The Daca Dream

By: Renee Dubaich

Here is some essential information you need to know about the program that gives protection to undocumented migrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Pre-immigrant protestors in New York march near Trump Tower ahead of a decision that could see the U.S. president rescind a policy that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the country illegally as children.

Recently, there has been controversy about Daca all over the news. This includes Trump’s decision to scrap Daca completely. So what does this mean? About 800,000 people could be deported from the United States. This threw many into utter shock, and fear for the future.

You might be wondering, what exactly is “Daca”? Daca stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This federal government program was created under Barack Obama, to protect the people who were illegally immigrated to the U.S. as children. The goal was to give them the temporary right to live, and to excel and work in America. These individuals were granted the name “Dreamers”. The people who are “dreamers”, came to the U.S. illegally when they were under 16. As of right now, they are protected under the law to stay in America, and most work hard to get an education. But in result of Donald Trump’s decision, in 2018, they are at risk of losing all protection, and will be deported back to their home country.

Imagine what it would feel like if everything was taken away from you, just like that. Your education, your home, the life you worked so hard to live. Gone. That’s what the Dreamers are feeling. With the DACA program, many individuals were on the path to gaining legal American citizenship. As of now, it will be much more difficult for them.

President Trump has been treating the Daca subject with sympathy, and voiced that dealing with the issue was difficult.


“We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud,” Trump told TIME in an interview in November 2016. “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.”


Then, Trump resorted back to his promise of terminating Daca completely.


“We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties, in which he defied federal law and the constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants,” Trump said at a campaign event in August 2016, promising to end DACA as well as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.


As of now, there is much confusion and mixed views on the issue. All I can say is that we can hope for the best for our country, and for safety and protection of the people in it.


“I arrived in the U.S concealed in darkness. I was 4 years old, unaware that my presence—and my parents’ yearning for a better life for me—constituted a crime.”

  • Ms. Guzman, a dreamer who is a junior at CUNY


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Science Fair


The Greenwood Science team participated in the Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair on Thursday and Saturday. Chase Glatz earned the Hope Award for presentation speaking. Hannah Olson earned a 2nd Place Award, and an invitation to present her project on Recycled Water at a Renewable Energy Sicience Fair in Philadelphia this summer. Alan Everett earned a 1st Place Award, the American Society of Civil Engineers Award, the Pennsylvania Society of Engineers Award, the Harrisburg Society of Professional Engineers Award, and 1st Place in the Engineering Category for all of Junior Division projects. Collectively the awards amounted to $700 in prize money. Great job Greenwood Science Team.

Spring Fashion

Look One

  • Floral blue dress
  • Brown flats
  • Gold arrow necklace
  • Brown over-body purse

    Look 2

  • Yellow skirt
  • Black and white stripped shirt
  • Black pointed toe flats
  • Diamond stud earrings
  •  Stacked silver bracelets

    Look 3

  • Peach jeans
  • Denim button-up (tucked in)
  • Brown sandals
  • Twisted gold necklace

    Look 4

  • Dark washed jeans
  • White t-shirt
  • Pink jacket
  • Grey sneakers

    Look 5

  • Army green shorts
  • Black t-shirt
  •  Silver flip-flops

Simple silver necklace





Prom Dresses 2017

By: Maggie Campbell

The 2017 Prom Season is approaching quickly. If you haven’t gotten your prom dress yet here are the trends of 2017 and some ideas.

Some trends appear in the blink of an eye, some stay constant, and others reappear after a while. Bling has always been a statement at proms and still is. Crop prom dresses were also very popular last year and still are. Illusion prom dresses with mesh can always be seen at every prom.

The new trends for this year are blues, ball gowns, velvet, and lots of floral, including embroidery.

prom dresses for Spring 2017

Nintendo Switch available in limited quantities

by Jacob MacDonald

GameStop will have the Nintendo Switch on March 22, and they’re sweetening the deal with trade-ins!

The Switch has become Nintendo’s fastest selling console ever and they will be upping the production from 8 million to 16 million Switches being made.  Despite that fact Nintendo Switches are sold out in every store at the time I am writing this article, they are slowly coming back in stock and there are still ways to obtain a Switch or at least a way to get a good deal. GameStop, a store where you can purchase all of your gaming needs, is offering a deal where if you trade in a PS4 you get $200 worth in store credit to put towards your purchase of the Nintendo Switch. Gamestop is also offering $175 in store credit if you trade in your Xbox One and $150 if you trade in your Wii U or 3DS.

Nintendo has released more classics, such as the Super Mario series, The Legend of Zelda series and the Pokemon games than any developer I have ever known. They have provided many hours of fun throughout my childhood, especially when I would play with my friends. It has been over 4 years since Nintendo released the Wii U, and to some people that may sound like a long time but in consoles years that is short. For example the xbox 360 came out in 2005 and has games still being created and released for it (although few and the games that do come out for it are toned down due to the 360’s lack in graphical power).

