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CPA’s spring production of “West Side Story”

CPA’s spring production of “West Side Story”

Kaylee Lewis, Staff writer, Social Media

November 22, 2019

McDowell’s Center for Performing Arts announced last week that this year’s spring musical will be “West Side Story,” an exhilarating story about two teens from rival gangs who fall in love. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” the story follows the rivalry betwe...

McDowell is Freezin’ for a Reason

McDowell is Freezin’ for a Reason

Ashlee Patron, Copy Editor

November 20, 2019

McDowell is raising money for the unified track team through the 5th annual Polar Plunge. Students can donate money to make McDowell principals Brian Fuller and  Dr. John Cavanagh jump into the freezing waters of Lake Erie in the name of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. Whichever principal raises the ...

Children Receive Treats Rather than Sweets

Children Receive Treats Rather than Sweets

Jenna Tupitza, "The Trojan Voice" Editor-in-chief, Staff Writer, Photographer, Layout Designer

November 20, 2019

Tiny ghosts and goblins traveled through the halls of McDowell High School at the second annual Trail for a Cause hosted by the National Honors Society (NHS) on Oct. 13.  This event was designed in the spirit of the Teal Pumpkin Project, which was started by the Food Allergy Research and Education ...

District Donates more than $2,500 for Childhood Cancer

District Donates more than $2,500 for Childhood Cancer

Jenna Tupitza, "The Trojan Voice" Editor-in-chief, Staff Writer, Photographer, Layout Designer

November 20, 2019

The Millcreek Township School District raised $2,708.09 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, making it the fourth annual donation to the childhood cancer-fighting organization. Alex’s Lemonade Stand started in the front yard of a cancer patient, Alexandra (Alex) Scott, and was then developed into Ale...

Waldameer Park lights up for Halloween at the annual Pumpkin Walk

Waldameer Park lights up for Halloween at the annual Pumpkin Walk

Ashlee Patron, Copy Editor

October 1, 2019

The Pumpkin Walk sponsored by The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners is taking place Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 at Waldameer and Waterworld Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Master Gardeners, and is used to educate the public about the art and practice of garden cultivation and manag...

Hoco Prepares to Celebrate into the Night

Hoco Prepares to Celebrate into the Night

Aaryah Belczyk, Social Media Editor and Layout Design

September 20, 2019

McDowell students will step out in their best dresses and ties to celebrate Homecoming weekend Sept. 27 and 28 to the theme of “A Night in the City.” Homecoming weekend starts off with a pep assembly on Sept 27 during school hours to hype students up for the event. Later in the day parade at 5:...

College Fair Serves as First Look at Future Opportunities

College Fair Serves as First Look at Future Opportunities

Jenna Tupitza, "The Trojan Voice" Editor-in-chief, Staff Writer, Photographer, Layout Designer

September 20, 2019

The 37th annual College and Career Night brought students and professionals together on Wednesday in McDowell High School’s South Gym for an evening of questions and answers.  More than 30 booths set up by colleges and universities  including Slippery Rock University, Allegheny College, Malone Universi...

Johnson & Johnson Held Responsible for Opioids

Johnson & Johnson Held Responsible for Opioids

Emma McNeeley, Features Editor

September 16, 2019

A case was brought up by the state of Oklahoma claiming that the company Johnson & Johnson was “downplaying” the addictive dangers of opioids. During the trial, which began on May 28, the state also argued that the marketing campaign claimed the medicine was “a low risk of abuse and a low dan...

Walls Add Element of Safety to Walkway Travels

Walls Add Element of Safety to Walkway Travels

Jillian Preston, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

McDowell has been making major changes to school security within this last year.  The newest addition to McDowell is the cement walls along the walkway connecting McDowell Intermediate High School and McDowell Senior High School.  Since the walkway is exposed, the district was concerned that th...

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