School Happenings

Marching band returns to competition

By Keegan France After two years of abstaining from competitions, the Penn Manor marching band has decided to re-enter and compete again. “I’m excited but I’m also nervous,” said Band Director Mr. Andrew Johnson. Two years ago, former Band Director Mr. Tom Mumma decided to pull Penn Manor out of local and state competitions to […]

Math teacher Ms. Heiser. (Photo by Cavan Zechman)

New teachers join Penn Manor staff

By Cavan Zechman The new school year brought more than just new freshmen to Penn Manor High School. The high school employed five new teachers for the fall semester of the 2016-2017 school year, some being full-time positions. These teachers include Mr. Ben Schober, Mr. Joshua Barben, Mr. Shawn Lassiter, Mrs. Lindsay Feger and Ms. […]

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Anime Club kicks off with first meeting

By Alexander J. Drain Almost 40 people were crammed into the library’s Distance Learning Lab this Wednesday during the first meeting of the Anime and Manga club. Passions were high as people finally had a chance to meet with people who shared their interests in Japanese art and animation. English teacher Mr. Scott Hertzog and senior […]

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A video of the entire 2015  showcase performance is available on YouTube if you click the above image.

Band looks back on recent season

By Gabe Mitchell Penn Manor’s marching band recently closed up their music books and locked up their instruments for the winter. The fall season is now over, and members of the band are looking back and reviewing their hard work. Members like Matthew Baldwin, a freshman pit player, say they think the season went well. […]

Seven Reasons Why Fantasy Football is the Worst Thing Ever

By Matt Tulli Every fall, a large percentage of the American population enjoys playing football. It may be high school, college, professional, flag, whatever. Then there are those dummies who play fantasy football. Fantasy football isn’t even a sport. Also, it’s probably the worst thing ever. It takes no skill whatsoever, and you can play […]

Elaine Bennis who is a paraeducator said, “ I like going on hikes and walks with family.”

Staff share interests and hobbies

By Brooke Swinehart Students don’t always view staff as individuals, instead viewing them as  a whole. Teachers and staff members are people with interests and hobbies just like you and me. Just knowing people in a work or school environment doesn’t necessarily depict what their interests are and some people might surprise you.

Opinion

Schriver’s 40 Point Game Leads Comets to Overtime Win Over Buckskins

By Jake Herr The initial blast of energy walking into Penn Manor’s game on Jan 15 was exhilarating. With everyone standing on both sides of the court cheering, the JV game was tied in overtime. Penn Manor’s JV team would go on to lose the game by a thrilling two points. Little did everyone know that […]

Boys Basketball Wins Home Opener Against Ephrata: Analysis

  By Jake Herr The sea of white slowly fills into the bleachers as Penn Manor’s boys basketball team prepares for their first home game of the 2015 season on Dec. 10 against the Ephrata Mounts. “White Out” was the theme of the game for Penn Manor’s student section. It was also Penn Manor’s annual […]

Consumerism Overshadows Christmas

By Maria Lopez December has arrived, and with it all the magic of the season. Christmas is known for been the holiday that brings happiness and joy between families and friends, but what type of happiness are we looking for this time of the year? Many people see Christmas as the perfect moment to buy […]

Sports

(Photo by Brian Markley)

Comets baseball starts season strong

By Brian Markley The weather at Comet Field couldn’t have been more perfect for the Comets home opener against the Spring Grove Rockets on Thursday, March 24. The Comets opening day starting pitcher was junior Jeff Taylor, and rivaling him on the mound was Spring Grove pitcher Matt Brooks. After allowing a leadoff single, which […]

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Comets Baseball Preview

By Brian Markley Players on the Penn Manor baseball team have spent all winter working hard, whether it was lifting weights at 6 a.m. or fine tuning their skills in a gym. But, now that spring has finally come, the Penn Manor baseball team is able to start their normal practices. With strong pitching and […]

Schriver’s 40 Point Game Leads Comets to Overtime Win Over Buckskins

By Jake Herr The initial blast of energy walking into Penn Manor’s game on Jan 15 was exhilarating. With everyone standing on both sides of the court cheering, the JV game was tied in overtime. Penn Manor’s JV team would go on to lose the game by a thrilling two points. Little did everyone know that […]