By Gabriella Lozada
This week is Red Ribbon week; this celebration runs from October 29th to November 2. Red Ribbon week is an alcohol, tobacco, drug, and violence prevention campaign that is held and celebrated during the month of October. During this week, schools hold days where students may dress up and be informed of the history of this week and are encouraged to say no to drugs and alcohol. This week is also held in honor of Enrique Camarena. His story sparked several movements, support groups, and campaigns across the country that promote the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.
By Elizabeth Sirianni
Key Club is taking gift card donations for the Lehigh Valley Humane Society, which is a local animal shelter that takes in a wide range of animals. The gift cards can be worth any amount and can be from any pet store or grocery store. The cards will be dropped off to the Humane Society at the end of the month and will be used to help feed the 70 beagle puppies that they have recently taken in. The cards will also go towards the multiple birds, reptiles, and pigs that have been taken in after living in deplorable conditions. As of now the pigs are being housed at a volunteer’s house and the reptiles are waiting to be identified by experts. For both SHS teachers and students who are interested in donating, all gift cards can be given directly to Mrs. Hutchinson-Birk in room 138 during Falcon Period, or they can be placed in the envelope in the mailroom.
Salisbury’s Super Students is a recurring column on the Falcon Courier that showcases some of the amazing things that our students accomplish and the amazing young adults they are becoming. For more installments of Salisbury’s Super Students stay updated on the Falcon Courier website.
By Patrick To
Did somebody say freshmen? No. Nobody ever does, but in this special installment of the Salisbury Super Students, we are featuring our very own freshman, Andrew Hines. Many of you have probably never heard this name before because he is actually a new student to the Salisbury School District. He’s always lived in the township, but this is first year attending a Salisbury school.
By Gabriella Lozada
Embrace your Wellness
This week’s installment: Osteopenia
This weekend my wonderful grandparents were visiting us. In April of 2006 my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer. However, after treatment and a surgery in June of 2006, she claimed the title of breast cancer survivor! Later she was diagnosed with Osteopenia. For this week’s edition, I interviewed my grandma about her disease. Osteopenia is a bone disease that thins one’s bones. This disease is the beginning of Osteoporosis. After her surgery, she refused to take any medication because of the side effects that it causes. She decided to naturally heal herself. The medication said “may help build bone mass” but it was not a guarantee; she was afraid of the side effects and the problems that they can cause throughout the body. She said, “Why in the world would you take something that can through your body out of whack?” The medicine may help you but it can also hurt you. My grandma opted to take calcium supplements instead of the medication they offered her. The doctors were not happy that she refused to take the medicine; they warned her that when the disease sat in, the progression of the bone thinning is rapid. “They don’t like it and you know what… it’s your body and you do what’s best for you.” However, they offered advice for natural ways to heal her disease.
All images courtesy of Gabriella Lozada
All images courtesy of Gabriella Lozada
By Brett Minnick
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the Salisbury Township School District.
With every year’s homecoming pep rally brings out the ever renowned Falcon Cup. A small silver cup, it is presented to the class that wins in the spirit competition held throughout the year. Much of the point totals come from events like the Man Dance, Pie Eating, Spirit Judging and Gym Decorating at the Pep Rally. Other events include the food drive and annual powder puff game. At the end of the year the totals are added up and the Falcon Cup winner is announced at next year’s homecoming pep rally. The Class of 2019 won last year’s competition, but it doesn’t mean a whole lot. The cup is wheeled out for the rally, then put away and not seen again until next year. Given the idea itself is just a little novelty, it could mean so much more for a small school to participate in spirit activities. If there was any reward, or reason to try to win the falcon cup, its purpose would be clear for students.
By Haroula Barbounis
The Model UN training session took place on Monday, October 15th, 2018. Students in Model UN were able to miss their classes for the day, given that their meeting was at Wyomissing Area High School. And before we jump into the trip, what is Model UN? Kaitlyn Macauley, a member of Model UN, had plenty to say on the subject. “It is like a form of debate. But you do debate as a team and it’s less formal. And you represent a country. For example, all the countries debate on an issue on, say, human trafficking, and each country develops its own opinion on it and they voice that opinion to the other countries. Then, at the end they all come to some sort of agreement.”
By Justin Burkhardt
Girls’ soccer looks to move past an embarrassing defeat last week to Southern Lehigh and prepare for a tough district’s road ahead of them. Last week’s blunder was due to a misunderstanding of how a tie would affect the league standings. It was an awkward moment for Salisbury girls soccer after the tie was established and both teams began to cheer in victory. It wasn’t shortly after that Salisbury girls soccer figured out that the tie actually pushed them back further in the standings.
By Tyler Cramsey
The Salisbury Falcon boys soccer team’s season has officially came to an end. Their season ended early when they failed to make districts and leagues with a 4-8 league record. They were all expecting better this year and were disappointed not to get to the .500 winning percentage they needed to continue the season. Their .333 winning percentage was only good enough for 9th place in the colonial league. Out of their 4 wins only one of them was against a team with a winning record (Notre Dame G.P. 7-4-1). The other 3 (Northern Lehigh 0-12, Bangor 2-9-1, and Palmerton 3-9) had a combined .153 winning percentage.