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photo provided by Rory Zimmel

While college is a first taste of living independently, most people are still close enough to come home in an emergency.

However, senior Rory Zimmel decided to cut out this geographical safety net by attending college at Brighton University in England to study music business and media.

Despite the drastic gap between her family and her future college, Zimmel is not worried about the change of pace.

“I...

As the final major fundraising event comes to a close, one class made a huge monetary impact. This year, Mrs. Gingrich’s classes raised the most money totaling over $800 for Relay For Life.

“I take great pride in putting a lot of effort and getting my kids excited about this event,” said Gingrich. “Knowing that it goes to a lot of people for a great cause makes my heart happy.”

She gets very competitive every year and is the rei...

Every year, math teacher Carin Marzock allows her students to participate in Relay for Life, but this year the event really hits home for her on a personal level.

Marzock’s sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer this school year, and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment since her diagnosis.

“It’s just not something you expect for someone in their mid-thirties to be fighting,” said Marzock.

Luckily Marzock’s sister-i...

With only four years under her belt, Jessica Martin has already made a huge impact on the physical education program.

Martin has been a physical education teacher at Cedar Crest for three out of the four years of her teaching career.

This month, Martin was nominated and awarded the Young Professional Award by the Lancaster, Lebanon, and Berks Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

“I was really honored...

The prestige of the small but powerful term “Doctor” before one’s name is a goal many wish to achieve. Mrs. Malinoski has completed her vigorous degree giving her the new title of Dr. Malinoski.

From the beginning of her career as a principal she had a goal to earn her doctorate. This has been a long and vigorous process for her but after 11 years of being a principal she will walk with her class and receive her doctorate.

The p...

Few high school students have had to experience the hardship of having a parent diagnosed with cancer. Senior Alan Yang’s mother was diagnosed with osteoscarcoma in October of 2018.

Osteoscarcoma is an extremely rare type of cancer with less than 1000 cases per year. It is a type of cancer that exists within the bone.

“Knowing programs such as Relay for Life is to help raise money for cancer is such a relief because we are not v...

photo by Sully Minnick

Few jobs are obtained without interviews; from retail jobs to company positions, first impressions are important.
Both presentation and preparedness are key elements of a good first impression. These were both practiced by 65 students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) who participated in mock interviews and a fashion show.

Around 10 students in the ability-based learning program participated in th...

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...

While many seniors are looking forward to their next educational endeavor, there are some students that are choosing a different route and enlisting to defend our nation.
Senior Hailee Smith has chosen to join the U.S. Army.
“I’ve been wanting to do this since I was really young,” said Smith. “My mind has been set since then.”
Smith’s father was a cook in the Army. This led to her being around the kitchen and helping there.
“I...

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