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Local Businesses React to Coronavirus

Local Businesses React to Coronavirus

Greta Snukis, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many businesses and companies to shut down due to risk of employees becoming infected with the virus. As of Friday March 20, 2020 all non-essential businesses were ordered by Governor Tom Wolf to close. Companies such as Rita’s Italian Ice, the Philly Pretzel Factory,...

Coronavirus Causes Parade Cancellation?

Coronavirus Causes Parade Cancellation?

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

March 20, 2020

Do you know the true definition of Saint Patrick’s Day? This global celebration was required when one of Ireland's patron saints, St. Patrick ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. This holiday is also celebrated in our county. The Pottsville Area Band was scheduled to be marching...

No Snow Days?

No Snow Days?

Madison Wright, Staffer

March 16, 2020

No snow days? This is rare. Normally we see multiple days throughout the winter months where school is called off. This year however, we have seen none.There have been a few two hour delays and even a half day, but no snow days. Teachers and students have been eagerly awaiting their pause to a stress...

PAHS Students Qualify to Regional Band

PAHS Students Qualify to Regional Band

Alex Maley, Staffer

March 9, 2020

“Practice makes perfect” is a quote that juniors Christian Honicker and Grace Mongrain, and sophomore Vanessa Biddle live by. Three Pottsville Area High School students competed for spots in District Band and also made it into Region band. Region Band is the next level up from District Band. Students...

Women’s Symposium Trip

Women’s Symposium Trip

Carly Mohl, Staffer

March 6, 2020

The Junior Achievement Symposiums are one-day workshops for “mentoring, motivation, and opportunity for high school juniors and seniors”, as explained on their website. Through seven years of Symposiums, over 1,000 Central Pennsylvania students have benefited, with no cost. According to their website, ...

Bonjour! Hallo! Hola!

Bonjour! Hallo! Hola!

Madison Wright, Staffer

March 5, 2020

This week, from March 3 to 5, students at PAHS began the day with the Pledge of Allegiance first in French, German, and Spanish. Also announced were the top students in each specific language for every grade and students that had been chosen to become members of the language National Honor societies. “I...

Be My Valentine: AID Annual Valentine’s Day Sale

Be My Valentine: AID Annual Valentine’s Day Sale

Madison Wright, staffer

February 17, 2020

Friday, Valentine’s day, AID sold and distributed flowers and cards purchased by students at PAHS. Every year AID sells cards attached to a flower for one dollar.  AID is a sorority-based club that uses fundraisers to help out people and charities in our community. This year the profits go toward...

Mengle’s Book Release at Pressed

Mengle’s Book Release at Pressed

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

February 13, 2020

Plays on words and tiny twists mean much in a poem. In “When The Soul Meats Itself,” his mesmerizing second collection of poems, author Timothy Mengle makes us wonder: “Isn’t it amazing where life can take you? It’s like drifting in a river stream, it takes you where it wants. Sometimes we se...

STC Students Qualify for DECA State Competition

STC Students Qualify for DECA State Competition

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

December 20, 2019

Pottsville STC students senior Hattie Ebling, senior Halia Bachman, and sophomore Jenisis Rodriguez had the opportunity to attend the DECA district competition December 6. DECA is an acronym that stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. Before attending the competition, competitors take...

Ugly Sweater Contest Held Before Break

Ugly Sweater Contest Held Before Break

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

December 20, 2019

With winter break taunting students, the PAHS PBIS committee decided to help everyone get in the holiday spirit by hosting an ugly sweater contest for students to participate in. The competition was held on Thursday December 19. Freshman Kintay More said, “I’m glad our school is planning things...

Another year of the Christmas Band Concert

Another year of the Christmas Band Concert

Alex Maley, Staffer

December 17, 2019

“Slap!” is one of the many sounds the audience will hear at the annual Christmas concert presented by The Pottsville Area School District Music Department. The percussion section is featured in the popular song “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, which includes the slapping sound of the whip and...

PAHS Hosts Concert Choir

PAHS Hosts Concert Choir

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

December 17, 2019

The PAHS concert choir practiced since the 2nd week of school for their Holiday Concert on Thursday December 12. Before 2019, this annual concert opened with the freshman choir, but this year the freshmen have joined the upperclassmen in the concert choir to make it bigger. A small group of students...

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