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The Student News Site of James Buchanan High School

The Rocket Flame




Kimber Yeager, staff writer March 21, 2024

As the end of the school year approaches, many seniors become afflicted with senioritis. This diagnosis includes the decline in motivation which leads to missed school days. Many reasons students fall...

Mr. Mark Wise (staff) discusses math options with students and parents.

Educational Planning Night

Natalea Thurston, staff writer February 29, 2024

To kick off opportunities for incoming freshmen, James Buchanan High School on Monday, February 26th, welcomed parents and students to attend and gather in the cafeteria to meet teachers, see the classes...

Emma McCoy (10)

Shooting for the Stars

Kimber Yeager, staff writer December 6, 2023

Shooting for success, Emma McCoy (10) qualified for the national shooting competition. McCoy has been on her Rifle Team for the past three years, and she plans to advance her career to the collegiate level.  “I...

Discussions with Fitz

Veronica Edeburn November 16, 2023

Instruction should be more than lecturing to students who sit in rows of desks and inattentively listen. Information found mainly in books is different from information in conversations with others. Traditionally,...

Cafeteria Delicacy
Sharing a laugh over lunch, Lilly Garbinski (10) and Ainsley Green (10) enjoy their chocolate milk out of a Galliker’s-made carton; a sought-after luxury during the milk carton shortage.

Carton Catastrophe

Brody Crone November 16, 2023

Currently facing a shortage throughout the country, milk cartons served in many school cafeterias begin to dwindle. Powering through the famine, cafeterias in Tuscarora School District (TSD) schools have...

Guess Who’s Back…

Natalea Thurston November 9, 2023

Back in action, Mr. Salvitti made a return to fulfill new opportunities and goals. Students and staff welcomed him.  “The other teachers and staff have made me feel at home since my first day back...


Brody Crone November 8, 2023

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, students in Mrs. Bafile’s seminar created mock stained glass windows out of plexiglass and colored film. The small group met every other Thursday in the...

After handing in their applications, Avery Cook and Brody Crone hope to become the Class of 2026’s new class officers.

Applying for Opportunity

Lainey McCulloh November 7, 2023

The Class of 2026 waited almost a year and a half to choose their class officers, but the time finally came for students to apply. Positions included: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and...

Once a Rocket, Always a Rocket

Elicia Carrington November 6, 2023

The James Buchanan volleyball team traveled to Elizabethtown College to support former standout volleyball player Campbelle Dayley. Campbelle graduated last year and went to Elizabethtown to pursue volleyball...

Revisiting History

Revisiting History

Avery Cook November 3, 2023

Step into history at The Conococheague Institute on Saturday, November 4 from 10 AM-5 PM. This historic event will bring out the perspective and learning experience from the past.  Activities will...

Vintage Fashion

Vintage Fashion

Jocelyn Gurish November 2, 2023

For the last year-and-a-half or so, I have been collecting antiques and vintage fashion. I collect these things because it feels like tangible history and a deeper connection to the past. My collection...

College Application Day

Kenya Peckman October 10, 2023

Applying for colleges is one of the most daunting tasks seniors have on their to-do lists. However, the counseling office eases some of the confusion by offering College Application Day. This event will...

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