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Many people dream of becoming authors, but few take the steps to get to that point. Junior John Fitzgibbons has done just that by submitting an original work to Scholastic.

Fitzgibbons won a Scholastic Gold Key award for his story “The Dollhouse Rebellion.”

The story follows a family of dolls living in a realistic world. As the story progresses, the reader learns that the doll family is part of a minority that is being targeted...

Breaking school records and placing at states are two dreams every athlete strives for. Senior Krysta Weik and freshman Logan Smith were able to achieve both within one season.

Weik and Smith competed at the state swim meet March 15-16 at Bucknell University.

Smith placed 13th overall in the 100 breaststroke.

“[Placing at states] was a very humbling and unique experience,” said Smith. “I wouldn’t have been able to be where I am w...

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 But is it possible that this system is outdated and even harmful?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...

photo provided by Broadcast Video 3

Taking photos for the Duke Men’s Basketball team would be a slam dunk for senior Jackson Muraika.

Next fall he will be attending Duke University in North Carolina and is planning to major in Economics. He chose Duke for its immense opportunities and great mix of size and flexibility.

“I don’t want to go to a school so crowded it felt overwhelming,” said Muraika.

In college he also plans to conti...

photo provided by Jen Wagner

What a weekend it was for the school’s bowlers as they captured three state championships.

The Falcons captured the boys’ team, boys’ individual and girls’ individual titles last week at the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships at Dutch Lanes, Ephrata.

It is the first time in state history the same school had the boys’ and girls’ champion.

“I knew we definitely had the talent to do it,...

photo by Sully Minnick

With spring sports in full swing, all teams are preparing in different ways for the season ahead of them. The track & field team is starting their season with an even stronger urge to succeed.

The track team has decided to dedicate its season specifically to head coach Rob Bare’s wife, Tiffany Bare. Over the past 15 years, Bare has been battling cancer.

“We are competing for something that is larger than ou...

As the year goes on, more seniors have completed their exit interviews, and more know which college they are going to. Their high school experiences are coming to a close, and many of these students have reflections on it all.

The beginning of the end was the exit interview, and the process in preparing for it. Most students begin with the step of choosing some colleges they would like to apply to.

Senior Ian Benard had four col...

Despite continuing a series of movies that made Tyler Perry famous, the new film, A Madea Family Funeral has failed to continue his legacy.

Starting off with sublime acting, Sylvia played by Cierra Payton (“The Runner” 2015, and “Madea Goes to Jail” 2009) and Carol played by Kj Smith (“Baker’s Man” 2017, and “Throwback Holiday” 2018 ) are preparing a family reunion inviting Madea, played by Tyler Perry (“The Haves and Have Nots...

Making it far in the post season is every athlete’s goal and junior wrestler TJ Moore took his wrestling season all the way to states.

Moore competed in the PIAA state wrestling tournament March 7-9 at the Giant Center.

“It felt like it was really cool to be competing there and it was a really cool experience,” said Moore.

According to coach Chris Voshell, the PIAA state tournament is one of the toughest tournaments in the countr...

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