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Sophomore Larissa Swisher poses with her purple Stanley Cup. Larissa first bought her Stanley for the aesthetic, but feels that any other cheaper cup would also do just fine.

Hydration Hype: Stanley Cup Craze Sweeps Dallastown Halls

Lily Medich, Reporter April 18, 2024

Looking around the classes of Dallastown High, it is apparent that almost every student carries a water bottle.  Some are just vessels for staying hydrated, however others have become somewhat of a modern...

A Night Under the Stars

Compiled by Staff May 24, 2023

There was a chance of rain in the forecast for this year's Blue Carpet, but the seniors, dressed their best, made it into the building just as the skies turned dark. The theme for this year's prom was...

After a day of travel and an hour of pole dancing, Reporter Maxwell McCormick poses in the studio that taught them the basics: Awakenings in Manayunk, Philadelphia.

Empowering or Erotic?

Maxwell McCormick, Reporter May 21, 2023

As a journalist, I am always on the lookout for stories that push me out of my comfort zone. So when I heard about pole dancing about a year ago, my interest was piqued. Often associated with strip clubs...

Ready for the season, a lookbook highlights this springs fashion. Mixes of classic spring colors such as blues and whites in combination with darker counterparts.

Spring’s Fashion Forecast

Jade Bradenbaugh, Reporter March 31, 2023

The fashion gods call for mixed conditions this spring. Clean, fresh pastels and florals with drizzles of leather, dark denim, and chunky gold.  Pieces to plan ahead for are our leather maxi skirts,...

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...

Trends of Fall Fashion

Trends of Fall Fashion

Clara Anile, Reporter October 21, 2022

As the temperature drops and the clouds shift to hues of grey, the fall season has announced its presence again. Predictions of fall fashion have been accumulating. New York Fashion Week ended on September...

Anastasia represents an engrossing adventure through chic, and exquisite costuming.

Anastasia’s Foundation of Fashion

Sophia Caltagirone, Reporter May 17, 2022

The inspiration for a production like "Anastasia" needed memorable ingenuity. Dallastown performing arts needed a creative vision to bring Anya’s compelling journey to life through fashion, and 1986...

Some of Erins favorite things are summer night concerts, movie nights at home, pineapple on her pizza, and watching true crime shows.

Capturing Special Senior Moments

Isabella Iovene, Reporter May 4, 2022

Senior year can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times of a student's life. While the memories of high school are never forgotten, snapping senior photos aren't either. Erin Schiefen is a proud...

The season of awards are upon us, and our favorite public figures are receiving the necessary recognition for their talent. However, the night starts off with their personal styles being showcased on the red carpet. From chic, to grunge, to artsy, celebrities gave the world  a glimpse of quality fashion.

Award Show Season Spotlight: Red Carpet Edition

Sophia Caltagirone, Reporter April 29, 2022

We all know award shows are about recognizing the success within the entertainment industry. However, one of the main focuses of the ceremony is actually not the ceremony at all, it's the previous event:...

Fashion clubs visited local shop, m.elene, on March 22. In the right is a member of the fashion club.

Keep Your Closet Green

Giavanna Elliot, reporter April 5, 2022

With the awareness brought to fast fashion, people are constantly looking for better alternatives for their closets. More and more people are trying to bring an end to fast fashion and its harmfulness...

Junior Lilyanna Muniz logging onto the  social media app TikTok during class.

The Digital Hand in Our Lives

Brooke Jordan, Reporter April 4, 2022

As we have learned to grow “comfortable” with the 2020’s, amid a pandemic, polarized politics, global conflicts, and more, we’ve had an underlying influence at hand that has been ingrained into...

Many fast fashion brands produce cheap clothing that isn’t suitable for a long period of time. Consumers end up throwing away clothes that don’t work for them anymore. The clothes are off to the landfill contributing to the 92 million tons of clothes in landfills each year.

Is Your Wardrobe Causing Harm?

Sophia Caltagirone, Reporter March 25, 2022

We’ve all done it.  We see an inexpensive outfit in a trendy store, and decide we have to have it.  We wear it a few times, the trend goes out of style, and we get rid of it.  What’s the...

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