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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...

Local Businesses React to Coronavirus

Local businesses and companies have been shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Signs like this were hung on the doors of these facilities as of March 20, 2020. Toni McElvaney, owner of Rita’s, said, “Being shut down is a negative for the business owner and the employees. It’s hard to deal with because I am only a seasonal business.”

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,...

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