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SHS students mourn the death of rising rap star

SHS students mourn the death of rising rap star

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Rising rap star Pop Smoke has tragically died at the age of 20 after being murdered in a home invasion. Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was a New York rapper best known for his hit song Welcome To The Party which helped him gain a huge following and led to his song dominating the char...

Mini-Thon in Stroudsburg High School

Mini-Thon in Stroudsburg High School

Jasmyn Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

2020 Mini-THON registration is officially open!

2020 Mini-THON registration is officially open!

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Registration for Mini-THON has begun now! Why register? You can be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where you will dance for the kids and help raise money for Four Diamonds. "I think it gives children all over the place who have cancer a voice through Mini-THON," said junior Isabella...

The Mountaineer newspaper earns two prestigious awards

The Mountaineer newspaper earns two prestigious awards

Alanna Christman, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

The Mountaineer newspaper earned its second Audience Engagement Badge from the Scholastic Newspaper Organization(SNO) this December, and the Site Excellence Badge this January! The SHS newspaper achieved the prestigious award of Audience Engagement Badge by meeting a minimum traffic threshold, posting on ...

Spelling bee recently held at SHS

Spelling bee recently held at SHS

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

A spelling bee can be viewed in different ways. Some view it as if they are watching an exhilarating war of intelligence; others may view it as a boring snooze-fest, and some view it as a brilliant opportunity for all involved. The first round of the 2020 Spelling Bee was a success at SHS was a success. On...

Poetry Out Loud: SHS student competes at regionals

Poetry Out Loud: SHS student competes at regionals

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

“Poetry Out Loud is an opportunity for students to express themselves through poetry using the words of other poets," said junior Taha Vahanvaty, who recently competed in the competition. Vahanvaty won the competition at SHS and advanced to regionals, where he finished in second place.  Unfortu...

SHS students mourn the loss of basketball legend

SHS students mourn the loss of basketball legend

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant has tragically died at the age of 41 after being involved in a helicopter crash that also took the life of his daughter Giana “GiGi” Bryant, as well as seven other passengers.  In total, nine people died. Kobe Bryant rose to fame  after being drafted to the Los Angeles...

SHS implements changes to gym makeups

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

SHS has made some changes to its gym make-up policy. Effective January 21, 2020. Gym makeups will be held during Phys. Ed. Classes instead of during homeroom. Students will be doing five laps around the gym instead of seven, twenty push-ups, forty sit-ups, and, to finish, one sprint across the gym. Effective...

Chartwells holds “Student Choice Event” in SHS cafeteria

Chartwells holds “Student Choice Event” in SHS cafeteria

Olivia Heyward, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

One of the biggest complaints from the student body of many high schools around the country is the limited number of choices in the cafeteria. School lunch options around the country have evolved greatly within the past 10 years (such as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010) and will continue...

Mini-THON resumes action and prepares for 2020

Mini-THON resumes action and prepares for 2020

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Mini-THON is back up and running for this year. What is Mini-THON? It is a special event that happens once a year where students raise tens of thousands of dollars for child cancer. For The Kids (FTK) is one of the key phrases for Mini-THON, signifying its purpose of helping save the lives of children...

Auditions for student-produced TV show “Locked In” a success at SHS

Auditions for student-produced TV show “Locked In” a success at SHS

Tyler Stone, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

The auditions for Locked In was a success! Auditions were recently held for a TV series that has been co-written by SHS senior Tyler Stone and 2019 Graduate Naomi Spires-Nevarez. The show itself is based off a play that Stone wrote last year also by the same title, which was based on a school lockdown...

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