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What students wear – is the dress code policy effective?

What students wear – is the dress code policy effective?

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Imagine for all 180 days of the school year that you, as well as your classmates, must wear school-approved polos and pants without incorporating your own style. How would you like that thought? There’s no denying that the dress code policy for the SASD has been a widely discussed topic for many ye...

High school students discover they are not prepared for college

High school students discover they are not prepared for college

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You just got accepted into your dream school, and you tell your family members and friends the good news. Later, a few months into the semester, a different reality sets in: you miss your friends and family, the college workload is academically challenging on a whole new level, and you have to cook your...

How can students do homework more effectively?

How can students do homework more effectively?

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

From kindergarten to the last year of high school, homework continues to play an important role in the lives of all students. After hours of procrastination, you may sit down to do your homework, but end up instead scrolling through your Instagram feed. As a result, you stay up till 11:00 p.m., attempt...

Why young Americans avoid involvement in politics

Why young Americans avoid involvement in politics

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You can’t escape politics, yet a lot more students seem to be doing so each day. Whether students hear about something happening in our government briefly in the news, or a teacher dedicates an entire class period to discussing issues with students, politics continue to change the shape of America...

Connected, yet disconnected

Connected, yet disconnected

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You wake up, roll over on your bed, grab your phone, and the first thing you do is check your social media notifications. You scroll through Instagram and like a few pics or check your Snapchat for any new messages.  This is typical behavior for a lot of teens. Social media continues to play a bi...

People struggle to stick to New Year’s resolutions

People struggle to stick to New Year’s resolutions

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

We all know the feeling - waking up on New Year’s Day after promising yourself and others that you would stick to your own resolution, only for you to break it within the first week of the new year. I have seen (and experienced) that feeling time and time again, and I asked myself this simple ...

Eighth Grader Advice

Eighth Grader Advice

Emma Kintz

May 31, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Student Life

Many students assume that ninth grade is just another year. But ninth grade is getting you ready for high school. Your teachers will be harder and a lot more strict on you to prepare you for this important time in your life. Ninth grade is the year that colleges start to look at your grades. They can...

A close-up look at President Trump’s education plan

A close-up look at President Trump’s education plan

Karissa Belzer, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

As of 2011, the United States has a record of 83 million students that consisted of ages pre-kindergarten to college level. That was a little over 1/4 of the whole population of the U.S. As more children are instituted into America's schools, that percentage grows. Therefore, their representation makes ...

Success For Life: Stroudsburg’s first customized, one-on-one, flexible GED program

Success For Life: Stroudsburg’s first customized, one-on-one, flexible GED program

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every new idea starts with genuine curiosity. For me, it was about poverty. Why or how do people get stuck in the cycle of poverty? I never planned to start a nonprofit organization at 16 years old; rather, gradual experiences in my life led to me to start "Success For Life." This is Monroe Count...

SHS posts solid score on School Performance Profile Report

SHS posts solid score on School Performance Profile Report

Karissa Belzer, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This year's School Performance Profile report is in, and SHS once againt scoredAi?? in the top ten percent. While SHS's score is impressive, it actually lower than last year's score. The scores given this year were based off the Keystone, AP, and MCTI test scores . The demographic of these scor...

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


Filed under Features, Opinion

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...

ATTENTION: here’s your chance to speak your mind!

ATTENTION: here’s your chance to speak your mind!

Gabrielle Buchanan, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If you would like a chance to speak your mind about hot topics floating around our school, here's the place. Below are over 150 amazing topics. Ai??Choose one of these, or choose your own! All you have to do is go to the COMMENT section (which is at the bottom of this story), pick one of the many topic...

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