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How teens can beat the early morning blues

How teens can beat the early morning blues

Stephen Bauer, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018

Beep beep beep! Itai??i??s 6:45 a.m. Ai??Itai??i??s the snooze button. Overslept again -- No breakfast. No shower. Barely time to brush your teeth. This scenario is not uncommon for many high school students. Ai??The amount of time students take in the morning varies greatly. In an informal su...

Superstitions can give athletes a competitive edge

Superstitions can give athletes a competitive edge

Amy Conboy, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

Don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back! Oh no, where is my lucky headband? Whether you believe in this or not, many people still believe in superstitions, especially athletes. On the day of a big competition, race or game, many athletes can be quite superstitious, some follow a ...

SHS staff members share their favorite holiday cookie flavors and holiday traditions

SHS staff members share their favorite holiday cookie flavors and holiday traditions

Tanajah Rieara, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

Holiday cookies come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors, and they come from all different cultures. Although these cookies have a variety of differences, people enjoy them the same, along with their traditions. It is common for people to celebrate the holidays by eating together and...

Students and families share holiday customs

Students and families share holiday customs

Gabrielle Buchanan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

The Stroudsburg area is culturally diverse, with people who practice a variety of different religions and speak different languages.Ai?? They also celebrate holidays in unique ways.Ai??Holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Ramadan have a different meaning for every family, even if they are celebrated...

Should students be allowed more time on SAT tests?

Should students be allowed more time on SAT tests?

Makayla Maynard, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

Your time is up! Put your pencils down and close your SAT answer booklets. This is something all students hear at least once in their high school career. Though every student's main goal in taking the SAT is to showcase their skills and performance levels to colleges, many feel unable to perform...

Girls varsity basketball game includes teddy bear toss!

Girls varsity basketball game includes teddy bear toss!

Helana Hunter, Staff Photographer

December 18, 2017

Last Wednesday the girls varsity basketball team took home a win from their away game at Pocono Mountain East. They won 52-24. The teams had a teddy bear toss. If a student wanted to get in the game for free, they needed to bring a teddy bear. The bears were collected, and at half-time, they were tossed onto the court. All the teddy bears will be donated to the Children's Hosp...

A healthier lifestyle can trim the fat on obesity

A healthier lifestyle can trim the fat on obesity

Mark McDonald, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

An SHS teacher puts students in groups of three to work on a class project. If a student looks left or right, one student out of this group is likely to be overweight or obese. ai???Obesity and being overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close ...

Spotlight on Keyanna Safforld

Spotlight on Keyanna Safforld

Jayden Paradis, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

What motivates you to come to school? I am motivated to come to school because I value my education and I enjoy the experiences that I encounter each day! Do you think there should be mandatory classes? Or should students be able to pick any classes they want? Yes. I believe the mandatory ...

How Does Cram Studying Impact SHS Students?

How Does Cram Studying Impact SHS Students?

Shu-yu Chen, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

The student had every excuse to procrastinate his studying: job, sleep, friends, and Netflix. The test he thought was next week was actually tomorrow, and he had no time to prepare. With the test less than 12 hours away, he resorts to cram studying. But what is cram studying? Cram studying, or cramming, is the ac...

Varsity, JV and freshman basketball teams defeat Nazareth!

Varsity, JV and freshman basketball teams defeat Nazareth!

Helana Hunter, Staff Photographer

December 12, 2017

The varsity, JV and freshmen boys basketball teams opened their season with a victory against Nazareth! Check out the photo gallery from the games!...

Relationships: Teens and parents try to find the right balance

Tanajah Rieara, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017

How is your relationship with your parents going? Good, bad, so so? A teenager's relationship with their parents is huge, especially since they are getting closer to moving into adulthood. Are your parents strict? Lenient? Or, do they have a good balance? Do you feel love or hate from them? Or do...

Tips & Tricks On How To Apply To Design School!

Tips & Tricks On How To Apply To Design School!

Saheim Clervoix, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017

As of April, I committed to Parsons School Of Design, with plans of majoring in Strategic Design & Management as well as a minor in both public relations and photography. However, my decision on what I wanted to do was not a very easy process; Iai??i??m here to offer some advice and tips to make...

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