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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

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Julia Vizza

Julia Vizza, Co-Editor-in-Chief

All content by Julia Vizza
Cartoon by Tatiana Randolph

Pro: To be successful later, sacrifice now

Torn between going out with friends or staying to study for a test, many students wonder whether or not prioritizing time and energy on schoolwork pays off in the grand scheme of life. The short answer: it does.
Julia Vizza, Co-Editor-In-Chief
June 2, 2023
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Created using photos provided by the class of 2023.

[Photo] Congratulations Seniors!

June 2, 2023
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Cartoon by Jenna Decarme

Pro: Once in a lifetime experience warrants paycheck

While concert tickets can seem like an outrageous purchase, especially for very famous artists, getting to see an artist perform can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Any price is worth a seat.
Julia Vizza, Arrowhead Editorial Board
May 5, 2023
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Weight does not dictate health, health dictates health

Weight does not dictate health, health dictates health

To measure health, society needs to move away from using weight and instead focus on vitals like blood pressure, heart rate and blood work.
Julia Vizza, Arrowhead Editor-in-Chief
May 5, 2023
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Santos lies, misleads his way to Congress

Santos lies, misleads his way to Congress

After a successful campaign based on half truths and lies, Representative George Santos’ schemes have started to unravel. The question remains: “How did he get away with it?”
Julia Vizza and Patrick Rother
March 31, 2023
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Hurts sets standard for football, men, community

[Arrowhead Sportorial] Reflecting after a successful Eagles season, one man stood out as extra admirable. Bringing an entire community together, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts made this season represent more than just football - and this particular Eagles’ fan appreciates the effort.
Julia Vizza, Co-Editor-In-Chief
March 31, 2023
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Fast and furious…Skating across the ice at high speeds, senior Patrick Rother enjoys winter activities in center city Philadelphia. Shortly after his ice skating adventure, Rother ate sushi at Kubuki Sushi only a few blocks away from the the rink.

Center City, Philly romanticizes urban living

Walkability and diversity make the center city one of the best parts of Philadelphia. The neighborhood offers a range of options for dates, adventures and more.
Patrick Rother and Julia Vizza
February 10, 2023
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Eyes on the prize…Focusing on the food rather than her date, senior Julia Vizza enjoys a gluten-free waffle topped with vanilla ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream. Vizza indulged in this sweet meal at the Energy Station in Harleysville.

Souderton area features several fabulous date spots

Looking for Valentine’s Day date spots in the suburbs isn’t always easy. The Souderton area offers many hidden gems.
Julia Vizza, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 10, 2023
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“Deer”est friend...Enjoying the sunset while on a walk, senior Julia Vizza meets a new friend. One of Vizza’s favorite parts on 75 Day Hard were the walks outside in nature.

‘75 Day Hard’ tests toughness and strength

Challenging those who take it on, the “75 Day Hard” challenge is a holistic program. It is designed to promote gains in their physical fitness.
Julia Vizza, Co-Editor-In-Chief
December 16, 2022
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FIFA needs to grow a backbone for human rights

FIFA needs to grow a backbone for human rights

To host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar built seven brand-new soccer stadiums, creating massive environmental and social damage.
Julia Vizza and Patrick Rother
December 16, 2022
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To “summit” up...Admiring the river, senior Patrick Rother relishes in the moment. Rother hiked the Mount Pisgah Trail to get to the beautiful view at the summit.

[Photo] Jim Thorpe offers cheap, exciting getaway

Patrick Rother, Co-Editor-In-Chief
December 16, 2022
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Pro: British monarchy fosters patriotism

Pro: British monarchy fosters patriotism

When operating properly,the monarchy offers a sense of pride for British citizens.
Julia Vizza, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 28, 2022
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Soccer captain innovates new mental health resource

Soccer captain innovates new mental health resource

After witnessing and experiencing the emotional challenges that playing a sport can create, soccer captain Nolan Hughes decided to innovate a solution to the problem.
Julia Vizza
October 28, 2022
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Seniors silly string each other for serious cash prize

Seniors silly string each other for serious cash prize

In order to say a proper farewell to Souderton, 120 seniors participated in the annual tradition of Soudy Assassin, where they compete against peers in order to win a pool of $600.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
May 26, 2022
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Uber-wealthy should not be treated as elected leaders

Uber-wealthy should not be treated as elected leaders

When people are given financial power, we must refute it when these figures threaten the population.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
May 26, 2022
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Teen life representation changes across the pond

Teen life representation changes across the pond

Using different color schemes, themes and tones, the United Kingdom and the United States have very different portrayals of the ways teens live. The TV shows “Euphoria” and “Sex Education” show the extreme sides of this.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2022
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Toxic gym culture harms everyone at gym

Toxic gym culture harms everyone at gym

When encountering toxic gym culture, consider working to correct it and improving the group dynamic. Those less comfortable in the gym will be grateful for your advocacy.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2022
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Thin line between empowerment, endangerment

