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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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Madison Stine

Madison Stine, Managing Editor

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Aspiring actor aims for acclaim

Aspiring actor aims for acclaim

With a recognizable passion for performing, senior Joey Beck aspires to make it to the Broadway stage. Beck plans to attend Point Park University as a theater arts major.
Madison Stine, Arrowhead Managing Editor
June 2, 2023
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Senior has art in her heart

Senior has art in her heart

Designing various school event posters, merchandise and digital media, senior Anjolie Ware has made a name for herself as Souderton’s Most Artistic senior. Ware will be attending Savannah School of Art and Design next year.
Madison Stine, Arrowhead Managing Editor
June 2, 2023
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Order up!...Serving up scoops of strawberry ice cream, Downtown Scoop employee Fin Heron prepares a customer’s cone. The store also set up their mobile trailer for Souderton’s 3rd Friday event on May 19.

Here’s the ‘scoop’ on local ice cream shops

With high temperatures and summertime freedom, ice cream serves up the perfect mixture of beating the heat and curing boredom. Many local ice cream parlors mesh together delicious ice cream and a delightful atmosphere for customers.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
June 2, 2023
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Cartoon by Jenna Decarme

Con: You only live once, spend your money wisely

Despite their love for live music and favorite artists, fans should remain cautious of wasting away their savings. Sharp rises in ticket prices have brought this issue to light as venues continue to squeeze fans for every penny.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
May 5, 2023
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Stines Mind: Trader Joe’s has many shoppers ‘raisin’ the roof

Stine’s Mind: Trader Joe’s has many shoppers ‘raisin’ the roof

Due to its rising popularity, many have designated Trader Joe’s as their primary grocery shopping destination. Many appreciate the variety of foods and the store’s atmosphere.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
May 5, 2023
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It takes two to tango...Getting into character, seniors Mason Miller (left) and Ally Lemon prepare to play Gomez and Morticia Addams in “The Addams Family” musical during a rehearsal.

‘America’s darkest family’ comes to life on stage

Proceeds from the April 15 understudy show will go toward next year’s music department trip to Disney World.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
May 5, 2023
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Stines Mind: ‘City of Stars’ shines in Hollywood, not the Broadway stage

Stine’s Mind: ‘City of Stars’ shines in Hollywood, not the Broadway stage

Meshing together beautiful cinematography, a remarkable soundtrack and a hopeless romantic focused plot line, “La La Land” offers something for everyone. The movie is set to be adapted to a Broadway musical, but everyone should give the film a chance prior.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
March 31, 2023
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CDs, vinyls still hold value today

Returning to old forms of absorbing music, many have begun collecting CDs and vinyl records, offering a new level of exposure and meaningfulness.
Claudia Elwell and Madison Stine
March 31, 2023
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‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ offers beneficial insight

‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ offers beneficial insight

Using the advice provided and explored in the memoir “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom, readers can look inwards and discover ways to better manage seasonal depression. The book centers around life lessons shared by a dying professor.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
February 10, 2023
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‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ offers beneficial insight

‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ offers beneficial insight

Using the advice provided and explored in the memoir “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom, readers can look inwards and discover ways to better manage seasonal depression. The book centers around life lessons shared by a dying professor.
Madison Stine, Arrowhead Managing Editor
February 10, 2023
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Fab‘yule’ous…Adding finishing touches to her dessert, junior Claudia Elwell prepares a yule log. The yule log was based on a recipe from Great British Baking judge Prue Leith.

Celebrate the season of giving by baking festive treats

As the holiday season approaches, a simple way to showcase appreciation is through the baking of classic holiday desserts.
Madison Stine and Claudia Elwell
December 16, 2022
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‘Ye’ incites toxic conversation about semitism

‘Ye’ incites toxic conversation about semitism

Utilizing social media as an avenue to spread hate, celebrity Kanye West has promoted further animosity based on already growing anti-Semitic tensions. This malice should remain in the past.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
December 16, 2022
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Reclaiming femininity one mall at a time

Reclaiming femininity one mall at a time

Many young girls are faced with the challenges of overcoming or fulfilling stereotypes placed upon them, some taking it to the point of rejecting feminine ideals for further validation. However, by accepting and embracing these stereotypes, young girls can truly be themselves.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
October 28, 2022
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Philly allows celebration of ethnic diversity

[Editor’s Note: First in an occasional series exploring Philadelphia.] Welcoming a mixed variety of cultures, Philly provides a plethora of ways to enjoy various ethnic backgrounds
Madison Stine and Claudia Elwell
October 28, 2022
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Local artists spotlighted at annual Art Jam

By formulating connections, community members and artists came together for the 10th annual Souderton Art Jam held at Souderton Community Park. The event took place on September 24.
Madison Stine, Managing Editor
October 28, 2022
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Cutting loose… Performing “Mama Says” on April 22, (from left) senior Dan Micsion, sophomores Jackson Rohrbaugh, Cayden Johnson, Abraham Bleazard, juniors Logan Conver and Holden Finley entertain the crowd.

