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The Student News Site of Souderton Area High School

The Arrowhead

The Student News Site of Souderton Area High School

The Arrowhead

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Calm down kits help create stress free environment

Targeting the recent rise in youth mental health issues, the district is introducing “Calm Down Kits” designed to provide students with strategies to combat anxiety in the classroom. The kits will be distributed into over 40 high school classrooms.
Sam Kennedy, News Editor
April 4, 2024
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Project planning…Working on her science fair slideshow, sophomore Pranati Jammalamadaka prepares for the PJAS competition, which took place on February 24.

Science fair promotes responsibilities, life skills

The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Science Fair offers students an opportunity to learn life skills unrelated to science. Several science students from the high school competed on February 24 after months of preparation.
Aimal Ahmad, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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Why we celebrate Women’s History Month

Why we celebrate Women’s History Month

By encouraging the fight for equality amongst women, March is considered Women’s History Month as an “important” month to recognize the adversities and battles that women have fought for centuries.
Abby Nyce, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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PJ pants provide easy, comfortable outfits for students

PJ pants provide easy, comfortable outfits for students

PJ pants have been becoming more widespread throughout schools, providing students with ways to be comfortable and cozy.
Kendal Hoover, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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Growing with STEM…Building a marble run, Oak Ridge Elementary first grader Alivia Boadnaraine participates in one of the after school programs.

Oak Ridge after school program introduces STEM to elementary schoolers

Hoping to garner interest in STEM, Oak Ridge Elementary School is hosting a unique after school opportunity.
Grace Quigley, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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ChatGPT forces new perspectives for teachers

Due to the increase in the use of ChatGPT, teachers are forced to use AI checkers and have students handwrite their essays. Some teachers are also looking to find ways ChatGPT can be used to benefit students.
Noah Utain, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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Setting up for success…Sorting through their notes and materials, (from left) freshmen Jillian Wexler, Jeremey Evans, Jordan Edwards and senior Bradley Evans prepare for their upcoming competition.

Academic challenge builds connections

Through hard work and preparation, members of the Academic Challenge team grow together and bond.
Ryan Markus, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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Mock Trial prepares arguments for competition

Mock Trial prepares arguments for competition

Going over their arguments and evidence, Mock Trial prepared for their competition on February 20. This was Mock Trial’s first competition of the year.
Kelvin Zhang, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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Spreading the love…Planning to write a heartfelt note, freshman Donte Manning purchases a candy gram from sophomore Andrew Bouw. The Key Club delivered candy grams on Valentine’s Day (February 14).

Key Club sweetens students’ day with candy

To spread Valentine’s Day spirit, Key Club sold candy grams during all lunches in the cafeteria from February 7th - 9th. Receiving a candy gram has the potential to make someone's day even better.
Luka, Camacho
April 4, 2024
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Throwback…Interviewing Phillies pitcher and Souderton alumni Jamie Moyer, former Arrowhead sports editor Meghan McSloy (left) and editor in chief Abigail Kramer-Hunt sit in the Citizens Bank Park’s dugout. McSloy and Hunt interviewed Moyer during the 2006-2007 school year.

Arrowhead alumni carry lessons, memories

After graduating from high school many years ago, some previous members of The Arrowhead still fondly remember their time on the paper and are positively impacted by the lessons they learned in class. Some alumni have been able to apply the skills learned directly to their current careers.
Melanie Vincent, Arrowhead Features Editor
February 9, 2024
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Sunny days...Enjoying her sunlight lamp, French teacher Sally Cushmore brightens her workspace.

Seasonal affective disorder negatively affects teenagers

To make up for the lack of sunlight during the winter season, artificial light and light therapy are ways some teenagers who deal with seasonal depression cope. The winter months are when people experience it most due to lack of sunlight.
Ashley Lockhead, Staff Writer
February 9, 2024
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Boxing it up…To manage the Saturday rush, E-meal organizer Ann Marie Heidgerd (left) and volunteer Janet Shepherd pack lunch bags for families on January 6. Emmanuel Lutheran Church started the E-meal program in 2020 and has given out over 500,000 meals to people in need.

E-meal program ‘driving out’ food insecurity

In order to raise awareness for food insecurity in the community, Emmanuel Lutheran Church donated packaged meals to those in need through the E-meal program. The E-meal program has donated over half a million meals.
Julia Sipes, Staff Writer
February 9, 2024
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