Thin line between empowerment, endangerment

Feeling the pressure to look older and more mature, many young girls have used social media to present themselves more as women than teenage girls.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
March 30, 2022
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‘Book of Boba Fett’ affirms new era of Star Wars content

‘Book of Boba Fett’ affirms new era of Star Wars content

Beginning December 29, 2021, “The Book of Boba Fett” released an episode every Wednesday. The complete season contained seven episodes that can be streamed on Disney+.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
March 24, 2022
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Card Fight Club offers members a place to enjoy the games

Due to their passion for card fighting, sophomores Cayden Johnson and Jackson Rohrbaugh started the Card Fight Club.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
February 8, 2022
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SCOTUS sets partisan standard for nation

SCOTUS sets partisan standard for nation

As the United States falls deeper into a partisan government, the Supreme Court of the United States must be evaluated for whether or not it is still opertaing as it was intended to. The bipartisan Roe v. Wade ruling is currently being brought to appeal, where it could be overturned as a byproduct of partisan politic.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
February 8, 2022
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Cartoon by Taylor Underwood

Time to establish personal opinion over party rhetoric

During a time of intense polarization, news outlets and major social media companies have found an opportunity to profit off of a divided country. This has contributed to further overpolarization of bipartisan issues.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
December 8, 2021
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Changing Covid-19 provokes changing social norms

Changing Covid-19 provokes changing social norms

In an effort to protect themselves and others, Covid-19 sensitive people have had to shift social comforts to become informed of the medical statuses of people around them. While it may be inappropriate under normal circumstances to ask someone their vaccination status, it has become a requisite for some people’s social interactions.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
November 1, 2021
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BOO Abington...Celebrating before the homecoming game seniors lift Riley Randall into the air at the pep rally. The football team took on the Abington Ghosts for the homecoming game.

Homecoming traditions return

By using creative thinking and problem solving, Souderton Student Council has had to adapt homecoming traditions to fit Covid-19 safety guidelines. Homecoming weekend took place from October 7th to 8th.
Julia Vizza, Opinion Editor
November 1, 2021
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Pro: Vaccine passports offer precaution to demasking

Spurred by the recent CDC announcement of masks no longer being required for vaccinated persons, debates around vaccine passports have divided businesses and private citizens. Businesses must have the right to respect themselves from those who choose not to get the vaccine.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
June 4, 2021
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Teenagers return to nostalgic forms of photography

During summer of 2021, many teens plan to return to forms of photography older than smartphone cameras. Many teens feel as if it gives them an opportunity to capture memories without the distraction of the other functions of a smartphone.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
June 4, 2021
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***Full of flavor...**Plucking a california roll from the platter, Sushi lover Julia Vizza awaits a flavorful mouthful. The plate was filled with three sushi rolls from Tokyo Japanese Restaurant.*

Local Sushi exceeds expectations

Far off from the shoreline, fresh sushi can be hard to find. Hidden gems throughout the Souderton area proved to outdo itself given the location.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
June 4, 2021
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Educating young athletes helps protect young women

With statistical evidence of overprevelance of sports related rape culture, neccassary steps must be taken to help keep young women and men of the next generation safe by educating teams of men.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
May 7, 2021
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*Cartoon by Lydia Hwang*

Activism from cargo ship played off as poten“shoal” economic crisis

[Editor’s Note: The following opinion piece is a satire.] Swinging herself broadside in a swift move of activism, cargo ship Evergiven displayed her disgust with the effects of globalization of goods. Evergiven had hoped to encourage people to talk about the environmental and economic impact of cheaply made products being shipped quickly around the world.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
May 7, 2021
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It’s time to teach Black history…in full.

In an effort to instill empathy in youth, schools need to begin detailing the brutality of hate crimes committed against the Black community in our country. This curriculum would benefit students by giving them a structured opportunity to work to comprehend these events.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
April 9, 2021
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Minor sues school district over abridgment of freedom of speech

Minor sues school district over abridgment of freedom of speech

By suing Mahanoy School District, minor B. L. is challenging public schools’ rights to regulate speech beyond school grounds and hours. The court cases have been appealed to the Supreme Court and will be addressed this coming season, changing the way schools use codes of conduct and regulate athlete behavior.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
April 9, 2021
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Lana Del Rey releases Chemtrails over the Country Club

Expressing her struggles in the past year with the media, Lana Del Rey weaved lyrics about love with lyrics about doubt of the future. Del Rey expressed concerns with how the media treats female artists, including tribute lyrics to Amy Whinehouse and Whitney Houston.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
April 9, 2021
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Kickin’ winter to the curb

Always striving to expand their sneaker collection, self-proclaimed “sneakerheads” have spent countless hours finding new colorways. Sneakerheads is a term to describe people who love buying and collecting lifestyle and basketball sneakers.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
April 9, 2021
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Ready for a change… Finishing up his online semester one work, sophomore Jon Kamaratos prepares to return to Souderton in-person learning. Kamartos had originally planned to continue with the Souderton Area Online Academy in the spring, but decided he wanted the social experience of in-person learning.

