By Brittany Zeigler
Scarves, headbands, candy bowls, Mini scrapbooks, tie dye and even homemade cards. These are many things Mrs.Kathy Neff’s craft class creates. Boys and girls equally like the class.
“I enjoy the creative freedoms this class allows me”senior Marin Bunner said. “Many projects are enjoyable, although my favorite has to be scrapbooking.”
Scrapbooking in the class consists of learning about page layout and what looks best on a page that is going to be filled up. Then comes choosing a background as well as the essential gathering of a good theme for the page.
Then, the fun but messy part of adding pictures , stickers, and even glitter or anything available to students. Mrs. Kathy Neff who has been an FCS teacher at Red Lion High School for over 30 years wants students to “try new things and recognize hidden skills they have, maybe even find a new interest, hobby other than all this technology based activities.”
Senior at Red Lion Senior High School Alexis Vandewettering feels “this class really lets you be you everything appears hard at first glance but once you get use to working on that specific project for a class period or two it becomes easy and then later to follow its finished.”
Mrs. Kathy Neff plans to add a few more projects within the next few years, including bead work and even an explosion box. An explosion box consists of a few scrapbook pages cut up and folded to look as a box and then fill the explosion box with pictures stickers anything . Explosion boxes are just like the mini scrapbooks just in a different shape and style . This class gives many different options and lets a crafty, creative side come out.
By Hayley Althoff
As senior year began this year for many among the Red Lion student body, questions have been raised about the topic of college. For some students it’s a way to achieve life goals, but others are not as prepared to leave high school.
Senior Cole Snyder has been accepted to West Virginia and West Chester University, “College is about the academics,” he says, “and achieving my life goals.”
Another senior Bryn Trout is content with the thought of leaving Red Lion. She has been accepted to Wilkes University and Lock Haven. “It’s good to know I have somewhere to go.” she said.
Some high school seniors have not yet been accepted, but have tips and tricks for making the application process easier. A lot of seniors agree that it is very necessary to visit colleges throughout your junior year. Seeing the college up close makes the decision making easier. Seniors Dylan North, Emily Ayre, and Charlie Flaharty all agree that underclassmen need to take the SAT’s and ACT’s early to ensure that you have time to retake them.
“Go to a college fair,” Josh Shermeyer added. “Take standardized tests in both your junior and senior year.”
Along with standardized tests, seniors encourage juniors to take challenging courses during their senior year that pertain to what they want to do in the future. “Explore your options.” senior Heidi Chapman said.
Remember that when application time comes, applying to more than one college is beneficial. All seniors have discussed that exploring their options is key when planning for the future. Most seniors say that applying to more than one college it not only ensures that you have more chances to get accepted, but it can also can provide a clearer picture to what college is willing to give you the best scholarships, grants, courses and a better overall atmosphere.
It is helpful to discuss your future with people in the field you are interested in. Knowing what occupation best fits you makes the experience of applying that much easier. When the application process begins it is important to stay truthful and start your college essays early, since it is better to have extra time to edit before you click submit.
Seniors throughout Red Lion are nervous, but also excited to start their college journey. Most remember the moment they clicked submit in their first application or received their first acceptance letter as being one of the best feelings they’ve ever had. College is yet another obstacle we have to conquer, but with the right tools it is possible to reach the finish line. Senior Jayla Tyson chimed in “Good luck in the future Red Lion.” Always remember along with high school, college is a time to shine and establish a successful future.
By Eli Gregory
On Saturday, November 14, the 2015 Marching Lions scored a 92.75 during the Cavalcade of Bands Championships in Hershey, earning the highest overall score in Red Lion history.
Throughout the season, The Lions continuously increased their scores from competition to competition. Their final competition at New Oxford yielded their highest score of the competition season, a 91.6, just barely lower than the Lions previous all time high score of 92.5.
The scores the Lions received this season placed them in the upper tier of competitors for championships; open. This means the Marching Lions and seven other of the highest scoring bands in their division will compete for the last and possibly most important score of the season.
After an energy filled and focused practice saturday, band members chowed down on pizza and relaxed before the big show. The air was filled with bittersweet excitement, as the band realized their last performance of the year was that night. But for some, this would be the last performance of their lives.
As the band headed towards Hershey stadium, other bands exchanged good lucks and smiles. Cold air stung cheeks and joints froze, but the show must go on. Cheers erupted from the stadium as the Red Lion Marching Lions were announced, and streaks of black and gold flashed.
The performance was exactly what the Lions needed; a solid performance to show the other competitors that they deserved to be in open with the other top bands. Band directors Mr. Crone and Mr. Kriebel expressed their pride and satisfaction with the show afterwards, smiles bloomed and tears were shed.
“Walking off the field for the last time was rewarding knowing I poured my heart out into the show I loved to perform,” senior color guard member Tiffany Beckette said. “I will miss band, but I thank Mr. Crone for giving me the best four years I could have.”
When the seniors joined the field for scores alongside drum majors Kevin Scheetz and Kira Brandt, the realization that this was the end began to hit home. The Lions ended up placing sixth with a total score of 92.75, the highest score in Red Lion history.
The seniors were overjoyed to realize they were able to make history in their final year, a great way to leave the organization. Although it’s not a very high placing, its considered a higher placing compared to their first place finish last year.
Back at the school, four year marchers gave their final speeches to the tightly-knit bunch.
“Leaders don’t make followers, leaders make leaders, and I’m impressed with the leadership already being shown in the underclassman,” senior and four year marcher Anah Zieber said. “I look forward to taking what I learned in this activity and applying it to my future.”
By Isaiah Workinger
The amount of guys growing out their hair has drastically increased over the past few months. When going out in public now you look around and see guys with “flows” everywhere (flow refers to long hair).
The internet definitely has influences in today’s culture. Movie stars and college athletes play a role in why long hair is becoming popular. College athletes can be seen with hair flowing out of their helmets which some guys think is cool. Also, famous male stars, like Orlando Bloom can also be seen rocking a man bun.
Some guys participate in this fad because they like their hair flowing out of their football or lacrosse helmet. Senior Erik Paules added “Gotta have the lettuce.” Others just think they look good with it, so they roll with it. This trending style looks as though it is here to stay for the next few years.
Girls are also an influence on the choice of hair. “I think girls like it up to a point,” senior Brooks Argento said. “I’m starting to get to that point.”
Some girls like it more than others. “Long hair is luscious and beautiful” said sophomore Abby Castle.
Out of all the people who were asked for their opinion on guys having a flow, girls responded most of the time that it depends on the guy. Contrary to that, most boys with short hair said they don’t like the long hair look. It really does just depends on the person you ask.
Guys with long hair just generally like how they look with it, and that is what matters most. “It’s freakin sweet,” senior Cole Snyder said when asked about his hair. As long as their hair looks good, and they keep pulling the ladies, they’ll keep the flow.
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