By Paul Jones
It is Friday and everyone knows what that means. Even as people look outside and see the drizzling rain, their plans on Friday night remain the same.
To combat the weather, all they do is change the theme to “Rain Gear” and they come out with the same amount of people as they always have.
“I sit in it because it’s fun and I enjoy the themes and cheering on all my friends,” senior Gillian Orwig said. “It’s also fun because around York county there’s a little competition about who’s the better student section.”
Many students, like Gillian, will sit in the student section for many sporting events at Red Lion. It gives them a chance to cheer on their classmates and promote school spirit.
By Helen Zeidman
The sticker shock of college tuition can strike fear in the hearts of both parents and students. But with ample opportunities for financial aid and scholarships, that blow can turn into a blessing.
Recent changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) have made the process of applying for grants and loans quicker and more accurate.
“There are some great changes for the 2017-18 FAFSA,” Jessica Petrie, the financial aid coordinator at Penn State York, said. “Because students are able to file the application much earlier than in the past, families will have more time to explore the student aid options that are available, including scholarships.”
The new prior-prior system, which lets applicants use tax information from two years ago, will ensure accuracy and faster results. The application is available to fill out as of Oct. 1, as opposed to waiting until Jan. 1 as in previous years. So, students will receive their financial aid offerings months earlier than with the old FAFSA.
By Ali Kochik
Social Media Editor
Although skulls and skeletons are quite popular around this time of year, in Holly Briese’s Spanish class, they represent something much more.
Typically, people would associate these symbolizes with Halloween night. However, another is culture preparing for a special night as well. In Mexico, many people are anticipating Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, on Nov. 1.
“Day of the Dead is about celebrating the lives of family members who have passed on.” Head of the language department, Mrs. Briese said. “It’s a way of continuing the family bond.”
Much as she does every year, this October, she is helping the students at Red Lion Area Senior High School learn about this cultural day of celebration in a fun, hands-on way.
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