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World Mental Day, observed on Oct. 10, is a great time to take care of your mental health and check in with your friends and family.
Celebrating World Mental Health Day
Emily Ishler, Staff Writer • October 17, 2021

World Mental Health Day has been observed each year on Oct. 10 since 1992. The goal of World Mental Health Day is to spread awareness of mental health issues occurring all over the world and to provide help and support to others. While a lot of people...

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A boys bathroom that was perceived to be closed off due to the Devious Lick trend.
Devious Licks: Has This Social Media Trend Gone Too Far?
Katie Stewart, Staff Writer • October 12, 2021

Social media has certainly proven its influence on teenagers ever since the “Devious Lick Challenge” blew up on TikTok and made its way into the walls of State High. Students are partaking in this challenge all across the country, and schools have...

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Vibe Coffee Co. co-founders Ethan Steiger (left) and Tameel Noel (right) pose behind the counter of their bustling coffee shop on Sept. 24. Located at 401 W. Beaver Avenue, Vibe Coffee Co. is the latest addition to State College’s coffee scene.
The Buzz About Vibe Coffee Co.
Sophia Bills, News Editorial Assistant • October 7, 2021

Vibe Coffee Co. opened its doors to the coffee lovers of State College on Thursday, Sept. 16. Filling the storefront previously occupied by Doan’s Bones Barbeque on the corner of W. Beaver Avenue and S. Atherton Street, downtown’s newest coffee shop...

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LGQTQ+ Pride Flags in The Hub, taken on Oct. 12, 2021.
LGBTQ History Month and Why It’s Important
Ace Moore, Staff Writer • October 18, 2021

Even though many people don’t know it, October is dedicated to LGBTQ history. The month is very important for the representation of people in the community and is a good time for both allies and LGBTQ+ individuals to learn...

Jacob Will poses on the bleachers at Memorial Field with his camera on Hawaiian night. September 3rd, 2021.
Behind the Lens: Jacob Will
October 18, 2021

When you think of sports at State High, you may think of the insane hype videos of the football team or photos showcasing the spirit of the soccer game. Behind these is sophomore Jacob Will, who has been putting his all into...

Emi Shukla getting in the zone for one of her games this season.
Presenting October's Athlete of the Month: Emi Shukla
Cora Bainbridge, WSCH Executive Producer • October 18, 2021

Fall sports at State High are coming to a close, with regular-season games ending in October, and post-season games continuing through November and December. One State High fall sport that has been able to shine throughout...

Lion’s Learning Lounge poster displayed in the school on Sept. 28.
Diving Into The Lion’s Learning Lounge
Claire Fox, Staff Writer • October 17, 2021

Some may have noticed the flyers posted around the school about the Lion’s Learning Lounge, but what exactly is it? In short, the Lion’s Learning Lounge is a place students can go for a number of reasons. It offers school...

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The graphic shown above, drawn by Marissa Xu, symbolizes mutual aid by depicting the direct support between one person and another.
Solidarity not Charity: Why Mutual Aid?
Eloise Dayrat, Foreign Correspondent • October 20, 2021

There are a multitude of reasons to become actively involved with your community through mutual aid rather than donating money to supranational charities. Mutual aid comes with much more reliability and security than charities. The issue with charities is that they focus on symptoms and not causes. They center a general world problem, like world poverty...

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The State High Rugby team poses for photo. Rugby is one of the many groups at State High that students can join to enrich themselves.
Clubs Enhance the State High Experience
Jacopo Congiu-Hughes, Staff Writer • October 7, 2021

State High offers over 90 clubs to join, but many of us still haven’t joined one. It always feels like there’s no time, and you have enough homework already. But clubs are an essential part of high school. They really enhance anyone’s high school experience and look great on college applications. As mentioned earlier, there are over 90 clubs...

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Mediocre graphic courtesy of Elena Wright
Critical Race Theory: Indoctrination or Education?
Elena Wright, Staff Writer • October 7, 2021

The answer to the question “What is critical race theory?” varies greatly depending on who you ask.  If you ask the parents protesting in Loudoun County and several others across the country, schools might as well be telling kids to drink the kool-aid (seriously, you can’t make this stuff up).  With many states passing anti critical race...

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