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Building the Future with RHS STEM Club

By Amanda Escher ’16 On February 25th the Ridley High School STEM club won the Delaware County Regional Competition. The club’s next and final competition will be the state competition. Five seniors, Alberto Girod, Aja Simms, Chris Haines, Lindsay Glavin, Micky Stowe, and teacher Mr. Bradley String are in the ...

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Poverty: a problem close home

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Amanda Escher 16′ Many Americans carry a stigma against those who are impoverished. A common thought is that people who are living in poverty do so purposefully in order to live off of government programs. “I don’t believe it’s true, I know there are some people out there who use ...

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Student Athletes vs. Academics

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By Shannon McKee ’19 Being involved in high school sports can positively impact the overall experience for a student. Many people create new, lifelong friends that are crucial for teens to develop into socially stable people. At the same time, could the commitment have a negative impact? “The high school ...

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Hazing: another threat to high school athletes

By Marisela Rechner ’19 Hazing in high schools has been a hot topic recently. In early February, Conestoga High School football players were accused of performing humiliating acts in the locker room as a part of “no-gay Thursdays.” In 2014, Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey also had ...

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Snack bar times ‘unsatisfying’

By Julian Wing ’16 It is frustrating that the snack bar is not open longer. Many Ridley students have complained about how the snack bar closes too early during all three lunches. Each lunch is about 30 minutes and the snack bar opens and closes before the next lunch. The ...

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Meet Sebby

Sebastian "Sebby" DeStefano

By Jason Hannigan, ’16 The Green House – After securing their second Central League Title in two years and managing an unblemished regular season record, the Ridley High School boy’s basketball team is generating overwhelming support on and off the court. Fans of this year’s boys’ basketball team have filled ...

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High school unites against bullying

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Chrissy McCool ’19 Ridley High School marked Unity Day on November 15 by wearing blue T-shirts. This year marked the ninth year that schools have raised awareness for the issue of bullying in school. The National Unity Day was on October 21st. It started in 2006 by the PACER National ...

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The R is Home

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Brock Anderson ’17 A true “I bleed green” Ridley fan would notice that the Ridley High School football team started off the season playing without the traditional rocking R stickers on the sparkling green helmets. On an August night 15 of 94 kids that were arrested at a local house ...

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The Struggle of Learning with Asperger’s

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Sarah Norman, ’19 Asperger’s Syndrome is a neurological disorder which can cause someone to have difficulties in learning or making friends. It is a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum. The cause of Asperger’s is currently unknown, but scientists think that it is genetic. The prevelance of Asperger’s is not well known. ...

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Self-defense class builds girl power

Chrissy McCool blocking a elbow to the face from Tara Holinka.

Chrissy McCool, ’19 We punched the bags with extreme force. We then kicked body bags with even more force. Tara Holinka, Christine DiIenno, and I are students at World Class Martial Arts, located in the MacDade Shopping Plaza on MacDade Blvd. Every Saturday morning and Sunday night for two hours ...

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