Lions' Digest

  • “Alexa, Play the Top Hits of 2018.”

    “Alexa, Play the Top Hits of 2018.”

    Kaylee Richards, Staff Writer

    January 4, 2019

    Each year, artists strive for dominance upon the top charts. It comes as no surprise that 2018 was nothing short of a marathon for artists to reach their goals in the music industry. Here are the albums from 2018 that listeners just couldn’t seem to get enough of:   Before listening to these...

  • Lemont Christmas Market

    Lemont Christmas Market

    Jenny Yu, Staff Writer

    December 14, 2018

    As the holiday season nears, festive markets begin to take place around the world, and Lemont is no different. With the Lemont Christmas Market, sponsored by the Lemont Village Association, first starting 10 years ago, it has now become a holiday staple and tradition in Lemont. With a focus on “enri...

    Perusing through the many vendor stands, Senior Anita Ashdari simultaneously helps and enjoys the market as a volunteer. “It was fun and really nice to meet all the people there and I would recommend it to a friend if they are interested in events like this. I loved how a lot of people showed up even though it was freezing, but the cold weather didn't seem to be a problem for them,” Ashdari said.

    Jenny Yu

  • Boppin’ in a Winter Wonderland: The 2018 Winter Band Concert

    Boppin’ in a Winter Wonderland: The 2018 Winter Band Concert

    Grace Roeshot, Online Newspaper Co-Editor-In-Chief

    December 12, 2018

    After months of preparation, the winter band concert commenced. On December 5th, State High band members congregated in the cafeteria to tune their instruments. Families and friends filed into the typically chaotic lunchroom; but on the night of the band concert, it was filled with jitters of exciteme...

    Heejung Koo, sophomore French horn player, plays her French horn during the Concert band concert. Koo said her favorite part about being in the Concert band is, "the people. You get to connect with so many people."

    Grace Roeshot

  • Pine Richland Rolls Over State College, 56-33

    Pine Richland Rolls Over State College, 56-33

    Nathan Grella, Staff Writer

    November 28, 2018

    For the State College Little Lions, the season was not without the drama, that is for certain. From big plays against Central Dauphin East and Chambersburg, to sweating bullets against Cumberland Valley, the Little Lions have not won without a bit of drama and good luck, along with being more naturally...

  • ‘Tis The Season, Yet Again

    ‘Tis The Season, Yet Again

    Kaylee Richards, Staff Writer

    November 26, 2018

    Tree lightings signify the beginning of the holiday in cities all over the world. In Rio de Janeiro, spectators can witness one of the world’s biggest Christmas trees light up the night. New York City is home to one of the most notable Christmas trees in the country, with 125 million people visitin...

    “Mrs. Clause” performs holiday songs for an audience downtown State College. Previously in the day, Winter Storm Avery had delivered almost a foot of snow. “The snow really added to the night, too. It truly felt like Christmas time, even though it is still November,” junior Lauren Arnold said.

    Kaylee Richards

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Is It Important To Know A Second Language?

David Galchenko, Staff Writer | January 8, 2019

At State High, there are many different classes, electives, and opportunities. One of these opportunities is learning a second language. State High offers Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, and Latin. Despite these opportunities, students don’t know if they should take a second language, because they are not sure if learning a second language is important. According to junior Villi Snejko,...

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I’m Dreaming of a Quiet Christmas!

Quincy Steidle, Staff Writer | January 6, 2019

It’s the middle of December. Everywhere you go, winter coat-swaddled people bustle about, spreading and reaping holiday cheer.  There is Christmas spirit everywhere, carols spewing from the speakers of every store and restaurant. Every radio station switches its normal programming to Christmas songs for the month, and these earworms inhabit the skull of every (snow)man and woman, boy and girl, reindeer...

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Keep it Real With Your Christmas Tree!

Rylie Grube, Staff Writer | January 2, 2019

‘Tis the season for wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies and picking out the perfect Christmas tree. Christmas decorations are often among the highlights of the holiday season, and the tree is typically the center of attention. Around this time of year, a big debate is if one should buy a real tree or fake Christmas tree. There are many positives to both kinds of trees. Personally, I am...

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Humming, Hymns, and The Holidays

Kaylee Richards, Staff Writer | December 12, 2018

Wherever you go this season, you may find that your ears are full of cheerful and festive holiday tunes! Christmas songs have been a tradition all over the world for decades, and artists have produced hits that will continue to play for many years to come. Songs like “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” are still popular today but date back to the 19th century. Holiday music...

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David Wagner, Foreign Correspondent | September 30, 2016

12/11/16 -- Another Fun Experience Christmas time in Germany is really interesting. I’ve been doing a little bit of traveling between different cities in the area, and visiting different Christmas markets. Yesterday (Saturday) I went to Münster with two other exchange students, one from New Hampshire and the other from Japan. The previous week was pretty rough for me, and a few unfortunate...

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Abby Fortin, WSCH Coordinator | February 17, 2016

It may be cold and snowy here in Central Pennsylvania but if you’re like me, you’re dreaming of spring weather-and have a Pinterest board full of clothes you hope to buy this season. Using the site Polyvore, I rounded up some of my favorite early spring looks. Keep in mind that this is just as of now and there will be plenty more as we get closer to warmer weather! After each outfit I’ll link...

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Student news from State College Area High School