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Poll: Students wear masks but don’t distance

Poll: Students wear masks but don’t distance

Mary Claire Miller

October 19, 2020

Students have varying degrees of concern when it comes to the pandemic. Some are carrying on in day-to-day life as normal, attending parties and other large gatherings regularly. Others have been a bit more cautious, only attending small gatherings and having a mask in hand whenever they’re going o...

MTSD Reports First COVID-19 Cases, Revises Plan

Outside of the Millcreek Education Center where the in-person school board meetings were held in the past.

Elizabeth Sutton

September 30, 2020

  Millcreek Township School District (MTSD) reported its first case of COVID-19 on Sept. 22. District officials stated that it was a staff member, and that all CDC guidelines would be followed. Additionally, according to a parent announcement made on Sept. 29, there are four confirmed studen...

Student Reaction to Online Learning Varies Across Millcreek

Student Reaction to Online Learning Varies Across Millcreek

Carley Coe, Journalism 1 writer

June 11, 2020

No student could’ve ever prepared for the news that the rest of their classes would take place online. Beginning on March 30, it was mandatory for every student, grades K-12 to communicate with their teachers via Google Classroom or Schoology and school Google email accounts. 

Covid-19 Crosses Southern Border

Covid-19 Crosses Southern Border

Rodrigo Cejudo, Journalism 1 writer

June 11, 2020

As of June 3, Mexico has reported 101,238 confirmed cases and 12,107 had to be hospitalized.

Lessons from Online Learning

Lessons from Online Learning

June 11, 2020

No one knows if students will continue online schooling next year, so as this year comes to a close, teachers and students are thinking about what worked and what didn’t in preparation for next year.

Future of Online Learning Unknown as School Year Ends

Future of Online Learning Unknown as School Year Ends

Jenna Tupitza, Editor-in-Chief

June 11, 2020

Overall this decision is allowing students to take the idea of online schooling, like PA Cyber, for a test drive, and has proven to have  mixed reviews from both the students and the teachers as they learn their way around new software and new expectations of learning.

Parent Volunteer Unites Millcreek Through Facebook Page

Parent Volunteer Unites Millcreek Through Facebook Page

Natalie Sebunia, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

Genene Mattern says she spends about 25 to 30 hours each week on We Are Millcreek, all of which is done as a volunteer.

Dashing Through the Show McDowell CPA Presents Elf the Musical

Dashing Through the Show McDowell CPA Presents Elf the Musical

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

December 16, 2019

The film “Elf” is a family favorite around the holiday time and the musical version adds music and dancing which many worry will affect this popular holiday film too much.   “I want to convey [Buddy] in a new light through a musical,” says James (JR) Dandrea, a senior at McDowell wh...

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...