School Happenings

Welcome to Wonderland: homecoming dance approaches

By Rebekah Lueke Are you looking to do something this weekend? The homecoming dance will take place at Penn Manor High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. The cafeteria will be decorated in theme of “Alice in Wonderland” by Penn Manor’s cheerleaders. The dance begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.. Tickets may be […]

Life Skills students collect, recycle paper

By Aly Whiteman It was Friday, Sept. 30 when two students and a teacher brought 1,700 pounds of newspaper to Gordon’s Recycling Services in York, Pa. All of the papers were stacked in the back of a white van, which drove up onto a giant scale and weighed in. After the van backed into what […]

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 […]


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 […]

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.

Percussion ensemble: What is it?

By Peyton Cassel Breidenbaugh Percussion ensemble is a group that uses marimbas, vibraphones, bells, and other keyboard instruments to rehearse and perform during the school year. Directed by Luke Helker, the ensemble plays a variety of contemporary classical music. The group has 18 members total, and its participants are Penn Manor High School students. According […]


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 […]


Bowling team prepares for upcoming season

By Lily Gibson Penn Manor High School’s bowling team is holding open gyms at Leisure Lanes in Lancaster every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 20 when the winter sport season officially starts. Students who come to the open gyms pay $5 each session to play three games, during which their skills will be assessed. Students […]

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 […]

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 […]