‘Let’s hear it for’ Souderton Theatre

Performing ‘Footloose’ on April 21-24, students involved in the production of the spring musical had the ability to express their love for musical theater and dance.
Madison Stine, Photography and Social Media Editor
May 27, 2022
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Students share tips for creating successful ‘promposals’

Students share tips for creating successful ‘promposals’

Sharing advice, students prepare for “promposals’’ as prom season approaches and some have already promposed. Junior prom was held on April 29 and senior prom will take place on May 20.
Madison Stine, Photography and Social Media Editor
April 26, 2022
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Music can negatively impact impressionable teens

Music can negatively impact impressionable teens

By heavily associating themselves with certain styles of music, many artists generate a greater influence upon their fans, who in turn mirror their lyrics and lifestyle. This influence can be dangerous to impressionable fans.
Claudia Elwell and Madison Stine
April 25, 2022
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In defense of Rory Gilmore of ‘Gilmore Girls’ (part two)

In defense of Rory Gilmore of ‘Gilmore Girls’ (part two)

[Editors Note: This is the conclusion of a two part series dissecting Rory Gilmore’s character. Check out part one in our April 2022 issue.]
Claudia Elwell and Madison Stine
April 25, 2022
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Building blocks...Participating in purposeful play, (from left) Franconia Elementary School kindergarten students Xavier White, Kai Gwozdz and Marina Manaa construct using green cups.

District offering full-day kindergarten starting ‘22-’23

By replacing the current half-day kindergarten program with a full-day schedule, the district plans to offer deeper academic and social education through purposeful play and an adapted curriculum.
Madison Stine, Photography and Social Media Editor
March 24, 2022
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It’s time to give Rory some ‘Gilmore Girls’ glory

It’s time to give Rory some ‘Gilmore Girls’ glory

[Editor’s Note: First in a two-part series dissecting Rory Gilmore’s character.] Spoiler Alert: If you have yet to watch this unconventional yet endearing 2000s series, you may want to read this article after you have finished binging it.
Claudia Elwell and Madison Stine
March 24, 2022
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Born to be wild...Lighting up a firecracker, 5-year-old Madison Stine celebrates the Fourth of July. Growing up without overbearing parents fosters independence.

Overprotective parenting does more harm than good

By overshadowing and ignoring serious discussions, parents adopting an overprotective style of parenting jeopardize their children’s future and safety. Balance of independence is vital.
Madison Stine, Photography and Social Media Editor
February 8, 2022
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Breaking the ice… Attempting to save Cheryl from drowning, Archie breaks through the frozen Sweetwater River while Veronica (left), Jughead (middle) and Betty watch in horror. This scene, featured in the finale of Season 1, exemplifies the uniquely remarkable cinematography of season one.

‘The epic highs and lows’ of ‘Riverdale’ deserve more credit

Continuing on the legacy of the ‘Archie Comics’, the CW teen drama “Riverdale” provides a modern twist while trying to retain the classic charm of the original comics. The show, which has been airing since 2017, has lost its intended essence, but still remains a controversial piece of entertainment.
Madison Stine and Claudia Elwell
February 8, 2022
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That’s a nice bake...Piping the dough for a “The Great British Bake Off” inspired dessert, amateur baker Claudia Elwell follows the recipe of the technical challenge. The dessert, Prue Leith’s tiramisu sandwich bites, was featured on the third episode of the show’s Stand Up for Cancer Series.

