Author Archives: Annie Kurz

Alternative to college routes: W. Sebastiaan Ney

W. Sebastiaan Ney faced the world after high school by delving down a path of his own choosing. During his years at William Penn Senior High School, Ney took some college classes and observed his older friends attend college. “I … Continue reading

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Alternative to college routes: Seren Erb

Seren Erb attended York College of Pennsylvania, majoring in fine arts, for one year, before deciding it wasn’t right for her. She enjoyed the art classes, but found the extra classes, not pertaining to her major to be distracting and overwhelming. … Continue reading

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YDR journalists say empathy is key

“I’m a person before I’m a journalist.” Brandie Kessler, a general assignment reporter with the York Daily Record, states this as she explains collecting information for stories. Hannah Sawyer, a city reporter for the YDR, stresses that empathy is key. … Continue reading

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Steve Billet and David Smith actualize their vision of Philadelphia Street: i-ron-ic

Delving away from the cookie cutter life style are Steve Billet and David Smith, owners of i-ron-ic, an eclectic antique and art shop, located at 256 W. Philadelphia St. Entering their shop is just short of an adventure with treasure at … Continue reading

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Melissa Grove, owner of Sweet Melissa’s Dream, tells of her journey on Beaver Street

Melissa Grove, shop owner of Sweet Melissa’s Dreams on 38 N. Beaver St. is from a long line of market ancestors. “I come from a market family,” she said. Generations of her family held produce vendors within Central Market York. Due to her family history … Continue reading

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Artist Brenda Wintermyer brings beauty through painting to York

Tucked away on the second floor of 22 N. Beaver St. is Just Brenda Art Studio. Upon entering the studio one is welcomed by vivid paintings lining the walls, a large window allowing natural light to flood the studio and … Continue reading

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German Exchange Student Compares Schooling

Imagine flying over an ocean, leaving behind everything you know, heading into a new culture with your return date set a whole school year away. “It was not real before I was sitting in the plane,”said Robert Krömer, 16. On … Continue reading

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Hoots and Hellmouth

There’s a purity that a concert creates. No matter the genre, the performers are allowing their emotion to pour out onto the stage and seep into the audience, captivating and sharing, giving and taking.

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Weekend Adventures

The past several weekends have been really good. Although, most weekends are a welcomed event, with no school and a chance to sleep in, but these past weekends have been a fun shift from daily life.

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The Mahogany Sessions

I am in love with the YouTube channel The Mahogany Sessions. The London based team makes it their goal to find new artists and music to bring to you, the listener. The Mahogany Sessions focuses on acoustic guitar, pure voices … Continue reading

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