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Iranian flag that protestors claim to dissent the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Past and the Future of Iran: In The Hands of the Iranian People
Sarah Ocampo, Writer • January 10, 2023

What’s happening in Iran may not be clear to everyone in the world, but what should be known is that it is a human rights issue.  To understand the hardships in the present day, looking at the past is crucial.  It's important to note that the Iranian...

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Tom Khal hiking Mount Shasta in his Patagonia jacket. Photo by Ben Lawrence.
Patagonia, the Good on People of SCASD and the World
Amelia Lawrence December 21, 2022

Patagonia is an American retail store that sells outdoor clothing, athletic equipment, backpacks, sleeping bags,and even camping food. It was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973. On Sept. 14 2022, the owner Yvon Chouinard and his family decided that its...

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Anna Marcovitch performing the solo in All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey at the Winter Pops Concert.
Winter Pops Concert Leads Students into the Holiday Season
Saige Adair December 19, 2022

On Dec. 12, the State College High School Choirs presented the Winter Pops Concert. Unlike most choir concerts, this gave the students an opportunity to host a holiday-related performance before the upcoming break. Pop-y holiday tunes and festive sweaters...

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Axam performing scarf Mojah.
Mojah
Gyasi Franklin, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023

Mojah is a dance form created by my grandmother, Terrie Ajile Axam. “Mojah” means “one” in Swahili. My grandmother created the dance form in the 1970s; Mojah mixes ballet, modern, West African, jazz, and Hip Hop....

Decorative Window Display, Picture taken by Enkhmaa Bilegee.
Winter Holidays Celebrated: Traditions and Their Histories
Enkhmaa Bilegee, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Winter break is over. It’s time to pack up your ornaments and put down the menorah. No more hot chocolate or homemade cookies. It’s a new year and now that your list of New Year’s resolutions is waiting to be completed,...

The current members of State High Quiz Bowl.
State High Quiz Bowl
Allison Foor, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Quiz Bowl is one of the many clubs at State College Area High School.  It is similar to a trivia game, incorporating teamwork, leadership skills, and general academic knowledge.   Quiz Bowl is an academic competition,...

SCAHS Upcoming Art Mural
Ava Bechtel, Staff Writer • January 12, 2023

Murals encompass many meanings and uses; they often reflect a society, express an identity, and add meaning to a community. These meanings are what the State High Art Club hopes to achieve with its own mural. Last Spring,...

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State High students standing for the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance in the morning.
Students Encouraged to Stand for U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
Allison Foor, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Standing for the U.S. "Pledge of Allegiance" is a daily practice in most schools across the country, including State High.  However, implementing this practice into students’ daily lives could be having a negative impact.  While students do not technically have to stand for the pledge, there is a lot of stigma surrounding not standing for the pledge...

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The Business Law class goes outside to build a snowman before winter break.
Students Making a Case for a Longer Winter Break
Allison Foor, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Before winter break starts, schools typically assign more work, push strict deadlines, and have more tests--building up a lot of stress right before, and during, winter break. Winter break is simply not long enough to make up for the stress put on students, while also giving them time to see family. Many State High students are passionate about extending...

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PROCRASTINATION written on a TI-84 Calculator, representing the schoolwork many students procrastinate.
Procrastination Complex
Melinda Wu, Staff Writer • January 12, 2023

Procrastination is “the action of delaying or postponing something,” as stated by Oxford Languages. Pro- and -cras- originate from Latin, meaning forward and tomorrow. The gist of the stems mean to push forward to tomorrow. Procrastination is common in many students. Just this weekend, I was bundled up in blankets sitting on my bed reading, trying...

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