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This is one of the official promotional posters for Lokis second season. Its final, amazing episode aired on Thursday, Nov. 9,  to generally favorable reviews.

Free Will, Magic, and Paradoxes: A Loki Season 2 Review

JD Prelich, Reporter November 28, 2023

Recently, the second season of Loki finished. Many people, like myself, expected it to be horrible, like the rest of Marvel's more recent movies and TV shows. I, however, was pleasantly surprised by...

Bonnie, Freddy, and Chica; all made by Jim Hensons Creature Shop, line the center stage for their debut film

Five Nights at Freddy’s: A Return to Our Childhood

Bryce Keller and Ollie Williams November 21, 2023

Since the franchise’s debut in 2014, the famous video game; “Five Nights at Freddy's,” has circulated Hollywood with hopes of being a movie– until now.  Though many of the featured characters...

Leonardo DiCaprio offers his hand to Lily Gladstone on the set of  The Killers of the Flower Moon. Scorsese shines a light on their characters unhealthy love  thats existent for nefarious proposes.

Scorsese’s Next Masterpiece?

Bryce Keller, Reporter November 3, 2023

Despite being 80 years old, Martin Scorsese has not slowed down on creating films. The director, best known for “Taxi Driver” and “The Wolf of Wall Street", has recently added “Killers of the...

A spooky jack olantern, almost as spooky as the horror movies releasing in fall 2023.

Fear Frenzy

Dillon Minck, Reporter October 20, 2023

Halloween hasn't always meant horror and getting your fear fest on. As years went by, horror during Halloween has been being recognized more and more, and for those hardcore horror fans, the way they love...

Here are many sets of dice that are used for playing D&D in the Tabletop Gamers Club.

Dungeons and Dragons: The Game of Your Dreams

Austin Shipley, Reporter October 18, 2023

Years ago, Dungeons & Dragons was frowned upon by the masses. But now in 2023, many people around the world including some students in Dallastown, see this game as a safe place to be creative and embrace...

All three of the Kizumonogatari movie posters made to advertise the films releases.

“Kizumonogatari” : The most bizarre film trilogy you’ve never heard of.

Alexander Mihalyov, Reporter October 16, 2023

"The Monogatari Series"; a series very few outside Japan know the name of, is one of the greatest stories of all time. It is written by Nisio Isin the author who won the 23rd Mephisto Prize, a prize...

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.

All Rights Reserved

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...

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