Author Archives: Sarah Crawford

Rocky Ridge lights get a Central student’s touch

Most people decorate for the holidays by stringing lights in trees and bushes, or placing large, festive figurines in their front yard. Caleb Linburg, a junior at Central York High School,  prepared for the season a little differently, by decorating … Continue reading

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50 word summary: Marc Charisse visits staff

Through years of experience working in journalism, Marc Charisse says the stories that people love the most are centered around humans, good news and things involving dogs. In addition to providing these helpful writing tips to the Teen Takeover staff, … Continue reading

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Quiz: What TV high school would you go to?

High school has its countless ups and downs, with drama and stress at every corner. Waking up early and going to bed late makes for a life that is as far from glamorous as Hollywood makes it seem. But, what if … Continue reading

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Central York journalism students take ‘Ice Breaker’ challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been the most recent internet phenomenon to capture the world’s attention and send people into a video taping frenzy. The challenge was intended to spread awareness for Lou Gherig’s disease, also referred to as ALS, by giving people … Continue reading

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Is healthy really healthy?

First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to create a healthier America sounded like a pleasant proposal. The promotion of the food pyramid, exercise and nutrition education promised to be influential and positive changes to society. At the time, I thought to … Continue reading

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17 things I’ve learned in 17 years

Two years ago, for my 15 birthday, I wrote a blog post about 15 things I had learned in 15 years. Today, on my 17 birthday, I found myself revisiting that old list and particularly enjoying some of the things … Continue reading

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Summer jobs at summer camp

A typical teenage summer can be comprised of lazy days relaxing pool side, hanging out with friends and de-stressing from the hectic grind of the school year. But those days spent soaking up the sun can be quickly darkened by … Continue reading

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What you need to know about the protests in Ferguson

The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, has sparked national outcry and protests by people who believe Brown, an African-American, was killed from alleged racial discrimination These protests … Continue reading

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Top ten classic summer songs

Rock, New Age, Reggae, and Hip Hop are all words used in the universal language of music. However, there’s a certain time of year when a new category comes out to play. Encouraged by the rising of the thermostat, summer … Continue reading

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Sweet 16 birthday gift ideas

Turning 16 is a big milestone in a teenager’s life. Now, they’re allowed to get their driver’s permit, get a job and experience their first feelings of true freedom. And while the birthday guy or girl may feel pressured to … Continue reading

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