News & Features
By George Keene
The Lady Lions hit the ground running under the leadership of Head Coach Don Dimoff in his 26th season as they hope to take the next step in contending for a district title.
Grace Tollinger, who has played basketball for 12 years, has high expectations for the team this year. “We have the talent to make it far in this year’s postseason,” Tollinger said, “but we need to stay disciplined throughout the season.”
“We put over 200 students in a room and did activities all day for a chance for them to have fun and learn,” organizer Mrs. Sarah Warner said. “I was just so impressed with them. They’re excited. They’re engaged. They’re smiling. That’s a success.”
By Max Vigue
Multimedia Content Editor
After all the chaos of the 2020-2021 school year, the art program underwent a major change. Not only did they move from the second level to the tech wing, but Mr. Hopkins also retired.
Despite the circumstances, the art program is beginning to reset itself on course.
By Shana Carey / Co-Editor in Chief / About one in eight U.S. women develop invasive breast cancer affecting nearly every American family. When the doctor diagnosed Senior Allison Keller’s mom with breast cancer, she was in shock.
“I always saw my mom as a very healthy and active person,” Keller said, “and could not comprehend how she out of all people would get cancer.”
Shana Carey / Co Editor-in-Chief, Marketing and Opinions Editor / The new mask mandate sparked a heated Red Lion School Board meeting on Thursday night. An order from the Department of Health released Tuesday requires face covering for all students, teachers, staff and visitors in school buildings.
Aidan Kinard/Marketing Liaison/Job seekers frequently come across the words, “Experience needed” in their search through help-wanted ads. Often, seniors and recent graduates wonder how to gain experience while still in school. More and more high schools are working on the answer to that question through internship and job experience programs.
Shana Carey/Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor/“Cancelled due to COVID” is a phrase not so uncommon to hear nowadays. The senior class of 2021 experienced this first hand when administration officially cancelled prom.
By Kaitlyn Resline/Editor-in-Chief/Leaders motivate, inspire, and guide. Sometimes they stand out in front and sometimes they get out of the way of their talented teammates. Whatever the style, Red Lion Student Council will sponsor a leadership week to recognize leaders from many different clubs and organizations.
Shana Carey/Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor/Roughly two out of five students in a Red Lion classroom are in poverty. The poverty rate in the Red Lion Area School District has continuously increased and hit an all time high of 43% this year.
By Kaitlyn Resline/Editor-in-Chief/The tired high school student is a troupe played through many novels and movies. The camera zooms in on a student that has just pulled an all-nighter and now has to prepare for school. To make it through the day, the student grabs a cup of coffee on the way out of the house.
By Shana Carey/Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor/The bell rings causing you to rush to your first period class. A closed door and white sheet of paper greet you with a message to check Google Classroom and head to the Commons for a study hall period.
Kaitlyn Resline/Editor-in-Chief/Democrat nominee Joe Biden has been projected to win the 2020 election race against Republican incumbent Donald Trump.Biden is currently leading with 279 electoral votes against Trump’s 214 votes, according to the Washington Post.
By Kaitlyn Resline/Editor-in-Chief/Academic Prep is returning to the high school schedule on Thursday, October 15. Right now, the class periods are 42 minutes, but they will become 37 minutes once AP is added. Ten minutes will also be taken away from the transition times for lunch.
By Kaitlyn Resline/Editor-in-Chief/It is morning in the early fall inside a high school classroom. School is in session. A classroom in prior years would typically seat 25-30. This year a typical class seats 15. But on this typical morning, only about eight students are actually present.
By Shana Carey/Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor/The next election is just around the corner during the Covid-19 pandemic. And new voters don’t know where to start. With registration, mail-in ballots, and traditional polling, the voting procedure is more unique than ever.
By Shana Carey (Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor) and Max Vigue (Multimedia Content Editor)
By Shana Carey/Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor/Imagine this. You’re a teenager looking for love. And bam! A pandemic strikes. Social distancing is the new norm that makes maintaining relationships and meeting new partners a challenge.
By Emily Ankers/Editor-in-Chief/During times of crisis or struggle, it isn’t uncommon to see people using social media in order to deal with the strong emotions they are feeling. With the drastic change in everyday life caused by Covid-19, more and more people have been swarming different social media sites to address their frustrations.
By Ryelee Stone/Opinions Editor/Madisson Shellenberger, a junior, no longer has to wake up early in the morning and to get ready to attend school. She now keeps herself busy by working an essential job at a local pizza shop, Primo Pizza. “Working during quarantine has been a lot different. We have to maintain a six foot distance from all customers and wear masks,” Shellenberger said.
