Posts tagged: Politics

Making a Difference

By Meredith Rhoades         “Empowered women empower women.” This quote embodies the exact reason why I attended the Women’s March on Washington. Not only did I feel the absolute need to stand up against discrimination, I also wanted to prove to people that even at 16 years...   Read More

Women’s March: a Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment

By Serena Bennett         The Women’s March on Washington on January 21 attracted an estimated 1 million people, and I was one of them. Standing together to support one another was one of the most surreal and exciting experiences of my life. I chose to attend the...   Read More

The Safety Pin Movement

Article by Amber Lawrence Illustration by Sarah Matz       There is no doubt that this year’s presidential election was a rocky one. After the election of Donald J. Trump many people have been struck with fear that his presidency might come with abuse to minorities, immigrants, women, and...   Read More

Too Young to Vote? You Have a Voice.

Article by Serena Bennett Illustrations by Sarah Matz       With the presidential election coming up on Tuesday, November 8th, many adults will be casting their votes and waiting for the final outcome. However, for those of us under 18 who are too young to vote, seemingly all we...   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

Ever Read the Bill of Rights?

Ask Emma Advice on food, fashion and life in general By Emma Shaller     Q: Have you ever read the Bill of Rights? Emma: I plead the fifth! No, I had not read the Bill of Rights. I learned about the Constitution in fourth grade (last year), and my...   Read More

Medical Marijuana Have an Opinion?

By John Wiekrykas         Earlier this year the Coal Cracker staff participated in an Editorial Board meeting with Senator David G. Argall (R-29) at the Mahanoy City Downtown Center. I talked with Senator Argall about his position on the legalization of marijuana, which is a big topic...   Read More

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

An Invitation from Senator Argall

To kick off our second year in print, the Coal Cracker staff participated in an Editorial Board meeting with Senator David G. Argall (R-29) on January 8, at the Mahanoy City Downtown Center. Senator Argall invited Coal Cracker to meet with him based on our in-depth coverage of neighborhood blight....   Read More

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