A student’s liberty is not one to be tampered with: The case of Mahanoy Area School District versus B. L.
BY NICOLE NADLER The most significant student-based first amendment trial since the case of Tinker v. Des Moines is currently being overseen by the United States Supreme Court. The story of the case begins when freshman cheerleader Brandi Levy tried out for her local high school’s cheer team, the... Read more
The end of PSDs: An obituary for the days CCHS looked forward to
BY CHRIS GOMES Professional Study Days (PSDs) have gone the way of the dinosaur in February 2021. Born in 2013, these early release days were created to provide teachers with time to edit their curriculum, as well as for students to have a day each month to manage their... Read more
Friendly, fruitful competition?: Using contests as assignments isn’t as bad as it seems
BY ALYSSA KHAN School can be pretty frustrating for students, especially when assignments become overwhelming and they begin to pile up. It gets even more difficult when teachers make students participate in district-wide contests, or simply make these contests assignments for their class. However, such situations are not as... Read more
Student debt forgiveness: How student debt is affecting the nation and why it should be forgiven
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE The debate over whether or not student debt should be forgiven is a popular discussion amongst a variety of communities today. The inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden on January 20 came with the anticipation as to what actions would be taken in regards to student... Read more
Cheating culture: The problematic increase in academic dishonesty among students because of eLearning
BY RYAN MERARD Since the awakening of the COVID-19 pandemic, school tasks have been fully online, leaving students with the only option of getting their education through a computer. This seemed like a relatively quick switch at first, yet has resulted in a huge change of scenery for the... Read more
Senior superlatives: Super sweet or superficial?
BY KAREN SUROS As seniors, there is a lot to look forward to—or at least, there is supposed to be. The coronavirus pandemic has done away with many traditional high school activities like homecoming, spirit week, step-up day and more, but senior superlatives is one tradition that COVID-19 could... Read more
Performative or perfectly provocative?: The debate around putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
BY NICOLE NADLER In 2019, the United States Treasury Department issued an effort to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. However, this motion was delayed by former President Donald Trump’s administration. On January 28, President Joseph R. Biden issued an order to continue the process,... Read more
Money, money, money: The best financial decisions students should make in college
BY SOFIA MENDEZ Throughout our lives, we must make decisions that are key to our finances. Each financial decision we make will impact us and shape our future, so having an analysis about what to do at an early stage is very significant. Understanding how to make the best... Read more
Cutting, not cashing, the check: U.S. stimulus bill falls short in fulfilling its needs
BY ADDISON ROBERTS There is no denying the severe toll COVID-19 has had on the U.S economy. Small businesses have been devastated and many people have been left unemployed. Rates of homelessness grew rapidly and many Americans faced evictions. The American people clearly need help from their government.  Unfortunately,... Read more
New Year’s resolutions: Why there shouldn’t be a timestamp on self-improvement
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE With the start of the new year comes the formation of the ever classic New Year’s resolutions, which are promises and goals that people set for themselves in order to have a more productive and organized year. The tradition of setting personal goals to ring in... Read more