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National Honors Society Inductees are inducted at an induction

By Zach Peace

 

On April 4th, students at Salisbury High School were inducted into the National Honor Society. Students had the pleasure of listening to numerous speakers, including members of administration, the NHS co-advisors, and their own peers. The four officers of NHS, President Peyton Stauffer, Vice President Rylee Donaldson, Secretary Madison Jewel, and Treasurer Katie Rutt, gave speeches and advice on the future to their peers. They also quoted great historical figures including Mahatma Gandhi and John Quincy Adams.

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The Process is Starting to Pay Off

By Colten Hagadus

Back in 2013, the Philadelphia 76ers hired a man by the name of Sam Hinkie. Lets just say that Sam had a plan, a plan to be great, but it was going to take some time. This plan was called The Process. The Process started when the team traded all star point guard Jrue Holiday for a first round pick, which ended up turning into Nerlens Noel. Hinkie is an analytics guy and believed that the more picks he accumulated, the better chance he had at finding star players. Continue reading “The Process is Starting to Pay Off”

Basketball is Relevant Once Again in the City of Brotherly Love

By Colten Hagadus

 

The 2017-2018 Philadelphia 76ers were projected to be an average team and barely sneak into the playoffs as an 8 seed. With a lineup featuring the once in a lifetime Ben Simmons at point guard, sharpshooter JJ Redick at shooting guard, 3 and D specialist Robert Covington at small forward, scrapper Dario Saric at Power Forward, and all star Joel Embiid at center, the Sixers were more than capable of exceeding these expectations. Continue reading “Basketball is Relevant Once Again in the City of Brotherly Love”

See Something Say Something

By Brett Minnick

 

Salisbury SAP (Student Assistance Program) is running a poster contest for the “See Something Say Something” for suspicious or questionable behavior.  The posters are to encourage a safe environment in school thats supports those who needs assistance. This is a great contest to spread the word on SAP in today’s world where students need help.  The prizes range for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd with the top prize being a $100 gift card for the Lehigh Valley Mall and the posters will receive a higher grade if they have a clear message and a creative theme.  The deadline is March 29th for submitting them to the main office. Check out the Salisbury Blog for more information.

Another Baby from the Kardashian/Jenner Family

by Rylee Yerkes

Super Bowl LII is not the only thing that the media has been raving about. Kylie Jenner, reality T.V. star and owner of Kylie Cosmetics, announced to the public on the same day as the super bowl that she had a baby girl. Fans were happy to see her posting again; she’s been missing from social media for the past few months, and didn’t make an appearance on the family’s Christmas card.

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HOPE

By Rylee Yerkes

 

On January 24th, the students of Salisbury High School attended an opioid and heroin addiction awareness presentation. It was held during first block for freshmen and juniors, and second block for sophomores and seniors in the auditorium. The “HOPE” (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education) presentation is run by the Center for Humanistic Change, whose mission is to “engage members of our community in opportunities to prepare for life’s challenges through delivery of prevention education and life skills training, and programs that encourage healthy decision-making, positive choices, and peaceful living.” You can find out more about the CHC here.  

The presentation was extremely emotional and moving; the presenters spoke about losing people they knew to addiction, and explained how hard it is to come back from addiction. Tina (pictured on the left) spoke about her son, who passed away from an overdose. She emphasized that anyone can become addicted, bright future or not. She said that things were looking up when her son sought out to recover, but addiction is hard to overcome, and so he went back to using heroin. Emily (pictured on the right) spoke about her personal experiences with various drugs, and the negative impact that they’ve had on her life. She explained how the “everyone’s doing it” mentality is harmful, and that no one should succumb to peer pressure. She told the students that most of the people she’d done drugs with had passed away, and that she wishes someone had advised her when she was younger. Lisa (pictured in the middle) was the main presenter, and educated students on the different types of opioids, how people become addicted to heroin/opioids, the differences of use, misuse and abuse, and how there is “no typical user”.

Students found that opioids are everywhere, and that almost everyone knew someone who had taken them. Students were also educated about “gateway drugs”, and how they more often than not lead to doing worse drugs or taking higher doses because people become immune. It was also said that people often do worse drugs because they think they could be worse. “Everyone knows that one person who’s doing worse than them, and thinks, ‘oh, well, at least I’m not that bad,” Tina told the audience. The presenters informed students that addicts have no specific look; anyone could secretly be addicted or become addicted. They also explained that drug dealers are never to be trusted, no matter how well people think they know them.

The presenters offered to speak to any concerned students after the presentation was over, and the presentation was held again at the highschool at 6:30 pm that day. Overall, it was a positive learning experience for Salisbury High School students, and spread awareness about the ongoing opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania.  

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Salisbury

By Rylee Yerkes

Salisbury High School has been expecting their yearly visit from a tiny festive elf: The Elf on the Shelf. He began hiding around the school on Monday, 12/18. Students and staff received the following email signed by their annual guest on Tuesday, 12/13. Each year, Mr. Anderson sends well-crafted riddles to students in order to give hints as to where the Elf is going to be hiding. To anticipate the arrival of the Elf, one of the riddles reads: Continue reading “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Salisbury”