Mini-THON 2019, from a student’s perspective

By Alice Gaalswyk Manheim Township’s 2019 Mini-THON, held from the evening of March 1 to the morning of March 2, was a huge success, with the school raising over $134,000. This money will all go…

The art of procrastination

By Anisha Parida It's all hit us at some point; from pushing projects off until the morning they’re due, to simply leaving clothes to sit in the dryer, waiting to be folded and tucked away.…

Why Affirmative Action is necessary

By Baybars Charkas In 2018, the group Students for Fair Admissions filed a lawsuit against Harvard University on grounds that the university unfairly discriminated against Asian-American applicants. As the lawsuit has been gaining traction, more…

Where’s ALICE?

By Joey Eckman In the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year, Manheim Township School District made the decision to roll out the ALICE training program ahead of schedule to a handful of schools. This…

What the midterm elections mean

By Joey Eckman You are sick of seeing all the campaign signs in everyone’s yard. Well, the midterm elections of 2018 have concluded, so all of them will be gone soon. However, this year’s election…

Invisible illnesses force students to put on masks

By Madeleine Hobbs  All teenagers eventually face the reality that high school is difficult. However for students with chronic illnesses, the difficulty and stress levels dramatically increase. Chronic and invisible illnesses are health conditions that…

Colleges do not care about the SAT anymore

By Joey Eckman With the school year back in action, students’ nerves begin to rise again. However, the nerves do not always come from the stacks of assignments and having a limited schedule. The SATs…