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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

The Arrowhead

Sophie Rodrique

Sophie Rodrique, Co Editor In Chief

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Watchers, readers identify with, relate to characters

Watchers, readers identify with, relate to characters

Since the creation of fictional characters, readers, listeners and watchers have been able to find fellow feelings in the traits that they observe.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 26, 2022
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Putting the pretz to the test…Taste testing six different soft pretzels, senior Sophie Rodrique contemplates the winner. Pretzels are locally sold at Rita’s, Dairy Queen, Wawa, Philly Pretzel factory, Applebees and Sonic.

Soft pretzels rise to dominate fast food industry

Several local fast food restaurants sell their own unique versions of soft pretzels, providing a perfect savory snack.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 26, 2022
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Home vs. Gym Workouts Con: At home gyms allow for comfort, fitness ease

Working out is a beneficial activity, and through the use of a home gym, fitness has never appeared better. Since the pandemic, many people have been able to make use of a home gym.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 26, 2022
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Astrology allows for self, peer alignment

Astrology allows for self, peer alignment

Recently, conversation surrounding astrology has heavily picked up amongst students. While not scientifically proven to be accurate, exploring zodiac signs can be an entertaining and enlightening exploration of indentity and friendships.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 26, 2022
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When stars align…Doing a deep dive into astrological zodiac signs, senior Connor Magee dazzles “RedAlert”viewers with an overview on Scorpios. Magee himself is a Scorpio, born in October.

Exploring astrological signs enhances relationships

Discovering the zodiac signs that match with birth dates has proven to be an entertaining pastime. Students have gained insight on the study of astrology, allowing them to share it with others.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
April 26, 2022
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The ultimate prank…Discovering a clue to a scavenger hunt, senior Eduardo Lai reads from a notecard created by junior Simon Hershberger. The scavenger hunt was created months ago for the Red Alert members to uncover.

To prank or to be pranked, that is the April Fool’s question

As April Fools Day rolls around, stories of past pranks are circulating. Whether being the prankster or being the victim of a prank, recounts of these stories remain memorable.
Sophie Rodrique, Arrowhead Co-Editor-In-Chief
March 24, 2022
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Casting a spell...Waving their wands in Diagon Alley, freshman Grace Lomas (left) and junior Ahna Lomas complete the Interactive Wand experience at Universal Studios, Florida. Both Potterheads watched the Harry Potter 20th anniversary reunion special.

‘Harry Potter’ anniversary reunion instills magic

Enchanting the first moments of 2022, “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” comforted fans when it was released on January 1 through HBO Max.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 8, 2022
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Colorful competition...Arguing over school subjects in correlation to colors, sophomores Ben Ekker (left) and Nathan Woodbury state their cases. The subjects of math, English, social studies and science are up for debate.

Students debate over school subject colors

From taking math, English, social studies and science classes, people have opposing views on what color matches to each subject. The colors most associated with each are blue, red, yellow and green.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 8, 2022
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Got a lot of Starbucks lovers...Sipping Taylor’s Starbucks drink, senior Sophie Rodrique takes in the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version). The re-recorded album was released on November 12.

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ done ‘All Too Well’

We bet you'll think about the re-recorded version of “Red” after listening to it for the very first time. It won’t be the last time you hear it. Pieced together with sad, beautiful and tragic lyrics, everything has changed for the better with the new coming of this anticipated album, bringing a state of grace to every fan.
Molly Hendricks and Sophie Rodrique
December 8, 2021
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TV, film entertainment storylines promote white saviorism

TV, film entertainment storylines promote white saviorism

Through the iconic years of filmmaking and TV production, storylines have problematically been consistent with underlying themes of white saviorism. These plots tend to appear heart-warming, but are detrimental.
Sophie Rodrique, Editor-In-Chief
December 8, 2021
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Cartoon by Maura Evans

Pro: Savor the sweets and the memories on Halloween

Trick-or-treating is a fun activity for all ages, including teenagers. The fun-filled activity can provide various opportunities of entertainment, not just for little kids
Sophie Rodrique, Co Editor In Chief
November 3, 2021
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News coverage of missing persons neglects Indigenous population