Nintendo decided to release their new console early due to the disappointing sales Nintendo had with the Wii U. Nintendo revealed their new console the Switch back in October 2016. The Switch would have the ability to “switch” back and forth from a handheld gaming device to a home console gaming device. Fans were eagerly awaiting Nintendo’s new product and when Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was announced along with the Switch the Nintendo Switch sold out on the first day that consumers could preorder it.

GameStop’s deal will last from March 22 to 26, so if you are in the market for a Nintendo Switch, get out there and buy one!

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Greenwood’s NHS ceremony

By: Sam Loy


On May 19, 2016, Greenwood High School held it’s annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for members joining the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and the French National Honor Society.

In all  27 members joined Spanish NHS, 3 joined French NHS, and 27 were inducted into the National Honor Society. The night was peppered with multiple student speakers including Kevin Sheaffer’s opening address, Adrik Woodard on scholarships, Hannah Bryners views on service, Libby Baker’s experience with leadership, and Harlie Strohm’s raw view on character.

Members were introduced with a short biography, and were then presented before the audience. Greenwood’s Jazz band performed, and the ceremony was concluded with light refreshments and pictures all under an hour.



A slice of summer

When Greenwood students were surveyed about their plans for this summer, many of talked about the same types of things. These students suggested that instead of school work, their summer this year would be packed with just work, whether it’s working at a pool as a lifeguard or on a farm as a farmhand. Other students suggested that they would be looking into colleges or getting really to attend the one they’re already accepted to. Vacationing and traveling throughout the United States are the plans for many this summer. Some students talked about volunteer work or going to different types of camps over the summer. The rest of the students that were asked, talked about how they planned on playing their favorite sports throughout the summer and catching up on the sleep they lost throughout the school year.
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Summer is creeping its way upon us; only a few days away from us now!

Does this thing really work?: Wubble bubble ball


“So what makes the Wubble bubble ball so special? It’s made from top-secret super-thermo-stretch-tacular stuff that makes it squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight and allows it to be inflated to a gigantic THREE FEET TALL. […] The best part is that the Wubble is fun to play with indoors or outdoors, all year round.” This is how the Wubble Bubble Ball website opened, so I thought, you know what, let’s do it. 

Instead of getting this 3 foot ball, I myself, bought the ‘tiny’ version. The big ball costs anywhere from $8.99 – $19.99 without shipping and the tiny one is between $3.99 and $9.99 without shipping. I have played with both and honestly I have got to say that they are worth the money.

This bubble-like-ball is quick to blow up and extremely fun to play with. The large ball takes about 25 minutes to blow to its full size using the helium can and the tiny ball takes about 10 minutes or so using the blow tool. Before you can blow them up you have to put petroleum jelly on the hole and maneuver the selected blow up device in it, but after fighting it for a little while, I got the hang of it.

When it finally came to actually playing with the ball it was fantastic. This ball worked just like the website bragged it would! It floated around like a bubble but it didn’t pop and was more latex-feeling than anything. It was light weight and easy to throw, floating through the air like a bubble. I also may have thrown it at my almost-two-year-old nephew’s face and he just laughed and ran after it. This proves that the ball is fun for all ages. He’s two and loved it and I’m nineteen and loved it. I did find that if the ball is not blown up to it’s full capacity, wherever it’s not stretched due to being blown up, the ball will tend to fall in that area due the heavier weight in that place. Another little downfall of this ball is that the latex is a little tacky because it is stretched so far.

All in all though, this ball is extremely entertaining. You even get a pretty decent amount of excercise and laughs for only $19.99+ shipping and handling.

by: lyssa foreman

Does this thing really work?: spray paint nail polish


“Nailing a manicure no longer requires precision. The revolutionary Paint Can is the fastest way to get perfectly polished nails. This new and never seen before technique applies polish evenly and efficiently – no steady hand required.” the website states.

When I ordered this product online to try it cost about $12.00 for the can and $8.00 for the 2-in-1 base/top coat. This is without shipping however.

First, (as the pictures indicate above), I put on one coat of the provided 2-in-1 base/top coat and in the meantime shook the polish can as you would spray paint. Next, I sprayed the polish onto my nails from about 6 inches away, let it dry for a while, and put on the top coat. I let that dry *completely* like the directions say and then dunked my hands in a bowl of warm soapy water and the surrounding polish came right off.

I will tell you that when you’re using the polish spray it smells VERY strongly. There is no mistaking that you are using nail polish and you should definitely keep a window open or a fan on as to air out the room as your doing it. Other than that I don’t really have any negative feelings toward this product. $12.00 is a little steep for nail polish in my opinion, but to try something knew I guess it’s okay. I am hoping that I get as much use if not more out of this can than I would a regular $4-$9 bottle of polish. It didn’t effect the polish on my nails whatsoever when cleaning the polish off of my skin and that was definitely a plus. I have got to mention that this is probably the fastest drying polish that I have ever used.

So, would I recommend this product? Definitely, yes. It is a fast and easy way to paint your nails and get going. It’s easy clean up and the paint job is quality.



by: lyssa foreman

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