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The Student News Site of Souderton Area High School

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The Student News Site of Souderton Area High School

The Arrowhead

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Jacob Godshall

Jacob Godshall, Opinion Editor

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High Horse: Flag football retracts excitement from Pro Bowl

High Horse: Flag football retracts excitement from Pro Bowl

A steady decrease in television viewership highlights the decreasing interest in the Pro Bowl. What used to be a game played by the league’s best players has become a skills tournament that includes dodgeball, passing games and flag football.
Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Manager
April 4, 2024
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Issue Four Thumbs Up

Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Manager
April 4, 2024
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Con: Raising driving age to 18 prevents freedom

Con: Raising driving age to 18 prevents freedom

By raising the driving age to 18, teens would lose valuable freedoms and create problems for their parents. At a time when teens are delving into new interests, taking away their transportation is a huge problem.
Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Manager
February 9, 2024
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The High Horse: Free speech does not include hate speech

The High Horse: Free speech does not include hate speech

While freedom of speech is one of the most important pillars of our society, it can often be used as an excuse to spread hate speech and harmful propaganda.
Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Manager
February 9, 2024
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Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Manager
February 9, 2024
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Hobbies provide outlets for niche passions

Hobbies provide outlets for niche passions

In order to explore personal interests and find new experiences many high school students begin to develop their own hobbies and interests. These hobbies allow students to connect with new people and groups.
Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Manager
February 9, 2024
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Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Manager
February 9, 2024
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New NFL rules promote safety, prevention of injuries

New NFL rules promote safety, prevention of injuries

To make professional football safer for its players, the NFL has released several new rule changes for the 2022-2023 season. Most of these changes are in an effort to prevent avoidable injuries on the field and promote longevity in players’ careers.
Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Editor
November 3, 2023
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November 3, 2023
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Modern music has adopted a dull, monotonous feel

With music being an idle pastime that almost everyone can enjoy, many have come to notice that modern music is almost painfully repetitive. The repetition in modern pop, the leading genre in the world, allows labels and producers to sell something they know will succeed, but makes new music stale and boring.
Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Editor
November 3, 2023
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The High Horse; Social media regulations lack potent effect

Social media regulations are an important part of keeping young kids safe from the dangers of social media. Social media presents a unique set of problems and dangers for kids and teens, problems which proper regulation can help prevent.
Jacob Godshall, Opinion/Website Editor
November 3, 2023
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Student bands provide valuable experiences

Student bands provide valuable experiences

Through a shared love of music, student bands grow closer together. No matter the scale of their performances, they are still enjoyed by the members.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
June 2, 2023
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Eagles ace draft class, find value in later rounds

Eagles ace draft class, find value in later rounds

Whether from luck or from crafty moves by general manager Howie Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles landed many promising prospects according to NFL analysts.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
June 2, 2023
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Willow infuriates environmentalists, community

Despite a very eco-friendly presidency, Joe Biden has recently approved The Willow Project; a plan to drill for oil in the Alaskan wilderness. This has led to outrage from many of his supporters and environmental activists.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
May 5, 2023
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‘Aging out’ of sports creates the necessity to form new teams

As athletes progress through high school, many “age out” of their respective sports. This process can lead to the folding of teams through loss of interest.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
May 5, 2023
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Pizza Box delights

Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
March 31, 2023
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Judging the performance...During a meeting for the Mock Trial Club, member Cate Haigh shares what she has written.

Mock Trial club members work toward competition

With months of planning and practice, the mock trial club continues to work towards their competition. The competitions will take place on January 31 and February 8, and will be conducted against other schools in the Montgomery County courthouse.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
February 10, 2023
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Dark humor lets comedians connect with their audience

The slightly offensive and uncomfortable nature of dark humor causes many to disapprove. However, dark humor is just another way that comedians attempt to entertain people and connect with audiences.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
February 10, 2023
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Working Hard...During a visit to the high school, 6th and 7th grade members of the newspaper and magazine club learned about journalism. Their visit on January 17 was filled with interesting activities.

