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Diamonds up State High: Looking Back on Mini-THON 2022
Avery Bopp, Staff Writer • May 25, 2022

On the night of April 29, 2022, State High students swarmed the high school to begin the long night ahead of them at Mini-THON. This year’s theme was FTK (For The Kids) through the Milky Way. The night included space-themed games, activities, and surroundings,...

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State High Pi-Thon Wranglers (consisting of sophomore Trevor Martin and seniors Serena Duncan, Christina Wang, and Ben Rider) pose with their fourth place plaque at the Bloomsburg Programming Contest on April 12, 2022.
State High Coders Sweep At Bloomsburg Programming Contest
Jenny Yu, Features Editor • May 6, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, four teams of four departed from State High for the 25th annual High School Programming Contest hosted by Bloomsburg University. The 3-hour long contest consists of ten problems ranging in difficulty from elementary to difficult....

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The Core of Food Fights
The Core of Food Fights
Waverly Huang, STAFF WRITER • May 5, 2022

School lunch food fights: one of the last things you’d want to be hit with is someone else’s lunch, but as it turns out, that might be exactly what you get.  Have you ever felt the urge to throw bits of your lunch across the cafeteria? For some...

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Pictured is Anthony Begnal and Rockwell, who both joined State Highs security team in 2021.
A Q&A With Rockwell
Deveaha Cooper, Staff Writer • May 25, 2022

Rockwell was the newest addition to SCASD's security team in 2021. But he isn't only a security guard— he's an artist and a mentor. Rockwell tries to not only make sure that students are safe and doing what they're supposed...

Master Singers ensemble. Taken by SCASD Music Program
A Look Into Master Singers
Nicole Lupo, Staff Writer • May 25, 2022

“Whenever you get on the stage and you perform—and even though there are a few mess ups—after you get off, it feels like such a sense of relief because it’s so much hard work that you dedicated for that one moment....

The logo of the SCCS. Image courtesy of the State High counseling office.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Emily Whitney, Staff Writer • May 25, 2022

Volunteering is a great way to help your community and yourself at once. Luckily, there are many great volunteering opportunities both in and out of State College to explore, especially this summer when you have some extra...

A spread of a students homework load.
The Academic Decline of the Second Semester
Kathryn Roseberry, Staff Writer • May 10, 2022

As the fourth marking period winds down and summer quickly approaches, many students have begun thinking about summer plans, end-of-the-year trips, and finally leaving school behind for the year. However, they also begin...

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A photo of a State High hallway, featuring a poster that outlines COVID safety guidelines.
Mask Mandates—Where Does State High Stand?
Alice Woodman, Staff Writer • May 25, 2022

On Mar. 16, 2022, Superintendent Bob O’Donnell sent an email out to students, parents, and families of SCASD, announcing that mask mandates were set to be lifted on Mar. 21, 2022. The lifting of the mask mandate at State High has left many wondering if after two years of having to wear masks due to COVID-19, is it really safe to come back into schools...

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A poster outside the counseling office advertising the SAT.
Standardized Testing: Stressful or Helpful?
Kathryn Roseberry, Staff Writer • April 28, 2022

During high school, one topic that is on a lot of students’ minds is their future and what they plan to do after high school. Most State High students plan to go to college, and with college preparations come standardized tests. The standardized testing season is nearly here, and with it comes Keystones, ACTs, SATs, and AP tests. All the time spent...

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At State High, students pay for snacks or extra meals by entering their student PIN number into keypads like the one pictured. During lunch and breakfast times this year, this step to the process of getting food was eliminated due to free meals.
In Defense of Free Meals
Elisa Edgar and Poppy Rusca April 22, 2022

Free meals in public schools reduce childhood and food insecurity. Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, SCASD has taken on a new approach to school meals that hasn't been used before. Meals, both breakfast and lunch, have been provided for free to all students at school, regardless of their financial situation. However, the program, which is...

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