Posts tagged: Joei Shaller

Quiz Time for Two New Principals

By Joei Shaller and Myla Wall         COAL REGION–This year, Mahanoy Area and Shenandoah Valley high schools welcomed new principals into their school communities. We caught up with each principal to ask some questions about themselves and the year ahead. Coal Cracker: What was the biggest reason...   Read More

Anthrasights: Snapshots from Around the Region

COAL REGION–Coal Cracker reporters were roving the region, and beyond, this spring, capturing special moments and events. Enjoy these glimpses of life in and around the Anthracite Region. Above, a photo by David Lindenmuth of an empty center court at the Schuylkill Mall, in Frackville, decorated for Easter, on April...   Read More

Photography and Life Lessons

By Kassidy Ravina and Sara Dimmick         Photography is like telling a story with pictures. That’s what we learned in a “Smart Photos with Smart Phones” workshop on January 30 at the Teen Canteen with journalist Garry Pierre-Pierre, the Executive Director of the Community Reporting Alliance, which...   Read More

A Christmas List by Our Comedy Team

By Joei Shaller and Ashley Stetson         All we want for Christmas is… SpongeBob’s #1 hat Bacon soap A Segway Movie tickets Taco Bell gift cards Share this article...

Schuylkill Youth Summit Welcomes Coal Cracker

Coal Cracker Reporters Joei and Emma Shaller attended the third annual Schuylkill Youth Summit in March at the Penn State Schuylkill campus. Schuylkill Youth Summit The summit convenes high school students to help make Schuylkill County a better place to live, work, play, and raise their families. While at the...   Read More

Kids are Smarter than You Think

Coal Cracker Kids Speak Out By Joei Shaller       Parents, guardians and teachers – have you ever sat back and thought that kids might be smarter than you are in some ways? Or that the kid struggling the most in math, science or history class could grow up...   Read More

Animal Abuse is Not Okay

By Joei Shaller         A big problem we have struggled with for centuries is animal cruelty. It’s also called animal abuse, or neglect. Animal cruelty is when someone hurts an animal or does not care for an animal responsibly, like not giving a dog or cat food and water. It is against...   Read More

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