Middle school journalists visit high school

6th and 7th grade students in the newspaper and magazine club at the Indian Valley Middle School visited the high school’s journalism class. On January 17, the students learned where their interests may lead them in the coming years.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
January 17, 2023
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Taking a bite...Finding themselves in the midst of a good meal, sports editor Brogan Sullivan (Left) and website manager Jacob Godshall enjoy their last bites. The pair ate their dinner at Pizzeria Beddia in Philadelphia.

Philly offers friendly, affordable local restaurants

With a large variety of food options at various prices, Philadelphia offers choices for all who visit when it comes to a good meal. Many quality restaurants are lesser known to the majority of tourists.
Jacob Godshall and Brogan Sullivan
December 16, 2022
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Hitting it off...During a pre-game meeting, Honorary captain Ried Fox meets 76ers player Tyrese Maxey.

Philadelphia fans show unrivaled passion

With loud and passionate stadiums, Philadelphia shows its love for their sports teams each and every game. Philly fans show this, not only during games, but in their communities.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
December 16, 2022
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Defending a run…Doing his best to stop a promising attack, soccer player Josh Benavides defends fellow player Andres Shinn. The two faced off in a friendly scrimmage during the summer.

Sportsmanship deteriorates as athletes age

Unsportsmanlike conduct can take a turn for the worse in club sports as athletes age. The levels of competition and pressure to win coerce them into worse sportsmanship.
Jacob Godshall, Website Manager
November 15, 2022
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Political signs pointlessly frustrate passers-by

To show support for candidates they believe in, many choose to use their lawn to showcase their political opinions, thus giving those who pass by a preconceived notion of the people who live there.
Jacob Godshall, Arrowhead Website Editor
October 28, 2022
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Touchdown in the making…Preparing for the next play, Assumption College quarterback Jacob Cady (center) and running back Raekwon Washington play in a spring scrimmage against their defense earlier this year.

Mentality takes front seat in post-high school sports

Through larger workloads and greater responsibilities, athletes’ experiences change as they work through the levels of their sport. Commitment and mentality also factor into an athlete’s experience, at any level.
Jacob Godshall, Staff Writer
May 26, 2022
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Palm oil industry causes huge problems for environment

By cutting down large swathes of land in tropical rainforests, the palm oil industry clears land for plantations to produce their cheap vegetable oil. These plantations have many negative effects on the environment.
Jacob Godshall, Staff Writer
April 25, 2022
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Open political bias in business causes loss of customers

Open political bias in business causes loss of customers

By being too public about their political views, businesses lose business and respect from those strongly opposed to their beliefs. These types of problems can create divides in a community
Jacob Godshall, Staff Writer
March 30, 2022
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Making millions…Painting a Bob Ross style painting, painter Ben Godshall could be unknowingly making a popular NFT. In the future Godshall could upload this painting online to make it an NFT.

NFTs make millions, to the confusion of many

A recent buzz in the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace has led to a huge increase in the popularity and success of creators. Some creators have managed to earn themselves millions off of their creative digital images.
Jacob Godshall, Staff Writer
February 8, 2022
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Spreading The Arrowhead...Before repotting an arrowhead leaf plant, juniors Grace Lettero (left) and Audrey Harman must first cut the plant into smaller pieces. Lettero and Harman are members of SAVE, an organization dedicated to improving the environment.

Biden brings back Paris Climate Agreements

On November 4, 2020, America left the Paris Climate Agreements under the lead of President Donald Trump. Less than a year later, President Joe Biden has announced the American government’s return to the agreements.
Jacob Godshall, Staff Writer
December 8, 2021
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Cleaning up…After finishing lunch in the cafeteria on October 6, freshman Abel Mathew disposes his trash. The high school encourages students to responsibly dispose of trash.

COVID-19 caused waste problems plague area

Online shopping increases due to the pandemic has increased the amount of waste and plastics being produced.
Jacob Godshall, Staff Writer
November 4, 2021
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