By Emily Heiss
On April 3rd Red Lion Senior High will welcome former NBA player, Chris Herren to speak with students at an assembly - and no, it has nothing to do with playing basketball professionally.
Herren is founder of a foundation called, “Project Purple.” His mission is to assist individuals and families struggling with drug addiction. He is coming to Red Lion to share his story regarding drugs and the past that they led him and how he is now recovering and hopes to use this organization to help and reach out to others.
The Aevidum club will be acting as the ‘liaison’ for this entire assembly. The message of Aevidum, “I’ve got your back” is very relevant in regards to Herren’s project’s mission statement.
Club adviser Mrs. Rohrbaugh said, “We are using our platform to promote the message. We are raising money for donations and, most importantly, awareness before Chris comes.”
Aevidum has been selling Project Purple T-Shirts for $12.00 at both the senior high and the junior high. A portion of the proceeds that they receive will be donated towards the Purple Project which will be presented to Chris himself at the assembly.
Drug addiction is responsible for the death of more teens than both car accidents and gun violence in America. So many of the students of Red Lion High School have been touched by the drug crisis.
“Unfortunately, the opioid crisis - the drug addiction - is not specific to one area,” said Mrs. Rohrbaugh. “Our students know people who are struggling, we’ve had former students who have passed. It’s something that needs to be brought to the attention of everybody so that we can reduce it.”
By Marissa Burd
The wait is over. On the most recent Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles took home the Vince Lombardi trophy and made the game one for the books.
With only two minutes left in the fourth quarter of the game and the score at 32-33, with the New England Patriots ahead, the ball was fumbled.
By Derek Etter
Social Media and Marketing Editor
Kathi Hunger-Sanders, the district’s dental hygienist, works every day at the Junior High, responding to calls from all schools in the district, and has done so for the past 10 years.
Some may even remember her as the “tooth fairy” that visited their classes in elementary and junior high school.
By Carrie Knight
Two years of preparation and planning has finally come to fulfillment for the members of student council. November 2, 3, and 4 Red Lion hosted 1,000 students statewide.
“I have never seen a group of leaders so dedicated and passionate about working for two years straight on a conference that was going to directly benefit 1,000 students from across the state.” said Jacob Franciscus, the current president of student council, and state co-chair. “The council has become family within the past two years...I am so proud of every single one of them.”
By Derek Etter, Emily Heiss, and Ali Kochik
While on duty during C lunch Wed. Nov. 29, senior high principal Mark Shue learned that a male student brought a loaded gun with him that morning.
In that moment, Shue said that he knew that the student needed to be located and taken into custody.
By Carly Guise
As students filed into the auditorium on Dec. 1, buzzing with excitement for the upcoming weekend, a little boy sat on the steps leading to the stage, eyeing up the crowd.
His name is Connor Rowan. He is in first grade at Locust Grove Elementary, and he is a cancer survivor.
By Adam Naylor
With all the negative news circulating around the world these days with, North Korea, the NFL, and in Washington D.C., finally, there is an interesting, weird, and exciting news line to follow.
The news line comes from England. A man by the name of Richard Browning, who is also called the real life “Iron-Man”, owns a company called Gravity Industries. His company, which was founded in March 2017, focuses on making jetpacks that combine mini engines and also an exoskeleton that fits around your body so you can lift off and maneuver easily just like you were flying with a jetpack.
By Derek Etter
Social Media & Marketing Editor
After much public demand and requests by district administration, the Mini-Thon club was asked to host their yearly event again this year.
As a result, Mini-Thon’s committee has announced that they are once again holding their night-of event, much to the excitement from students and staff alike.
However, this year’s Mini-Thon will be shorter, now running from 4-10 p.m. at the high school on April 27, 2018.
By Carrie Knight
Junior Cassidy Graham was the female student of the month for September.
Cassidy works hard to excel in her school work but also in her extracurricular activities. “I try to be the best I can be by studying, and staying focused all year,” said Cassidy. In the near future Cassidy hopes to further her education at a four year college, to major in journalism.
Her extracurricular activities include Executive Council, Concert Choir, Varsity Club, and varsity football cheerleading. She also holds a leadership position in two of the clubs. She is the class of 2019 vice president and a quartermaster for Concert Choir.
By Carrie Knight
Jacob Franciscus, or known by his peers as, Norman, has been selected as one of the two September Students of the Month.
Jacob believes his key to success is not procrastinating. It helps himself, but also sets a good example for his peers. “This is a very valuable resource to gain in high school because it will never stop becoming useful throughout one's life, regardless of what they do,” said Jacob.
Jacob stays busy with Robotics, Mock Trial, and his officer duties within student council. As the 2017 student council president and one of the two PASC state conference co-chairs Jacob holds a lot of responsibility within the club.