By Emily Ankers/Editor-in-Chief/As drastic changes in daily life have occurred due to the outbreak of the virus, Covid-19, many remain in the dark about what the virus truly is. In order to understand what this particular virus is and how it affects the human body, it is crucial to understand what a virus is in general terms
By Emily Ankers/Editor-in-Chief/Daphne Riddle/Junior Editor-in-Chief/Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, people all across the country are being quarantined to their homes in hopes of stopping the spread of the growing pandemic. Schools are closed until further notice, and all non-essential businesses are temporarily shut down.
By Margaux Rentzel/Social Media Editor and Marketing Director/Kaitlyn Resline/Student Life Editor/“To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” The song “Turn, Turn, Turn,” written by Pete Seeger, inspired by the book of Ecclesiastes, and released by the Byrds in 1965, speaks to many generations. The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!
By Kaitlyn Resline/Student Life Editor/In the Old Gym, sounds of excitement fill the air. A wide array of kids fills the room, from high school volunteers and high school media students to teachers and second grade students. It is an event unlike anything else.
By Daphne Riddle/Junior Editor-in-Chief/In news reports from April 9, Governor Wolf closed all Pennsylvania schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. There is no information about where this will lead the district’s academics and scheduled events.
By Ryelee Stone/Opinions Editor/Students across the nation are waking up and getting ready for school at whatever time they please, just to simply sit back down on their bed or at another comfortable spot in their own house. By just opening up a laptop or pulling out a smartphone, public school students are now taking online classes.
Emily Ankers/Editor-in-Chief/As a second year member of the yearbook staff, junior Devan Chancey strives for greatness in her role as academic editor and has taken each task assigned to her and completed it to the best of her capability for the best yearbook they can produce.
By Daphne Riddle/Junior Editor-in-Chief/A Clothing Drive has just taken place at Red Lion, the first one to take place at the high school, during the weeks of Jan. 27-31 and Feb. 3-7. Student council collected piles of clothing to donate to Community Reach in their two-week drive.
By Ryelee Stone/Opinions Editor/According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been a total of 2,711 hospitalized cases due to e-cigarettes and vaping products as of Jan. 21, 2020. In 27 states and the District of Columbia, there have been 60 confirmed deaths that have also been linked to vaping.
Kaitlyn Resline/Student Life Editor/The students of Ms. Stacy Wolfe’s period 6 honors English class explored a courthouse during school. A courthouse located in Monroeville, Alabama. On November 5, 2019, the students of Ms. Wolfe’s honors English classes used virtual reality for a lesson.
By Margaux Rentzel/Social Media Editor and Marketing Director/Not many people can say that they teach at the same school that they were taught at. Alumnus Megan Axe, a graduate of the class of 2001, can say that she does. Ms. Axe came back to Red Lion in August of 2008 to teach at the Senior High after going to York College.
By Ryelee Stone/Opinions Editor/Benjamin Stein is a teacher at the Red Lion Area Senior High School who can be seen working hard to educate his students in his classroom. He is a Red Lion alumnus who decided to return to the high school he graduated from Millersville University to pursue his teaching career.
By Julia Beiler/Sports Editor/The Army National Guard, the Army, the Navy, and the Air National Guard stood on the streets of Red Lion outside the gates of Horn Field Oct. 25. A howitzer pointed off into the distance of the town. An Army truck idled on Horace Mann Avenue near a dozen military men in their uniforms.
Staff Reports/Four sophomore English 2 students won awards Tuesday for their “Voice of Democracy” essays. Sweeping first through fourth places are Nicholas Hinton, Francesca Rizzo, Christopher Danner, and Bryn Hughes respectively.
By Margaux Rentzel/Multimedia editor/Student council is gearing up for their annual canned food drive November 18-22. It will be another competition between the classes, and the winning class will win $250 and 50 class cup points. Collected items will go to the Grace Lutheran Food Bank in Red Lion.
By Ryelee Stone/Opinions Editor/According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 1,604 cases of lung injury involving e-cigarettes and vaping. These cases have occurred from 49 states (all except Alaska), the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory.
By Ryelee Stone/Opinions Editor/From the young age of 14-years-old, students are expected to know and plan out their entire future career. With high school already being stressful enough, it can be hard for students to know where to go when they need help.
By Margaux Rentzel/Social Media Editor/For the 2019 school year, Ms. Jennifer Geiselman was brought in as an adviser, along with Ms. Beyer, a previous adviser, for the Mini-THON club. Gieselman has replaced Mr. Small as the Mini-THON adviser.
Margaux Rentzel/Leonid Staff Writer/On a dreary Thursday morning, a hush fell over the senior class as Mr. Grant Gouker’s voice pierced the silence. He summoned emergency services to a car crash on Horace Mann Avenue. In the foreground, were two cars, one on top of the other, filled with teenagers in prom attire.
