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TikTok is having a major impact on today’s world

TikTok is having a major impact on today’s world

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...

Executive Deputy Attorney General visits SHS club The Acceptance Project

Executive Deputy Attorney General visits SHS club The Acceptance Project

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

Stroudsburg High School welcomes back survivor of sex trafficking

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

“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...

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