CCHS Talon

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...

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 But is it possible that this system is outdated and even harmful?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

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...

January 10, 2019

graphic by Marissa Arnold

Midterms are fast approaching, and students can find themselves wound up and stressed about how they will perform. Fortunately, there are some major things that all students can do to perform better on exams.

One of the easiest things for people miss, or even intentionally skip, is breakfast. Breakfast is, as the saying goes, the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast has been proven to be very benefi...

December 13, 2018

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 t...

November 14, 2018

graphic by Marissa Arnold

Many people want ways to remember their high school years, and their various accomplishments and clubs. One way students do this is through purchasing a class ring.

However, class rings are far from perfect, and they should not be viewed as essential to a high school student’s experience.

A large number of the students who purchase class rings are seniors, many of whom are going to begin the expensive jo...

October 15, 2018

 Graphic by Marissa Arnold

Of the many changes implemented this year, the newest one to land is the addition of student IDs. Both students and staff will be required to wear them, with the accompanying lanyards or clips.

The IDs were introduced was for the purposes of school safety and security. With everyone in the school having an ID, it makes who belongs on the premises more clear.

IDs visible on a student will make keeping tr...

August 30, 2018

 Graphic by Marissa Arnold

Student held hall passes are now a thing of the past. The system to leave classes has now been totally overhauled, and is going to affect everyone involved, from students to teachers.

The changes consist of students not carrying their own personal hall passes, but instead will receive passes from teachers. These passes will be given back to the teacher upon return, and also paired with sign-out sheets.


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