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Points of Light

Senior Shannon Strickland paints her part of the Points of Light Mural. The mural is a collaborative project between schools across Schuylkill County.

Lauren Kane, Staffer

March 6, 2020

Since the beginning of the year, art students from across Schuylkill County have been collaborating with the Walk In Art Center. Each school in Schuylkill County decided to take part in a 65 square foot Points of Light Mural that is representative of the history of our county. Their art will then be ...

Starting the Season with a Grand Slam

John Holobetz stands on second base preparing to catch any oncoming balls. The first official practice for spring sports began on March 2, 2020. “Being a senior, I try to be a supportive leader,” said teammate senior Damon Yost pictured at right.

Ava Jefferson, Staffer

March 6, 2020

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. PAHS Boys Baseball team tryouts started Monday for upcoming players. Practice was also assigned to both JV and Varsity every day as of March 2, 2020. With the first game creeping around the corner on March 20, the team has been practicing and preparing. Junior...

Guess That Teacher

Can you guess this teacher before his/her identity is revealed? Read to find out!

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

March 6, 2020

The stadium is full. With excitement from the audience, smiles appear on faces as the citizens of Pottsville cheer with pride and joy. The aroma of Roma’s famous pizza reaches the noses of everyone in the stands, stomachs growling from the delicious scent. All of a sudden… Boom, the sound of the...

School Violence: The Series

School Violence: The Series

Samantha Woodford and Madison Wright

March 5, 2020

“Do you know what it’s like to be shot at? It’s panicking and freezing. It’s running. It’s stepping over people you’ve gone to school with your entire life, not knowing if they’re dead,” said Hailey Case, a freshman during the shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky. On January ...

PAHS Student Speaks Out On Alcoholic Parent

PAHS Student Speaks Out On Alcoholic Parent

Samantha Woodford and Amanda Charowsky

February 20, 2020

As many as 76 million Americans have been exposed to irresponsible, excessive alcoholic behaviors in their family as children. In our own community today, children still face this dilemma. A Pottsville Area High School student was brave enough to share her own story.  She was only two years old when her f...

Mengle’s Book Release at Pressed

Barista Timothy Mengle explains the hardships of writing his second poetry novel to freshman Samantha Woodford. Mengle talked about his experiences with his success in the small town of Pottsville.

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...

Guess That Teacher

Can you guess this teacher before his/her identity is revealed? Read to find out!

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

February 13, 2020

From a cowboy hat hidden in the back of his classroom, to a Nerf gun stashed in his desk drawer, students never know what this teacher will do next. Will he tell a corny science joke? Or maybe even show you his favorite newest meme?

Where Is This?

Where Is This?

Madison Wright, Staffer

January 28, 2020

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Rough Start for Boys Basketball

Senior Matt Salata passes a ball to his teammate. The Crimson Tide lost this game with the final score of 70-49. Salata said, “We’re not the biggest team so we need to work on getting big and boxing out to limit offensive rebounds for the other team.”

Wyatt Selinko, Staffer

December 18, 2019

Pottsville knew to win this game they would have to bring the “A-Game.” This team, being a top tier group, was going to be a great challenge for any team. Odds of winning this game for Pottsville were low. Pottsville ended up losing the game with a score of 70-49. Senior Riley Stanton said,...

Another year of the Christmas Band Concert

Students participating in the annual Christmas concert play their instruments. The concert will take place on Thursday December 19,2019. Freshman percussionist Zowie Zokuskie said, “My favorite song is Holiday Piece [by Jay Dawson] since I have a feature in it.”

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

Members of the PAHS choir sing during their concert on December 12, 2019. They learned challenging songs this year to impress their audience. “I looked forward to making people happy and proudly singing with the choir,” said Junior Christina Huff.

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...

Dance Off

Dance Off

November 26, 2019

Students go out on stage and dance for the school.

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