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Super Bowl LIV: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

Emma McNeeley, Feature Editor

January 11, 2020

Right now we have witnessed Wild Card Weekend and are preparing for the upcoming Super Bowl. We saw games go into overtime and great passes and touchdown moments to remember, and now it’s time to guess who’s gonna get farther.             We have reached the playoffs and there’s...

The Biggest Fads that 2019 Had

The McDowell Media Staff, Staff writer

December 16, 2019

As the year comes to a close, the Trojan Voice staff is looking back on their favorite moments of 2019. It’s always good to take a moment to review the year, and it’s even more fun to review things that made you laugh or stuck in your mind. Below you’ll find the good, the bad and the funny mem...

Taking Physical Training to a Competitive Level

Lauren Galle-Boyko, Contributing Writer

December 16, 2019

“Put some back into it!” “Keep going!” “You are supposed to get sweaty!”   These are a few of the common phrases shouted during Air Commandos practice, one of the most popular programs that Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) students enjoy. The program...

McD Teacher Leaves Lasting Legacy

McD Teacher Leaves Lasting Legacy

Atalie Soule, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Ashley Kuzma always encouraged her students to see as much of the world as possible, and in death, her words have done just that. Kuzma, a 32-year-old gifted support teacher at McDowell Intermediate High School (MIHS), lost her life after a 28-month battle with recurrent laryngeal cancer on Aug. 22. Ho...

Mattel Breaks the Mold with Gender Neutral Dolls

Mattel Breaks the Mold with Gender Neutral Dolls

Kaylee Lewis, Staff writer, Social Media

November 22, 2019

Mattel, the company responsible for America’s beloved Barbie, has been making toys and inspiring children for over 60 years. Recent years of change in society have inspired the company to make changes to their dolls to be more inclusive in terms of race, body type, and women’s job roles, and last m...

Perusing to Cruise; Breaking down the key steps

Jillian Preston, Staff writer

November 22, 2019

High school students dream of pulling up to school in new wheels blaring their favorite music, and stepping out with their friends. However, it’s important to understand the potholes of car buying or teens like you might have to slam on the breaks before you can even put the key in the ignition, an...

McDowell Teacher Runs for U.S. Congress

McDowell Teacher Runs for U.S. Congress

Emma McNeeley, Features Editor

November 22, 2019

A battle with cancer, a battle for home and work balance, a battle to pay the bills as a single mother. Millcreek teacher, Kristy Gnibus has fought all of these battles in her life, but she now prepares to fight her next one on the national stage.  Gnibus, a culinary arts and sports nutrition teacher at McDowell...

MTSD Stands Firm on #LetChloeMarch

MTSD Stands Firm on #LetChloeMarch

Natalie Sebunia, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2019

While McDowell’s marching band seniors celebrate their accomplishments during their senior night tonight at Gus Anderson field, one former McDowell High School student will be watching from the sidelines without receiving any recognition. Chloe Painter, an eighteen-year-old Villa Maria Academy student,...

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:...

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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