How Impact Foundation supports families facing food insecurity

Impact Foundation

By Sabiya Neuman and Lilli Baker “You never think it’s going to be you until it actually is.”  That’s what Jamie, a single mom of two, says she wishes more people knew about food insecurity. There are many people like Jamie who struggle to provide for themselves and their families. According to Feeding America, 1…

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The impact of TikTok

As soon as the bell rang to end lunch, students were on their phones checking TikTok.

By Jade Boger Izzy is a senior at York Suburban. She says in her free time, she’s either hanging out with friends, sleeping, or using TikTok.  “This week alone, I’ve used TikTok in total of sixteen hours and nine minutes.” The Pew Research Center reports that two-thirds of teens use TikTok, and some say they…

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What students of color experience at YS

Cine' (left) and Kelis (right)

By Cine’ Stevenson My name is Cine’ Stevenson. I’m a Black student at York Suburban High School. Overall my time at the high school has been good, but because of my race, I’ve had some experiences that have stuck with me. In an English class my junior year, we had the vocab word “snigger,” which…

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Immigrant students’ perspectives on mental health

Angelina (left) and Kateshia (right) wearing festive headbands for a school spirit day

By Veronica Mina York Suburban High School senior Angelina and her family immigrated to the United States in 2021 from the Dominican Republic.  They came to the U.S. because of her father’s work situation. He quit his job before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He couldn’t find another job there, but he found one…

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Do students really know their post-high school options?

The Senior Destinations display for the Class of 2023

By Jacob Drahusz and Brian Kivel At this time of year, college letters are beginning to flood students’ mailboxes, and seniors are focusing more on their post-high school plans. But is college the only option? Hannah Drahusz is a junior in college. She wants to become a science teacher. She talks about how college is…

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Why teens should start investing

Students working in Mr. Willson's class

By Ben Lamond and Henry Busse CNBC reported that around 54% of teens are worried about having enough money for the future. Investing their money can help. But many teens don’t know where to start, how to start, or just simply don’t understand investing as a whole.    If you invest in a company’s stock, you…

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Boys soccer team looks to the future

Seniors on the boys' soccer team

By Olivia Delgado and Creelyn Bastinelli The York Suburban boys soccer team won the county championship last year. Brayden Egger, Jackson Miller and Preston Illgenfritz also won the national championship with their club team this past summer season.  Brayden thought their experience would be a strength. “I definitely think the experience that me, Jackson, and…

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Social media’s impact on teens’ mental health

YS student opening Instagram

By Lena Englerth and Christian Steckel Social media is growing in popularity among teens. The U.S. Surgeon General released a report that said up to 95% of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 use social media. One third of them say they use social media “almost constantly.” Senior Donovan Molloy says he is…

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Choosing the correct path after graduation

YS grad Kayla Haugh throwing her graduation cap

By Gabriel Haugh As the class of 2024 is nearing the end of our high school career, we’re all thinking about what we’ll be doing after graduating. Some of us have it figured out, and some of us aren’t sure what path to take after high school. How do you know which is the right…

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Girls volleyball has another successful season

Captains Aiva Duerr, Addy Hocker, and Kiley Long

By Francesca Messina and Sophia Quintero Aiva Duerr, Kiley Long, and Addy Hocker are the captains of the girls volleyball team. Last year, they had a great season and finished fourth in districts.  But many of their strongest players have graduated. Aiva was worried about how this season would go since most players are freshmen…

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