Posts tagged: Oceana O’Boyle

Ankle Injury ‘Casts’ a Shadow

By Oceana O’Boyle         On September 13th, I fractured my ankle playing in a seventh and eighth grade basketball game. This was my third game of the season. It was a home game, and I was super pumped. I was so upset when I couldn’t play. I...   Read More

Anthrasights Autumn Memories

Fall was a busy and scenic season. Coal Cracker journalists were in the field photographing some of the people and places that made autumn memories in and around the Anthracite Region. Pictured above, courtesy of Kaylee Lindenmuth, the Washington Hook and Ladder Fire Company in Mahanoy City reopened in October...   Read More

Take a Spin to Wheel

By Oceana O’Boyle and Emma Shaller         POTTSVILLE–Wheel, a restaurant located at 201 West Market Street, is a grilled cheese lover’s dream. The menu consists of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as mac-n-cheese, fries, desserts, and other tasty items. One original thing about this restaurant is...   Read More

Drug Awareness Essay

By Oceana O’Boyle         COAL REGION–Coal Cracker reporter Oceana O’Boyle wrote this essay on drug awareness for a contest sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. This year’s theme was “Just Say No,” and was open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Oceana...   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

Taking the OMG and SMH out of Social Media

By Oceana O’Boyle         Kids these days have a lot of new technology. Our kids at Coal Cracker youth-led news decided to keep everyone updated on the social media of today. We mainly use phones or social media for contacting friends and family or playing games. Games...   Read More

An Italian Family Tradition

By Oceana O’Boyle         I love stuffed shells, especially the ones my mom and I make. My grand pap Gino passed the recipe on to us. He was Italian, which is where I get my love for Italy and Italian food. My grand pap Gino, pictured above,...   Read More

On Strike for Summer Vacation

By Oceana O’Boyle         This summer I went to Atlantic City for vacation. I’ve been going there every summer since I was little. The past two years I was allowed to bring a friend but I didn’t this year because it was a hard choice. I stay...   Read More

The Full Moon – A Lunar Lesson

By Oceana O’Boyle         Staying with the science theme that I usually write about, I will be exploring the full moon, which is “the lunar phase that occurs when the moon is completely illuminated as seen from the earth,” according to Wikipedia. “This occurs when the moon...   Read More

My Favorite Wild Cat

By Oceana O’Boyle         Black panthers are my favorite wild cats. I wanted to write about them, so I did some online research to learn more about them. The class of a black panther is mammalia. Their family is called felidae. The genus is panthera, which is...   Read More

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