bell to ring, students should also take time to reflect on...

Many teens have turned to social media as an outlet during the pandemic, teens continue to use social media as a way to connect to others.

Socially interacting

Brigette Richard, Social Media Director April 30, 2021

During quarantine, teenagers have been spending much more time on social media than they did before March 2020. With doing online school for so long, it has been so much easier to be on social media throughout...

Staying inside and watching and listening to rain pound against the window is one of
many reasons people enjoy rainy days so much.

Let it rain

Sarah Levenson, Managing Editor April 30, 2021

Picture this: You wake up in the morning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to the sound of rain pounding against your window. Classes or work are virtual, so you have nowhere to go and nothing to do, just an...

On April 4, many people across the world spent their second Easter at home due to COVID-19.

Easter plans canceled due to pandemic

Mikalah Smith, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Many think of Easter as family gatherings and egg hunts. This year, Easter looked a little different while social distancing due to COVID-19.  As kids and teens woke up Easter morning running and searching...

Standing proud, Skylar Scobbo, Anthony Battaglia, Luke Snavely, Connor Tavern and
fellow students online pose for a picture holding their certificates and medals from the PA DECA Championships.

Advancing to the next level

Jessica Majors, Photo Editor March 26, 2021

After a little bit over a month of preparation, 15 DECA students advanced from Districts to the State Competition in their respective categories. While these students were looking forward to packing up...

President Joe Biden signs executive orders on immigration Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s first days

Alexa Davis, Asst. Features/Copy Editor March 26, 2021

Since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration on Jan. 20, the Biden administration has made some notable changes in the United States. Within only the first few months of his presidency, Biden has...

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