Category Archives: Top Stories

Who’s the Real Face Behind Your Social Media Accounts: The Impact of Social Media on Body Image

  By Jacquelyn McBride ’20 With the age of social media exploding over the past five years, the perceptions of beauty are evolving; teens and young adults are inadvertently correlating…

Has Technology Robbed us of Our Indispensable Ability to Think?

By Janae Gaddy ’20 Since the beginning of time, humans have invented new and innovative ways to make life easier. Many of these advancements have made daily tasks more efficient,…

To Artists Scared to go Hungry

By Delanie Dugan ‘18 Many students who are soon-to-be high school graduates follow their passions and make a career out of an activity they love to do. Yet, for those…

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2…Why Not

By Jenna Yingling ’21 The second season of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” will be released this spring or summer.  The first season, based on a book of the…

“Roseblood”: Phantom’s Teen Tale

By Andrea Gribble ’18 The myth. The legend. The Opera Ghost. Whatever you want to call him, he lives. There is no doubt that “The Phantom of the Opera” written…

Don’t Shop, Adopt!

By Jenna Yingling ’21 When purchasing an animal, it is wise to consider adoption. Shelters are brimming with many friendly and healthy animals who are desperate for a home and…

To Ban or Not to Ban should Never be the Question

By Annalise Bossert ’21 “Inappropriate language!” “Against my beliefs!” “Too radical!” These cries against literature have occurred practically since the works themselves were born. People will always be offended and…

February’s Reader Raffle Winner

Congratulations, Eleana Hintz! Please see Mrs. Upton in room 102 to collect your prize. Keep Reading!

All the World’s a Stage: Starting with the Classroom

By Andrea Gribble ‘18 “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope that they were entertained,” Walt Disney famously quipped. The advanced drama…

GHMS Lights up the Night

By Ellie Mikus ’18 The parking lot of the Gerald G. Huesken Middle School becomes blacked out as it is flooded with hushes and a slew of excited whispers as…

Faculty Favorite Holiday Movies

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Filled with twinkling lights, the smell of baking cookies, quality time with family, and seasonal music, the holiday…

‘Every Mother Counts’ Helps Expecting Mothers Worldwide

By Emily Capolupo ’20 “303,000 women die every year as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. That’s one woman every two minutes. For each of these deaths, an…

Studying Abroad? It’s Easier Than You Think

By Annalise Bossert ’21 While traveling to another country for a few weeks can be exciting and beneficial, it is nothing compared to the experience of living amongst the locals…

The Importance of CPR and First Aid Training in High School

By Jenna Yingling ’21 The reaction of a bystander during a medical emergency has an immense impact on the survival of the victim. However, the majority of people do not…

Shop with a Buckskin Impacts Students of All Ages

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 The holiday season is connected with the spirit of giving, with charities and organizations rallying for support of their causes. Some may have visionary missions of…

TV Review: Stranger Things Season 2

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 On a scale of one to ten, season two of Stranger Things is an eleven. From darker themes that make viewers question everything they have ever…

Stranger Things Season 2: The Details You May Have Missed…

By Delanie Ouk ’18 Escaping the constant conversations of the Hawkins conspiracy, the Upside-Down army, Will continuously suffering the wrath of the Upside-Down, and more of Eleven’s past being revealed,…

Popped Balloons and Plenty of Glitter: The Making of Homecoming

By Abbey Bowman ’19 Follow the yellow brick road, indeed. CVHS’s Student Council followed through with another successful homecoming. Ringleader and brainchild of the operation, Julie Cox, made her senior…

Seeing Double: Disney Remakes Coming Soon

By Andrea Gribble ’18 Walt Disney has been a household name for 94 years, and through those years, the Disney company has made at least 140 movies. But when do…

It’s a Beautiful Day in Conestoga Valley: An Interview with Franklin Fagerheim

By Sean Bandy ’21 It was a rainy day out, but Franklin Fagerheim, better known as substitute teacher Mr. Fagerheim, still had a bright disposition and was joking with the…

Understanding Amish Lifestyle

By Jenna Yingling ’21 Rocking back and forth in her wooden chair, Lydia Stoltzfus described her life in the Amish faith. Although she has converted to Amish-Mennonite, her eyes light…

“It” Laughably Scary

By Emily Capolupo ‘20 Leaving the theater after seeing the highest grossing horror movie of all time and arguably the most anticipated release of 2017, you would expect to not…

Beauty and the Beast Beats Expectations

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 For most young children, watching dancing furniture and singing teapots in the animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast was just part of growing up. The…

Marching to the Beat of a Different Band Director

By Jake Lemke ’18 Going solo versus having a partner is definitely one of the more difficult situations to work through. That is the challenge Brandon Nase experienced this past…

Breaking Badessa: CV’s New Chemistry Teacher

By Jake Lemke ’18 Before you ask, no, she does not make crystal meth to support her cancer treatment cost when she leaves work Walter White style; however, CV’s newest…