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2019 Pottsville Graduate Battles Cancer

Graduate John Hannaway was diagnosed with cancer on November 4th, 2019. Yet, he never lost his positive attitude. “Going into the surgery, I was extremely scared, but I was comforted by the number of prayers and support I received from my Pottsville family. Knowing I had such a large support system made every step of the way so much easier,” Hannaway said.

Tanya Johnson, Staffer

November 19, 2019

In our school, 2019 graduate John Hannaway is a well recognized name. From raising about 3,000 dollars to buy Christmas presents for poor families, to leading the band as band president, salutatorian, it would be hard not to know of him. On November 4th, Hannaway was diagnosed with testicular cancer....

Foreign Language Week

Students who excel in their foreign language classes enjoy a special breakfast. Later that day, they were inducted into their respective Foreign Language National Honors Societies. Sophomore Emma Smith said,

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

March 11, 2019

   “Languages are the key to the world.” That was the slogan for the 2019 Foreign Language Week. During the week of March 4 to 8, every language, German, French, and Spanish, this week had a day dedicated to it. A student taking that language spoke before the regular announcements that morning. Fir...


Members of the band and band front are putting on their pregame show before a football game/ The performance ended in the band spelling out

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

February 15, 2019

   The Pottsville Area High School provides many opportunities for musically gifted students to develop their talents with other students. There are even some groups run by outside organizations that students can participate in. Whether they’re a brass, wind, string or percussion player, every stu...

Percussion Ensemble and Gabriel Youth Orchestra Play for Elementary Students

Victoria Oswald and musicians play for students at JSC. The ensemble members put on festive clothing and played Christmas music for third and fourth grade students. Junior Wesley Evans said,

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

December 27, 2018

  On December 12th, Mr. Steve Horvath took a group of percussion players to John S. Clarke Elementary School to put on a performance for the third and fourth grade students. It was a great experience for both the students and the musicians. The students couldn’t sit still during even the slowest s...

Tide Talk S3, Ep4 Penny a Week

Tide Talk S3, Ep4 Penny a Week

December 22, 2018

Dr. Zwiebel discusses the Penny a Week tradition with homeroom winner Carmen DiCello, top fundraiser John Hannaway and Student Council adviser William Rhoads

Student Council Prepares for Penny-a-Week and Christmas Prom

Gwen Hamilton, freshman, collects money for Penny-a-Week. Student Council has been using these donations to buy presents for children for years. 'Every child deserves to wake up with a smile, John Hanaway said.

Michael Johnson-Ponce, Editor

November 14, 2018

Student Council is a club involved with major events going on around the school. Senior Gary Chen, President of Student Council, said “Student Council has two main projects: Penny-a-Week and Christmas Prom. For about 10 weeks, members ask their homerooms for donations, and with that money, we b...

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