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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...

Fall Athletics Feelings

Water Polo parents still show support for their student athletes despite Covid-19 restrictions for indoor sporting events. They didn't want the stands to be empty so they made their own

Savannah Orzechowski, Sports Writer/Photography

October 19, 2020

Molly Sebunia, a senior on the McDowell High School water polo team, is enjoying a winning season for her senior year, but for her family it is not as fun. No spectators are allowed on the pool deck, and her family is forced to watch her last year in the water through a YouTube Live Stream due to the...

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...

Forgotten Bicycle Frees Student from Quarantine

Forgotten Bicycle Frees Student from Quarantine

Cadence Hoover, Journalism 1 writer

June 11, 2020

The crisp breeze from the descending sun hit my face as my bike tires traversed the sidewalk. All that had been happening, all the stress from the past weeks, was gone. Feelings of freedom and abandon flooded through my fingertips on the handlebars, my flowing hair in the wind, and a racing heart in my chest.

Puzzle Keeps Student from Going to Pieces

Puzzle Keeps Student from Going to Pieces

Marcie Holtgrefe, Journalism 1 writer

June 11, 2020

Had I been in the classroom, I wouldn’t have failed so much, but in quarantine, the puzzle was one thing I couldn’t fail.

Pandemic Give Soccer Player New Goals

Pandemic Give Soccer Player New Goals

Rodrigo Cejudo, Journalism 1 writer

June 11, 2020

After getting home I knew my problem was my physical shape. I couldn’t run a mile without almost dying, so I decided to start doing exercise from home and a few days later I could see the changes. My brothers, who are 14 and 12 years old, watched me and wanted to get back in shape too, so they started to do what I was doing.

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.

Kuzma Writes Final Lesson for the World

Ashley Kuzma worked as a gifted support teacher at MIHS since 2017 and she was featured in the May issue of the Trojan Voice after surgery left her with a stoma.

Ashley Kuzma (1987-2019), Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

When you have recurrent laryngeal cancer that just won't take no for an answer, you have a lot of time to think about death. The good thing is I no longer have to worry about saving for retirement, paying off student loans, or trying not to get skin cancer??? One positive outcome from having recurrent c...