Hiding Home By: Joyce Olawaiye

Joyce Olawaiye

January 21, 2020

Prologue “Great, I’m out of food,” said Haley Kurtile. She sighed and let herself fall on her torn up mattress, “I guess I’m going to have to make more money, somehow.” She mumbled to herself. That night she went to bed hungry, but you have to learn to do that when you live alone. ...

Should We Have School Uniforms?

Ty Walliser

October 22, 2019

It has been a debate for decades about whether or not schools should have customized uniforms. Many movies that take place in a school, such as “School of Rock” and “Clueless” involve students wearing school uniforms. 20% of schools in the USA have school uniforms; However almost all of t...

Need a Cool Idea for a Halloween Costume? Look Here!

Isabella Grundeen

October 22, 2019

Costume Ideas for Yourself: A VSCO Girl You need an oversized t-shirt, hair scrunchies, a Hydroflask water bottle, Birkenstock's (or Crocs), biker shorts, and any other item of your choice. An Emoji You need a large piece of cardboard to cut the Emoji shape out of, paint (definit...

Are You a Right or a Left Twix?

Maren Webb

October 22, 2019

Are you a right or left Twix? With Halloween coming around the corner, everyone has their mind set on one thing: candy! What if you were in a piece of candy’s shoes, specifically a Twix? The question is, which one would you be? Right or left? This quiz will show you the truth!    ...

Zodiac Signs as Halloween Costumes

Zodiac Signs as Halloween Costumes

Loren Barnes, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

We Need to Recycle More

We Need to Recycle More

Koll Severson, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

It takes around 500 years for a plastic bag to decompose, which means that would be at least 5 lifetimes. But by then, an animal would have probably swallowed it. Do you really want an animal to choke to death on something that you could’ve recycled, but threw away instead? Landfills in Hong Kong are ...

The Quaker Valley Walkout

Students who walked out of classes on March 14 formed a circle on the QVMS football field.

Keira Currier, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, about 150 students walked out of classes at Quaker Valley Middle School at 10:00 a.m. to protest current gun laws and remember the 17 students who were killed in Florida on February 14. While the walkout raised a lot of awareness and honored the students who passed away, there...

Letters: A Revolutionary War Short Story

Hannah Steines-Wolfson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018

I sat on the front steps of our small, brick house. Then slowly breathed in the humid summer air. It was mid-July, and I was waiting for a letter home from my husband whom was off fighting in the war against the British. He used to write me whenever he got the chance; I would often receive his lett...

Things to Do When It’s Cold Out: Sledding

Brahm Gianiodis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

You know the days in December, January and February when your parents say, "Wear a heavy jacket to school. It’s 15 degrees out!"  On the weekend you can’t just sit inside, so here are about five places in our area that will fill your bitter cold winter with fun. Sledding in our area is filled with big and ...

Holiday Shopping Guide

Olivia Gnad, Staff Writer

December 23, 2017

It’s that time of year again: the holiday season. Bells ring out, snow falls, family gathers, and cheer is spread. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, and/or Kwanzaa, one thing is the same for each: gift giving. Choosing the perfect gifts for family and friends can be difficult, so here is a ...

Why QVMS is Missing America’s Pastime

Brahm Gianiodis, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

You might realize that QVMS only has a soccer, basketball, football, and wrestling team. Do you know what this school is missing . . . a baseball team.  Nobody has ever heard the phrase, “QVMS baseball team playing a game next Monday.”  The main reason: Playing area. The football and soccer teams c...

Quaker Valley vs. Derry Area WPIAL Playoffs

Brahm Gianiodis, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

The Quaker Valley varsity football team is squaring off against Derry Area Friday night for the first round of the WPIAL Playoffs.  The game takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Quaker Valley High School Stadium. Derry is the underdog because they are the second to last place in the WPIAL 3-A playoffs. ...

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