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The SHS library buzzes with various activites

Kaylee Villanueva Santos, Staff member

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...

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

March 23, 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...

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...

Various support groups available at SHS to help students

Various support groups available at SHS to help students

Valerie Camacho, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

Have you or someone you know suffered from mental illness or substance abuse in high school? Are you or someone you know looking for coping mechanisms to help with anxiety, depression, mental illness, substance abuse, gambling, or some other personal struggle? Then read this carefully: There are new e...

The Acceptance Project focused on growing and affecting positive change

The Acceptance Project focused on growing and affecting positive change

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

“To promote understanding, empathy, appreciation, and acceptance of different faiths, cultures, beliefs, and races. Our project will allow us to learn from each other the core value of humanity that unites us all," wrote sophomore Taha Vahanvaty, the creator of a new club, the Acceptance Project....

Young local author publishes a book about being ‘Unwanted’

Young local author publishes a book about being ‘Unwanted’

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Managing Editor/Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2019

(The following story contains adult content. This feature story is about a boy named Donel Wheeler (an eighth grade student from J.T. Lambert Intermediate School) who published a book about his life titled “Unwanted”.  His book has been featured on WNEP and the Pocono Record, and it has received recognition from local State Senator Mario Scavello and State Representative Rosema...

SHS School Musicals: Next- Mamma Mia!

SHS School Musicals: Next- Mamma Mia!

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

Mamma Mia! A single mother, Donna Sheridan, raising an only daughter, Sophie Sheridan, who is soon to be married to a young man named Sky (dot dot dot). Sophie finds her mother’s diary, where she finds not one, but three possible fathers to walk her down the aisle (dot dot dot). Viewers will discover...

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