No sugarcoating: ‘The Great British Bake Off’ reigns supreme

By whipping up the perfect recipe for a baking show, ‘The Great British Bake Off’ delights viewers with a fresh take on amateur baking. Many U.S. baking shows focus more on competition and dramatizations, taking away from the true essence of baking.
Madison Stine and Claudia Elwell
December 10, 2021
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Catching the spotlight...Dancing on pointe, dancer Olivia Chesla performs in a Philadelphia Dance Theatre production. According to Chesla, dance is an important form of expression for her.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ makes LGBTQ+ history

Bringing the conversation of LGBTQ+ representation to the dance floor, season 30 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ features the first same-sex dance pair competing on the show, comprised of celebrity Jojo Siwa and professional dancer Jenna Johnson. The pair finished the competition in second place.
Madison Stine, Photography and Social Media Editor
December 8, 2021
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Perpetuating myths like ‘Freshman 15’ increases dangerous eating habits

Perpetuating myths like ‘Freshman 15’ increases dangerous eating habits

College is a stressful time for many incoming students. On top of keeping up with grades and socializing, many students worry about their physical appearance.
Madison Stine, Photography and Social Media Editor
November 3, 2021
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Gymnasts come forward about FBI’s shortcomings

Gymnasts come forward about FBI’s shortcomings

Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee, on September 15, Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, as well as former collegiate gymnast Maggie Nichols spoke out regarding the FBI’s failures while investigating the Larry Nassar sexual exploitation allegations. Nassar was the former team doctor for the United States women’s national gymnastics team.
Madison Stine, Photography and Social Media Editor
November 3, 2021
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***Walking for mental health...**Participating in the virtual positive pedalers event, Peyton Heart Project Club Officer Taylor Burke walks through her neighborhood to show her support for mental health awareness. The event is throughout the entire month of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Photo by Taylor Burke*

Virtual Positive Pedalers event held in memory of Joe Dille

Celebrating the life of Telford resident Joe Dille and raising mental health awareness, people participated in a virtual Positive Pedalers event throughout the month of May, Mental Health Awareness Month. The event allows participants to walk, run, bike and make donations to support suicide prevention.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021
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**Taking the stage by storm...***Showing off their dance moves, senior Charlton Allen and junior Connor Magee perform in \Descendants\ during rehearsal on April 13. Both students performed in the red cast.*
*Arrowhead photo by Madison Stine*

Actors perform ‘Descendants’ with a double cast

In order to safely perform “Descendants” on April 16-18, staff and students implemented new safety precautions due to COVID-19. One major change was a rotating cast.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
May 7, 2021
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‘Cherry picking’ who to hold accountable is a form of performative activism

Picking and choosing which celebrities to call out contributes to the growing amount of activism solely for appearance.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
April 6, 2021
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Photo reprinted with permission by Love is Respect

Displaying relationship traits…Presenting features of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships, the relationship spectrum is one resource people can use to identify where their relationship might fall. Many online resources exist to further help individuals who might be involved in a toxic relationship.

Toxic relationship awareness allows students to recognize harmful behaviors

Preventing high school students from becoming involved in toxic relationships involves outreach and education about what makes a relationship healthy and unhealthy. Various resources are available to further enlighten students and educators.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
February 12, 2021
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Cartoon by Steven Wicher

Pro – Defying tradition allows people to better understand their holiday

Celebrating major holidays for Americans may include dining with family and friends, decorating, or receiving gifts. As the world continues to change, holiday traditions should adapt to follow suit.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
December 24, 2020
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‘A latte’ to think about...Reviewing coffee from various fast food restaurants, coffee consumer Madison Stine endures the first sip of a Wendy’s hot coffee. Along with Wendy’s, Stine reviewed McDonalds, Chick-fil-a, Burger King and home-brewed coffee.

Increasing coffee options allow customers to discover their perfect coffee

Increasing coffee options allow customers to discover their perfect coffee Stopping at Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks on the way to school or work has become part of an integral morning routine for many Americans. Many other fast food chains have also added coffee to their menu to compete.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
December 23, 2020
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Playing around...Starting off the school day, sophomore Nora Richardson engages in a game of Among Us. Richardson used the game to keep in touch with friends. 
Arrowhead photo by Madison Stine

There are gamers Among Us

To stay in contact with each other during quarantine and outside of school, students have utilized popular media platforms and games such as Discord and Among Us. Clubs have begun making use of these platforms as well.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
November 18, 2020
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Ugly ‘Sweat’er Run raises funds for Big Red Picnic Program

Raising money for the Big Red Picnic Program and the Wellness Department, students donned their ugliest sweaters for a one-mile walk/run on December 20.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
February 27, 2020
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Choir students perform at Walt Disney World

In order to perform at Epcot Center's Candlelight Processional, a holiday singing event, the choir spent months practicing and fundraising. The choir performed on November 30.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
December 14, 2019
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Former charter school students share their experience

Making new friends is one of the many new challenges for students who previously attended a charter school.
Madison Stine, Staff Writer
November 18, 2019
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