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Students find structure, self-discipline helpful during quarantine

Freshman Mari Wendt conducts her morning routine, starting with reading her favorite book for twenty minutes.

Alanna Christman, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

The student is sitting on her warm, crimson bed sheets, staring up at the ceiling, fully knowing that today will be another day wasted. She looks around the messy room, searching for anything even remotely comforting or interesting to do. She finds nothing. Another day in quarantine, another day of bo...

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

"I'll die before I'm 25, and when I do I'll have lived the way I wanted to." - Sid Vicious, bassist for the Sex Pistols, who died at 21 years old of a heroin overdose. Rock stars are often characterized by partying, life on the road, and just being punks, in general. This lifestyle may seem ideal or...

TikTok is having a major impact on today’s world

SHS Senior Olivia Heyward opens up the popular social media app

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

TikTok, TikTok. It's just a matter of time before this app takes over the world. TikTok, originally known as Musical.ly, is a video-sharing social networking service owned by Byte Dance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short lip-sync, comedy, and talent vi...

Executive Deputy Attorney General visits SHS club The Acceptance Project

Members of The Acceptance Project stand with SASD Superintendent and Executive Director Robert Reed after a meeting

Jasmyn Sanchez, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

Communication. The lack of communication between individuals has grown more and more throughout the last decade due to the increase in social media and technology. Yet, with The Acceptance Project, the topics discussed allow students to not only communicate with each other but to listen to what they eac...

Stroudsburg High School welcomes back survivor of sex trafficking

Seen above is the sex trafficking survivor that visited, Ms. Sioni Rodriguez.

Taha Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Two years ago Ms. Sioni Rodriguez stepped into Stroudsburg High School’s auditorium to share her story as a survivor of sex trafficking. This February she stepped in once again to continue her story on her pain, her struggle, and her recovery. “It was powerful,” said junior Thomas Mathiesen....

“TAP into Summer” strives to change Monroe County schools

The Tap into summer website showing students gathered in discussion about political issues occurring in the world.

Jasmyn Sanchez, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2020

Religion. Politics. Identity. Gender. Race. Those are only a few of the topics that the SHS club “The Acceptance Project” members have discussed at their meetings. They will continue to explore these topics at the 2020 county-wide summer camp, “TAP into Summer.” The Acceptance Project founder and preside...

More teachers of color would benefit SASD students

Mrs. Nadine Edwards works with student Kaela Van Horn in her Fundamentals of Math class at Stroudsburg High School.

Taha Vahanvaty, staff writer

January 30, 2020

Every single year, Stroudsburg's student body has become increasingly more diverse as has the student body of public schools across the country.  In 1994, two-thirds of public school students were white; by 2016, fewer than half were.   Yet, while the number of teachers of color has grown, the racial...

Uigher Muslims threatened with genocide in China

Junior Yasmine Alrefai looks up at a recent headline featuring protests against the Chinese imprisonment of Uigher Muslims.

Cassandra Oppelt and Taha Vahanvaty

January 21, 2020

Uighur. Pronounced wee-ghur. It’s a word that is most likely alien to the tongue and minds of most students in Stroudsburg High. The Uighurs are an ethnic minority that currently resides within the western region of Xinjiang, China. They are a Muslim minority numbering around two million, with ...

SHS senior cellist earns first place in district competition

Elizabeth Mathiesen playing at a Pre-Audition recital.

Ivana Karataseva, Video Editor

January 20, 2020

SHS senior Elizabeth Mathiesen performed exceptionally at District X Orchestra -- so exceptionally that she was ranked the number one cellist.  She also received the second-highest overall score at the auditions for District X Orchestra. The event was held on December 7, 2019 at Parkland High School...

Americans feel as though they are drowning in disasterous daily news

Students get overwhelmed by the continuous disastrous news.

Taha Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

More than half of Americans say that watching and reading the daily news causes them stress. These same people report feeling fatigued, anxious and overwhelmed after learning about the state of the world. Yet, one in ten adults checks the news every hour, with 20% of American adults reporting that...

Students should know the difference between the SAT and the ACT exams

A student filling out an answer sheet.

Olivia Heyward, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

One of the most stressful experiences in a high school student’s educational life is the taking of the SAT exam (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or ACT exam  (American College tests). These tests are used for college admissions to get into most universities in the United States. Students may take either the...

Teens can get hooked on inappropriate and illegal activities on the internet

SHS Senior Oshun Seeratan  Is asked for nudes and is shocked by the question.

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

In 2019 we live in a world with incredibly advanced technology, yet the internet can be a dangerous place to explore, especially for teenagers. Social media adds another layer of stress to a student's life as they try and fit in; however, not everything on social media is as glamorous as it seems. The...

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