By Eli Lanehart
When walking through the halls, students may look around and see a random collection of brush strokes residing on the brick walls that were once bare. These brush strokes contain bits and pieces of Red Lion history and the dedication of the artists that created them. This artwork is something that will unite the past with the present; a mural of Red Lion’s history in the form of a timeline.
This idea was brewed by the PRIDE committee of the Red Lion faculty, predominately Mr. Cooley, Mr. Vanada, and Mr. Schmehl. These three teachers took off on a branch of PRIDE to carry teach students more about the history of Red Lion. It was then carried out by the National Art Honor Society (NAHS).
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
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Anyone with a fascination in almighty gods, epic heroes, and monstrous mythical creatures would be eager to hear of a class in mythology.
Mrs. Erica Main, a history teacher at Red Lion Area Senior High School, recently began polling her students to see how receptive they were to the idea of a mythology class at school. The results were more exciting than she anticipated.
“So far at least half of the class from each class have raised their hand that they would be interested in taking the course,” Main said. “It surprised me, I didn't realize how much interest there would actually be."
“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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