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By Shana Carey (Opinions Editor and Marketing Editor) and Max Vigue (Multimedia Content Editor)


STUDENTS FACED WITH UNMASKING THE SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL PANDEMIC DATING

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.


SOCIAL MEDIA CREATES CONFLICTS ABOUT COVID-19 COPING SKILLS

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. 


TEENAGE STUDENTS WORK ESSENTIAL JOBS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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.


CORONA VIRUS’S SPECIAL QUALITIES MAKE IT ESPECIALLY CONTAGIOUS

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


STANDARDIZED TESTS MAKE MAJOR CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19

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. 


TURNING THE TABLES ON ONLINE SCHOOL

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!


RLASHS STEAMS FULL SPEED AHEAD

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. 


GOVERNOR WOLF CLOSES SCHOOLS AS COVID-19 CAUSES MAJOR CHANGES IN SCHOOL EVENTS

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.


NEWS UPDATE: PANDEMIC CREATES ONLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLING SYSTEM

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. 


DEVAN CHACEY, JUNIOR COMBINES PASSIONS AND TALENTS AS YEARBOOK EDITOR

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. 


RED LION STUDENT COUNCIL CARRIES OUT FIRST EVER CLOTHING DRIVE

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. 


HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION GIVES NEW CONSEQUENCES TO STUDENTS WHO VAPE

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.


VIRTUAL REALITY ENHANCES STUDENT LEARNING

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.


RL ALUMNUS EXHIBITS HER PRIDE

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.


A RED LION ALUMNUS IS BACK IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

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.


RED LION BOOTS UP FOR MILITARY NIGHT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR JR. ROTC PROGRAM

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.


VOICE OF DEMOCRACY WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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.


CLASSES JOIN COMPETITION TO STOCK LOCAL FOOD BANK

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. 


THE EPIDEMIC OF VAPING IS SPREADING AMONG TEENAGERS

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. 


RED LION STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN THE CAREER CENTER

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.


MINI-THON BRINGS IN NEW LEADERSHIP

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. 


RED LION’S MOCK CAR CRASH PAINTS GRUESOME SCENE TO DISCOURAGE DUI

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.


CLARE MANKIN: A SISTER’S TALE

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.


HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS SECOND GRADE STEAM DAY

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.


SENIORS SWEEP THE STUCO CANNED FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION AMID CONTROVERSY

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.


A DAY TO END BULLYING

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.”


ADMINISTRATION TAKES ACTION AGAINST BATHROOM VANDALISM

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.


COMPUTERS CHANGE THE WAY STUDENTS LEARN

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.


PAPER SHORTAGE AFFECTING EVERYONE IN THE SCHOOL DIFFERENTLY

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.


COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR 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.


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.


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 times they pick up their phones in a day.


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.


MINI-THON KICKS OFF EVENT FESTIVITIES

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.


SURPRISING EFFECTS OF THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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.


REMIND SERVICE SENDS OUT A CRY FOR HELP FROM VERIZON USERS TO “#REVERSETHEFEE”

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.


RED LION OFFERS NEW EARLY ENROLLMENT PROGRAM THROUGH THADDEUS STEVENS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

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.


STUDENTS INTRODUCE NEW POLITICS CLUB

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.


RED LION GOES ONE-ON-ONE

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


HONORING BROOKS ARGENTO: “BROOKS BREAKS”

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.


STUDENT AMBASSADORS INVITE MORE MEMBERS

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.