Online students face decision of returning to in person learning

With changes in COVID-19 rates and social factors, Souderton Online Academy students had to decide whether to continue online learning or return to in-person learning this semester. After much thought, around two-hundred students decided to return and some students have decided to switch from in person classes to online.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
February 12, 2021
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What To Wear – Inauguration Day

To demonstrate commitment to the end of the political divide, attendees of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration arrived in style and sported outfits that represented their beliefs and desires. The event took place on the U. S. Capitol steps on Jan. 20, featuring many political figures and celebrity guests.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
February 11, 2021
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Cracking the code… sophomore Julia Vizza carefully considers how her boyfriend would feel most cared for on Valentine’s day. Vizza plans to combine as many love languages as possible into her gift.

Love languages: unlocking the secret to valentine’s day gift giving

Consider your partner's love language this year when facing the decision of how to express your love on Valentine’s day. Gift giving can be made simple when focusing on how your partner best enjoys feeling loved.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
February 11, 2021
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Enjoying with the music.... Escaping stress of school and society, pianist Anthony Capatta plays piano. He is joined by his close friend Aaron Lee.               Photo by Anthony Capatta

Times of uncertainty provoke the return to nostalgic media

By rewatching old tv shows or shuffling old playlists, people have found a sense of familiarity in popular childhood media. In the midst of a global pandemic, streaming services such as Spotify, Netflix, Disney+, and more have enabled people to reminisce about better times while indulging in nostalgic entertainment.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
February 11, 2021
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Let’s taco about cuisine… Diving in with a critical eye, self-proclaimed taco aficionado Lydia Vizza is pleasantly surprised by El Limon’s Mexican takeout. The recently opened El Limon is located in Skippack.

New restaurants open their doors in spite of COVID-19 challenges

Popping up throughout the Montgomery County area, new restaurants have begun their journey to survive during COVID-19. New restaurants that opened in the beginning of fall 2020 include Smokehouse BBQ, Three Brothers Mexican Grill and El Limon.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
December 23, 2020
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Stepping on the trends… Ascending the stairs to fashion greatness, musician Oliver Milles takes pride in his pants collection, which is mostly thrifted. Milles tries to inspire others to find unique clothing pieces by thrifting.

Fall fashion trends

By using modern style and personalization to modify old fashion trends, celebrities have encouraged a rise in uniqueness as well as acceptance in 2020’s fall fashion wear. Acceptance has become a staple this year in the fashion community, even more so than a tennis skirt or flare pants.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
December 23, 2020
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… Ready For It?... Long time Taylor Swift fan Paige Wilkinson gets ready with friends for Swift’s 2018 Reputation concert. Recently, Swift opened up that at the time of the tour she was dealing with an eating disorder.

Celebrities begin to show more than just a smiling face

In an effort to give fans a fuller picture of celebrity' life, social media influencers have begun to share personal stories. Celebrities sharing intimate moments with the world can help their fans feel more connected to them.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
December 22, 2020
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“But how quickly he gets up”… Joseph R. Biden senior spoke to President-elect Biden’s persistence in elevating himself. After the presidential results were announced, a young Biden supporter came out to celebrate his success, elevating herself as Biden once did. 
Arrowhead photo by Caden Schaeffer

Presidential candidate Joe Biden wins election

An influx of blue mail-in ballots resulted in the Democratic party regaining control of the executive branch on November 7. After multiple days of states counting presidential election votes, Joe Biden will become the next President of the United States.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
November 19, 2020
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Souderton schools open their doors to in-person learning

Abiding by social distancing guidelines, five day in-person learning began for the Souderton student body after using a hybrid model to ensure that students would be able to safely pursue their education.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
November 12, 2020
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Colleges across nation work to facilitate safe continuation of student education

Whether meeting online or in person, college students have begun their fall semester in an attempt to continue their pursuit of education through challenges faced by new safety guidelines.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
November 12, 2020
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Colleges begin to confront the uncertainty about the 2020 fall semester

Using a range of different platforms and strategies, college students during this upcoming fall semester will continue to pursue their educations in conjunction with national Coronavirus recovery.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
June 2, 2020
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Class of 2020 plans foiled by COVID-19

Due to the continuing stay at home order, schools across America have begun to cancel class of 2020’s graduations, proms and all sorts of commemorating events to protect the health of the nation.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
May 11, 2020
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Network disruption spurs conversation about online safety

Placing more importance on cybersecurity, teachers and students at Souderton have realized the risks associated with publicizing personal information on the internet. Cybersecurity has started to emerge alongside the internet.
Julia Vizza, Business Manager
April 1, 2020
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