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YouTube Aims to Increase Ads

Alexander Mihalyov, Reporter October 30, 2023

YouTube has had a long history of being an ad-supported video hosting platform. Owned by Alphabet (Google), it has been very successful, making nearly $30 billion in revenue as of 2021. Even with all...

Coming into the 2023-24 school year at Dallastown, there are some strange things that have happened. People come and go, and the office tries to adapt to the changes that have happened.

A Wave Of Change

Jay Zell, Reporter October 25, 2023

It has been a strange start at Dallastown for the 2023-24 school year in the high school's main office. While every year there are new faces, over this past summer, the DHS administration underwent...

Rebecca Wisocky walks the picket line in solidarity as the SAG-AFTRA strike continues.

SAG-AFTRA Strike Hits Close To Home

Taylor Hicks, Sports Editor in Chief October 23, 2023

On July 13, 2023, the film and television industry took a traumatic turn.  The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) joined the Writers Guild of America...

This is a preview of the 24 aerial view senior class photo. The class also took a photo in the newly renovated grandstand.

The First of Many

Isabella Wilkinson, Social Media Editor October 16, 2023

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Dallastown seniors filed into the new stands of Wildcat Stadium to capture their class photo, but it wasn't just a normal class photo. This was the first-ever class to be documented...

This large banner in our High School gymnasium, displays our new mantra, Fiercely Committed. Created by input from students, community members, and school personnel.

Stand Out, Be Loud, Be A Wildcat

Ava Sanders, Reporter October 4, 2023

It's on spirit wear, posters, and just about every single sign in the parking lot. “Fiercely Committed.” What exactly does this new “mantra” seen just about everywhere around Dallastown actually...

Dallastown families enjoy the new accessible seating that the American Legion Field at Wildcat Stadium. ADA compliance was one of the most important aspects of the stadium renovation.

From Crumbled to Compliant

Addysen Craumer, Reporter September 21, 2023

From crumbling concrete to sturdy cement, Dallastown’s American Legion Field at Wildcat Stadium has undergone various renovations over the past few months, earning the right to call it ADA compliant.  ADA...

The Peppermint Project is accepting donations via Go Fund Me to support their mission of supporting breast cancer patients.

The Peppermint Project

Kirsten Raab , Reporter September 12, 2023

Donating to charity can be very intimidating. There are millions to choose from worldwide, and people often question if the charities they donate to are valid. However, donating to charity is a good way...

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...

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...

Two Seniors collect their caps, gowns, and cords for 2023 graduation. Handouts were done on Thursday, April 20 during lunch in the lobby as Seniors count the days until their high school career ends and a new life begins.

Class of 2023 Updates

Millie Bahn and Cassidy Gable April 28, 2023

Thursday, April 20, the day the Senior Class of 2023 received their caps and gowns, marked the start of the end-of-the-year events that graduating seniors look forward to.  As new traditions are formed...

The 2023 Video Production Club crew that represented Dallastown at the Student Television Network National Convention in Long Beach, CA.

From Coast to Coast

Trent Spangler, Reporter March 31, 2023

Ladies and gentlemen, Southwest Airlines welcomes you to Los Angeles, California. The local time is 6:17 p.m. and the temperature is approximately 60° Fahrenheit.  Twenty-seven students from the Dallastown...

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