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Student Spotlight on Asaiil Askari

Student Spotlight on Asaiil Askari

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

What values are important to you? I’d say trust and honesty, because I feel like you can’t really “vibe” with the person if they’re fake or “wearing a mask”. Who do you consider your biggest role model, and why? My biggest role model is Muhammad Ali, because he’s really influe...

Board Game Club approved at SHS

More information about the board game club.

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

So much work to do in school, so little time! If only there was some club after school that others can join to be entertained and play board games… what’s that? There is? Well, it looks like you are in luck! Sophomore Matthew Kasperek has started up a Board Game Club within our school.  They me...

Student Spotlight on Justin Buynak

Justin with his dog Cooper.

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Tell me a little bit about yourself - what’s your name, where you’re from, etc.? On the outside, I’m just an average sophomore just trying to get through high school, but the inside is way more complicated. I would like to think that I am a good person who tries to give it their all with so...

Quieting one’s mind is good for the soul

A view of the ocean with rocks finding a balance.

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

When was the last time you sat down and enjoyed the peace and quiet? No, I’m not talking about sitting down and blasting music, talking on the phone with your friends, or listening to music with your favorite ear buds on. I’m talking about no distractions period - a chance to refresh your mind a...

All women still fight uphill battle for equal pay

Women and men gathering to fight for equal pay and opportunities.

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

Equality and equity. Keywords used throughout all of human history, whether racial, ethnic, or in the topic of today’s opinion piece: women. I present this question - are men and women truly equal in the workplace? Has there been an improvement over the years?  Or are things getting worse? Let u...

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” to be performed for free this Saturday

The whole cast, stage crew, and director for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Anyone who grew up with the newspaper delivered to their front door knows about Sunday comic strips. Garfield, Zits, Family Circus, and many more have been a part of countless childhoods. Comics have been around for a long time, and they are not stopping anytime soon. One comic series that continues to spark...

Affirmative action needed at higher education institutions

Supporters attend the

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

February 24, 2019

Out of all species of life on earth, no other species is as special as the human race. Human beings are so colorful in terms of culture, race, religion, and backgrounds. Every single person is unique. So why is it then that Americans have always been so divided when it comes to affirmative action and tr...

What students wear – is the dress code policy effective?

Students wearing clothes permitted under the SHS's dress code policy.

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019

Imagine for all 180 days of the school year that you, as well as your classmates, must wear school-approved polos and pants without incorporating your own style. How would you like that thought? There’s no denying that the dress code policy for the SASD has been a widely discussed topic for many ye...

Why young Americans avoid involvement in politics

The animal symbols for the Republicans and Democrats.

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

You can’t escape politics, yet a lot more students seem to be doing so each day. Whether students hear about something happening in our government briefly in the news, or a teacher dedicates an entire class period to discussing issues with students, politics continue to change the shape of America...

People struggle to stick to New Year’s resolutions

People struggle to stick to New Year's resolutions

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

We all know the feeling - waking up on New Year’s Day after promising yourself and others that you would stick to your own resolution, only for you to break it within the first week of the new year. I have seen (and experienced) that feeling time and time again, and I asked myself this simple q...

Holiday Camp coming to Stroud Township

StroudKid’s Holiday Camp flyer.

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

You and your family have finished opening up presents on Christmas Day, and now you are looking for something to do next. Isn’t there a way to have an adventure during the holidays in Stroud Township? The answer is yes. You can find your entertainment at the StroudKid’s Holiday Camp! Created by Str...

SASD Frost Festival is coming to town Friday!

SASD Frost Festival is coming to town Friday!

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Attention families and friends: the first ever SASD “Frost Fest” is coming to SHS on Friday, December 7. Families and students of all ages are encouraged to come and kick off the holiday season by enjoying seasonal activities such as holiday crafts, games, treats, and goodies, and a hot chocolate...

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