Thumbs Up

**Thumbs up to being back:**
After almost six months of quarantining, the district’s students returned to school on September 8 ready to take on a new year. After three weeks of a hybrid schedule, the district moved to a 5-day face-to-face schedule for all students. Friends reconnected with one another (while maintaining a safe distance, of course) and teachers were able to interact with their students face-to-face once more.
We are glad to be back with some resemblance of normal day-to-day life. And we are ready to have a strong school year, especially after the melancholy spring Covid-19 downfall of last school year.
Overall, an excitement to learn is in the air. Welcome back Souderton; it’s nice to see you, again.

**Thumbs up to stylish masks:**
While masks are essential to everyone’s safety, who says they can’t be essential to everyone’s fashion, too? All throughout the halls, students, teachers and faculty are sporting all different colors and patterns on their masks.
Some people are even matching the print of their clothes with their masks. We don’t know about you, but when we put on a mask that goes perfectly with our outfits, we feel a little more complete.
Even though not being able to see the bottom half of other people’s faces can make interactions odd, a unique mask helps to show your personality. So, whether your personality is cheetah print, polka dot or anything in between, let it shine through as you strut your stuff down the hallways.

**Thumbs up to students getting involved in politics:**
With the recent political and social movements happening in the world, students have been taking it upon themselves to take a stand for what they believe in. Along with this, students are educating themselves more on politics.
In the state of Pennsylvania, individuals under the age of 18 may preregister to vote, as long as they will turn 18 by the date of the election in question and, in many counties, only have to be 17 to be a poll worker. So, if you are under 18 and want to get involved, double-check the age limitations because they may surprise you.
With the recent presidential election, it’s great to see students starting to educate themselves and engage in politics. It is so important that teenagers realize, even if they don’t get an official vote, that their voices still matter and they can still make a difference.

**Thumbs up to publishing The Arrowhead virtually:**
Unfortunately, with the current conditions that we are working under, due to COVID-19, The Arrowhead is unable to print physical copies of the newspaper. Yes, this is a great injustice to the Souderton community.
But don’t fret. This will not stop The Arrowhead from producing high-quality, relevant content for you. We will be publishing every issue online, just as we did last year.
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely already on, our official website. So, feel free to tell a friend, and thank you for your continued support through these uncertain times.