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Midterms 101: how metacognition can aid studying
Emma Dela Cruz, Social Media Editor • January 25, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. As the pandemic’s grip loosens on the schedules of American high schools, midterms remain at the forefront of students’ minds, generating anxiety and academic challenges for the hundreds of underclassmen– and upperclassmen– who have never taken a traditional EHS midterm. In response to lightened COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s midterm and final exams will count as 20% of an overall course grade, as opposed to just 10% of a marking...

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Joining clubs changed my life
Bek Lopez, Deputy Opinion Editor • January 29, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue.   Two years ago, none of us could have expected what COVID-19 wrought on our society.       It kept us apart, separating us from friends and any possible connections. It affected just about everything in terms of how we live our lives. School was suddenly on a computer, and going anywhere without a mask was completely outrageous.       Trying to imagine COVID-19 during the early 2000s would’ve been seen as post-apocalyptic....

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EHS welcomes new anti-sexism club to the scene
Alice Adams, Photo Editor • January 26, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. Ever since her early days in school, Britney Cordero has observed glaring differences in the treatment of her and her male classmates by members of the school community. Cordero, a junior at Emmaus, has faced inappropriate comments and physical contact from her peers; also upsetting was what she believed to be incorrect handling of the issues by the staff. “My teachers didn’t react properly,” she said. “The staff didn’t have...

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A young girl sits atop the shoulders of an older protester at the Women’s March on July 2. Hundreds gathered to protest the overturning of Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade on June 24, which protected the right to have an abortion until the current court deemed it unconstitutional. Photo by Alice Adams.
Marching for Roe: Protesters gather in Easton to fight for uterine rights
Alice Adams, Photo Editor • July 5, 2022

On June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark court case that protected the right to have an abortion, with five of the nine justices...

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EHS Shave for the Brave event raises $150,000 for pediatric cancer research
Alice Adams, Photo Editor • May 5, 2022

This previously ran in our April 2022 print issue.  

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Self-medication: When substance abuse and mental health collide
Greta Miller, Ari Bowman, and Eleanor Creelman May 23, 2021

Emmaus senior Cole Smith first encountered drugs in a social setting, mostly smoking marijuana in a recreational manner with friends. As time went on, they would socialize with the sole purpose of getting...

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Winter is coming: Students reflect on fun snow day activities
Vivian Kirkpatrick, Contributor • December 13, 2021

Winter is soon approaching Pennsylvania as residents and weather predictions have officially suggested that winter may be coming harder and faster than years prior.  Pennsylvania should be expecting...

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Is flag football a real sport?
Alex Rosa, Deputy Multimedia Editor • January 27, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. Imagine: an abnormally warm November day, the sun shining down on lumpy fields at Quarry Park. Kids from ages 6-18 playing a sport many consider...

Burnett looks to compete in South Africa
Burnett looks to compete in South Africa
Maximus McGrath, Sports Editor • January 27, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. Abby Burnett advanced to the USA Indoor Field Hockey National team last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic cut her time on the team short prior to...

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Ritter uses unique strategies to succeed
Keira Davies, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. When he is not hanging upside down playing the drums, senior Zach Ritter plays chess for the Emmaus Chess Team.  Ritter started playing chess...

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Woodward awaits future as Black Knight
Maximus McGrath, Sports Editor • January 27, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. Maddi Woodward has played for many high-level soccer programs both locally and internationally on top of her success with the Emmaus girl's soccer...

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The ultimate question: fight orangutans or chickens?
Joey Harinsky, Deputy Culture Editor • January 28, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. One of my classes is certainly one of the most interesting courses you can take at the...

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The Shelby
Denise Reaman, Culture Contributer • January 26, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. Let’s face it: 15 bucks may not be the best deal for a crispy chicken sandwich meal....

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Old School Sandwich Shop
Elliot Munson, Arts & Culture Editor • January 25, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. There are two schools of thought in the culinary world. At least, two worth mentioning.  One...

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Popeyes Louisiana Chicken
Huy Huynh, Multimedia Editor • January 24, 2023

This previously ran in our December 2022 print issue. Quick, cheap, and delicious: Popeyes has undoubtedly solidified its position as a chicken...

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