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The Seeker

The Seeker

March 15, 2019

“There’s a summertime southern breeze blowin’ in the air tonight… Let’s watch fireflies glow in the sky. Forget the day and let it float away… Let’s lose track of time” – “Sway” by Dan + Shay   What is your favorite thing to do in the summer, regardless of the time? “I love to have bonfires and to be surrounded by my friends, having a fun time.” –Amanda Ferrer, junior   “Group sleepovers with my friends and going night swimming is by far my favorite.” –Courtney Petrilak, sophomore   “My ideal night is sitting in my room with th...

TEEN TALK: Are Mental Health Days Helpful or Harmful?

TEEN TALK: Are Mental Health Days Helpful or Harmful?

Miranda Kubilus, Columnist

February 15, 2019

In an article on the Psychology Today website, psychotherapist Amy Morin said that mental health days can be incredibly beneficial, but only if they’re productive towards helping one’s mental state.

Cats Club Dedicated to Helping Community to Thrive

Maggy Langendoerfer, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2019

Helping people in need:  That is what the Western Wayne C.A.T.S Club is all about. The most recent activity that the C.A.T.S club participated in was sending medical kits to kids in Africa. C.A.T.S Club is a club at Western Wayne that stands for community attitude towards success. C.A.T.S Club is all about volunteering and helping the community and that is exactly what they are doing. The club has done many community based volunteer work in the past and in the future. This organization tries to get the students of Western Wayne involved in the community they live in. They also try to get non-members to help the community and other people. Recently they hosted a blood drive in honor of English teacher Mr. James Rebar, who benefited from several blood transfusions before he tragically died of cancer. The club...

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity Found at Local Animal Shelter

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity Found at Local Animal Shelter

Nicholas Kassen, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

Dessin Animal Shelter is looking for caring, reliable and responsible volunteers who have a minimum age of 16. Dessin is a private, nonprofit organization located at 138 Miller Drive in Honesdale. The shelter was founded in 1968 by mother and daughter, Olga and Dorothea Dessin. Their contribution and compassion for animals reflect the commitment of keeping their dream alive today by the dedicated staff, volunteers and board members. There are many opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of the cats and dogs at Dessin by being a volunteer.  An employee named Brittany shared with...

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE …..

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE …..

January 22, 2019

Skiing or Snowboarding? Gavin Lamberton 12th – Snowboarding, it’s a lot of fun and a good challenge. Carter Davis 10th – Skiing because it’s a lot more fun. Snow Day or Two-Hour Delay? Cassidy Asinski 10th – Two Hour Delay because you get more sleep, shorter classes, and you don’t have to make up the day in the summer! Sydney Hutchinson 10th – Two Hour Delay because it is shorter than a regular day and you don’t have to make the day up in the summer. Bear the Cold or Stay Inside and Warm? Parker Howell 11th –Bear the cold because it’s more of an adventure. Mad...

Just Spit It Out: 60 Seconds with Senior RJ Clemens!

Just Spit It Out: 60 Seconds with Senior RJ Clemens!

Nicholas Valentin, Reporter

January 22, 2019

Nick: How did you start your acting career? RJ: I started when I was 6, which was the year that my mother directed Godspell, and I enjoyed it, so I continued doing it.   N: What do you plan to be your major? RJ: I’m majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Theater.   N: If you could be our 46th President, what would you do? RJ: I would include more Arts programs to schools.   N: If you could meet one Broadway actor, who would you want to meet? RJ: Aaron Tveit. He was in one of the first musicals I fell in love with- Next to Normal.   N: What is yo...

TEEN TALK: Networking, Necessary Component of Teenage Job Searching

TEEN TALK: Networking, Necessary Component of Teenage Job Searching

Miranda Kubilus, Columnist

January 21, 2019

Everyone at some point knows the struggle of trying to find a first job. Lots of places won’t hire people who have no experience in the workforce, which almost contradicts itself because you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get the experience. Being a teen and trying to find a job is especially difficult seeing as there are tons of restrictions as to when teens can and can’t work. Aside from the laws put in place to protect young workers from being taken advantage of, there are also many personal issues that interfere with a work schedule, such as school, extracurriculars,...

Getting to Know You:  Band Members & their Instruments of Choice

Getting to Know You: Band Members & their Instruments of Choice

October 28, 2018

Questions: What instrument(s) do you play? Which is your favorite and why?   Lindsey Karwacki Grade 12: -“Percussion” - “I love percussion because it is so powerful and the music is technical”   Bryce Urian Grade 12: -“All saxophones” (Soprano, Alto, Baritone) - “Baritone Saxophone is my favorite because I have had the most time to learn and perfect my play style”   Nathan Taggart Grade 11: -“Trumpet, Bari Sax, Cello” -“My favorite instrument to play is the trumpet because I have been playing it for longer than the others....

What’s Playing in Your Ears?

Lena Piccolino, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2018

“FEFE” (feat. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz) -Mackenzie Shealter 9th   “Missing you Crazy” (Russ) –Gabrielle Tetreault 9th   “Jackie Chan” (Tiësto, Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone) –Rylee Sheehan 9th   “A Change is Gonna Come” (Sam Cook) –Madison Mcglone 10th   “See You Again” (Miley Cyrus) –Hayley Kovaleski 10th   “Champion” (NAV ft Travis Scott) –Celeste Orchard 10th   “Take a Step Back” (SKI MASK THE SLUMP GOD x XXXTENTACION) –Parker Howell 11th   “New Paytek” (Lil Uzi Vert) –Amanda Ferrer 11th   “I Like It” (Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin) –Stephen Orchard 12th   “Red Roses” (Lil Skies ft. Landon Cube) –Brandon Garnett 12th...

Mock Trial Provides Avenue for Public Speaking and Analysis, Too

Mock Trial Provides Avenue for Public Speaking and Analysis, Too

October 27, 2018

Our Mock Trial team competing last February, landed an ultimate win for Western Wayne. They took on Valley View in the yearly competition that takes place inside the Scranton Courthouse every year. Both teams demonstrated a professional environment just like a real trial, and executed their cases with their knowledge of law and government.   Every year the Western Wayne Mock Trial team accepts new members and prepares for competitions. Mock Trial competitions works like a legal trial. The laws of the government and rules of fair trial are used and followed in competition. There are three...

Senior Survey:  What Are You Most Looking Forward to as You Begin Senior Year?

Senior Survey: What Are You Most Looking Forward to as You Begin Senior Year?

October 27, 2018

Jill Dudley 12th grade- "I look forward to starting the next chapter in my life. I am excited for college and to meet new people and experience a change." Evan Coons 12th grade- "I am most excited for Spirit Games because it's fun and the seniors always win." Jess Madden 12th grade- "I look forward to spending time with my friends before going off to college. I want to make the most of my last year and have fun with my friends." Luke Scott 12th grade- "I am most excited to play varsity soccer in front of the student section. Seeing my classmates supporting the team gets me motivated." Maddie...

Poet’s Corner:  Friends

Poet’s Corner: Friends

October 27, 2018

Friends I have been so empty For so long, Just waiting for real friends to come along. I have been used, My kindness abused, Just to have the blame pointed on me and to be accused. Everyone I trusted to stay with me had left, And even though they left so long ago my heart they have kept. People will come, and people will go, But to think that this friendship was only for show Hits me with a harsh blow. But, alas, some real friends finally come around, Creeping up on me without a sound. It feels so warm to finally have found Some real true friends who...

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