News coverage of missing persons neglects Indigenous population

The media selects certain cases to report on every day, but constantly leaves Indigenous people who have gone missing or been murdered, on the sideline.. In contrast, attention is prioritized to white women in these situations, who end up on national news and in conversation.
Sophie Rodrique, Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 1, 2021
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***Waffly delicious…**Enjoying breakfast at The Crepe Place V-Dal in Harleysville, sophomore Gabe Heim (left) and junior Camille Schwabe chow down on specialty menu items. Schwabe ordered the s’mores bubble waffle. Arrowhead photo by Sophie Rodrique*

Crepe Place V-Dal whips up splendid breakfasts

Newly added to Main St. in Harleysville, the Crepe Place V-Dal produces wonderful cafe style foods. The cafe is located at 345 Main St. and includes noteworthy menu items.
Molly Hendricks and Sophie Rodrique
June 4, 2021
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***Mind at easel…**Fully vaccinated and ready for summer, junior Anna Roman paints a picture in a park. Roman went to a COVID-19 safe picnic to share good memories with friends on May 23. Arrowhead Photo by Sophie Rodrique.*

Set up for a safe, supreme summer

As we ease into the summer season, the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of issues across the globe. Many are being vaccinated each day, but there still remains uncertainty of what summer activities can be done during a pandemic.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
June 3, 2021
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***Sophies Scoop:*** *An Arrowhead Column*

Lack of LGBTQ+ sex ed in education system contributes to inequity

As students are continually educated on sex and reproductive systems between elementary school and high school, there is a definitive lack of concentration on the LGBTQ+ community. Content regarding safe sex precautions has not been taught to its full extent in schools across the U.S.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
June 3, 2021
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***Producing memories…**Enjoying a moment on the red carpet at Union Station, (from left) 2021 Oscars producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh gather prior to the show. “On The Red Carpet at the Oscars” was broadcasted at 6:30 p.m on ABC. Photo Courtesy of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)*

Oscars Producer Jesse Collins ‘creates moments’ for 93rd show

With the impact of the pandemic on the film industry came a more “intimate and fun” Oscars, according to producer Jesse Collins. The 93rd Academy Awards show was broadcasted on ABC from the Dolby Theatre and Union Station on April 25.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
May 7, 2021
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Sophies Scoop: An Arrowhead Column

Traversing Trader Joe’s

There are endless options in the aisles of the adored grocery store Trader Joe’s. Navigating the items can be a doozy; here are the best products from a Trader Joe’s enthusiast and foodie.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
May 7, 2021
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Former president Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial

In the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, the Senate majority voted to acquit with the vote being 57 guilty to 43 not guilty. Trump was tried on charges of incitement of insurrection following the January 6 attacks at the Capitol.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
April 5, 2021
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Sophies Scoop: An Arrowhead column

A guide on conquering inertia toward the climate crisis

With the ever changing environment, it is crucial to work toward sustainable habits. While the climate crisis continues, the majority of people are doing the bare minimum. There are countless ways to live a slightly more sustainable life that won’t reduce your own energy.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
April 5, 2021
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Singing forevermore… Performing live pre-Covid-19 era, artist Taylor Swift sings at the Reputation Tour in 2018. Swift has since released three albums following this tour. Photo by Paige Wilkinson.

Taylor Swift ‘comes back stronger than a 90’s trend’ with two albums

From the impacts of isolation, singer Taylor Swift has written and released two sister albums, “folklore” and “evermore.” Each album consists of 17 alternative songs from Swift’s brilliant lyricist mind.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
February 10, 2021
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Sophies Scoop: An Arrowhead column

Staying in tune with mental health during a pandemic

Mental destruction inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic has made it extremely important to maintain healthy and mindful living. Here is a guide on mental health focus during a pandemic.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
February 10, 2021
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Tuning in...Listening to Taylor Swift’s song “Only The Young,” sophomore Ally Lemon processes the politically charged lyrics. The song, released in 2020, highlights topics of elections, democracy, gun violence and the younger generations with politics.

