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EAHS Students To Participate In NASA’s ‘Cubes In Space’

May 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  May 23, 2017- Five students from Elizabethtown Area High School will be participating in NASA’s Cubes in Space 2017 program. Cubes in Space is a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) competition that encourages students ages 11-18 to submit experiments for launch into space. The students were selected from more than 600 experiments submitted world-wide from 39 countries. Cubes in Space 2017 selected 160 experiments designed by students from Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, the and the United States of America. The experiments will be launched via sounding rocket in late June[Read more...]

Elementary band concert May 25

May 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

May 18, 2017- The Bear Creek School band will take to the stage on Thursday, May 25 to present its annual spring concert. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bear Creek School and is free and open to the public. The concert will feature the fourth grade band, combined fifth and sixth grade band, and the Bear Creek School jazz band, as well as some smaller ensembles. The bands will be under the direction of Bear Creek School jazz music teacher Phyllis Emery. The fourth grade band will be performing Band Room Boogie, Primus, and The Quest.[Read more...]

GEARS News May 15

May 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

2017 Camp Ladybug  GEARS, in cooperation with the Elizabethtown Area Services for Special Needs, are proud to sponsor this year’s Camp Ladybug. Camp will run Monday-Friday, June 19-July 28 (excluding July 4) from 9 am to 12 noon at the Elizabethtown Area Community Park Pavilion #5. Camp is free to GEARS members ($20 NM). This program is a camp for individuals that may be mentally delayed and/or physically challenged ages 6+. The purpose of Camp Ladybug is to provide a fun atmosphere where the campers may participate in socialization skills and recreational activities. Many activities and special events have been[Read more...]

EASD chess team takes home team and individual awards

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

May 4, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area School District chess team placed fourth out of ten private and public schools in the Friendship Chess League Tournament. Now in its 43rd year, the Friendship Chess League is open to students in grades 5-8. The team played in four regular season matchers and two playoff matches to earn its fourth place finish. The team is comprised of students from the Bear Creek School and Elizabethtown Area Middle School chess clubs. Team members include, in board order, Carson Brantley, John McGovern, Logan Conrad, Seth Oltmans, Luke Risser, Andrew Nye, Emily Kline, Patrick Boyer, Josh[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College Crime Spree at Lake Placida

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Chris Hayes of MSNBC is the author of a recently published book, A Colony in a Nation. The book artfully tells the story of the colonial status of  people of color and the role of the police in maintaining and defining that status. The tale affords considerably attention to Ferguson and related incidents that occurred around 2014.  During that time EJ published an allegory addressing the same subject.  The editor was reminded of the story earlier today and decided to re-post it here. ================================================= Elizabethtown College is not crime-free. On December 1, three arrests were made at Lake Placida. Elizabethtown[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Borough Announces 14th Annual Arts in the Park Event

Apr 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News, Uncategorized

Elizabethtown, PA – The 14th Annual Arts in the Park celebration will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The event will be held in Community Park in the heart of Elizabethtown. The event is held outside, rain or shine.  The popular children’s area will offer free activities for kids of all ages. Over 30 arts and craft vendors will participate and musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day. For more information visit Facebook (, visit the event website (, or contact the Borough Office (367-1700;

State of the Union, the real progressive reply

Apr 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Washington is certainly different now, at least around 1600. Yet despite the iconoclasm, the deconstruction, the incompetence; there is a constancy in the tune which we hear. EJ has taken the opportunity to re-post an article that originally appeared some time ago, the day after President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address.  As you watch what is transpiring now, consider if the message sounds familiar.  A bonus song inspired by the state of the union address is included at the end of this article. The president had his say. The republicans responded. The tea folks responded. The talking heads[Read more...]

EAHS students win big at local science fair

Apr 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

April 6, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School students recently competed in the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair. Senior Aparna Paul took home one of the top honors when she was named senior champion for her project that tested ways to detect E. coli bacteria. As senior champion, Paul will compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, May 14-19 in Los Angeles. Six other students from EAHS joined Paul on the medal stand by claiming prizes in various categories. The award-winning students were as follows: Madison Ebersole – first place in Energy:[Read more...]

EAHS Students Perform at PMEA District Band Festival

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 23, 2017- Thee students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the prestigious 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Band 7 Festival. Eleventh grader Carissa Warren (French horn) and tenth graders Jared Wolf (alto saxophone) and Ryan Kruft (Euphonium) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. Dr. F. David Romines, professor of music education and director of bands at Marywood University, was the guest conductor for the ensemble. The concert was held at East High School. Selection to the District 7 band is highly competitive involving talented student musicians from[Read more...]

The Method of Frames (essay)

Mar 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Research from cognitive psychology, sociology, and findings from other disciplines inform us that the way we typically explain our own behavior, others’ behavior, and the social world is lacking in accuracy.  Most of us use a similar method  to construct these explanations. We can call it “the everyday method”.  As science informs us, it is less than accurate.  Consequently, it would be prudent to be aware of this inadequacy and to have a backup, an alternative.  The essay which can be accessed by clicking on the link below provides that alternative.  The alternative method is called “The Method of Frames”. [Read more...]