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What students of color experience at YS

By Trojan News | Jan 3, 2024 |
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

By Trojan News | 12/20/2023
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…

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Student athletes experience burnout

By Trojan News | 11/20/2023
Student athletes Kai Pinto (top left), Lena Englerth (top right), and Chase Gerber (bottom right)

By Greenleigh Beaghan and Amaya Miller Sophomore Chase Gerber has been playing soccer since elementary school. He plays for York…

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How Impact Foundation supports families facing food insecurity

By Trojan News | Jan 11, 2024 |
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

By Trojan News | Jan 10, 2024 |
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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Do students really know their post-high school options?

By Trojan News | Dec 18, 2023 |
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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The fashion choices of YS students

By Trojan News | Dec 14, 2023 |
From left to right: Daniel Paz in a t-shirt and sweatpants, Kyra Hughley in a crop top and jeans, and Sage Primavera in a hoodie and baggy jeans

By Jackie Collins This year, a new dress code pilot has given students more freedom with what they wear. It allows more rips in jeans, crop tops, spaghetti straps and more. But has the dress code really changed what most students wear? Or are their fashion choices about more than just the dress code?   Kyra…

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Why teens should start investing

By Trojan News | Dec 10, 2023 |
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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How YS student athletes balance school and sports

By Trojan News | Dec 10, 2023 |
Senior Cine' Stevenson in her tennis uniform holding a tennis racquet

By Jalen Lee Senior Cine’ Stevenson is an accomplished student athlete. She runs track and plays tennis for the high school. But she also takes mostly college prep classes. She talks about how tiring this can be. “After a tennis match or a track meet or even just practice because my practices are so intense,…

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Boys soccer team looks to the future

By Trojan News | Nov 15, 2023 |
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

By Trojan News | Nov 7, 2023 |
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

By Trojan News | Nov 7, 2023 |
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

By Trojan News | Nov 2, 2023 |
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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YS Class of 2023 prepares for their final moment as high school students

By Trojan News | May 31, 2023 |
Class of 2023

By Crystal Huynh This Wednesday, May 31st, seniors will be graduating and celebrating their last moments as York Suburban students.  The commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on the high school football field. Around 240 students will cross the stage. With an anticipated crowd of 2,000, friends and family who want to attend this…

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YS students showcase their talent at this school year’s final art show

By Trojan News | May 30, 2023 |
Student ceramics

By Crystal Huynh On Wednesday, May 24th, York Suburban High School held its final art show for the school year.  About 350 students contributed pieces to this event, from abstract sculptures to practical designs. People across York County gathered at the high school until 7 p.m. to see what students created in their art and…

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This I Believe: I believe in doodles

By Trojan News | May 26, 2023 |
Essayist Jaidan Kopp

By Jaidan Kopp I believe in doodles.  Not the intricate drawings that take hours and all of your brain power, but the ones that you mindlessly let loose on the margins of notebooks and Post-It notes. The ones that are accidental perfection and dive deep into your subconscious. The ones that were never supposed to…

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Class of 2024 gets “senior” privileges

By Trojan News | May 25, 2023 |
York Suburban High School parking lot

By Alana Herman At the start of the fourth marking period, the juniors were granted a new set of privileges. They can now leave school during their study halls and Flex every day. These privileges are very similar to senior privileges, which has caused conflict between the classes. Last year, the current seniors only had…

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Seniors graduate with new requirements

By Trojan News | May 25, 2023 |
Students working on computers

By Steven Hagmann There were a few new graduation requirements implemented this year. The biggest change was the addition of a career credit, which the Guidance Office views as a positive change overall. But student reactions were more mixed. Senior Myra Thorn felt like the process was murky from the start. To her, it felt…

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What really went down in D.C.?

By Trojan News | May 25, 2023 |
Model UN students

By Tearnie Quinn A Model UN trip to Georgetown earlier this year resulted in some students being sent home early. Many rumors have circulated since it wasn’t possible to share specific details about what did or didn’t happen. But some members of the club have decided to speak about their involvement.  Senior Joey Doll says…

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School lunch options: Are they enough?

