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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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Lancaster County instructor an ace at SAT prep

Abbey Harris, 57, is an SAT teacher based in Lancaster County and has spent 34 years teaching students not only the material of the test, but also the strategies for doing well. She has three college degrees: math, English and special education.

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Person Appreciation Post: Amanda Chan

Amanda Chan is a senior at Central York High School this year. She’s also a member of the Teen takeover staff here at YDR, and, in addition to that, she’s awesome. Unfortunately, I haven’t met Amanda very many times. Most … Continue reading

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School of Culinary Arts student from York County dishes on classes, cooking

Teen takeover writer Usha Baublitz profiles her brother Jordan, who is taking cooking classes the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts in Lancaster.

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Central York senior starts Teen Talk, support group for those with mental illness

Central York High School senior Damian Gallagher, 18, founded a local support group for teenagers who have family members will mental illnesses.

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Teen profile: Central York High School coach David Fogle inspires his runners both on and off the track

By KRISTEN SHIPLEY, Central York High School Hard work. This seems to be a common theme among Angelo and Sam Koimene, both of whom have broken track records at Central York High School. These seniors have been running track since … Continue reading

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Talk with a Christian counselor

By MELISSA FUTRELL, Susquehannock High School Choosing a career and knowing where your interests and talents lie is something that many teens struggle with. For me, I have known what I want to pursue for a while simply because I … Continue reading

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Robert Machovec creates art out of junk

— By RAY CWIKLINSKI, York Catholic High School You might have seen his metal masterpieces all over York County: his “Gear Garden” on Philadelphia Street in York or his animal sculptures in Glen Rock, where his workshop is located. Robert … Continue reading

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A poetic truth

By KRISTEN SHIPLEY, Central York High School “Look inward for solutions before blaming the outside world.” This quote is just one piece of wisdom that 21-year-old Jonathan Chambers (Chames) of Harrisburg desires to share with the world through his poetry … Continue reading

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Tips from a college admissions officer

By ALEXIS AMELOTTE, Agora Cyber Charter School College applications are something many high school juniors and seniors dread. How you present yourself begins to determine where your future will lead. As the tension builds, your mind is constantly trying to … Continue reading

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