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 photo provided by: Marissa Arnold

Towards the end of winter break I began to come to a realization that I finally was ready for a tattoo.

Chuck’s Tattooing and Piercing was overall the best shop to go to and known to be the best in Lebanon. I couldn’t get the tattoo until my season ended with Winterguard, so I picked April 13th.

My entire high school experience has been centered on Colorguard. The activity has allowed me to make...

May 10, 2019

Many students have received ‘praise’ from teachers and administration for their positive behavior due to the Pride program that was introduced this year.

The program is based on the values of PRIDE, which stands for Personal responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence. A large part of it is also handing out Wings of Praise to students for exemplifying good behavior.

Giving out these rewards promotes and recogni...

April 5, 2019

graphic by Marissa Arnold

Many students look forward to spring break, only to find that most of it has been taken away to make up for snow days. Most years, this ends up shortening the break to only one or two school days off, if any.

Even before snow make-up days, Cornwall-Lebanon School District’s spring break is shorter than that of many other districts. It is only three days long while other districts, such as Conestoga Vall...

Many students, like myself, are faced with the challenge of managing time, money and responsibilities throughout the school year.

This became an issue for me when I was deciding between doing track and field or getting a job this spring. I weighed out my pros and cons and made a decision to stick with track.

I knew I couldn’t give up track my senior season, but the idea of having extra money was very tempting. Especially with th...

March 24, 2019

graphic by Marissa Arnold

At the end of every year, the class rank of the senior class is tallied up, assigning students numbers and honoring the valedictorian. But is it possible that this system is outdated and even harmful?

When students receive report cards, they can check their grades, GPA and class rank.

It seems odd that class rank is placed alongside GPA and grades, objective and unchanging methods of analyzing success. W...

Almost everyone listens to music and among those, quite a few perform it. However, there is often a divide between performance and composition.

I started playing piano when I was in 2nd grade. I instantly fell in love with music, adoring my newfound ability to string together simple notes into something complex and beautiful.

I continued to play for years, expanding my repertoire and experimenting with tempo, dynamics and even t...

February 27, 2019

photo by Emily Bixler

In its current form, Project Life has been a success. Most notable is the job shadow requirement, which exposes students to work in a field they have interest in.

Job shadowing makes clear whether a student will or will not enjoy their field. This can be crucial to massive decisions like where students go to college or what classes they want to pursue.

While this experience is technically scheduled for junio...

February 7, 2019

photo by Alexis Steele

Anyone walking down a hallway has most likely had to avoid a trashcan that has been placed there to catch water from a leak in the roof.

Anyone looking up at ceiling tiles is likely to have noticed brown stains caused by water from leaks in the roof.

Some students have had to relocate classrooms temporarily after heavy rains resulted in major leaks in classrooms.

Clearly, the school’s roof needs to be replac...

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