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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...

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....

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...

Expressing Her Struggles: Vanda Bednarikova

Expressing Her Struggles: Vanda Bednarikova

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

March 13, 2020

“Just go for it. You may never have this opportunity to express yourself again; so do it while you can,”said senior foreign exchange student Vanda Bednarikova. From Slovakia, this 17 year old artist would like to use this opportunity to share her relatable struggles. Vanda said, “I think that a lot of...

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...

School Violence: The Series

School Violence: The Series

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

February 20, 2020

According to The Washington Post, “There were five times as many shootings at high schools since 2000, affecting most of the most heavily-populated areas of the country.” This generation has been the one to deal with gun violence the most; it will also be the one to stop it. The world wide protest Mar...

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?

School Violence: The Series (Columbine)

School Violence: The Series (Columbine)

Samantha Woodford and Madison Wright

February 5, 2020

A student sits on the floor, knees brought up to his chest as his friends around him do the same. The room is silent. The students are holding their breaths as to not inform the perpetrator of their presence. The only sounds to be heard are the footsteps outside the door, echoing down the hallway like a taunting click as they come closer. With each thump of the perpetrator’s foot, the students have a harder time staying silent. The constricting feeling in their chest increases, the dread of knowing who is outside that library door only makes their fear worse. And when they heard that unforgettable sound… their hearts drop. The twist of the doorknob, as the perpetrator opens it.

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