Political music brings light to issues, influences listeners

With historical songs going back all the way to the Revolutionary War, artists have conveyed their political views through lyrics. These types of songs have brought relevance to U.S. political events and changes through generations.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
December 23, 2020
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Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court harms women

The recent Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett has sparked controversy due to her conservative affiliations and beliefs. Barrett will fight for the wrong cause on the Court and will ultimately hurt U.S. females.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
December 23, 2020
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Sophies Scoop: An Arrowhead Column

Facing the facts: Masks and their effectiveness in preventing the spread

With various face-covering types, each falls differently in order of effectiveness. The CDC along with other credible sources suggests thick cloth masks and surgical masks provide the most protection.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
November 20, 2020
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Masking music…Practicing a piece for jazz band, junior Nick Mancini (left) and Nevin Allen play their saxophones with specialized personal protective equipment to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The instruments are covered with transparents jackets and each student wears a mask with a hole at the mouth. 
Arrowhead photo by Sophie Rodrique

Music department plays on while navigating COVID-19

Through various precautions for COVID-19, the music department has managed to continue making music with alterations. Both band and choir ensembles have been impacted by these changes.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
November 19, 2020
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The perfect playlist guide for summer

Looking for a guide on creating the perfect summer playlist? This is the article for you. The following songs are great for having a fun-filled summer.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
May 31, 2020
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**Spreading joy...** Placing hearts around the community, senior Jenna Krauss has made tags for Peyton Hearts that say “May is Mental Health Awareness Month.” The spread of COVID-19 has altered events revolving around Mental Health Awareness Month.

Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Month and this year’s alterations

With the current circumstances of COVID-19, Mental Health Awareness Month has experienced a shift. Advocates have been restricted from events and have been doing small acts that are safe for the present conditions.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
May 31, 2020
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Students work to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic

While stuck at home, students have found creative ways to keep themselves in shape. Students have mixed feelings about the effects of the quarantine on their physical fitness.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
May 5, 2020
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Conan Gray debuts catchy album “Kid Krow”

Fairly new artist Conan Gray makes his mark on the pop music world mark with his debut album “Kid Krow.” The album was released on March 20 with 12 songs of snappy rhythm and creativity.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
May 5, 2020
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Con: Students benefit from early school starting time

With many elements such as after school activities, homework, transportation, school starting at a later time will negatively impact students and parents. The later school starts, the later it ends.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
April 5, 2020
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“Miss Americana” reveals the real Taylor Swift

The documentary, “Miss Americana”, directed by Lana Wilson, showcases Taylor Swift and her role as a performer. Swift’s career along with personal struggles are presented in the film.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
March 29, 2020
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TikTok hooks, distracts teens

Due to large amounts of usage, the app TikTok has become a terribly addictive app for Gen Z, specifically teenagers. TikTok is an app where people stream short videos with different categories such as music, comedy, dancing, talents and more.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
March 29, 2020
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Harry Styles’ album is ‘Golden’

With 12 unique songs, Harry Styles releases “Fine Line” and amazes fans. Released on December 13, the album consists of songs about love, self expression and identity.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
February 14, 2020
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Con: Children born into fame, wealth suffer in society

With society’s standards and the media’s constant coverage, children who are born into fame face adversity with the public. The solution is to keep the children’s lives private.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
February 14, 2020
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Students celebrate Friendsgiving over break

Over Thanksgiving break, many students hopped on the new trend of “Friendsgiving,” a celebration based on Thanksgiving, but shared with friends.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
December 12, 2019
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“Dear Evan Hansen” soundtrack astonishes listeners

An Arrowhead Theater Review: Released on July 10, 2015, the “Dear Evan Hansen” soundtrack has stunned the world of Broadway. The show addresses teen suicide and mental health issues head on like never shown on Broadway before, through a touching musical score and plot.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
December 9, 2019
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Student musicians balance extracurriculars

Student musicians use their talents to create music while continuing other pastimes. Along with music, students are involved in work and extracurricular activities.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
November 17, 2019
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Fall play productions provide opportunity

This year, the fall play consists of three one-act plays in hopes to give opportunity to new participants.
Sophie Rodrique, Features and Social Media Editor
November 17, 2019
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