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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

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 Cou...

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 scored  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 scores c...

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.  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...

BREAKING NEWS: The boys’ bathroom doors are gone!

BREAKING NEWS: The boys’ bathroom doors are gone!

Karissa Belzer, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Restroom vandalism is not a new topic at SHS.  Unfortunately, it has happened several times recently.  Students need to understand that this is a criminal act.  Overall, it’s a problem in the school that needs to stop. There have been students who write on stalls, dismantle the paper dispensers...

Over 100 SHS students voice their opinions, and more to come

Over 100 SHS students voice their opinions, and more to come

Gabrielle Buchanan, Sean Pickett, and Caeley Hank

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In my opinion, people should not base beauty standards off magazines... Reason being, most of the celebrities are photoshopped. When people see these celebrities in pictures, they automatically want to be like them because of how pretty or handsome they are. This is one of the influences photosho...

Summer adventures: Check out the Mountaineer’s terrific travel guide

Summer adventures: Check out the Mountaineer’s terrific travel guide

Nylah Safforld, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Are you looking for somewhere to travel during this summer? Is your family still trying to decide where to vacation? Well, look no further because we are here to provide you with a list of places to explore this summer. While some families have a tradition of traveling to a specific place every year,...

More people choosing braces, despite the discomfort

Kyra Gilman, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout our lives, there is a lot we have to struggle with regarding our health: braces, glasses, wheelchairs, even technology. The matter at hand in this feature is braces. How much do braces cost? Are they worth getting? Which is worse to have for the rest of your life: braces or glasses? Experts...

Are men and women really different?

Are men and women really different?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many studies have shown that women tend to be more persuasive and eager to take up challenges, and they tend to be more of honest and harder workers than men.A 2009 study by Accenture, found that 70% of business women asked their bosses for a new challenge. You would think that men and women would equally...

What factors actually help determine our success?

What factors actually help determine our success?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Americans admire “rags to riches stories.” They tend to believe that if you start out with very little but work hard, you can be successful and achieve your goals. Unfortunately, for many people, that is not the case. In fact, it is rather rare. Here are a few factors that contribute to succe...

The rise of fake news

The rise of fake news

Jonathan Valderrama, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There is no doubt that technology plays a huge role in our everyday lives. No longer does one need to pick up the local newspaper to get the latest news. Today that can all be acquired through the internet. Having the capability to turn to these different resources is amazing. It is very likely, th...

Are women and men really equal?

Are women and men really equal?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Caption for featured image above: Only 14.2% of the top five leadership positions in the S&P 500 are held by women, according to CNNMoney analysis In our American society, most people tend to feel that we live in a world where we provide equal opportunities for all people, regardless of race, sex,...

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