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Dallastown teachers Barb Holtz Myers (left) and Heather Lehman (right) collaborated on the childrens book Five Second Rule. Myers wrote the story and Lehman illustrated.

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JD Prelich, Reporter September 25, 2023

After months of writing, rewriting, and illustrating, two Dallastown teachers, Barb Holtz Myers and Heather Lehman, have finally made their dream of becoming published authors a reality. Their book,...

The DPAC crew hard at work rehearsing the fall play.

Lights, Curtains, Action!

Bryce Keller, Reporter September 20, 2023

The members of the Dallastown Performing Arts Club (DPAC) banded together to vote on their selected fall play. Only one made it through…  This year's fall play will be titled Merry Men, which will...

Dallastown at Eras

Dallastown at Eras

Jade Bradenbaugh and Morgan Thaler September 7, 2023

Over 200,000 fans total flooded Lincoln Financial Field throughout a 3-night long sold-out show, Taylor Swift’s acclaimed “hometown show” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A few of her fans were...

Lead actors standing at the front of the stage performing Legally Blonde.

Legally Blonde at Dallastown

June 1, 2023

Curtains closed, the audience stood, cheers erupted, a standing ovation, and just like that, all the hours of hard work paid off. For Dallastown Area High School, April 13 marked the opening night of...

 Mr. Zelgers father along with Mr. Zelgers son play on lanes of Lion Bowl, a place where Zelger himself grew up.

The Zelgers’ Generational Legacy

Millie Bahn, Reporter June 1, 2023

From strutting down the bowling lane to strutting down the halls of Dallastown Area High School, Mr. Zelger is not just the head coach for DHS’s Bowling Team.  Zelger is the outcome of his family's...

Edgin (Chirs Pine) and Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) betrayed by Forge (Hugh Grant) at the Climax of the Film

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Trent Spangler, Reporter April 14, 2023

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is Paramount's latest film. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein who are best known for directing the 2015 film Vacation. As a fan...

The Australian cartoon Bluey is intended for kids, but has captured the attention of an older audience.

Bluey– Not Just for Kids

Millie Bahn, Reporter April 14, 2023

From bonding family moments to innocent child’s play, Bluey is a show primarily targeted at children. So why are older, more- mature audiences drawn to this Australian-slice-of-life cartoon? Bluey...

Dickerson takes classic fairy tales and makes them real, giving each well-known character a beautiful story and a strong background of faith.

Lydia’s Literary Loves – Melanie Dickerson

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter April 14, 2023

My love of Melanie Dickerson’s books started with my own short stories. I shared a few of my historical fiction novellas, chock full of adventure and romance, with my best friend, and she asked if...

The elegant and eye-catching cover of the novel.

Dark, Queer, and Twisted

Charlotte Van Haren, Reporter March 29, 2023

*This article contains spoilers for the novel A Lesson in Vengeance Picture this.  You’re a young woman, sent by your wealthy parents to a gaunt and haunted boarding school in the forested hills...

Book Babbles: Season 2, Episode 2

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin March 10, 2023

Take a chance or pass?   In this new episode of Book Babbles, hear how Alex and Janel learned about true risk as they examined the mystery and thriller novel The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn...

Little Women - One of the best classic novels, has been loved by many for over 150 years.

Lydia’s Literary Loves – Little Women

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter January 3, 2023

Little Women. A timeless novel about four sisters growing up in Concord, Massachusetts amidst the American Civil War.  This story was first published in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott, born to educated...

2022 Poetry Out Loud participants smiling for photos during the awards ceremony.

Poetry Out Loud: 2022

Janel Stump, Reporter December 20, 2022

The annual Poetry Out Loud competition returned for its 14th year in the high school’s theater room on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.  The competition returned in-person for the first time after 2 years of being...

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