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Junior Lilyanna Muniz is pointing to her moneyless pockets on the last day of school, right before summer vacation.

Solo Summertime Vacation Ventures

Brooke Jordan , Reporter June 7, 2022

Before summer vacation begins we are always faced with the question of what our plans for the summer will be.  Will it be going to the beach, going to camp, going to the movies, hanging out with friends?...

DAHS junior Brooklyn Orr performing a ramp trick on April 30,  2022. Brookyln has been skating for 6 years.

Behind the Scenes at Reid Menzer

Gia Elliot, reporter June 1, 2022

Precision, each photo requires it. So much goes into each photo, and so much outside of it. Reid Menzer Memorial Skate Park in York was built to honor the Menzer's family 14-year-old son Reid who passed...

Here is a great view at Chickies Rock, with the beautiful rocks and water on display. It is just one of many worthwhile places to visit in Lancaster.

5 Summer Spots To Visit in Lancaster County

Sophia Ahrens, Reporter May 24, 2022

Looking for fun things to do over the summer but don't know where to go? I recommend taking a day trip and spending some time in Lancaster County. From its small unique businesses in the city, art...

Three Gothic Novels for Summer Reading

Three Gothic Novels for Summer Reading

Charlotte Van Haren, Reporter May 19, 2022

This school year, I read three books: first was Frankenstein, then was Slaughterhouse-Five, and finally Crime and Punishment. They’re all considered classics with Gothic and deranged writing styles,...

Anastasia represents an engrossing adventure through chic, and exquisite costuming.

Anastasia’s Foundation of Fashion

Sophia Caltagirone, Reporter May 17, 2022

The inspiration for a production like "Anastasia" needed memorable ingenuity. Dallastown performing arts needed a creative vision to bring Anya’s compelling journey to life through fashion, and 1986...

A Chilean wall mural  of the notorious Femme Fatale, Catwoman. The Femme Fatale is a mischievous woman who uses her seductive nature to get what she wants.

Female Character Tropes Perpetuate Harmful Ideas

Brooke Jordan , Reporter May 17, 2022

As a young girl, I loved seeing powerful females on my screen. Headstrong women like Princess Tiana inspired me to achieve whatever I wanted in life, just like she did with opening her own restaurant.  We...

First ever Night of Jazz closed the night out performing a combined piece on stage with about 70 students.

The Night of Jazz

Ashley Kenney, Reporter May 9, 2022

Historically, the middle school and high school music programs at have not collaborated together for a concert, but that all changed on April 28.  The first official Night of Jazz was held in the middle...

Consisting of about 20 stores, the Queensgate Towne Center is located on the north side of Springwood Road in York, Pennsylvania.

Putting the Quality in Queensgate

Desirae Laurino, Reporter May 6, 2022

Every Dallastown student knows the dreadful time of figuring out what to do and where to go with friends. However, little do they know there's an entire shopping center full of activities just five...

The season of awards are upon us, and our favorite public figures are receiving the necessary recognition for their talent. However, the night starts off with their personal styles being showcased on the red carpet. From chic, to grunge, to artsy, celebrities gave the world  a glimpse of quality fashion.

Award Show Season Spotlight: Red Carpet Edition

Sophia Caltagirone, Reporter April 29, 2022

We all know award shows are about recognizing the success within the entertainment industry. However, one of the main focuses of the ceremony is actually not the ceremony at all, it's the previous event:...

A talented artist and producer, Kanye West collaborates with many well-known artists.

Kanye’s Genius Overshadowed by Drama

Freddie Williams, Reporter April 25, 2022

Kanye West. A name surrounded by drama and chaos. From interrupting Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs to his failed marriage to Kim Kardashian his questionable Tweets, Kanye has become the subject of lots...

The first novel of the Divergent trilogy, was published ten years ago during the dystopian novel surge. It doesnt stand the test of time.

Delving Into Divergent

Charlotte Van Haren, Reporter April 20, 2022

The 2010s, a time in every book lover's mind known as the dystopian novel takeover. It all began with the Hunger Games. A modern classic with a diverse and ever-churning plot that kept readers on edge...

Fashion clubs visited local shop, m.elene, on March 22. In the right is a member of the fashion club.

Keep Your Closet Green

Giavanna Elliot, reporter April 5, 2022

With the awareness brought to fast fashion, people are constantly looking for better alternatives for their closets. More and more people are trying to bring an end to fast fashion and its harmfulness...

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