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Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, speaks at a Capitol press conference on property tax elimination on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Representative Ryan proposed and advanced these bills to Pennsylvania legislators.  (Capital-Star photo by Stephen Caruso)
Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in Pennsylvania
Elisa Edgar, Opinion Editor • June 3, 2021

On May 25, bipartisan legislators in Pennsylvania voted to advance a Republican anti-abortion bill concerning miscarriages dubbed the “Final Disposition of Fetal Remains Act” (House Bill 118). The bill would require medical facilities to disclose...

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An image taken from the promotion video for the prom showcases senate members Dylan Bellissimo, Payton Treaster, Bayla Furmanek, and Emma Ryan(left to right) dressed up in formal attire on Memorial Field.
The Last Dance: State High Seniors Prepare for Prom
Rachel Foster, Staff Writer • May 6, 2021

The wait is over: following the cancellation of last year’s prom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prom has made a safe comeback for the seniors of State High. While many rising seniors were scared they would receive the same fate as the class of 2020,...

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The flyer for MASTER Seminar. Interested middle schoolers can scan the QR code or go to the link listed in the poster to sign up.
Inspiring a New Generation of Learners: MASTER Seminar
Adrita Talukder, Newspaper Editor in Chief • May 2, 2021

Beginning June 7, 2021, SCASD middle schoolers and rising freshmen will have the opportunity to take part in MASTER Seminar, an educational program started by junior Allison Mi. Participants will have the chance to work with high school students and learn...

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Andrew Merritt standing in front of a “Be kind” poster in his classroom on Wednesday, Jun. 2. He often repeats that his most important rule in the classroom is simply to be kind.
What it Means to be a Teacher
Elisa Edgar, Opinion Editor • June 3, 2021

With school coming to a close in just a matter of days, State High is left to reflect on what was certainly one of the most memorable years of school in our lifetimes. The 2020-2021 school year has changed what it means to...

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State High Girls' Lacrosse: A Team and a Family
Quinn Colburn, Staff Writer • May 11, 2021

Despite missing out on the spring 2020 season due to COVID-19, State High Girl’s Lacrosse has managed to stick with it this past year, making up for lost time during the 2021 spring season. Through wins, losses, and ties,...

All About Key Club
All About Key Club's Blood Drive
May 10, 2021

When you ask someone whether or not they want to save a life, the answer will most likely be yes. Everybody wants to save lives and make an impact on the world, but the only problem is finding ways to do so. As teenagers,...

An image taken from the promotion video for the prom showcases senate members Dylan Bellissimo, Payton Treaster, Bayla Furmanek, and Emma Ryan(left to right) dressed up in formal attire on Memorial Field.
The Last Dance: State High Seniors Prepare for Prom
Rachel Foster, Staff Writer • May 6, 2021

The wait is over: following the cancellation of last year’s prom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prom has made a safe comeback for the seniors of State High. While many rising seniors were scared they would receive the same...

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District Diversity? Or Lack Thereof...
Nadine Terreno , Guest Writer • May 1, 2021

Editor's Note: The following piece was written last year by a former State High student for a canceled issue of Lions' Digest and may not reflect current situations or beliefs.  There are so many thoughts and questions that race through the mind of the average high school student. At the forefront would have to be, of course, concerns about one’s...

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In the United States, more than one person per minute is arrested for marijuana. The truth is, it doesn
Marijuana Legalization is Dangerously Overdue
Elisa Edgar, Opinion Editor • April 7, 2021

Following the announcement made on Mar. 28 that New York State would be legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, people across the country have been raising questions. For me, the biggest two have been: Why now? Why not sooner? The case for the full decriminalization and legalization of all marijuana use has been being made for years now, yet New...

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Op-Ed: An Open Letter About the Black Lives Matter Movement
Angela Gorton, Guest Writer • April 5, 2021

2020 was a year of many challenges and changes for our society. The Coronavirus left almost all of us stuck at home, and while this change made many aspects of our lives more difficult, it became a pivotal moment for many different political movements, specifically the Black Lives Matter movement. During the pandemic, the movement gained more traction...

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