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State High empties out quickly on one of the last days of the first semester. With 2020 in the rearview mirror, State College Area High School gears up for semester 2 of the 2020-2021 school year.
Second Semester: In-Person or Remote?
Quinn Colburn, Staff Writer • January 15, 2021

2020 has come and gone, and with it the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Now that most first semester classes will be replaced with new ones, students are wondering whether they feel remote learning or in-person learning is the most appropriate...

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Following his tweets concerning the insurrection at the Capitol, Twitter banned Trump from Twitter.
Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump's Account
Samantha Dunlap, Staff Writer • January 15, 2021

Twitter made the move to permanently banned President Donald Trump’s account following the tweets he made concerning insurrection aimed at the Capitol last week, on grounds of him inciting violence. “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted...

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Pennsylvania put new travel bans that went into effect on Nov. 20, at 12:01 p.m. This ban has visitors and residents changing their holiday travel plans.
Test Your Travel Limits
Samantha Dunlap, STAFF WRITER • January 14, 2021

Pennsylvania put new travel bans that went into effect on Nov. 20, at 12:01 p.m. This ban has visitors and residents changing their holiday travel plans. The new travel ban has a number of restrictions. When you enter Pennsylvania, you must have a...

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A lit up Christmas tree and a Menorah standing tall in downtown State College, on display for everyone to see.
Decorations Taking Over Downtown State College
Halle Rager, Staff Writer • January 15, 2021

Every year during the holiday season, downtown State College is filled with wreaths and banners and lit up with lights adorning trees and buildings. While the holiday season looked quite different this past year, the decorations...

Teachers are having to change their ways in order to accommodate student safety.
SCASD Maintains Student Safety Throughout the District
Kate Hooper, Staff Writer • January 14, 2021

Teachers have had to make large adjustments to their teaching methods following the onslaught of COVID-19. Educators have the responsibility of keeping their students safe while at school, and with the pandemic on their hands,...

Kayanna Myers along with her family members celebrate Christmas in 2011 by visiting Santa Claus.
Getting Into the Christmas Spirit
Rufaida Rahman, Staff Writer • January 13, 2021

It’s January, meaning that Christmas season just wrapped up. Because of the pandemic which trapped everyone inside, it was important to find some Christmas joy and lift up the spirits of others. However, Christmas this...

State High students shared their worst holiday memories. Among their responses, one mentioned discussing politics.
Students Share Their Worst Holiday Fiascos
Halle Rager, Staff Writer • January 13, 2021

Oh, the holidays. The best time of the year. Spending time off from school, endless amounts of delicious food to be eaten, and relaxing days with your family. What more could you ask for? Though, what about with your whole...

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Isabelle, senior, Elijah, sophomore, and Luca, eighth grader, Snyder carry their freshly cut Christmas tree at Tannenbaum Farms in Centre Hall, PA. An annual tradition, the Snyder family has been cutting down their own tree at a local farm since Isabelle was in elementary school.
Surviving Special Days
Isabelle Snyder(she/her), WSCH Executive Producer • January 15, 2021

Update: Though the holidays are over, I still encourage you to read over the following strategies. Special days of all kinds, including birthdays, spring break, vacations, even weekends, can be tricky. Wishing you joy in the year to come! I find the phrase “happy holidays” very alarming. Maybe it’s just me, but hearing those words conjures...

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Why did Shakespeare only write in pen? Pencils confused him. 2B or not 2B?
Are Puns Actually Laugh-Worthy?
Halle Rager, Staff Writer • January 13, 2021

What is a pun? By the definition from Oxford dictionary, it’s 'a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word, or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.’ However, my favorite definition has to be from Urban Dictionary: “Wielded by a master, a pun is the highest, purest form of humor possible...

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Dianna Halloran’s two-year-old pair of Converse All Stars still goes with any outfit and can be worn anytime. State College, PA, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
The Versatility of Converse
Adam Lieb, Staff Writer • January 10, 2021

The Chuck Taylor All Star from Converse has been around for decades. My parents wore them, we’re wearing them, and there's a good chance our kids will be too. There’s a good reason for it, though. The Chuck Taylor is the most versatile shoe in the modern fashion world.  To begin with, you can beat them up as much as you want. Everyone has seen...

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Student news from State College Area High School
Student news from State College Area High School