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On Wednesday, May the 5th Students say, “ Feliz de Cinco de Mayo!” when celebrating the fifth of May. When asked on the significance and how they celebrate the day, there were various responses. Mr. Hannum describes this holiday as, “Marking Cinco de Mayo is one more terrific, and fun way to recognize that our country is a real melting pot of people, their languages and their customs.”

¡Feliz el Cinco de Mayo!

Genesis Harrison, Staffer May 19, 2021

On every Cinco de Mayo or May the 5th commemorates the day that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the historical Battle of Puebla and Mexican’s army won its victory over France. So, when students and...

Junior Jadyn Wagner and senior Bobby Walchak enjoy their day at the promenade. On Saturday, May 1st, seniors and their dates danced the night away at St. Nicholas Hall. “Prom was sincerely a great memory that I wI’ll never forget.”

Prom 2021 was one to remember

Alex Blum, Staffer May 12, 2021

Prom is always a memorable time for students, especially graduating seniors. On May 1, 2021 senior students at PAHS got to experience a night under the spotlights and on the dance floor one last time....

Senior band members stand on the stage as they are receiving their gift. This year they were given portable chargers with “PAHS 2021” on it. Senior Jake Montgomery comments on the event saying, “We did a nice farewell video and award ceremony for all the seniors.”

Band banquet honors current members

Harry Walls, Staffer May 10, 2021

On Sunday, May 2nd the band banquet was held at the PAHS auditorium. An enjoyable get together for the band, majorettes and flags. Students and audience members conversed with each other remembering the...

Many people in PAHS are members of the Marching Band. Before a game the band practices their routines at the middle school and then they march up to the high school stadium. “As the next twirling season is coming up, we are continuing to practice and are learning new combinations,”said sophomore majorette, Chloe Heintz.

Preparing for band season

Alex Maley , Staffer May 10, 2021

As the days get warmer, the music gets louder. The Pottsville Area High School Marching Band is slowing preparing for a successful fall marching season. COVID-19 hasn’t made the process easy, but the...

The cast of Cinderella stands proud during the closing scene of the musical. It was held in the PAHS auditorium on April 23, April 24, and April 25. “Our students really give their heart and souls to this performance. There was an added level of precautions to worry about with the pandemic, and honestly, I went into the season expecting it to be very different. However, despite low numbers of cast, crew. and put, this whole company was committed to excellence and Cinderella has been one of the most beautiful productions we have ever done, I am so very proud and eternally grateful,” said drama director Maria Malek.

The aftermath of “Cinderella”

Tanya Johnson , Staffer May 7, 2021

The school has been able to put on a musical this school year despite COVID-19 making it harder to do school activities. Two weekends ago, on April 23, April 24, and April 25, Rogers and Hammers’ Cinderella...

Sophomore Rene Keiter stands near a tree to celebrate Earth Day. Many students at PAHS honor the earth by not littering and making small changes to help the environment. Rene said “ I think the significance of Earth Day is a day to recognize the importance of the planet.“

Springing into Earth Day

May 6, 2021

Though it is a huge responsibility, Earth is everyone's blue planet. Earth Day serves as a day we address the impact humankind has made on earth and it is a day where people raise awareness about pollution,...

Seniors Jersey-Lynn Cook and Kierstin Schmitt pose while shopping for prom dresses. Last year’s prom was canceled due to COVID-19 and left all seniors and their dates devastated. “This is the first time I am going to a prom and I’m excited to spend the night with friends and having a great time to remember,”said senior Jersey Cook.

Preparing for “the last dance”

Alex Blum, Staffer April 30, 2021

Last year’s spring prom was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  This year's prom is at St. Nicholas Hall on May 1st for all seniors and their dates. Pottsville usually has their prom Hillcrest in...

Students in the EMT class do hands-on work such as performing CPR on a dummy. The class can make someone certified in CPR and can also lead to a future in the medical field. Senior Jamilah Philip-Johnson said, “Being in the EMT course is different from any class I’ve had before. The beginning of the year was mainly learning from book, which was important since we need to know specific terms. Now that we are nearing the end of the year, we have way more hands-on learning. We also have after school sessions that show us exactly what to do for various situations. Unlike other teachers Mr.Moran is able to show us exactly how he works as an emergency medical technician”

EMT to the rescue

Alex Maley , Staffer April 13, 2021

The Pottsville Area School Board decided to start a new class for the 2020-2021 school year, an E.M.T. Training class. The new class is for students who are interested in becoming a medical student or...

Fully virtual students share their struggle of receiving fully virtual schooling. Students were presented with the option of in-person or full virtual. While attending virtual classes students at home are expected to join live presentations that count towards their attendance.

Being full virtual: a student’s perspective

Genesis Harrison, Staffer March 30, 2021

Ugh! Six o’clock and it’s Monday morning.  Full virtual students face an abundance of challenges during the school year. From waking up and rolling out of bed to having your eyes glued to an iPad...

Social Video Club had a meeting last Wednesday at Crimson House. They talked about how much their hourly rate should be, club officers, and the recruitment of new members. “I really think that this is something Schuylkill County has been long overdue with, this country is full of diversity and this is a great way to show it,” said sophomore Haven Jacob Guistes.

Schuylkill Social Video Club recruiting new members

Tanya Johnson , Staffer March 23, 2021

Throughout Schuylkill County there are students from various school districts who have an interest in filming and editing videos. Because of this, the Schuylkill Social Video Club (SVC) was created.  Social...

Trinity Lutheran Church takes COVID-19 restrictions very seriously. Instead of an in-person service, a drive by communion was done along with a blessing. “At the beginning of Lent I went to Ash Wednesday mass with my parents to which started the season,” said freshman Emma Seiger.

Celebrating Lent during COVID-19

Alex Maley , Staffer March 11, 2021

On Wednesday February 17, 2021, many families begin the season of Lent. In catholicism, Lent is the six week preparation period before Easter. It is also the start when people usually give something up...

Junior Kaylee Becker and Emilee Rose are seen warming up their ankles at track practice.  Due to COVID there are restrictions at practice to wear a mask and social distance as much as possible. Junior Emilee Rose said, “ The first practice was definitely different from previous years, but I’m thrilled to be back to practice.”

Running through the pandemic

Ava Jefferson, Staffer March 11, 2021

Monday, March 8 was the first official spring sports practice for the 2020- 2021 season. COVID took a big effect on fall and winter sports, but it also has an effect on spring sports. There will be little...

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