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Kids benefit from growing up in big families

Kids benefit from growing up in big families

Kristen Dougher, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

The tagger is behind the house searching for the rest of your siblings. Three have been tagged and wait at the base. Two others hide in a pine tree in the back, and the other is hiding with you behind the couch on the front porch. By the time this round is over, dinner will be ready. The rule is last...

SHS provides support for troubled teens

Victoria Arce, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Features

All you have to do is talk," said Ms. Mindy Tkach, co-adviser of  the club Avedium at SHS. "Talk to anyone and do not keep what you're feeling all to yourselves." SHS tries to make this possible by providing a variety of services to help support students in need.  A few of the resources include...

Seniors struggle to juggle school, work, sports, activities, and more

Seniors struggle to juggle school, work, sports, activities, and more

Emily Garbarino, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

Do you ever find yourself stressed beyond belief, not really knowing how to manage your time to get things done better and quicker while juggling a job and school? Many students in Stroudsburg High School feel this way as well. Nearly 80% of high school students work at least a part-time job during...

How to start the new year and still have money in your pocket

How to start the new year and still have money in your pocket

Caeley Hank, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Features

The holiday money-madness, spending spree is over.  So, the question many teens must ask themselves is, "Were we "Smart Shoppers?" Will we still have a few coins jingling our their pockets in the new year?" Smart shopping is evolving as a way of life for avid shoppers, especially during the holidays. Smart shop...

How teens can beat the early morning blues

How teens can beat the early morning blues

Stephen Bauer, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018


Filed under Features

Beep beep beep! It’s 6:45 a.m.  It’s the snooze button. Overslept again -- No breakfast. No shower. Barely time to brush your teeth. This scenario is not uncommon for many high school students.  The amount of time students take in the morning varies greatly. In an informal survey done at S...

Superstitions can give athletes a competitive edge

Superstitions can give athletes a competitive edge

Amy Conboy, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back! Oh no, where is my lucky headband? Whether you believe in this or not, many people still believe in superstitions, especially athletes. On the day of a big competition, race or game, many athletes can be quite superstitious, some follow a ...

SHS staff members share their favorite holiday cookie flavors and holiday traditions

SHS staff members share their favorite holiday cookie flavors and holiday traditions

Tanajah Rieara, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Holiday cookies come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors, and they come from all different cultures. Although these cookies have a variety of differences, people enjoy them the same, along with their traditions. It is common for people to celebrate the holidays by eating together and...

Students and families share holiday customs

Students and families share holiday customs

Gabrielle Buchanan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features

The Stroudsburg area is culturally diverse, with people who practice a variety of different religions and speak different languages.  They also celebrate holidays in unique ways. Holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Ramadan have a different meaning for every family, even if they are celebrated...

Should students be allowed more time on SAT tests?

Should students be allowed more time on SAT tests?

Makayla Maynard, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Your time is up! Put your pencils down and close your SAT answer booklets. This is something all students hear at least once in their high school career. Though every student's main goal in taking the SAT is to showcase their skills and performance levels to colleges, many feel unable to perform...

SHS student travels to Nepal on dental mission trip

SHS student travels to Nepal on dental mission trip

Daniel Burden, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In November, an opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, and I seized it.  I traveled across the world to pursue my dream. -- In the remote villages of a third world country, I confirmed that a career path in dentistry was  right for me. My name is Daniel Burden and I am a junior at SHS. While growing...

Girls varsity basketball game includes teddy bear toss!

Girls varsity basketball game includes teddy bear toss!

Helana Hunter, Staff Photographer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Sports Gallery

Last Wednesday the girls varsity basketball team took home a win from their away game at Pocono Mountain East.  They won 52-24. The teams had a teddy bear toss. If a student wanted to get in the game for free, they needed to bring a teddy bear. The bears were collected, and at half-time, they were tossed onto the court. All the teddy bears will be donated to the Children's Ho...

A healthier lifestyle can trim the fat on obesity

A healthier lifestyle can trim the fat on obesity

Mark McDonald, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

An SHS teacher puts students in groups of three to work on a class project. If a student looks left or right, one student out of this group is likely to be overweight or obese. “Obesity and being overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close ...

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