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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 eithe...

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...

The weather can directly affect one’s mood and attitude

The weather can directly affect one’s mood and attitude

Amy Conboy, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

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...

Anxiety affects teens in a variety of ways

Anxiety affects teens in a variety of ways

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Anxiety is a state of apprehension, worry, and concern all at the same time. There are places and situations where a little anxiety can be a good thing. In most places, however, it is negative. Anxiety disorders disrupt the lives of 30 percent of all teen girls and 25 percent of all teens. These are...

Celebrate National Poetry Month throughout April

Celebrate National Poetry Month throughout April

Valerie Camacho, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Poets and aspiring poets, readers and writers: National Poetry Month has arrived, and it runs throughout the entire month of April. This special celebration was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 after they were inspired by all the success that Black History Month and Women’s His...

SHS graduate brings home away from home to people in the Poconos

SHS graduate brings home away from home to people in the Poconos

Nicole Sanzi, Staff Writer and Photographer

March 16, 2019

“The restaurant business has always been inside of me, and it’s something that I’m crazy enough to love,” said Mr. George Halas, third generation owner of the Arlington Diner, located at 834 North Ninth Street in Stroudsburg, PA.  Meanwhile, a waitress squeezes by George to get a cup of hot tea...

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