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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...

A student spends time in prayer during a club meeting.

Prayers for Prayer Club

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter March 31, 2023

Have you ever arrived at school in mid-September and wondered why there were a group of students and teachers circled around the main flagpole? Maybe you’ve heard singing coming from the science...

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...

Singer, songwriter, and 2023 Super Bowl Halftime performer Rihanna.

Over the Top or Underwhelming?

Brooke Jordan, Reporter March 3, 2023

From jokes like “Rihanna concert interrupted by a football game. Weird but whatever” printed onto t-shirts to memes of the incoming dancers in their white suits, the Super Bowl halftime show is annually...

The sun begins to rise before Dallastown students enter school early to start their day.

The Cost of Starting High School Later

Brooke Jordan , Reporter February 14, 2023

I wake up in the morning running off of five hours of sleep, shuffling through the dark to find my phone to hit the snooze button. I, like most teenagers, get less than the required eight to ten hours...

There are many great places to walk in York County, including York Township Park which is a 1.2 mile loop.

The Wonders of Walking

Delaney Fisher, Reporter February 14, 2023

From CrossFit to Zumba to Peloton to the 12-3-30, every year there seems to be a new exercise trend to try.  However, there is one exercise trend that I believe everyone should implement into their...

From Week 10 of the NFL Season featuring the Washington Commanders at the Philadelphia Eagles from Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 14, 2022. (All-Pro Reels / Joe Glorioso) Jalen Hurts 11-14-22 (cropped) by All-Pro Reels is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Young Quarterback Revolution

Evan Atwood, Reporter February 13, 2023

As players like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Joe Burrow continue their domination over the NFL, one conclusion can be reached: if you want to win in the NFL, get yourself the best young quarterback...

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...

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...

Dallastown student wearing black the Tasman Ugg slippers while walking in the hall.

What Teens Really Want for the Holiday

Brooke Jordan, Reporter January 3, 2023

While not everyone might not get Taylor Swift tickets, here are the most requested gifts among teenagers. As the holidays knock on the door and travel down the chimney, students are lost as to what...

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