24 hours to live simply

By Aubrie Wise Junior Editor-in-Chief To give up everything and live simply seems to be every 50 something retirees dream. However, is it really how everyone should live? According to Thoreau, it is. Henry David Thoreau author of the famous Civil Disobedience, writes in his essay Walden detailing the time he gave up all distractions and technology in the 1850s to “live simply” at Walden … Continue reading 24 hours to live simply

The 17th Annual Airville Fire Company Mud Sale

By Clare Mankin Business Manager The annual Airville Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale is tomorrow March 16. This the 17th anniversary of the mud sale’s first fundraiser. The event itself is called a “mud sale” because it occurs, usually, at the break of the cold winter weather. The first sightings of spring and warm weather are what bring so many people out from different counties … Continue reading The 17th Annual Airville Fire Company Mud Sale

What is St. Patrick’s Day and why is it celebrated?

By Clare Mankin Business Manager Throughout history St. Patrick’s day has been a way for Irish citizens to pay tribute to the patron saint of the Emerald Island. So when did it change? How did the once virtuous holiday turn into a slander of the island’s history? Believed to be the missionary who converted all of Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400’s, Saint Patrick … Continue reading What is St. Patrick’s Day and why is it celebrated?

Ending a Shutdown, Entering a State of Emergency

By Cora Beyer Political Editor In its feeble beginning, 2019 has already seen the longest government shutdown in American history. As Congress battled it out about the federal funding bill, especially in regards to President Trump’s border wall, thousands of Americans were furloughed or working without pay. The 35 day shutdown caused many government employees and their families a lot of anxiety. After weeks without … Continue reading Ending a Shutdown, Entering a State of Emergency

New Apple Screen Tracking Feature Data Surprises Students

By Aubrie Wise Junior Editor-in-Chief After the newest iPhone update, people across the nation are receiving a notification every Sunday night from Apple reporting how much time they spent on their phones that week. The Screen Time Feature released by Apple tracks how long a person is on their phone, what apps they are on, the amount of notification they get, and even how many … Continue reading New Apple Screen Tracking Feature Data Surprises Students

Boys basketball finishes season with young team

By Brody Patmore Sports Editor Red Lion boys basketball season started early December with a 58-40 win against Mifflin County. Just under two months later the season came to an end Wednesday, Feb. 5 as the Lions fell to Dallastown by a final score of 56-46. The teams season ended with a 10-12 overall record and 4-10 in YAIAA Division I play. The team scored … Continue reading Boys basketball finishes season with young team

Senior executive council strives to plan perfect 2019 Prom night

By Marissa Burd Editor-in-Chief Prom is supposed to be last “hoorah” of a high schooler’s senior year. It’s a time to dress up and dance to the most popular songs that came out over the last four years of high school while memories from previous years of dances flow in. This Spring of 2019, Red Lion’s senior class will spend their last “hoorah” on May … Continue reading Senior executive council strives to plan perfect 2019 Prom night

Mary Poppins Returns: A fantastical new perspective on the “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” world loved by millions

By Clare Mankin Business Manager Mary Poppins Returns directed by Robert Marshall, is a new take on the cult classic, that can resonate with all generations. The movie is based on the Banks children, both young and old, and how overwhelmed with impossible issues they are. Like in the original, Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane just in time to help solve the family’s … Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns: A fantastical new perspective on the “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” world loved by millions

Is Valentine’s Day overrated?

Students at Red Lion Area High School share how they feel about the romantic holiday. By Cassidy Graham Marketing Director The month of February brings forth emotions, feelings, and activities that most people want to forget about…or do they? Valentine’s Day can often be seen as “Hallmark’s Holiday” where consumers of all ages stress over what gifts to get, the perfect card, and the chocolates … Continue reading Is Valentine’s Day overrated?