By Trojan News | May 23, 2023 |
York Suburban High School’s cafeteria

By Kaylin Blocher As people get older, they make more personal decisions, high school students included. One thing they have a choice about is their diet. But unlike what they eat, high school students don’t have a choice about what is provided to them. For the average person, the York Suburban High School cafeteria has…

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This I Believe: I believe in laughter

By Trojan News | May 21, 2023 |
Essayist Rachel Koogle as a child

By Rachel Koogle I believe in laughter.  Not the laughter that fills a blank space, but the laughter that makes your stomach curl up in a ball. Making people laugh is the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. The only thing that can cure sadness is laughter—a laugh so hard that your gut…

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Dress code revisions coming next school year

By Trojan News | May 12, 2023 |
Student wears a shirt that protests dress code

By Bethany Landis School dress codes have received many criticisms throughout the years. There’s a lot of controversy over the idea of telling students what they can and can’t wear. Most of this controversy is related to how dress codes seem to target girls. Mr. Lantz agrees that this is problematic. “I view it as incredibly…

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As antisemitic incidents reach an all-time high, freshmen visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

By Trojan News | May 1, 2023 |
A student looking at a quote displayed in the museum

By Sienna Gaskin On April 19th, York Suburban’s freshman class headed on a field trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Before they left, faculty member Mrs. Ulsh explained the purpose behind the trip.  “They’re reading the book ‘Night’ as part of their English curriculum right now, so they will have a…

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General tips and tricks for YSHS students taking AP exams

By Trojan News | Apr 28, 2023 |
Students studying

By Steven Yao As May rolls around, so do the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams. From chemistry to Japanese language and culture, the exams cover a broad range of subjects. Every year, more than a million high school students sign up for the AP classes designed to prepare students for the exams. Kylie Delgado, a…

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Mackenzie Harr wins The Writer’s Eye Literary Competition

By Trojan News | Apr 25, 2023 |
Mackenzie Harr

By Adison Godfrey Last month, freshman Mackenzie Harr won The Writer’s Eye Literary Competition, Creative York’s annual writing contest. She had submitted an original poem based on a piece of artwork in Creative York’s “One Earth” exhibit. She wrote about the artwork “The Fire and the Flood” by Maryann Worrell (pictured below). To celebrate the…

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Trojan Theatre performs final show of the year this weekend

By Trojan News | Apr 21, 2023 |
Trojan Theatre cast

By Jeanne Lefort This weekend is Trojan Theatre’s final show of the year. They chose to perform “Almost, Maine.” Director Mrs. Mitchell says this play is different from any they’ve done before. “Each of the scenes only has two, maybe three actors in it at a time. So it’s advantageous to us because we can…

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Track team competes at the Pan-Ram Invitational

By Trojan News | Apr 20, 2023 |
Gabby del Pielago

By Matthew Berg April 8th was the 34th annual Pan-Ram Invitational at Central Dauphin. This was a very big track meet that attracted dozens of teams from across the state.   Some of our very own athletes took home medals: Gabby del Pielago, Abby Butera, Faith Stewart, and Shane Regener. The Boys 4×8 got fifth, the…

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York Suburban students compete in the Technology Student Association State Conference

By Trojan News | Apr 18, 2023 |
2 in 1 Chair

By Mia Parkes On April 19th, 19 students are traveling to Seven Springs Resort for the Technology Student Association State Conference. Technology Student Association, or TSA, is a school club that allows students to participate in many different technological fields. Mr. Shearer, the Tech Ed teacher, explains it best. “TSA is a national competitive student…

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GSA encourages everyone to participate in Friday’s Day of Silence

By Trojan News | Apr 13, 2023 | Comments Off on GSA encourages everyone to participate in Friday’s Day of Silence
Day of Silence

By Jeanne Lefort This Friday will be the annual Day of Silence. Every year, students across the country take a vow of silence to protest the harassment and discrimination members of the LGBTQ+ community experience in schools.  But why is this day necessary? Bella Hummel, a junior, says it can help people understand the daily…

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Dungeons and Dragons club fosters community at YS

By Trojan News | Apr 10, 2023 |
Dungeons and Dragons Club

By Adison Godfrey This year, York Suburban High School got a new club—one dedicated to playing Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons, also known as D&D, is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. It has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years due to its inclusion in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” In the club’s first year…

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