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.

By Haroula Barbounis

One of the most popular and influential books this year and last year has been Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, which has recently turned into a movie starring Amandla Stenberg. It touches on many significant issues we have today, such as racism and police brutality. A best-seller, it talks about a girl named Starr Carter who copes with many hardships in her life, such as fitting in at her rich white prep school and balancing that with her life at home in her low-income black neighborhood. This alone is relatable in everyday life, when trying to balance two completely different lives. She witnesses her best friend from childhood get shot by a police officer, even though her friend was unarmed. As Starr deals with the emotional trauma, she must decide if she will speak out about her friend’s undeserved death.

By Justin Burkhardt

This year’s homecoming court nominees participated in the Salisbury parade last Friday evening. The parade began at HST at 5:00pm and traveled to the high school at around 6:30pm. Along the route the homecoming court nominees threw candy to the onlookers. The female nominees include: Sarah Bobeck, Katie Rutt, Melinda Rivera, Riley Peters, and Rylee Donaldson. The male nominees include: Jack Frankenfield, Jacob Kamp, Brendan Miller, Delano McKenzie, and Justin Burkhardt. Due to conflict with scheduling for the football game, Jack, Jacob, and Delano will not be participating in the parade. We sat down with Sarah Bobeck, then nominee, to ask questions leading up to the parade, as well as a follow up interview after all of the homecoming festivities. We also sat down with Justin Burkhardt for the same process.