By Claire Krackow
What qualities would your peers say you have? Every year at Red Lion Area Senior High School, Senior Superlatives are chosen according to what qualities pertain to different students
Recognizing students who have been at the school for four years in giving them a title as superlative is a great confidence booster as well as a final ending to their high school career. It is also a way for their peers to remember them as they move onto the next chapter of their lives.
Without recognizing students who stand out in those aspects, homecoming or prom court would not be possible. As well as team captains or lead roles in the school musical. The buzz and excitement about superlatives never fail to keep the Seniors anticipating. However, they are not always a good idea.
Many conflicts can be started when finding out who won which superlative. During this year's voting of superlatives, many people were campaigning for what they wanted to win.
In reality, people will vote for who they think deserves the title, not for the student who wants it the most. Students will be feeling very insecure once the superlatives are revealed because they may not get the one they wanted. Others may get the title that somebody else wanted, which will cause much conflict as well.
"I just think it's bad because people might get down and upset if they don't get the superlative that they wanted," said Senior Paige Taylor. "I'm just not a big fan of them, although they are definitely very fun and exciting."
In recent years, having Senior Superlatives has caused problems because of these same reasons. Senior should be chosen for a superlative based on the qualities that their peers think about them.
By Zachary Rhine
The Keystone State decided it was ready for a change. This came in the form of a new governor being elected.
The 2014 General Elections took place on November 2nd. While it was recorded to be a Republican landslide, Pennsylvania was one of the states that said goodbye to their Republican Governor and hello to a Democratic one.
Enter Thomas Wolf. A former CEO of one America’s largest supplier of kitchen cabinetry turned politician, Tom Wolf confirmed the statistics that he would be victorious in the November election.
Wolf was formerly a Secretary of Revenue under Governor Ed Rendell in the early 2000’s. Going into the race, Wolf also had the support of fellow democrats Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
Having won his new position as Governor, Wolf has certain goals and ideas that he assumes will benefit Pennsylvania as a state.
Some of these ideas include the desire to build a stronger middle class and the intent to restore money to the education system. Wolf wants to increase the minimum wage to 10.10 dollars an hour. He also plans on restoring the one billion dollar budget cut made by former governor Tom Corbett.
Wolf is also an advocate for equal pay and other women’s rights. “Equal pay for equal work,” Wolf says on his Website, www.wolfforpa.com. “We want to end discrimination,” continued Wolf.
In addition, he is also a supporter of LGBT.
By Allie Burd
The nationwide phenomenon, Black Friday, has struck again. Bringing over 52.4 billion dollars into stores and out of people’s pockets. Black Friday is the nation’s biggest shopping day of the year.
But what is it that causes all the rowl? Is it the deals or the chaos?
Black Friday is known for the rare, great deals in apparel, home goods, and electronics.
“I like black Friday, it’s such a crazy rush with your family and you always find that one steal,” said Senior Matthias Cabbell.
“My favorite thing about it is shopping with my family. I usually go with my mom, sister and friends,” Senior Devin Morton said.
Many stores during this day have deals exclusively on that Friday. Discounted Xboxes, PS4s, and apparel.
“I actually go for clothing, you can always find cool deals.” said Cabbell.
Another contributing factor to the Black Friday chaos seems to be the dangers. Last year a man was stabbed over a parking space. There have also been other accounts of stabbings, shootings, and tramplings.
“Just when you walk into the store and think you’re safe, someone could come along and harm you for an item,” says Cabbell.
Recently stores have been opening up on Thanksgiving day, rather than the following Friday. Again this year, many stores such as Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Walmart are opening their doors at 6pm that night.
“My family’s not too crazy about it, but we never seem to go out early anyway.” said Cabbell.
Devin Morton seems to have a different opinion. He stated; “I think it’s okay, everyone seems to be done dinner by that time anyway.”
By Tejay Hirt
When we look at the Iphone 6, the eye is drawn to its large size. What we don’t realize is just how small it really is. The Iphone 6 is a mere 0.27 hundredths of an inch thick.
The Iphone 6 has received lots of criticism on the build of the phone, because of the way it bends if you put it in your pocket with a force to bend against.
The Iphone 6 was released on September 19, 2014. People are quick to come to conclusions, but what they don’t realize is that the Iphone 6 is one of the most powerful phones out there.
The powerful A8 dual core 1.4 GHz cyclone processor on the inside of the phone allows for the amazing loading speed and how the games run flawlessly. The Iphone 6 can also download and stream videos with ease.
Granted that Apple’s rival, the Samsung Galaxy, had the bigger screen way before the Iphone did. One new feature of the Iphone is the “Apple pay”, where the user can scan their fingerprint and swipe their phone by a sensor and the transaction is completed.
The Iphone 6 can be purchased for $199 to $849 depending on the capacity of the phone. “This is the sixth iPhone I’ve reviewed now, and there’s a real sense that this one is really rather different” said a writer for TechRadar.
The reviewer, whose name was not given, went on to say “The iPhone 6 certainly addresses a number of the problems Apple had developed, coming with a much larger screen (although not dramatically increasing the size of the phone) a boosted processor, better camera, improved battery and crucially: overhauled design.” I have never been fond of Apple’s Iphones, but i think the Iphone 6 is making a step in the right direction.
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