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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...

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...

The annual Greek festival has arrived!

The annual Greek festival has arrived!

Nicole Sanzi, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Student Life

Join the Holy Cross Orthodox Church on June 7 through June 10 for the annual Greek Festival. The festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. “Greek festival is so much fun because you get to see the dancers and eat Greek food and lis...

Sports comebacks in SHS

Sports comebacks in SHS

Shu-yu Chen, Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under Features

Student athletes at SHS can face a variety of challenges and obstacles when it comes to competing in the sport they love. Severe injuries, like stress fractures and tendon tears, force athletes to complete rigorous rehabilition work, removing them from their respective sport for months. After such...

A close-up look at President Trump’s education plan

A close-up look at President Trump’s education plan

Karissa Belzer, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

As of 2011, the United States has a record of 83 million students that consisted of ages pre-kindergarten to college level. That was a little over 1/4 of the whole population of the U.S. As more children are instituted into America's schools, that percentage grows. Therefore, their representation makes ...

Winter weather heavily impacts PA roads and vehicles

Winter weather heavily impacts PA roads and vehicles

Stephen Bauer, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features

Unless you own a car wash, you probably hate what the long winter does to Pennsylvania cars and roads. Before every harsh winter storm comes, Penndot and other local organizations are out working overtime to prepare for the event. During this time, they drop rock salt and brine on the main roads of ...

The weather can directly affect one’s mood and attitude

The weather can directly affect one’s mood and attitude

Amy Conboy, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features

Waking up to the grey sky and rain drops on the window, or waking up to the beaming sun and birds chirping. Two very different pictures. Every day the weather fluctuates and changes, and it can affect everyone's mood in a variety of ways. According to Marison Bernstein, a writer from Bustle, a l...

Has Disney gotten better or worse over time?

Has Disney gotten better or worse over time?

Tanajah Rieara, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features

Is the Disney Channel getting better or worse? Some people feel that the so called “lessons” that have been taught in Disney shows over the past couple of years are not the best for their children; others, feel that Disney shows are still fine for their children. According to Mr. Matt Bloo...

Learning about the life of an ESU student

Learning about the life of an ESU student

Seth Alkhuja, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Although East Stroudsburg University is only about a five minute drive from SHS, it could seem like a world away when you don’t know what to expect. What with a large portion of the 2018 graduating class arriving there in the fall, it’s best to offer them some insight into what it will be like...

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