By Marissa Burd
Standing in the Baltimore-Washington International Airport with bug spray, a water bottle, and her Bible, junior Ashlyn Smith was ready for her four and a half hour flight to the Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic.
From Feb. 21 to March 5, her mission was to distribute necessary supplies and share the gospel with the Dominican children and teenagers, with the help of 18 others from the Christ American Baptist Church in York, PA.
By Aslin Muniz
In Red Lion there are a handful of first generation students who juggle the best of both worlds, from regular schooling, working on subjects such as language arts and math to going home, speaking different languages, and having completely different customs and traditions.
First-generations are people who are the first in their family to grow up in the United States. They are a unique group of people who go into the world knowing very little, and have to adapt to several cultures and ways of living, at the same time.
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.
By Rachel Lau
Social Media Editor
Many people have been asking, what’s in and what’s out this year. It seems that a lot of fashion from the 80’s is coming back, which means people will be seeing denim skirts, graphic tees and lots of plaid.
Turtlenecks are back and loose-fitting sweaters are seen throughout the school. Shoes such as Vans, duck boots, and Converse are coming to surface as well.
“Converse are my absolute favorite shoe, I love the classic black color,” Junior Kristen Nowicki said. “I think the white ones are pretty popular too.”
Just about anything denim is back and booming. Denim skirts paired with cropped sweaters is a popular look for girls. Any sort of denim shirt or jacket can also be seen on boys. High-waisted pants or shorts are becoming more common for girls, as the styles have changed drastically compared to previous years.
Hoodies, graphic tees, and plaid shirts are common for boys. “The flannels from Hollister are cool, I have a few of them.” Senior Jake Holt said. Bucket hats, beanies, and snapbacks are prevalent headwear options. “They’re great for bad hair days.” Senior Jake Holt said. Nike sportswear is also popular for both genders, especially when it comes to shoewear.
Styles do vary, as do trends. This year, we are seeing a more retro take on style. 80’s fashion trends supremely returned in today’s youth. It’s time to grab our sneakers and sweaters, the 80’s are back!
By Kailey Smith
In early June, 21 year old Dylan Roof, gunned down nine African American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina during a bible study. The gunman uploaded pictures of himself wrapped in the Confederate flag on multiple social media sites.
Many Americans have their own opinion on this issue. While some believe it’s a problem, others believe it’s not. It just depends on the person’s perspective.
The Confederate Flag, and more specifically what it represents, has been a long, contentious issue in the United States.
Throughout US history, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, the Confederate flag has frequently been associated with ideas of white supremacy, racism and slavery.
Red Lion senior Emily Falenski stated, “ I feel like the Confederate flag is now a symbol of being a rebel, it’s more of an outlook for country roots.”
Nikki Haley, the current governor of South Carolina signed a bill to remove the flag from South Carolina’s capital building. The flag is seen by some as an icon of slavery and racism, while others say it symbolizes US heritage and history.
“There are so many people with so many stories to tell, but no one has asked. If I can help uncover that rich history, it helps history live on.”
-Mr. Sam Cooley, local history teacher
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