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Boredom Busters

Sophomore Trinity Reedy shows off her coloring skills accompanied by her stuffed sloth, Barbecue Sauce. Trinity said,

Emma Troutman, Staffer

September 22, 2020

When you're cooped up in your house without a single thing to do, you can really grow bored with staring at the walls around you. Even when you have the hobbies you like at your disposal, they can often grow bleak and lose their charm. So, what would be your solution? This year’s quarantine was very challengin...

Seniors Deal with COVID-19

Students in the student section cheered the varsity football team on to victory during the 2020 football season. COVID-19 has turned spectating sports virtual instead of attending in person. “Football Fridays were some of the best nights of my life, I miss going to the games after a long week of school and cheering the team on in the student section. The whole school comes together and we have a great time there. Definitely something I miss about high school,” said graduated student Clayton Demcher.

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has made this school year different from past years. This has been a new and difficult experience for everyone, especially the seniors.  Classrooms are empty because some students attend school in person and others attend online.   “This year has obviously been pretty di...

Quarantine Cuts

Recently salons have reopened but now enforce heavy safety precautions. Before the reopening students dyed their own hair. Sophomore Brody Boris said “I definitely had fun dying my own hair at home. I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen again however.”

Samantha Woodford and Emma Troutman

September 14, 2020

A mirror in front of you, your mind races to predict your next action. Your hand lightly runs through your hair, a decision being made as you continue to look at your reflection. This quarantine has given you more than enough time to decide, it's time for a change. Stressful situations are something that no h...

Sports Adjust to COVID-19

 Senior Nico Boris is running down the field during his soccer practice. The PIAA And Governor Tom Wolf agreed to let fall sports continue. “I feel great that we are actually allowed to play. I would’ve been heartbroken if we weren’t allowed. Coach  Reichert has been just making sure we are focused to try and cram everything in last minute because it is difficult to cram an entire off-season into one month.”

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

September 11, 2020

Did someone say fall sport season? Unfortunately, this year is a little different than how it’s been in the past.COVID-19 is also taking effect on the 2020-2021 season for this year. Many fans, students, and coaches were hoping this pandemic settled down to prepare and start training for their upcoming...

ETC scavenger hunt

Freshman Samantha Woodford placed painted rocks around downtown Pottsville on Wednesday, May 12. Each rock contains a written note on the back! When found make sure to post a picture on Instagram and tag @pahs_publications.

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

May 14, 2020

Oh the joys of staying home. From annoying siblings constantly antagonizing you, to the nag of schoolwork deadlines rattling in the back of your mind. Don't worry, the ETC staff can very well understand. As important as school is, so is your mental health. What better way to give yourself a well deserved...

Trying to survive the boredom

Some students have been baking/cooking over the quarantine. On May 1, 2020, freshman Chloe Heintz made cookies to keep her from being bored. “Over the quarantine I have been spending a lot of time baking,” said Heintz.

Greta Snukis, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2020

Having too much free time is never a good thing. It causes people to become extremely bored and feel like they have nothing to do.  Considering the COVID-19 outbreak has made it nearly impossible to go almost everywhere, students are still finding ways to work around the quarantine life.  Freshm...

Custodial and cafeteria staff busy during COVID-19 quarantine

Head Custodian, Mr. Brad Ross is wearing his C-Tide mask, while at work. Masks are mandatory because of the Coronavirus. “My goal is to complete much needed repairs since we have extra time,” said Ross.

Madison Wright, Staffer

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 left students, teachers, parents, and many others sitting in their houses racking their brains for something to do. However, while students are at home, who is taking care of our school? The custodians and cafeteria staff work behind the scenes year round to make school possible. Before most...

Adapting to isolation

The abrupt change of quarantine has caused us to adapt and overcome. Junior Carter Yeager said,

Carly Mohl, Staffer

April 25, 2020

Isolation (Noun): without relation to other people or things; separately.  Until March 13, the average Pottsville Area High School student  divided their 6 hour and 56 minute school day between nine periods. On paper, what occurred during those nine periods was instruction and classwork, but we a...

Abusive relationships during the COVID-19 outbreak

Victims inside abusive relationships may feel trapped, even like they are behind bars. During the COVID 19 pandemic victims are now quarantined in their homes with their abusers. Crystal Corby, a school based/outpatient therapist at the ReDCo Group said “It makes sense that during this time, fears and tensions can be elevated. These elevated feelings can have a negative impact on healthy relationships as well as abusive relationships. If a partner feels unsafe in their situation, it may be helpful to consider getting out.”

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

April 23, 2020

Your eyes fill with tears. The partner who once supplied you with the feeling of tenderness, affection, and love now only transports pain. Your mind aches with every hurtful comment forced upon you thoughts. You perceive yourself as trapped. Yet you live in the United States and it is April of 2020....

Waddling through the quarantine

Waddling through the quarantine

Greta Snukis, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

Ever since I was young, I always wanted a pet. Considering I am an only child, it sometimes gets really boring in my house, especially now because of the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 26, 2020, that all changed for me.  Earlier in the week, I noticed that one of my old friends purchased a duck. ...

Staying Productive During the Outbreak

Freshman Madison Wright is running through her neighborhood to stay fit and active.

Greta Snukis, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all non-essential businesses to shut down because of health concerns for everyone. This means that gyms, workout facilities, parks and sports complexes are not open either. Some may be asking, how are you supposed to stay fit and active then? There are several ways to...

How is the Tidelines Staff Coping?

Tidelines Staffer, freshman Alex Maley spent some time with his dog, Toby, by taking pictures of him with a pair of cool glasses.

Greta Snukis, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

  Important Note: If any PAHS students or teachers have photos of them doing interesting things during the quarantine and/or how they are spending their time, please email [email protected] or [email protected] with descriptions (who, what, when, where) as they are d...

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