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Bird 24 sings Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi.

Friday karaoke returns to The Caf

Abdoul Diallo '24 February 9, 2024

SCH has brought back the 2nd annual Friday Karaoke in the cafeteria! What started as a fun experience for teachers and students alike has taken the whole upper school by storm, with everyone coming together...

Mock trial members pose with Judge Moss. From left: junior Co-Head Jake Warren, junior Co-Head Alex Topping, junior Sam Tonkon, junior Charlie Greenberg

Mock Trial club: revived and prepared for upcoming competition

Brandon Varga '27 February 9, 2024

During every Sunday this school year, and hopefully for many more school years to come, Mock Trial club meets in the Haber Room from 9 to 12 to learn about the judicial system and the ins and outs of courts. Juniors...

Mr. West, director of facilities, helped get senior Tyler Roberts car unstuck from ice.

Icy roads pose dangerous threat

Matt McTamney '25 February 9, 2024

Have you ever felt your brakes lock up on the ice? That feeling when you can’t get control of your vehicle and you’re forced into sliding into the side of the road or possibly even crashing into another...

Honorable Mentions: recognizing honor in community

Honorable Mentions: recognizing honor in community

Honor Council February 9, 2024

Honorable Mentions is a program managed by the Honor Council that highlights students who model SCH’s five core values: diversity, thoughtfulness, resilience, courage, and integrity. By publicly celebrating...

Sophomores Damian Melzer-Surkan and Judah Meyer prepare a food delivery

CEL capstone Community Plate puts food on families’ tables

Damian Melzer-Surkan '26 February 9, 2024

A staggering one in ten people in Philadelphia suffer from food insecurity, according to Philabundance, an organization that aims to eliminate hunger in Philadelphia by reducing food waste and distributing...

A map of Summersides campus shows its extensive urban oasis.

Summerside Camps sees record number of sign ups for summer

Julien Friedland February 9, 2024

SCH’s summer camp program continues to grow at an unbelievable rate. Called Summerside, SCH’s modern camp system was established in 2017 to expand the SCH brand and create “non-tuition revenue”...

The new archives room is becoming the old archives room, moving from The Inn to the Thornley Middle School.

SCH creates new archive showcasing Springside and CHA history

Bobby Filler '24 February 9, 2024

This year SCH faculty are creating a new archives room on the middle school campus for alumni, students, and families who are curious about the school's history. This archive will include old documents...

The Campus Lanterns new logo (left) beside its original logo (right)

The Campus Lantern chooses a new logo!

Griffy Whitman '25, Inaugural Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

Junior Anderson Swanger’s updated, revived version of The Campus Lantern’s old logo won the contest with 85 votes, 29.1% of the 292 students who helped select a winner!  The new logo includes SCH’s...

Many menorahs brought to SCH’s family Hanukkah party shined bright.

Conflict brings discomfort and unity to Jewish community

Jake Warren '25, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Since October, the conflict between Israel and Hamas has dominated headlines. Thousands of people have taken to the streets to call for peace, while many more people have been active on social media condemning...

The new ping pong table is in the junior commons!

Ping pong returns to the junior commons

Nolan McShane '25, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

When the 2023 school year began, the class of 2025 couldn’t wait to fully inherit the ping pong table in the junior commons on the third floor of the inn. When they showed up, however, the ping table...

Roman McNichols first model of his hill for PJAS.

Students prepare for PJAS

Patrick Gaghan '25, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

SCH students in honors physics and chemistry classes are gearing up for the upcoming PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science) competitions this February at Snyder Middle School in Bensalem. Every...

Service council recyclers are happy to help keep the SCH community clean.

Take part in these three green initiatives

Anderson Swanger, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Science teacher Ellen Kruger pushes green initiatives in our community. Mrs. Kruger leads the eco club, as well as the green task force, a group that includes faculty and staff from all over our community....

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