In January, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf declared a 90 day state of emergency to combat heroin and opioid overdoses in Pennsylvania. This declaration established 13 initiatives to prevent addiction and increase access to lifesaving treatment. On April 4th, Wolf announced the renewal of the Opioid Disaster Declaration and a continuation of all of the initiatives.
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The Competition Science team has come away from its competition season with multiple awards. Elizabethtown's Competition Science team is a class where students learn through original research and competition. The students, who are coached by Dr. Theresa Swenson, conduct experiments and refine real-world applications for science, developing skills they can use throughout their academic and professional careers.
On March 14th a ceremony dedicated to the victims of the Parkland school shooting was held at Elizabethtown Area High School. The event was organized by a group of Elizabethtown Students and was held in Daubert Gymnasium. Between 200 and 300 High School and Middle School students attended the ceremony.
Mueller’s Flower Shop representatives Warren Mueller and Cori Shetter came to Rebecca Booth’s classroom to build holiday centerpieces with the students. The day was based on fun and creativity as much as it was influential, as the speakers talked about their jobs as florists.
As the new year kicks into full swing, so does a new round of resolutions. This usually includes a new, healthy lifestyle filled with workout routines and fresh foods, and even though it is already February, health is still at the forefront of the student and staff attention at Elizabethtown Area High School.
As of December 15, 2017, the FCC voted 3-2 to end network (net) neutrality. Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) shouldn’t be allowed to slow down certain types of data based on their preferences. For example, if a certain ISP, say Comcast, wished to purposely slow down data from a service, like Netflix, net neutrality exists to stop that from happening. Furthermore, net neutrality prevents said ISP from slowing down the data speed of the consumer when accessing a site, hiding a site behind a paywall, or restricting access to a site altogether. In short, net neutrality means that a network that provides a public service can’t discriminate against information by halting, slowing, or otherwise tampering with the transfer of any data, except for legitimate network management purposes such as easing congestion or blocking spam (definition from the ACLU).
A change in policy regarding dual enrollment at local colleges has led to a 150 percent increase in the number of college courses taken by EAHS students. The administration is characterizing the move as a victory for student choice, while some teachers attribute the change to the decrease in Advanced Placement and Honors class enrollment. Mr. Safford is concerned that “in a couple of years, we will not have AP” in the Social Studies department.