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Anxiety affects teens in a variety of ways

Anxiety affects teens in a variety of ways

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


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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


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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


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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


Filed under Features

“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


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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...

Overachievers cite reasons for their dogged determination

Overachievers cite reasons for their dogged determination

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features

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...

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


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Features

“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


Filed under Features

(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


Filed under Features

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...

Stop procrastinating: read this article

Stop procrastinating: read this article

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features

This article was written the night before it was due. Want to know why? Procrastination. Procrastination is written at the core of every living teenager: it’s ridiculously common. When walking in the halls of SHS in between periods, voices sound out: “I have a project do tomorrow and I haven’t...

High school graduates grapple with soaring college costs

High school graduates grapple with soaring college costs

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features

A thick, pale acceptance letter crinkles in shaking hands, and the tough parchment tears. Shouts of joy erupt, and then... scared eyes count the zeros following a five... The sobering truth is that college can be very expensive.  So, what are the reasons behind the astronomical costs some students may end ...

The Memory Project: Creating Portraits for a Kinder World

The Memory Project: Creating Portraits for a Kinder World

Isabella Pretell, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Art Corner, Features, Photo Galleries

The Memory Project is a charitable organization that matches art students with less fortunate students in developing countries to create their portraits. Students were paired with 4-year-old pre-school students that have experienced war and extreme poverty from an area in the country of Columbia. Aft...

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