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Stroudsburg High Schools promotional Flyer for the King of Hearts dance.
SENIORS! Prepare for King of Hearts and senior superlative voting
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • January 26, 2024

As the King of Heart's Dance draws near, take a look at the senior superlative and prepare to vote for your KOH nominees on Monday during homeroom! The...

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If you need tutoring, please join the Google Classroom so we can match you up with someone to help you. (Logo credit: NHS)
NHS Peer Tutoring
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • November 20, 2023

If you need tutoring, please join the Google Classroom so we can match you up with someone to help you. Please fill out the Google Form on Google...

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Poetry Out Loud Contest gives out a prize of $20,000 to the winner! (Logo credit: Poetry Out Loud)
Poetry Out Loud Contest
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • November 16, 2023

Check out Poetry Out Loud, see Ms. Griswold, room C125 to get more information.

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Denzel Key, 12, at the free throw line during Stroudsburgs 58-41 win over Dieruff on December 22nd, 2023. 
Photo taken by Danielle Ramstine.
Stroudsburg one win away from State Tournament
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • February 29, 2024

Stroudsburg fell to Parkland High School, 50-38, in the District 11 semifinals Wednesday night at William Allen High School in Allentown, PA. Micaiah 'Meeks' Brown, 12,...

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Anna Kirby poses for a picture after beating her second record of the season.
Anna Kirby breaks a second school record for the season
Georgie English, Staff writer • February 27, 2024

  Then, just last week, Kirby broke another record at The Last Chance swim meet on Saturday, Feb. 17, "Kirby break school record".  Kirby set the record for...

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Jacob Bajek, 11, takes on competitors at EPC competition on February 8th, 2024.
Chess team rallies at 2024 EPC Competition
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024

The Stroudsburg chess team sent its varsity roster to the Chess Eastern Pennslyvania Conference (EPC) competition on Thursday, Feb. 8. The team's varsity roster consists of...

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German exchange teachers

How Stroudsburg looks from an outside perspective.
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Olivia Celano
German exchange teacher Joanne on her last day at SHS before going back home.

We said goodbye to our German exchange teachers recently, but before they left we got to learn a great deal about them and their experiences here at Stroudsburg High School.

The three teachers we interviewed were Joanne, Jasmina, and Hanna.

How has your overall experience in Stroudsburg been? 

Joanne: It’s my first time in America and I think it’s very interesting here. It’s like home in many ways and it’s very friendly here. Being in the school reminded me of High School Musical or some kind of movie.

Jasmina: I agree, I think the experience would have been a lot different if we were in a city like New York.

Hanna: I really like it here, but the school systems are definitely different.

What are some differences between here and your home in Germany? 

Joanne: We don’t have big bookstores at home, not like here at least. The most popular one is called Thalia. We can have our phones with us in school and we don’t need to stay in school, we can leave during our break periods.

Jasmina: In Germany, we don’t have any kind of art classes because we focus more on technical things like math and science. The desks and chairs are separated back at home and the streets are wider. The houses are much more far apart. The relationships between teachers and students are very different here, back in Germany they’re much more formal. It’s shocking to see teachers and students talk about things like family.

Hanna: The bathrooms, we don’t have gaps in the stalls. It’s pretty weird they have that here.

Why did you participate in the exchange program? 

Joanne: We have to spend three months abroad for school and it’s interesting to get to know the school systems in America. 

What’s something new you learned during your time in America? 

Joanne: When you’re forced to be in close spaces with people, you become much better friends than you would just going to school. 

Jasmina: I learned that you can build good relationships with students and stay professional and that if I can make it four weeks with fifteen strangers, then I can manage anything.

What has been the most fun about your time here? 

Joanne: The car rides and road trips to different restaurants and stores. 

Jasmina: How people just come, knock on your door, and want to talk to you. I had fun talking to my mentors too, they were great.

Hanna: I like that we got to see college life at ESU. It’s all really different.

What’s the hardest word to say in English? 

Joanne: I have the hardest time saying “squirrel”. I think it’s because of the “r” sounds. It’s not the same in German. 

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