By Raven Rodriguez
Looking for a part-time job? Well you’re in luck. Here are a few tips to help from Wikihow.com.
When looking for a job, search for places that hire at your age. Most importantly, a job that won’t interfere with your school schedule.
Only put the hours that you can work on the application. You don’t want your education and job to interfere with each other.
Start applying. There’s no such thing as applying to too many places. With your applications, you will almost always have to have a résumé with it as well.
A résumé. If you don’t already have one it’d be best to make one. With making your résumé, it’s okay not to have a lot, or any work experience. At your age, it’s reasonable, and the people reviewing your application will understand that.
Letter of recommendation. If you don’t have a résumé (or you don’t have the resources to make one) the next best thing to have would be a letter of recommendation.
With the recommendation, make sure that the person writing the recommendation knows you well, and is aware of your activities, work ethic and moral standards.
Keep in touch. Stay updated with the applications you have sent. Call in and see if they have considered your application.
While calling in or recieving a call from the employer always remember to be kind and respectful.
Websites. Certain websites give you a list of jobs open for teenagers, such as snagajob.com. All you have to do is put in your zip code and what type of business you want to work with.
Many places will show up, and with that you can see which ones would be best for you. An added bonus from using a website to search is the ability to apply straight online.
If there isn’t an online application for a place that you want to apply to, make sure to use clean and legible handwriting on your written application. Something such as an employer not being able to understand a part of your application can be a really big inconvenience on your part.
Interviews. During the interviewing process, dress appropriately for the type of job that it is. Answer honestly and be respectful while interviewing.
Using all these tips and tricks, you’ll have the best chance at landing a part-time job.
By Molly Merson
A currently debated topic within our school is the dress code. As the temperature rises, clothing styles also change. You may be asking yourself: “What can I wear and not wear?” Well we have the answer for you.
Here at our school, we do have restrictions on certain styles, however many students aren’t aware of the guidelines we have. Guidelines and additional dress code information is listed in the student handbook issued in the beginning of the school year.
In most cases, this information remains unread or overlooked by students. Excessively short shorts are not permitted, especially if the pockets are longer than the shorts altogether. Also, visible undergarments, including men’s undershirts, are not acceptable.
“It’s a matter of modesty,” Principal Mary Smith said, in regards to clothing choice.
Compared to the Red Lion Area Junior High School, our dress code may seem a lot more lenient. Although there are restrictions, trust is put into the student body to choose appropriate attire for school.
“The older you are, the more freedom you have to choose,” Smith said.
Dress code is not a major concern for this upcoming Spring, because most of the student population follows the dress code guidelines. If students do not follow the guidelines, they will be asked to change. If they refuse to change, disciplinary action will follow. A student is only asked to change clothing if it “causes a disruption to the learning process,” Principal Smith says.
If students aren’t aware of our guidelines on dress code, it’s available on the school website or on the disc given out at the beginning of the school year. Our school understands that as seasons change, so does style. Make sure your spring wardrobe is filled with plenty of magnificence, modernity, and most importantly; modesty!
By Claire Krackow
Raising a total of $53,295.50, MiniTHON beat their goal of $50,000.
Every year at the Red Lion Area Senior High School, MiniTHON is hosted. This fundraiser is hosted to raise money for childhood cancer. Students will stand on their feet from 6pm to 6am and take part in non-stop activities and fun. However, in order to participate, a student needs to raise at least $75 that will go directly to the Four Diamonds Fund.
Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 10,380 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. The mission of the Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children that are being treated at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families with superior care and money donated by businesses and people.
“As a chair, I’m in charge of planning and organizing the night of activities.” Senior MiniTHON chair member, Hannah Zimmerman said. “As well as getting donations from businesses and setting up fundraisers.” There are 9 total MiniTHON chair members. “As committee members, you participate in fundraisers and help make decorations for the night of.” Zimmerman said. “I chose to be a chair because cancer sucks and having witnessed it first hand with my mom being diagnosed with cancer when I was 8.”
“MiniTHON is an amazing thing that helps raise money for childhood cancer research. This years’ MiniTHON was amazing and I’m honored to have been apart of it.” Zimmerman said. Every year at MiniTHON, there is a family hour that is hosted. Families from all over the district will come to the school for one hour and explain their childrens’ cancer stories. This makes a huge impact on many students at the school.
“I was in charge of planning the night of and also family hour.” Sophomore chair member, Carter Beyer said. “I chose to do it because of how much of an impact it had on my family with Cora (little sister) being sick.,” Beyer said. “I felt like it went really well this year and I heard a lot of positive feedback.”
“I stand in support of the children and families that face this terrible disease.” Senior, Rachel Bosley, who attended the night of MiniTHON said. “Those who have fought, who fight today, and who will continue to fight in the future. With having a two-time childhood cancer survivor in my family, I have seen the amazing things that the Four Diamonds Fund does for the patients and their families to make their battle a little bit easier.” Bosley said.
“12 hours seems like nothing when you remember what it is that you’re standing for.”
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