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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Natalea Thurston, staff writer March 21, 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024 at approximately 2:07 p.m. the total solar eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean. Depending on the future forecast, the first location continental North America that...

Listening to a class discussion during a Student Council meeting, Alana Mickley (10), Lilly Garbinski (10), and Peyton Saunders (10) consider whether the Senior Send-off Dance should be held indoors or outdoors.

Senior Send-Off Dance

Brody Crone, staff writer March 21, 2024

Hosting one final dance after prom, Student Council organizes the Senior Send-off Dance to bid a farewell to the graduates. Once a tradition, the Senior Send-Off Dance has not been arranged for multiple...

Determining the layout, Natalea Thurston (11) moves image boxes around in Jostens.

Developing Our Theme

Emma Smith, staff writer March 20, 2024

Taking the skills and vocab learned within the course, the journalism staff created individual themes to explain what they think next year’s yearbook should center around.  Veronica Edeburn creates...

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...

Educational Planning Night

Educational Planning Night

Avery Cook, staff writer February 21, 2024

Giving students the opportunity to seek out new classes and learn about various opportunities, the James Buchanan High School will be offering an Educational Planning Night open house on February 26. The...

Honoring people afflicted by cancer, Grace Egli (12) hands a carnation to Jenny Lauthers, a cancer survivor. Every player on the James Buchanan High School girls basketball team gave out a carnation to a cancer patient. “It feels awesome to be honored,” Lauthers said.

Brody Crone, staff writer January 25, 2024

Showing support for their community, players on the James Buchanan High School basketball teams honored those who had been affected by cancer. During their games against Waynesboro Area Senior High School...

Dribbling around her opponent, Morgan Iverson (12) uses her arm to block. Iverson maneuvered around her contender and shot the ball. She successfully scored a three-pointer.

The Rockets Honor Teachers

Brody Crone, staff writer January 2, 2024

While teaching the future generations of America, teachers made substantial impacts on their students. Players on the James Buchanan Girls Basketball team honored their teachers who made the biggest influence...

Sophomore class officers, Ainsley Green, Lilly Garbinski, Avery Brindle, Lainey McCulloh, and Jayden Rineer.

In It To Win It

Lainey McCulloh, staff writer December 14, 2023

After two weeks of campaigning, the sophomore class finally picked their class officers. Officers for the class of 2026 were announced, Ainsley Green as president, Lilly Garbinski as vice president, Avery...

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...

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...

Dance Studio Changes Hands

Dance Studio Changes Hands

Nikki Pence October 24, 2023

The beloved dance studio adored by countless members of the Mercersburg Township went through a huge change this past summer. The previous owners, Dicey and Sam Higgins decided to hand over the torch to...

Stu Co – Halloween Spirit Week

October 23, 2023

In preparation for Friday, October 27th's Halloween events, Student Council is having a Halloween Spirit Week.  Monday, 10/23, Rhyme without Reason, find a partner to pick two outfits that rhyme together....

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