Category Archives: Featured stories

The life of a first generation American student

Many students have to search deep into their family tree to see where they originated. But for Amy Zhong, a sophomore at Dallastown High School, she does not have to look too far. Zhong is a first generation American student. … Continue reading

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York County area adults describe what it was like growing up in the ’40s through ’90s

By Annie Kurz Dover Area High School Life has a way of changing paths. Every event that occurs resets the road, changing the future. If one can’t roll with the changes life will be a struggle. “If you don’t accept … Continue reading

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Graduation, steppping stone to something greater

Teen writer, Valerie Lookingbill shares her thoughts on high school graduation and what it means to many new graduates.

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Biking for Cancer

Robert Cousineau, a history teacher at Southern Middle School, is at it again, but this time, he’s taking his bike and going above and beyond. This past March, the students at Southern Middle School stayed on their feet for seven … Continue reading

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A recipe for homecoming

Kristen Shipley, teen staff writer shares a rundown on how to make your homecoming memorable.

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Remembering the soundtrack of summer

Teen Takeover writer Valerie Lookingbill shares what sounds remind her of summer

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York City School District budget cuts affect students

Teen writer Annie Kurz looks at how school budget cuts can stress students out, especially those that rely on certain activities to keep them off the streets.

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Seniors pull off pranks and the teachers remember some of the best at area schools

By MELANIE CRISAMORE, York Catholic High School, and JULIA HLAVICIK, West York Area High School Pranks are serious business. When done right, they live on long after the perpetrators are gone and serve as an inspiration for those who follow … Continue reading

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To be a home-schooler

This year I began high school as a home-schooler. In fact, I have always been home-schooled; my parents decided this before I was even school-aged. When my family and I moved to Pennsylvania from Oregon (which is where I was … Continue reading

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York Township orthodontist Mark Taddonio has a knack for wooden carvings

By RAY CWIKLINSKI York Catholic High School You might know Dr. Mark Taddonio as your family’s orthodontist. But what you notice first upon entering his office in York Township are his wooden carvings: carousel horses, a majestic swan and a … Continue reading

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