When we learn about slavery, we read history textbooks that tell of a time of oppression and chains before the Civil War. We don’t learn about the slavery that still exists in America, even here in our area. It is called human trafficking. It isn’t as obvious as a slave auction in the middle of town, but it still happens all around us. We just need to know what to look for. So, why don’t we talk about modern slavery in schools? We learn about slavery as if it is history, but no one tells us that the work of abolitionists is not finished.
On March 8, the Elizabethtown Area High School held its annual Mini-Thon with the theme “One Small Step for Etown, One Giant Leap for a Cure.” Mini-Thon donated $85,766.88 in total to the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps fight pediatric cancer.
A new science fiction superhero movie opened March 8th at theaters across the nation. Captain Marvel is a refreshing change from the conventional male superhero movies. This action-packed movie follows the story of a woman who has found herself in the middle of an intergalactic war. As the war continues to progress, Captain Marvel struggles with her identity as she experiences flashbacks from a different life. As she finds out more about her past, she learns to control her superpowers and help end the war.
Two of Elizabethtown Area High School’s basketball players recently broke the 1,000 point barrier. Marena Lonardi (12) first broke 1,000 points against Lebanon, becoming the first girl from Elizabethtown to break 1,000 points since Sarah Fairbanks in 2012. Larry Locker (12) would break 1,000 points eight days later against Milton Hershey.
Recent renovations to the Instructional Media Center (IMC) at the Elizabethtown Area High School allowed it to transition from a traditional library to a more flexible learning environment, used by teachers as an out-of-classroom workspace and by students as a comfortable and secluded place to study.
By: Zoey Noble
It’s that time of the year: resolutions abound, with many focusing on health and fitness. According to the Washington Post, Gold’s Gym’s traffic jumps 40 percent between December and January. But for many, these resolutions fall to the wayside long before the year ends. The Nielsen analytic firm reports that only 46% of those who made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight continue to work toward their goal after six months.
By: Adam Evans
Tired of hearing “I don’t know” when you ask your family members what they’d like for Christmas? Take the guessing out of the giving and use this guide to buy the perfect present this year.
I had the pleasure of visiting Fuego Latino, a new restaurant that recently opened at 28 S. Market St. in Elizabethtown.
By: Anna DeGoede and Ashley Driesbach
Junior Editor-In-Chief and Staff Writer
On November 16, “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” premiered on screens across the United States as the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series. The film follows Newt Scamander and his friends in their attempt to prevent Grindelwald, a dark wizard, from killing Credence, a misunderstood young man. The movie features characters from the first Fantastic Beasts movie, as well as familiar faces from the Harry Potter franchise.
While Elizabethtown is a small community, Elizabethtown Area High School is home to international students from numerous countries. These students are exchange students or immigrants, representing Mexico, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Honduras, Burma, Thailand, Spain, Germany, and Sweden, along with several others. Many of them are furthering their English education and taking advantage of opportunities here at Elizabethtown.