By Aubrie Wise/Each year Red Lion Area Senior High School holds a mock accident assembly where all the seniors go outside and see the aftermath of driving under the influence. Held May 9, the assembly shows seniors why they should not drive while distracted or under the influence, especially on prom night and when students may be tempted more than ever.
By Rosemarie Chan/Photos by Julia Beiler/Second graders from North Hopewell-Winterstown Elementary came to Red Lion Area Senior High School to have a blast May 9 for the first-ever STEAM Ahead event. After testing out aerodynamics by bouncing balls on top a giant red, yellow and blue parachute, the students rotated between activity stations run by about two dozen high school students.
By Aubrie Wise/Junior Editor-in-Chief/Red Lion Student Council released a new incentive for this year’s can food drive. To increase involvement, the graduating classes were pitted against one another in a competition to raise the most cans. The winning class received $500 towards their class budget, and Sheetz coupons for every student.
By Lillian Kiehner/Staff Writer/For most, bullying is a touchy subject. Many try not to think about it, or think that it even happens at the high school. For those that are being bullied, they have no choice but to think and live with it.
“People think, ‘It’s 2019, there’s no bullying going on,’” junior Falon Smith said. “Bullying is still relevant.”
By Brandon Bosley/Staff Writer/Administration is facing problems with the boys bathrooms at the high school, from trash being thrown on the floors and things being ripped off the walls, to stalls being destroyed and issues with students vaping. Principals at Red Lion are well aware of what is going on in the bathrooms, but what is not as clear cut is the solution.
By Kaitlyn Resline/Staff Writer/Red Lion Area Senior High School made a new addition to its education system: one-on-one personal Chromebooks. Mr. Timothy Smith, the Supervisor of Instructional Practice and Technology Integration for the school district, explained that the district had been considering giving students devices for about four or five years in order to limit computer availability problems for use in and out of the classroom.
By Margaux Rentzel/Staff Writer/It was a crisp day in early September and the students at Red Lion were starting to get settled into their routines for the new school year. The school was filled with dim rooms and lit up computer screens at each student’s desk. Fewer teachers handed out papers, and more teachers told kids that their assignment was on google classroom.
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.
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.
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 times they pick up their phones in a day.
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.
By Marissa Burd/Editor-in-Chief/After 8th period Mon. Feb. 4, Red Lion High School students filled the Fitzkee Center for the annual Mini-Thon kick off assembly. Students and faculty were entertained by the competition cheer squad, followed by a lip sync battle performed by different groups the high school’s students.
By Cora Beyer/Political Editor/The Federal Government has reached the two week mark for its current shutdown. The shutdown was enacted as congressional and White House officials failed to come up with a spending bill. This bill has sparked controversy among government officials as it is dependent on a $5.7 billion budget for a border wall, according to the New York Times.
By Aubrie Wise/Junior Editor-in-Chief/Remind Service alerted all Verizon users late Tuesday, Jan 15 night that they would no longer be receiving text notifications starting on Monday, January 28 due to an extra fee Verizon is imposing on Remind. Remind pays for all messages sent and received through the app, however, with Verizon’s up charge, Remind estimates it will increase the cost of the text notifications for them by 11 times the original cost.
By Marisa Burd/Editor-in-Chief/Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can always find time to be thinking about senior year and how they want to spend it. The Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, located in Lancaster city, is partnering with Red Lion High School starting next school year.
By Cora Beyer/Current Events Editor/This school year seems to be characterized by change. This can be seen from laptops for everyone to new teachers and classmates. Another exciting change that might be overlooked is the addition of new clubs, specifically the Politics Club. The Politics Club is a place that allows students to, not only discuss politics from all points of view but extend their learning and come up with ways to improve the world around them.
By Aubrie Wise/Junior Editor-in-Chief/The modern age is sweeping the nation in its push to go digital. Teachers are running Instagrams and using Bitmojis in the classroom and slowly districts are beginning to go one-to-one with Red Lion recently joining the buzz. Every student in the Red Lion Senior and Junior High School has their own device that they carry with them from class to class, and even home. The idea of one-to-one, a device for every student, is becoming more and more popular as paper information becomes outdated and the internet becomes the best classroom
By Cora Beyer/Current Events Editor/“Brooks Argento fully lived, authentically and completely present,” said Joy Krosse, close friend of the Argento family. This idea seemed to be repeated over and over again at the memorial service held for Brooks Argento Saturday, September 22. It was a common theme as friends and family got up to speak about Argento and the fond memories they have of him.
By Sandra Phan/Staff Writer/Anyone entering high school experiences excitement from starting a new chapter of their lives, but the nervousness and anxiety about meeting and making new friends can’t be avoided. The intimidation and stress new students feel is the catalyst for the creation of student ambassadors. Adviser Ms. Erika Main’s current vision for this club is for 10th through 12th graders who want to be more involved to provide a safe and friendly group of fellow peers for the students.