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The wreaths were placed over the entrances of each side of town welcoming everyone to the festive decorations.

Lighting up this Past Holiday Season

Janel Stump, Reporter January 25, 2023

A new year marks a fresh start and often new changes.  Some of these changes were even seen as early as the holidays season when downtown Dallastown got brand new decorations. The new lights that...

Crumbl cookies come in the recognizable pink box. After many different box options, they narrowed it down to the famous pink box.

Crumbl Craze Takes on Dallastown

Delaney Fisher, Editor January 23, 2023

York County can finally taste the craze that they’ve only been able to see on screen. The TikTok famous cookie chain Crumbl recently opened their doors in York County, marking the first location in the...

People remember that in the fall we gain an hour by falling back.

Changing Hours and The Fight to Keep Time

Addy Thaler, Reporter January 17, 2023

There has been a debate, since March 2022, about whether the U.S. should continue daylight saving time, or change one more time on Nov. 5, and keep it that way. Most people think that daylight saving time...

Turnbull shoots for a takedown in a match during his high school wrestling career.

Former Dallastown Wrestler Making a Career as a Writer

Evan Atwood, Reporter January 13, 2023

Dallastown graduate Cael Turnbull is a writer for Heavyweight Nation, a national wrestling news site, and is a reporter for The  Philadelphia Rebels, a junior hockey team in Philadelphia. But how did...

Dallastown junior Riya Agarwal using the design program, Adobe Illustrator.

Design Your Future

Carolyn Fuller, Reporter January 10, 2023

Although Dallastown has a variety of clubs to offer, some students still don’t find their interests being met. Junior Riya Agarwal had been thinking about creating a graphic design club. So, that’s...

These three Dallastown graduates have taken their experiences with Mini-THON and applied them to their work with Penn States THON.

Keeping up the Fight for Childhood Cancer

Delaney Fisher, Reporter January 4, 2023

The countdown to Dallastown’s 2023 Mini-THON is on with only 58 days to go! But, there wouldn’t be any Mini-THONS without Penn State’s THON. Mini-THONs introduce students to THON. THON is a student...

Natalies Type 1 Life

Natalie’s Type 1 Life

Emily Smith, Reporter December 19, 2022

Junior Natalie Stone has been afflicted by Type 1 diabetes since she was too young to completely understand what was happening to her. She did understand one thing though.  “I was leaving the...

The Chinese Culture Club uses clever design to incoportate the schools logo with Chinese symbols.

Spotlight on… Chinese Culture Club

December 2, 2022

Dallastown strives to make everyone feel welcomed and included by promoting the components of CARES (Compassionate, ) Accountable, Respectful, Ethical, Service-Minded) through its many clubs and activities. Each...

The old loading dock next to route 30 has became one of the most popular skate spots in York. It is  not much, but it is a great spot that has cover. Even though it does not look like much, many Dallastown students are regulars of the spot.

Let’s Skate Year Round

December 1, 2022

As it starts to cool down outside, and winter is right around the corner, it is skater's last chance to hit the skate park before it’s time to hit the slopes.  With snow and the freezing cool weather...

All the schools were lined up right before competing in a cone flip relay for the start of the 2022 Battle of the Buildings.

Battle of the Buildings: 2022

Isabella Wilkinson and Taylor Hicks November 21, 2022

The Battle of the Buildings is a fan-favorite fundraising event to benefit the Dallastown Educational Foundation. Teachers from the various buildings along with high school students competed against...

Class graduate of 1986 and now current Dallastown high school teacher, Mr. Ilyes, gives his speech in front of his class on graduation night out in the parking lot due to track renovations.

Remembering a Parking Lot Graduation

Olivia Brenneman and Jocelyn Markel November 18, 2022

While Dallastown’s Class of 2023 is frustrated that they are unable to have a traditional Wildcat Stadium graduation, they are not the only DHS seniors that were unable to get their diploma on their...

Common Grounds coffee shop in Dallastown offers an exclusive, hands-on experience of the workforce for special education students.

Common Grounds – “REACHing” For Success

Ainsley Ellis, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 14, 2022

Most Dallastown students have probably driven by it. Common Grounds Coffee shop on Main Street uses a pun on coffee terminology and an enticing sign to lure in caffeine lovers.  What may not be as...

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