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The wreaths were placed over the entrances of each side of town welcoming everyone to the festive decorations.

Lighting up this Past Holiday Season

Janel Stump, Reporter January 25, 2023

A new year marks a fresh start and often new changes.  Some of these changes were even seen as early as the holidays season when downtown Dallastown got brand new decorations. The new lights that...

Crumbl cookies come in the recognizable pink box. After many different box options, they narrowed it down to the famous pink box.

Crumbl Craze Takes on Dallastown

Delaney Fisher, Editor January 23, 2023

York County can finally taste the craze that they’ve only been able to see on screen. The TikTok famous cookie chain Crumbl recently opened their doors in York County, marking the first location in the...

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...

Turnbull shoots for a takedown in a match during his high school wrestling career.

Former Dallastown Wrestler Making a Career as a Writer

Evan Atwood, Reporter January 13, 2023

Dallastown graduate Cael Turnbull is a writer for Heavyweight Nation, a national wrestling news site, and is a reporter for The  Philadelphia Rebels, a junior hockey team in Philadelphia. But how did...

Dallastown junior Riya Agarwal using the design program, Adobe Illustrator.

Design Your Future

Carolyn Fuller, Reporter January 10, 2023

Although Dallastown has a variety of clubs to offer, some students still don’t find their interests being met. Junior Riya Agarwal had been thinking about creating a graphic design club. So, that’s...

These three Dallastown graduates have taken their experiences with Mini-THON and applied them to their work with Penn States THON.

Keeping up the Fight for Childhood Cancer

Delaney Fisher, Reporter January 4, 2023

The countdown to Dallastown’s 2023 Mini-THON is on with only 58 days to go! But, there wouldn’t be any Mini-THONS without Penn State’s THON. Mini-THONs introduce students to THON. THON is a student...

Former Dallastown football teammates and childhood best friends Ricky Cole (left) and Ben Ward (right) trade jerseys after New Mexico Bowl.

Former Dallastown Wildcats Faceoff in Bowl Game

Seth Stotler, Reporter January 4, 2023

It’s not every day you get to play your best friend in a bowl game, that's what happened to Ricky Cole and Ben Ward.  Two former Dallastown Wildcats faced off in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday,...

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...

2022 Poetry Out Loud participants smiling for photos during the awards ceremony.

Poetry Out Loud: 2022

Janel Stump, Reporter December 20, 2022

The annual Poetry Out Loud competition returned for its 14th year in the high school’s theater room on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.  The competition returned in-person for the first time after 2 years of being...

Book Babbles: Season 2, Episode 1

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin December 19, 2022

A new school year, a new season of Book Babbles! Alex and Janel are back with more books and authors to discuss during their senior year. In the returning episode of Book Babbles, Alex and Janel are lured...

Natalies Type 1 Life

Natalie’s Type 1 Life

Emily Smith, Reporter December 19, 2022

Junior Natalie Stone has been afflicted by Type 1 diabetes since she was too young to completely understand what was happening to her. She did understand one thing though.  “I was leaving the...

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