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Approximately one in four teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 have anxiety. I am one of them.

I have been dealing with my anxiety for the past two to three years, experiencing it on some level nearly every day. It ranges in intensity from an underlying uneasiness to overwhelming panic that makes my heart race.

It can often be triggered by seemingly insignificant things, such as a text message or nail polish, and spiral downw...

photo provided by Justin Cruise

Few organizations are respected as much as the Marines, and this year, one senior will be joining their ranks.

Justin Cruise is preparing to enlist in the Marines as a military police officer.

“At first [joining the Marines] was about money because I really didn’t want to go to college and pay for that,” said Cruise. “It then turned into more of serving my country and being respected and having hon...

Many people like trying new foods, and soon students will get the chance to do so in the cafeteria.

The cafeteria will be changing some of their menu offerings in the next few weeks. These changes include adding more portable lunch items along with a few new lunch options.

“Whatever you guys are asking for, we’re trying to go that route,” said cafeteria manager Marci Heverling. “We’re trying to make you guys more comfortable wit...

photo by Morgan Menser

For many students, lunch is the highlight of their day, and soon seniors will have more of a reason to look forward to their lunch period.

Seniors with blue or gray Renaissance cards will be able to leave school on Fridays to get lunch off-campus starting within the next few weeks. This initiative was started by seniors Serena Cheng and Katie Knapp.

“I just thought it was a really fun idea that a lot of stu...

Media teacher Christopher Schwalm was chosen to be the Student Television Network Teacher of the Year. This award is for broadcast journalism, film or media teachers who demonstrate dedication and high levels of achievement.

He found out that he had been chosen Feb. 7. His students set up a fake call with STN’s board of directors, which then announced the news.

“I was speechless, I was stunned,” said Schwalm. “It was the last th...

Based on the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to notoriety, “On the Basis of Sex” is an inspirational film about fighting for equality under the law.

The film starts out following Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything” 2014, “Rogue One” 2016), as she studies at Harvard Law School and struggles to find a job as an attorney because of her gender.

She gains an opportunity to challenge this...

As the semester comes to a close, underclassmen are looking ahead and beginning to choose their courses for next year. There will be more selections available to them this year due to the recent changes made to course offerings in nearly every department.

12th grade college prep English will be split into two semesters. Seniors will take a writing course in the first semester, while in the second they can choose to take Modern...

photo provided by Lisa Wawrziniak

Mobility is often taken for granted, but for those with disabilities, it can seem like a distant dream. However, for two disabled young children, several students in the gifted program are making that dream a reality by participating in the Go Baby Go project.

Freshman Joe Cerminara, sophomores Thomas Curtin and Timothy Sheffield and juniors Patrick Hansell and Jonas Funk modified two toy cars a...

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...

photo by Alivia Serenita

True to its name, Sky Earth and Environment club, or SEE club, is helping improve the environment by starting a classroom recycling initiative.

The initiative involves putting recycling bins for bottles and cans in classrooms throughout the school to help reduce the amount of students’ waste that ends up in landfills.

“We use a lot of bottles and if they all end up in the trash; that is just a lot of wast...

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