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Young local author publishes a book about being ‘Unwanted’

Young local author publishes a book about being ‘Unwanted’

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Managing Editor/Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2019


Filed under Features

(The following story contains adult content. This feature story is about a boy named Donel Wheeler (an eighth grade student from J.T. Lambert Intermediate School) who published a book about his life titled “Unwanted”.  His book has been featured on WNEP and the Pocono Record, and it has received recognition from local State Senator Mario Scavello and State Representative Rosema...

SHS School Musicals: Next- Mamma Mia!

SHS School Musicals: Next- Mamma Mia!

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Features

Mamma Mia! A single mother, Donna Sheridan, raising an only daughter, Sophie Sheridan, who is soon to be married to a young man named Sky (dot dot dot). Sophie finds her mother’s diary, where she finds not one, but three possible fathers to walk her down the aisle (dot dot dot). Viewers will discover...

Senior Artist Anam Khan

Senior Artist Anam Khan

Isabella Pretell, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Art Corner, Features, Photo Galleries

Anam Khan is a senior and artist at Stroudsburg High School, whose art helps her through stressful times and more. “I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, always coloring or doodling," said Khan. "Sketching started more in middle school when I started taking art as an elective and being...

Stop procrastinating: read this article

Stop procrastinating: read this article

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features

This article was written the night before it was due. Want to know why? Procrastination. Procrastination is written at the core of every living teenager: it’s ridiculously common. When walking in the halls of SHS in between periods, voices sound out: “I have a project do tomorrow and I haven’t...

High school graduates grapple with soaring college costs

High school graduates grapple with soaring college costs

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features

A thick, pale acceptance letter crinkles in shaking hands, and the tough parchment tears. Shouts of joy erupt, and then... scared eyes count the zeros following a five... The sobering truth is that college can be very expensive.  So, what are the reasons behind the astronomical costs some students may end ...

Senior Artist Jazmyn Moore

Senior Artist Jazmyn Moore

Isabella Pretell, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Art Corner, Features, Photo Galleries

Senior Jazmyn Moore is only one of the many talented artists at Stroudsburg High School (SHS). She began with sketching in elementary school; however, she stated that she only started to take it seriously in middle school. While in middle school, she began to watch tutorials on YouTube and taking...

The Memory Project: Creating Portraits for a Kinder World

The Memory Project: Creating Portraits for a Kinder World

Isabella Pretell, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Art Corner, Features, Photo Galleries

The Memory Project is a charitable organization that matches art students with less fortunate students in developing countries to create their portraits. Students were paired with 4-year-old pre-school students that have experienced war and extreme poverty from an area in the country of Columbia. Aft...

Nearby Columcille Megalith Park provides tranquil atmosphere to visitors

Nearby Columcille Megalith Park provides tranquil atmosphere to visitors

Nicole Sanzi, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Student Life

Gaelic for Home of the Dove, Columcille Megalith Park is located in Bangor, PA, just past the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. Mr. William Cohea Jr. created this outdoor sanctuary in 1975 in order to unite people of all faiths and cultures. Populations come to pray and meditate in the St. Columba ch...

Award winning Northampton Community College provides accessible and quality education for all

Award winning Northampton Community College provides accessible and quality education for all

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Mountie Minute

You're most likely in your room, preparing for SAT prep, ACT prep, sitting up at midnight, and doing homework for an AP class. In the midst of all the homework and practice tests, you are still wondering, “How do I know what I want to do in my life? What college do I choose, and how can I afford all o...

Entertaining activities to enjoy around the Poconos

Entertaining activities to enjoy around the Poconos

Kristen Dougher, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

With school ending soon, you have seven extra hours to do something new and exciting. This summer many places and attractions are opening up. Here are suggestions and ideas for you! Becky's Drive In -- Becky’s Drive in is located near Allentown, a 45 minute drive. They have a snack bar and play n...

SHS student travels to Nepal on dental mission trip

SHS student travels to Nepal on dental mission trip

Daniel Burden, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


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...

American and European schools differ in many ways

American and European schools differ in many ways

Caeley Hank, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Features

The difference between US schooling and European schooling is like day and night.  With completely different curriculums and styles of teaching overseas, the outcomes are much different than in the States.  While there are many similarities, there are huge differences. Time management is differen...

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