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Upper Merion High's Student Newspaper



Shaken Ground: Aftermath of Afghanistan’s Earthquake

In a world where natural disasters often take center stage, Afghanistan’s earthquake, a lesser-known but equally significant event, deserves our attention. This seismic event, which struck the heart of the nation, left a lasting impact on the lives of countless…


Are Ticketmasters Prices a Trick Or a Treat?

Ticketmaster is under fire for their ticket selling tactics. With the music industry booming after COVID-19, singers, celebrities, and other artists are going on World Tours. The biggest tours ongoing as of now are Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, Beyonce’s Renaissance…


Upper Merion Safe, But Not Secure

Upper Merion’s Low Violent Crime; Major Property Crime Problem Upper Merion is easily one of the safest areas in Pennsylvania. Violent crime stands at a third of state and national averages and the township police department, in their January 2023…

Russian Fighter Jet Hits U.S. Drone Over Black Sea

On Tuesday, March 14, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet bashed into the propeller of a United States surveillance drone, forcing the unmanned drone to be brought down by its operators. This is reported to be intentional according to a statement…

A Look at Women’s “1sts”

In March of 1987, Congress passed a bill recognizing the success and achievements of women by declaring this month Women’s History Month. The progress made in recent decades toward the success of women in this country and around the world…

France Strike! President Announces Social Security Reform Amid Worker Opposition

On January 18th, France’s worker’s unions and other political activist groups united to launch a massive strike in the country. This is following an announcement by the government, which stated that pensions for 62 year old retirees would be cut…


Josh Shapiro Takes Action on the East Palestine Train Derailment

East Palestine is a small town of about 5,000 people along the Eastern border of Ohio. It was relatively quiet until February 3rd, 2023, when a Norfolk Southern Railway train derailed at a train station near the center of town….

Alec Baldwin Facing Charges of Involuntary Manslaughter

On October 21st, 2021, the upcoming Western film Rust was set for success, starring Academy Award nominated actor Alec Baldwin. All was well until Baldwin discharged a revolver on set. Typically, this wouldn’t be a problem, as prop weapons on…


Three Lives Cut Short: Tragedy and Fear on the UVA Campus

On a cold Sunday, November 13th of 2022, the University of Virginia African American Theatre class was on a field trip to Washington D.C. with their professor to see a play about Emmett Till, the young African-American man viciously killed…


Speaker Pelosi Steps Down as Party Leader

On Thursday, November 17, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would be stepping down and no longer leading the House Democrats. After gaveling the house into session, Pelosi made the announcement and received a standing ovation from her colleagues. No….