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  • Sweet Wins at Novice Forensics Tournament

    Sweet Wins at Novice Forensics Tournament

    Jenny Yu, Staff Writer

    November 12, 2018

    On Saturday, October 27, the Forensics Team got together at Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, PA to attend their first tournament of the year, specifically for first-time Forensics competitors. Various events in which State High competed included Declamation, Duo Interpretation, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public ...

    With cheery smiles after the tournament ended, the State High Forensics Team poses for photos. “It was so much fun and a great learning experience for any new novice forensics people,” freshman Tanisha Mal, who got 1st place in Declamation, said. “I would wholeheartedly recommend this experience to others.”

    Photo courtesy of Kate Walker

  • Little Lions Drown Huskies’ Championship Dreams, 42-7

    Little Lions Drown Huskies’ Championship Dreams, 42-7

    Nathan Grella

    November 8, 2018

    The rain came down in full force on Friday night for a District 6 Championship rematch between the Mifflin County Huskies and the State College Little Lions. Aside from a poor showing in Harrisburg several weeks before, the Little Lions dominated their schedule, while Mifflin County came into the game...

  • Jack-o’-Lanterns Light Up the Night at the Arboretum Annual Pumpkin Festival

    Jack-o’-Lanterns Light Up the Night at the Arboretum Annual Pumpkin Festival

    Adrita Talukder, Staff Writer

    November 8, 2018

    On the weekend of October 19th and 20th, the Arboretum was aglow with the light of over 1,000 pumpkins for the annual Pumpkin Festival. Though it only started in 2011, the Pumpkin Festival has become a hit in the State College community, with its lighted displays, children’s activities such as ...

    The Pumpkin Festival at the Arboretum, an annual event since 2011, draws families from all around State College. “I’ve really enjoyed the Pumpkin Festival every year- It’s been a tradition ever since 6th grade and it’s a really interesting way to see the community some together in a creative way. Oh, and kettle corn and hot cider never hurt.” said Isabelle Snyder, participant and sophomore. Photo By: Adrita Talukder

  • Singing Her Way to the Top

    Singing Her Way to the Top

    Brighid Perkins, Staff Writer

    October 30, 2018

    Singing is her passion, but could it be more? Katelyn James has been dreaming of becoming a famous singer since she can remember. She is now a sophomore here at State High and takes part in three different choirs: State High Master Singers, Nittany Valley Children’s Choir’s Concordia, and Blue C...

    Katelyn James performing at Happy Valley’s Got Talent this past March. She performed an original song called “Invisible”. “It went very well,” said James. Picture Courtesy of HVGT.

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Do Students Want Hall Passes?

Carsyn Spencer, Staff Writer | November 12, 2018

State High has organized a way to keep track of students' whereabouts when they are out of the classroom. But what the school board may not know is the opinions of the student body. The first problem with the hall passes is the sanitation and the health issues it poses to the students. Every year, “flu season” starts and colds start to go around. The passes have a bad rap of being a cause of...

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Crossing the Line: Which Costumes Have Gone Too Far?

Alexa Webb, Staff Writer | November 8, 2018

It’s 6 O'clock on October 31st - Halloween night. There are children running through the streets of various neighborhoods screaming, “trick or treat” with their extravagant costumes. One of the best parts of this thrilling holiday is looking at what others have decided to dress up as. However, there is an important question to ask. When is a costume crossing the line on Halloween? There are...

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Too Old to Trick-or-Treat

Troy Heatwole, Staff Writer | November 8, 2018

It's that time of year again. The air is crisp, the weather is cooling down, and the ground is covered with leaves of all colors. October has always been one of my favorite months of the year. Not just the football and the cooler weather, but the candy and the dressing up. I am, of course, talking about Halloween, a holiday celebrated in the United States where kids go door to door dressed up as their...

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What’s the best way to get those grades up?

Chloe Harper, Staff Writer | November 8, 2018

For a lot of students at State High (and their parents), grades are very important. For me, I aim for grades in the 90s, and for some students with higher expectations, an A+ is the only acceptable grade. Sometimes these grades are hard to get. With the marking period wrapping up and our final grades very close we are reminded of this fact. As we chase down teachers to put in grades and scramble to...

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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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