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Biographical flicks that are featured in the collage include Elvis the 2022 film, Bohemian Rhapsody, and House of Gucci.

The Big Bang of Biopics

Clara Anile, Reporter September 22, 2022

Two years into the 20s has overflown our senses of nostalgia and familiarity with the comfort of revisiting people from the past.  Biographical films are to thank for this.  Renowned personalities...

Paper copy of the novel Where the Crawdads Sing featuring the Reese Witherspoon book club stamp.

Crawdads: To Read or Watch?

Zoe Schneider, Reporter September 15, 2022

"Where the Crawdads Sing" has been a widely popular novel since its release in 2019 and has recently become even more recognized with the release of a movie. Many readers and watchers have a wide range...

A cracked and backwards American flag to represent our increasing division in America.

Extreme Opinions in America

Evan Atwood, Reporter June 2, 2022

As Americans, we have been given the opportunity to express our opinions however we choose. This is a great thing because it means everyone can have different opinions, and different ideas. But what...

DAHS junior Brooklyn Orr performing a ramp trick on April 30,  2022. Brookyln has been skating for 6 years.

Behind the Scenes at Reid Menzer

Gia Elliot, reporter June 1, 2022

Precision, each photo requires it. So much goes into each photo, and so much outside of it. Reid Menzer Memorial Skate Park in York was built to honor the Menzer's family 14-year-old son Reid who passed...

SpongeBob SquarePants is a popular childrens cartoon. The show was released in 1996 and still airs new episodes today.

Connecting with Cartoon Core Values

Ty Mazzarella, Reporter May 26, 2022

Nothing can immerse you into your childhood like cartoons you watched growing up. Cartoons are often considered to be the main entertainment for children. Providing hours of silly characters in impossible...

Here is a great view at Chickies Rock, with the beautiful rocks and water on display. It is just one of many worthwhile places to visit in Lancaster.

5 Summer Spots To Visit in Lancaster County

Sophia Ahrens, Reporter May 24, 2022

Looking for fun things to do over the summer but don't know where to go? I recommend taking a day trip and spending some time in Lancaster County. From its small unique businesses in the city, art...

The government has always been a front-line subject as well as taboo. So should there be allowed a class that talks and breaks down just that?

Political Policies

Lillie Markle , Reporter May 24, 2022

Although politics have always been a part of daily life, they are forever changing for better or worse. Politics is also the one subject that is always danced around, often being seen as taboo.  Politics...

Three Gothic Novels for Summer Reading

Three Gothic Novels for Summer Reading

Charlotte Van Haren, Reporter May 19, 2022

This school year, I read three books: first was Frankenstein, then was Slaughterhouse-Five, and finally Crime and Punishment. They’re all considered classics with Gothic and deranged writing styles,...

After I graduate from high school I will attend Juniata College to continue my academic and athletic career.

College Cash Problem

Ty Mazzarella, Reporter May 19, 2022

It's no secret that the rising price tag for a college education makes it difficult financially for high school grads to attend college. I've spent numerous nights speaking with my parents on how to...

A Chilean wall mural  of the notorious Femme Fatale, Catwoman. The Femme Fatale is a mischievous woman who uses her seductive nature to get what she wants.

Female Character Tropes Perpetuate Harmful Ideas

Brooke Jordan , Reporter May 17, 2022

As a young girl, I loved seeing powerful females on my screen. Headstrong women like Princess Tiana inspired me to achieve whatever I wanted in life, just like she did with opening her own restaurant.  We...

The Kardashian/Jenner family new poster for their Hulu series The Kardashians.

Keeping up with the Krazy Kardashians

Emily Smith, Reporter May 9, 2022

The Kardashians’ with all of their household "K" names, are one of the most famous families in the United States, and maybe all over the world. Recently, the family began a new reality show entitled,...

March on April 22, 2017 for science literacy, open communication, informed public policy, and stable investment in science and research.

Taking Years Back

Gia Elliot, reporter May 5, 2022

Five years; what if you were told you had only five more years left on this earth? No one knows that for sure; it’s just an estimate, we should be looking after our planet under any circumstances....

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