By Cora Beyer
This school year seems to be characterized by change. This can be seen from laptops for everyone to new teachers and classmates. Another exciting change that might be overlooked is the addition of new clubs, specifically the Politics Club.
The Politics Club is a place that allows students to, not only discuss politics from all points of view, but extend their learning and come up with ways to improve the world around them.
A small group of students feel that it is important for them to be involved in their community and found common ground as they developed this new club.
By Junior Editor-in-Chief Aubrie Wise
Students across the nation join the moderns age of technology. Teachers are running Instagrams and using Bitmojis in the classroom, and on-by-one districts are beginning to go one-to-one with Red Lion joining the buzz.
Students in the Red Lion Area Senior and Junior High Schools have their own device that they carry with them from class to class, and even home. The idea of one-to-one, that is one device for every student, is becoming more and more popular as paper copies become outdated and the internet becomes the best classroom.
By Emily Heiss
Many in Red Lion do not know all of the various opportunities that are offered to them by the high school’s Career Center.
From internships to career exploration programs, there are more than electives to explore careers while still in high school. YCAL is included in these options.
By Carly Guise
Red Lion junior Alex Sun has been named Grand Champion of the York County Science and Engineering Fair.
Alex, whose project was titled “3D Printing of Biodegradable Materials,” is the fourth person from Red Lion to win a Grand Champion title at the county fair in four years. His predecessors include Alec Gayrama (2015), Levi Jones and Mickayla Smith (2016), and his sister Jessica Sun (2017).
By Aubrie Wise
Four different sides occured from the National Walkout on March 14 at Red Lion Senior High School. 13 students participated in the outdoor protest with the knowledge they would receive a 3-hour Saturday detention for their actions. Around 150 students went to a memorial at the Fitzkee Center, which was non-political and dedicated to the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. Then there were several students that showed up to the memorial wearing NRA shirts. The final side was the rest of the student body who chose to stay in their homerooms. There was reasoning as to why each group made the decision that they did.
By Eli Lanehart
Walking through the hallways as a senior; a student that is about to go into real world as an adult contributing to society. College may be in the future for this individual, but they also may be confused. Hope has arrived for this student and students of all different scenarios.
“I’ve been working with some teachers and administrators for the past nine to twelve months about creating some opportunities for students while they’re here,” said Mr. Bill Rickard, an assistant principal at Red Lion. “Some of them we’ve run into accidentally and some I’ve been chasing down purposefully.”
By Nathan Steiner
Starting next year, Red Lion will be incorporating the One-to-One program, making laptops accessible to every student.
Tim Smith, the head of the technology department at Red Lion, said that the 8th graders that attend the junior high will bring their 11-inch chromebooks up to the high school.
10th and 11th graders will get brand new devices, and the seniors will get existing technology that still operates from the school.
By Carly Guise
Bowling and Zumba and VIP Rooms, oh my!
Red Lion’s Mini-Thon club has introduced new activities and fundraising requirements for the 2018 night of event, held at the high school on Fri., April 27.
By Marissa Burd
February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Many high school students woke up on that day this year with plans of spending it with the people they love most and giving cards, flowers, or chocolates.
One thing that is certain is that the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will remember this Valentine’s Day forever.
Those students did not expect to lose 17 of their classmates that day.
By Carly Guise
As the school science fair has come and gone, students across the high school have begun preparing for their next challenge: the York County Science and Engineering Fair.
The county science fair takes place on Mar. 5 and 6 at Penn State York. Its predecessor, the school science fair, took place on Jan. 5.
At the school fair, Alex Sun, junior, was named Grand Champion for his project on 3D printed biodegradable material. Ismail Guler and Shreeji Patel, both sophomores, were named Reserve Grand Champions for their project that dealt with radiation, specifically from power plants.