graphic by Marissa Arnold Reaching back from the grave XXXTENTACION dropped his new album “Skins” posthumously on Dec. 7. The album is a combination of XXXTENTACION’s projects at the time of his death, which explains why most of the songs are short and heavily instrumental. “Skins” opens with an introduction from XXXTENTACION talking about what he wanted the album to represent and asking his fans to “open their minds” to the music. The songs on the album are sad with dark lyr
Public speaking can be nerve-wracking, but two seniors took on the challenge and one of them won a regional contest at a local high school.
Senior Karen Charleston won the Rotary Four-way Test Speech Contest. Charleston and fellow senior Hannah Shirey competed at the mid-level competition Dec. 4 at Lebanon High School.
To enter the contest, Charleston and Shirey had to write a five-to-eight-minute speech on a topic of current concern.
Both Charleston and Shirey spent over
Many students stress over college and their future. Submitting applications is one thing, but then some colleges take weeks or months to send out acceptance letters. This year, Kyki Bobotas, a representative from Millersville allowed students to participate in an ‘Instant Decision Day’. “I enjoyed getting to meet students interested in Millersville and hoped to lead them in the right direction,” said Bobotas. She met with students, looked over their applications and made a de
Twice a week, senior Kyle Nazarchuk appears on the morning announcements and delivers a weather report. What most students do not know is the time and preparation that goes into these reports. Nazarchuk references forecasts from major weather services like the National Weather Service and the Weather Channel. He also looks at Millersville’s in-house weather radars and products to refine his estimates. “Nine times out of ten, they beat the models, so I will usually use their f
photo provided by Morgan Menser Many people dream of traveling and shopping in different parts of the world. This November, I traveled to Tuscany, Italy and experienced the Italian fashion scene. This region is known for its beautiful countryside and rows upon rows of stores. Each day, I toured and shopped my way through a new city. Despite the fact that Italy does not celebrate Thanksgiving, they have an event similar to Black Friday, but a week long: Black Week. As they rec
While the past few years have ushered in multitudes of changes, the ID requirement was the only change to directly affect every single student this year. At least, it was intended to. In a Talon poll of about 100 students in the cafeteria and the library, only half were wearing their IDs. About 60 percent of students marked that they wore their IDs every day, 6 percent said they wore it most days, 4 percent some days, and 28 percent marked they never wear or almost never wore
photo by Ally Doxtater With the holidays quickly approaching and the calendar year drawing to a close, the school is spending the final month of 2018 ringing in the season with a variety of events organized for and by the students. Many events are occurring leading up to winter break, some of which are winter themed, others less so, but they all are bringing students together in fun experiences that everyone is enjoying. One of the first was the Aevidum lock-in, held last Fri
Returning veterans, new hopefuls, and a powerful energy are going into this year’s bowling team, as their new season begins. Last year, the team did well, placing second place in section two, just behind Ephrata, with a record of 9-4. Going into this season, the team has ambitious aspirations, with Coach Nicole Wagner aiming to get the team into the number one position of section one. “I think [we’re looking forward to] the competitive aspect, and growing together as a family
Every year, FBLA hosts a blood drive to help benefit the community, and every year, some new faces show up, ready to help out by donating blood to those who need it. One of those new faces is junior Jasmine Kearns, who donated blood for the first time. She saw it as an opportunity to do some good, and was inspired to do so. “My mom used to donate blood and so I was like, ‘yeah, this is how I can help people,’” said Kearns. A common experience for many when undergoing any type
Often seniors are looked up to by underclassmen. In the athletics world, seniors show leadership on their team both on and off the court. Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams welcome back six returning seniors to the court. With many games of varsity experience, they know how to show team leadership this season. The boys’ team sends returning seniors Jaquan, Andino, Neisso Dorvil, Brody Dunlop, Logan Horn, Trey Kalbach and Devin Shay to the court for their fourth and fi