By Brianna Lehr
On Friday Sept. 22, chatter erupted from the Fitzkee Center as excited students got ready for the 2017 Homecoming Pep Rally.
And shortly after the final event, the constant chatter quickly ceased as the time came to announce homecoming queen.
By Marissa Burd
Over the years at Red Lion High School, students have started a tradition to support their sports teams, specifically varsity football. This group of school spirited students organized a Student Section and call themselves the “Rowdies.”
With every new school year, a graduating senior passes down the role of being the leader of the Student Section to a rising senior. This year, the legacy was passed down from last year’s leader, Tristan Fuentes (2017), to two seniors, Cole Gipe and Micah Davis.
By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
After 11 years of hard work, Mini-THON has raised a grand total of $500,722.22. The money was raised in support of the Four Diamonds Fund and recent Red Lion graduate Brooks Argento.
Life for the Argento family was turned upside down when Brooks was diagnosed with a brain tumor only a few short weeks after starting college. Today, roughly seven months later, Brooks is on the road to recovery. Through this fight, his loving friends and family have been there to support him every step of the way. A personal message from Brooks played during the second hour to thank everyone for their contribution and dedication.
By Molly Merson
News & Feature Editor
With prom right around the corner, seniors excitedly await the memorable night “under the sea.” Dresses, ties, and sea-themed decorations are all sights to see at this upcoming event.
This year’s prom will be held at the Country Club of York April 8. A night of dancing, dressing up, and diving into fun awaits.
Every student has their own favorite part of prom. “I'm looking forward to getting dressed up with my friends,” senior Erin Sciortino said. Her favorite part of the night is doing her hair and nails with her friends that she's attending prom with.
By Helen Zeidman
One day a year, the Red Lion Area Senior High School’s cafeteria is turned into a center for innovation and research. Students from every grade contribute to this event of creativity and learning. The high school held its third in-house science fair to display the hard work and investigative talents of its student body on Jan. 29.
Professionals in various fields of science and technology judged about 150 projects Even though the number of participants was lower than last year, the boards still had a large range of topics, with everything from personality types and plant growth to video games and solar panels.
Since students can research any field of science, these projects extended across multiple subjects and incorporated skills from a plethora of areas. This made the fair very diverse.
By Kristen Nowicki
“It was insanity,” Red Lion junior Melanie Tarnacki described the mall on Thanksgiving night, or the eve of Black Friday. Black Friday is the craze shopping event that occurs the day after Thanksgiving.
More than 154 million people will spend the holiday weekend shopping. This was an increase of 3 million people from 2015, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics.
The average shopper spent $289.19 Thanksgiving weekend, which was down only ten dollars from last year, NRF said. Of this, 74 percent were actually spent on gifts.
By Helen Zeidman
Senior Jessica Sun has earned a spot as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship for a chance to win thousands of dollars to pay for her college education.
The SAT standardized test is commonly known as one of the most important tests students will take during high school. But, many students do not know the importance of the preliminary SAT test, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT.
Sun is a prime example of the success that the PSAT can bring. Her impressive performance on the PSAT has landed her in a prestigious academic scholarship competition through the National Merit Scholarship Program.
“I was really excited when I found out. I was also hoping I would be one when I got my score back,” Sun said. “This hasn’t changed my future plans much. But I am looking into more schools that offer the national merit scholarships.”
By Paul Jones
Fridays at Red Lion during the fall have always been filled with football and fanfare. Student sections are a big part of that given that they are the students cheering for their fellow students. However, some within the county have questioned how inclusive those sections actually are.
While this may sound like something out of a bad movie, this might be an actual problem. This issue was talked about at Student Forum, which schools from three different counties attended.
“There are two student representatives from each school in Franklin, Adams, and York county who go to those meetings,” Mrs. Dennish, head of Student Council, said. “At the meetings they talk about issues that are going on at school, and last year one of the issues was about school spirit and out of that came a conversation about all the different student sections.”
On April 12, 2016, health teachers Mrs. Hinkle and Mrs. Gillis held CPR Certifications in school for any student who wanted to be certified. These students were certified through the American Heart Association with the HEARTSAVER level of certification. About 130 students get certified each year by Mrs. Gillis and Mrs. Hinkle.
“I’ve always wanted to learn CPR to help people in an emergency,” stated Joel Zamora, a senior who became certified on April 12.
By Alex Price
One place you may not visit as much as your classrooms but remains a great resource for students is the school library. The library provides a quiet working environment with the perfect blend of electronic and print sources for students.
“For me the library is a great place to get away from the noise and stress in the classroom,” Library Assistant Quinn Waldrup said. “The library is a great place to clear your mind and get work done.”
The library offers online databases for all subjects. These are web based programs such as Aleks and Noodletools. The library staff keeps the library up to date by taking classes and webinars. By doing this the library staff is able to provide a solid background in technology to help students succeed.
For the students that enjoy reading, the library is full of books. There is a wide variety of genres, the most popular include young adult, science fiction, and fantasy.
“The library is a great place to go to work on the computer, do homework, talk about great books, and learn,” Librarian Allyson Ayres said. “For some, it is a secure, quiet place to gather thoughts. For me, it is a sanctuary, much different than the rest of the building.”
What if there is a book a student wants to read but it isn’t available? The library will purchase the book on Amazon and have it ready within three days.
The library is open from 7:20 to 3:05 during school days.
Students may come in during open periods, which are determined by classes being taught in the library on a particular day.