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The Younglife under the stars event!

A Day in the Younglife

Austin Miller, Reporter June 3, 2024

Out of most organizations that work with the Dallastown Area School District, Younglife is one of the biggest.  Younglife is an organization that has been established all around the world with one...

Slicing Through the Deli Dilemma

Evan Atwood, Assistant Sports Editor May 30, 2024

Picture yourself on one of your childhood field trips. I’m sure you have one that jumps to  mind. Now recall lunch; that brown paper bag with that sandwich from mom. Maybe a peanut butter & jelly...

Illustration of exploitation on social media taken from The Guardian.

Exploitation of Children: The Chilling Truth

Larissa Swisher, Reporter May 29, 2024

This is the second in a two-part series exploring the negative side of social media in society. Part one is linked below and examines the normalization of hate on social media.  There are many forms...

The Dallastown cheerleaders at the 2023 PIAA State Championship competition. After hitting the routine, we let out our last breath to celebrate.

Cheerleading- More Than Just an Activity

Emily Smith, Features Editor May 29, 2024

Growing up my childhood consisted of one thing and one thing only- cheerleading. The past 13 years of my life I’ve spent numerous hours in practice, at games, and endured long competition days.  Those...

Luke Hemmings EP: boy (Sony Music Australia)

Release Radar: boy

Kirsten Raab, Reporter May 24, 2024

When it comes to bands, most people know the name of the band and nothing about the members. Many people have heard of 5 Seconds of Summer, but other than the bigger fans, most people wouldn’t be able...

Outside of Starbucks after just purchasing a Spicy Strawberry Acai drink.

Spicy Starbucks

Olivia Brenneman, Editor-In-Chief May 24, 2024

While food industries are trying new concoctions to keep customers interested and satisfied, you’re either going to love them or hate them. What seems to be all the rage are new spicy food and drink...

Weston from Younglife shows off his Macbook for college and youth group work!

College Computer Challenge

Austin Miller, Reporter May 22, 2024

College is just about to begin for this year's graduating class of 2024 and next year's class is starting to plan their future.  One of the biggest college necessities is a laptop to complete student...

Since its release, The Tortured Poets Department has continued to shatter records as well as hearts. In just six days, it became the most streamed album in a week. Photographed by Beth Garrabrant/  Republic Records

“The Tortured Poets Department”: Is It Really That Tortured?

Bryce Keller, Layout Editor May 22, 2024

On February 4th, singer and pop icon Taylor Swift ascended the coveted steps to accept her long-awaited 13th Grammy. What began as an acceptance speech, turned into something that left viewers utterly...

Only a partial list of games Neff and Solary designed/produced. Photo credits to Flipline Studios website.

A Delicious Game Review of Papa Louie

Kendyl McPherson, Reporter May 15, 2024

In 2006, Matt Neff and Tony Solary released the first game that would define the lives of many Gen Z kids, myself included. However, Adobe only continued its support of Flash until the end of 2020, which...

This graphic shows all the ways that people can be bombarded with hate and negative messages on social media.

Social Media Normalizes Hate

Larissa Swisher, Reporter May 10, 2024

When you think about social media, what is your first thought? Many people would say platforms like Instagram, TikTok, or Snapchat. Others might use words like entertaining or inspiring. Still others...

Throughout the 17 years he competed, Arnold Schwarzenegger won 19 gold medals. Photo via under Creative Commons License.

The Dark Side to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chesley Ellis, Reporter May 6, 2024

Arnold Schwarzenegger is known around the world for his life accomplishments and awards like The Golden Globe Award, Kid’s Choice Award, and his seven Mr. Olympia gold medals.  Widely known for starring...

Conan Grays third and most recent album: Found Heaven (Republic Records).

Release Radar: Found Heaven

Kirsten Raab, Reporter May 3, 2024

Many people love music from the 80s. The only unfortunate thing is there can’t be more 80s music to be released. After all, we’re in a completely different decade.  Thankfully, singer and songwriter...

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