Mountaineer March Madness every day this month at SHS

Mountaineer March Madness every day this month at SHS

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

March Madness is here and the Mountaineer is going mad! We are hosting many contests and giveaways this month as our way of saying thank you to the incredible number of students and staff that have visited our site at, helped grow our social media and downloaded our app! This month-lon...

Mini-THON resumes action and prepares for 2020

Photo via Mountaineer archive.
The mini-thon sign which is known throughout many schools for the money it raises to conquer childhood cancer.

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Mini-THON is back up and running for this year. What is Mini-THON? It is a special event that happens once a year where students raise tens of thousands of dollars for child cancer. For The Kids (FTK) is one of the key phrases for Mini-THON, signifying its purpose of helping save the lives of children...

Mountaineers, Popcorn Buddha, and a giraffe: true March Madness

Photo via Cassie Oppelt

Bryanna Morykan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

During the month of March, you may have seen Mountaineer staff members carrying around a giant, stylish giraffe. Well, you want to know his name?  It's Ralph, of course. He was part of just one of several fun contests that the Mountaineer decided to hold to promote the newspaper's version of March ...

FBLA members perform admirably at recent competition

FBLA members perform admirably at recent competition

Daniel Dorry, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

Future Business Leaders of America, otherwise known as FBLA, is an organization that provides members with many leadership opportunities and the opportunity to take part in many different activities throughout the school year. Competitions between high schools are either regional, state, or at the national le...

SHS program benefits students learning to speak English

Students in the ESL program conduct a hands on learning activity.

Elisa-Marie Rivera, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Stroudsburg High School has an English Language Development program known as ELD (English Learning Development). Ms. Jocelyn Ross is the teacher for this program. Previously, Ross was a science teacher at the Stroudsburg Junior High School for almost 15 years before adding her ELD certification. She has ...

Popcorn Buddha partners with the SHS newspaper for the annual “March Madness” event

Popcorn Buddha partners with the SHS newspaper for the annual

Cassandra Oppelt, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

Strong scents of warm butter and chocolate waft over you as you walk into the brightly lit popcorn shop. Fluorescent yellows and reds illuminate the room, featuring rows of mouth watering popcorn. Popcorn Buddha, a fast growing franchise in the Poconos, is partnering with the Mountaineer to suppor...

Mountaineer March Madness hits halls of SHS

Mountaineer March Madness hits halls of SHS

Bryanna Morykan, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

The Mountaineer newspaper staff is going mad!  A whole month of give-away prizes, special features, and contests.  Who does that?  The answer is our staff. It is our way of saying thank you to the incredible number of students and staff the have visited our site at and followed us on social...

Take a peak behind the scenes of this year’s musical, “Mamma Mia”

Students performing in last years musical

Bryanna Morykan, Staff Writer

February 23, 2019

 Stroudsburg High School’s annual spring musical has been a staple for many years. With a new one selected every year, audiences look forward to viewing the musicals that are performed by a cast of students, who have consistently stunned them with fabulous performances. Students who aren’t in the ...

SHS administration follows through on vaping policy

Photo via under the Creative Commons License.

Cassandra Oppelt, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019

If you have been following all of our recent stories on the vaping policy, then you probably already know all about the Stroudsburg Area School District's new ban against holding and/or using electronic smoking devices such as vapes, juuls, and E- cigarettes, mods, etc. on the school property. In case...

SASD offers extensive Google Classroom trainings for teachers

Mr. Andrew Kurnas going over a Google Classroom assignment.

Cassandra Oppelt, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

Students and staff at in the Stroudsburg Area School District are going into the classroom -- the Google Classroom.  In order to prepare the staff, the administration is offering numerous trainings every month throughout the school year.  February alone has 10 trainings on the schedule. Ea...

Is the SASD attendance policy effective?

SHS sophomore Cassie Oppelt standing among a pile of excused absence notes.

Bryanna Morykan, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

When it comes to implementing an attendance policy that has proven to be effective, has Stroudsburg High School succeeded? This question can be answered in a variety of ways. The policy states that students allowed to miss 10 days of school, as long as they provide a note from a parent or guardian. ...

Students at SHS voice their opinions on the new SHS attendance policy

Bryanna Morykan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Students at SHS have mixed opinions when it comes to the new SHS attendance policy, stating that they are only allowed to miss 10 days of school. While some students believe that the new policy should be enforced, others claim that it's an unnecessary nuisance.  For the most part, many students feel that t...

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