By Paul Jones
As hard as it might be to believe, Russia, Tokyo, and Red Lion all have an important similarity between them. All of the previously mentioned locations have all been selected by certain governing bodies to hold very important gatherings.
Fifa voted on having Russia host the next World Cup, the Olympic Committee chose Tokyo to hold the next summer games, and the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils allowed for Red Lion and its Student Council to hold the next Pennsylvania state conference.
Last year, members of Student Council had to travel to Altoona High School and give a presentation on why they should host the conference. Altoona High School is the home of the PASC and also where it was founded in 1932.
By Rachel Lau
Junior Brendan Kilgore was one of the two students chosen for the January student of the month. His life has revolved around music for quite sometime.
He started participating in band in elementary school and then transitioned into marching band for the past three years at the high school, playing the baritone.
By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
Physics has often been an unfavorable subject among students. However, for Jessica Owrutsky, it’s a favorite. Contrary to expectations, she enjoys math and science the most, and excels in both classes.
After several years of hard work and dedication to her school work, Owrutsky earned the title of December student of the month.
This year, the robotics team welcomed Owrutsky and she assisted them in creating their competition robot. A robotics competition took place on January 24 where teams competed to see which robot they constructed could win amongst others.
By Helen Zeidman
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that prompts either intense passion or cold indifference without any gray area in between. People either use the holiday to proclaim their love on this special day or spend the day alone, waiting for the all of chocolate to go on sale. Regardless of how it is celebrated, this holiday has greatly changed from a pagan tradition, to a religious holy day, and finally, to a commercialized holiday used to sell copious amounts of chocolate.
Despite the diapered Cupids and his arrows of love that cover every Valentine’s card, this celebration of romance did not begin with the Greek god of love. True to its name, Valentine’s Day actually originated with the Catholic saint, Valentine of Rome, who was neither a winged baby nor an attractive suitor.
By Shayla Scallorn and Carly Guise
Olivia Anderson & James Warner
“We usually make sure we don’t have work on that day and we’ll try to have dinner together and see a movie. we don’t really care too much about Valentine’s day, it’s kind of a waste, but still it’s nice to go spend money sometimes.” - Olivia
“It’s kind of an odd holiday and there are plenty of other occasions that require gifts but we usually do something to celebrate anyway.” -James
Jena Everett & Xavier Geesey
“Our plans are to go see a movie and and then have dinner together. If money was not a factor we would like to take a plane to Paris and first put a lock at the Pont des Art bridge and then have dinner on top of the Eiffel Tower.” -Jena & Xavier
Emily Harrington & Dylan Khuc
“Overall we think the holiday is kind of pointless, if you love someone you don’t need one specific day to show them, you should do that every day.” - Emily & Dylan
Mr. & Mrs Granger
“Our tradition for Valentine’s Day is just going to dinner. We don’t like Valentine’s Day, so we don’t buy gifts and we don’t go to a fancy dinner. Just somewhere that we like.” -Mrs. Granger
Mr. & Mrs. Dennish
“Every year we go out for dinner with my in-laws, my parents, and my brother- and sister-in-law. We all go out to eat together at Boardwalks. They have a Valentine’s Day special dinner that night, so we always do that.” - Mrs. Dennish
By Carly Guise
Back from the bliss of Christmas break, the harsh realities of January began to settle in for many Red Lion Senior High students.
The stressors of studying for midterms and the beginning of a new semester, however, have nothing on the daunting task that faces many Honors and AP science students: the Science Fair.
The project, often assigned within the very first few weeks of the school year, had a due date that lurked closer and closer. Despite this, many students procrastinated and didn’t finish the projects in weeks or even days leading up to the project.
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