Senior finals were this week, and you know what that means: Seniors leave school early!
On Wednesday June 6th, Mrs. Shayka’s Spanish 4 students took a trip back to kindergarten! (more…)
The student ambassadors from Lakeland attended their final trip for Senator Blake’s Program.
As the end of his senior year approaches, David Kosch has picked three members of the bowling team to take over his spot as captain.
Goodbye to the Seniors of 2018. (more…)
In NEPA, usually teenagers are confused on what to do, especially in summer. So I’m here to help, because sometimes I even have a hard time. (more…)
Tough loss, but a very successful season for our boys.. (more…)
A short recap of the amazing season the Chiefs had.
On May 18, 2018, Netflix released the second season of the show, “13 Reasons Why.” The first season of this show included 13 episodes, each corresponding to a tape Hannah had recorded prior to her suicide. Each tape explained the events and people that led her to make her decision. Each episode focused on an individual tape, an individual reason of why she ended her life.
The second season was focused around the court case between the Baker Family versus the school that Hannah attended. The Bakers felt that the school should be held responsible, because with their intervention, her suicide could have been prevented. The Bakers felt that the school was aware of the problems Hannah faced, and the sexual harassment that had occurred between her and another student at the school, yet did nothing about it, allowing Hannah to slip into a deep depression with no help to assist her through these rough times.
Each episode focused on a new person who was called to the stand in court. Some were there to support the Bakers, while some were there to support the school. The jury ruled in favor of the school, an unfortunate loss to the Bakers, as they felt justice had not been served.
After the trial was over, everyone tried to return to their lives as normal. However, life was everything but normal. A main character, Tyler Down, is brutally raped by a classmate after he returned from a program that was meant to help him control his anger issues. This event, along with the continuous bullying he had endured his entire high school career, led him to make a drastic decision. His intentions were to shoot a mass group of his classmates, as he felt they should feel the same pain that he endured for so long. His plan was stopped by Clay Jensen, another important character in the show. The last episode of the season ends with Tyler Down fleeing the school, as Clay Jensen stands with an automatic rifle in his hands, waiting for the police to arrive.
Many people have said that they feel the final scenes of the show were too intense. However, I feel the producers of the show were simply trying to show what can happen when bullying occurs. Bullying is a serious issue, especially in high schools. An alarming amount of teenagers are committing suicide. The culprit? Bullying. Though there is still another season being released in the future, the show has done a great job of portraying the realities of bullying in high school.
The Lakeland Chiefs Football season will be starting up soon and many key players will be leaving the team. One of these players that will be missed will be Chris Smigiel. (more…)