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Members of the Team York, a Special Olympics tennis team gather for their team photo at Wisehaven Tennis Center. Dallastown teacher Mrs. Gable is the coach of the team and many DHS students volunteer to help with the program.

More Than Just a Sport

Kirsten Raab , Freelance Reporter June 1, 2023

For some people, tennis is just a sport or an activity to take up time. For other athletes, it’s a place to belong. The Special Olympics tennis team in York County has people of all ages. Each...

A Worldwide Service Organization in our Backyard

A Worldwide Service Organization in our Backyard

Maxwell McCormick, Reporter June 1, 2023

The Rotary is one of the largest organizations in the world with a network of over 1.4 million people globally. Founded by Paul Harris in 1905, it is now known as the oldest and largest service organization....

This series takes a  look at four girls while they were high school students at Dallastown in four different decades.

Day in The Life of a Dallastown Student- Part 4

Delaney Fisher, Reporter June 1, 2023

This is the fourth part in a four-part series examining the life of students at Dallastown through the decades.  Use the link below to read the previous articles.  Introduction:  The more things...

 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...

A Night Under the Stars

Compiled by Staff May 24, 2023

There was a chance of rain in the forecast for this year's Blue Carpet, but the seniors, dressed their best, made it into the building just as the skies turned dark. The theme for this year's prom was...

After a day of travel and an hour of pole dancing, Reporter Maxwell McCormick poses in the studio that taught them the basics: Awakenings in Manayunk, Philadelphia.

Empowering or Erotic?

Maxwell McCormick, Reporter May 21, 2023

As a journalist, I am always on the lookout for stories that push me out of my comfort zone. So when I heard about pole dancing about a year ago, my interest was piqued. Often associated with strip clubs...

The Creative Writing Club celebrates 4 years of the Dallastown Review.

Creative Writing Club: Spotlight on the “Dallastown Review”

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin May 21, 2023

Dallastown High School offers students many chances to explore their hobbies and to improve skills in other interests they have through the various clubs offered either during Wildcat periods or after...

In the first-ever Mr. DHS pageant in 2011, senior Stephen Payne was crowned by Student Council member Teri Shaffer. The first event raised money for Olivias House, a local grief counseling center.

The Past–and Questionable Future–of Mr. DHS

Cassidy Gable, Reporter May 18, 2023

Talent shows and beauty competitions usually spark a specific image in people’s heads: cute little kids, often Honey Boo Boo-esque, dressed in their fascist of clothes performing their lifelong talent...

Fashion club advisor, Mrs. Guttridge, as well as students in front of The Button in the Fashion District. This was taken before they got a guided tour of the district.

Trendy Teens Takeover NYC

Jade Bradenbaugh, Reporter May 10, 2023

Dallastown Fashion Club embarked on a new adventure on April 20. The Big Apple. Almost 50 DHS  students with an interest in fashion visited New York City for the day. They were joined by a separate...

Kylie Tauzin recently attained her Girl Scout Gold Award, completing her vest of badges.

Girl Scout Gets Gold

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter April 27, 2023

Most of us know the Girl Scouts because of their annual cookie sale fundraiser, but the organization, founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, does much more than sell cookies door-to-door.  When...

Olivia Lowry holding up her Lincoln-Douglas Debate state champion plaque outside of Bloomsburg University.

Lowry Brings Home the Gold

Morgan Thaler and Jade Bradenbaugh April 27, 2023

Dedication isn’t a question for Olivia Lowry, a current student at Dallastown Area High School. Although she’s filled her schedule, and is a very busy teenager in and outside of school, she still...

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