School Happenings

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. […]

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 […]

High school principals try “looping”

By Rebekah Lueke Penn Manor High School is switching it up and trying something new this year. For the first time, the assistant principals will switch positions in managing the ninth through 12th grades.    The idea is to “loop” them together, so the assistant principals will follow their classes up to the next grade. Every […]


Interstellar provides sneak peek of future

By Parker Wales Director Christopher Nolan becomes the all-seeing eyes into our future in his new movie Interstellar. Planet Earth meets its greatest environmental disaster. The Earth suffers blight and a gigantic dust bowl that slowly causes it to become uninhabitable. Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), the main character of the movie, is a former member […]

Penn Manor High School prepares for fall musical

By Peyton Cassel The fall musical is more than it seems   a comedy, a spelling bee, a play. The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee is a production with audience participation that changes from show to show. According to Mrs. Melissa Minzter, co-director of the play, Penn Manor High School has never done a performance like […]

Penn Manor acknowledges National Bullying Prevention Month

By Brooke Swinehart October is National Bullying Prevention M onth. The purpose is to unite, and raise awareness in communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Penn Manor has an Aevidum club that creates a positive mental health environment, where all students feel accepted, acknowledged, appreciated, and cared for in schools. “ […]


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 […]