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“TAP into Summer” strives to change Monroe County schools

“TAP into Summer” strives to change Monroe County schools

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

More teachers of color would benefit SASD students

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

Uigher Muslims threatened with genocide in China

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

SHS senior cellist earns first place in district competition

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

Americans feel as though they are drowning in disasterous daily 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

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

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

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

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...

5 Hilariously Horrible Horror Movies People Should Be Dying To See!

5 Hilariously Horrible Horror Movies People Should Be Dying To See!

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Torso (1973) Torso is an Italian slasher film directed by Sergio Martino. Martino has an impressive amount of directing and writing credits under his belt, but Torso is definitely not his best work, to say the least. The plot follows a masked killer who murders college students with a red and bl...

More and more teens and adults hooked on Young Adult fiction

More and more teens and adults hooked on Young Adult fiction

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

The crisp page turns at a brisk pace; each sentence is another passionate moment that leaves you on a dreadful cliffhanger...and you turn another page... Young adult(YA) fiction has been growing in size and popularity ever since the 1960’s. In fact, the first book written specifically for a teen au...

The SHS library buzzes with various activites

The SHS library buzzes with various activites

Kaylee Villanueva Santos, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

For many, it is the home base of knowledge: the SHS library. From the new books pouring in, to peer tutoring, to the thriving book club, to the academic support program, the library is jumping.  Oh yes, there is one other new addition. “Well the newest addition is our new librarian,” said Ms....

Overachievers cite reasons for their dogged determination

Overachievers cite reasons for their dogged determination

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

More homework is more homework, and more responsibility is more ugh. Overachievers achieve more on purpose. What motivates these students?  Where do they get their drive? Sergio Butron, senior class president, provided his definition of an overachiever: “An overachiever is someone who does mor...

How culture and race affects the lives of minorities

How culture and race affects the lives of minorities

Dasia Reyna, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

Do culture and race affect lives and how people are raised? Different races and cultures face realities, including different stereotypes and discrimination on a daily basis. But does one's culture and race interfere with the way they are raised? No, It doesn’t affect me, but that's just because my p...

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