By Kyle Strubeck, Tyler Cramsey, and Justin Burkhardt

The upcoming grades moving into high school have highlighted an increasing trend of lack of motivation and increased resentment when they’re pushed to get active in gym class. Miss Chong, a seasoned veteran gym teacher at Salisbury who has taught since 2007, says she’s observed this trend exponentially increasing in the past couple of years, something she finds troubling.

By Elizabeth Sirianni

The 6th annual “Be Cool for Our School” Polar Plunge is this Saturday. The event will benefit Marian Catholic High School. The plunge takes place at Mauch Chunk Lake in Jim Thorpe and registration is open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Those who register first will start plunging at 12:00 p.m. However, you also have the option to register as a “Chicken” instead, meaning you will be supporting the cause but staying dry at the same time. All registers must be 18+ except for students of Marian High School. There is no fee for anyone who only wants to spectate the event.

By Gabriella Lozada

On December 19,2018, the freshman class elected their class officers. They a class president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The new class President is Naiya Schankowitz and her supporting vice president is Madison Bryant. The class treasurer is Christina Do; the class secretary is Nevaeh Eck-Shade. Many do not know the roles and the importance of these new class leaders. Here is a short synopsis of each role.

By Haroula Barbounis

Adapted into a movie on Netflix, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a book that addresses many insecurities that girls grapple with today. Self-confidence and being true to yourself are the two of the many themes in the book, which causes it to be engaging as well as empowering. The main character in the novel, Willowdean Dickson, is our plus-size heroine, who enters the local pageant in hopes of taking a stand in her small Texan town. Which oh-so-happens to be run by her beauty queen mom. Friendships are formed and tested as we see Willowdean, aka Will, show her town that it’s not all about having a Barbie-like body.

By Zach Peace

Every year students obsess over the weather in the winter. Every freshman turns into a junior meteorologist and tries to figure out exactly when and how our school schedule will be interrupted by snow days, early dismissals and 2-hour delays. So, in the spirit of trying to avoid going to school in the winter, we decided to take a look at our winter break this year.